Sunday, May 20, 2012

Rocamadour - Pilgrimage

Rocamadour, in the Lot, is one of the most important places of France on the Saint James Way, the route to Santiago de Compostela.

Wikipedia tells us all about it.

Every year Rocamadour is visited by one million and a half tourists and more than 50 000 pilgrims.

See the beauty of this place for yourself.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Artists in the Lot - I

Today we start with a new series, entitled "Artists in the Lot", a series which I will continue at rather irregular intervals.

As you know : the Lot is not only a great territory of beautiful landscapes, historic sites, healthy and natural products as duck liver paté, cabécou goat cheese, Malbec wine, etc. but it is also the department where artists found and find a place to exercise their "métier".

The first artist in the spotlight is Martine Faupin Jado, a lady artist coming from Paris who turned her hobby into a profession.
She works with chalk, has a lovely eye for colours and interior harmony and re-decorates ancient pieces of furnitures like cabinets, cupboards, etc.

DireLot, a well known magazine that on a bimonthly turn-out puts the multiple aspects of the Lot into the limelight, focussed on Martine Faupin Jado in its May / June 2012 edition.

(click on the picture to read the text)

Among many other things she has also decorated all the guest rooms and the common sitting- and dining-room of Mas de l'Houvande.

For further information and to contact her, see her web site.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Another voyage in the Lot

Today we make another voyage in the Lot guided by two young people who start in Gourdon and visit Uzech les Oules (pottery), Carrenac (monastery), les Grottes de Lacave, Rocamadour, Gouffres de Padirac, Figeac, St-Cirq-Lapopie, Bouzies, Les Causses and end their trip in Cahors (its market and its Pont Valentré).
Inbetween they do some fishing and canoeing on the Lot and the Dordogne.

In a not too serious way it gives a nice overview of everything you can see and do in the Lot.

Motto: la vie est un chemin (life is a path to walk down).

Voyage dans le Lot par MonNuage