Our first visit from family.

Mrs T’s sister and family flew over for a few days for their first visit to La Maison Cedre.  We are pleased to report that the local bread and crossiants met their high expectations. Family S were very impressed with Prayssac and its beautiful surroundings.  They didn’t mind their ensuite accommodation at La Maison Cedre too much either. This was an excellent opportunity to take a break from decorating so we downed our paint brushes and became tourists for a while. We squeezed a lot into just a few days so here are the highlights:

Local markets are a big feature of France and people travel from miles away for the Friday market in Prayssac.prayssac-market

A quick tour of some of the pretty local villages. Just a few minutes away up stream is Albas, one of our closest neighbouring villages which has stunning views of the Lot River.dsc03625

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Down stream from Prayssac is Puy L’Eveque, a beautiful medieval village set into the hillside. dsc03644

Cahors is our closest large town. What a change to be there as tourists and not to be grappling with French officialdom!  We took a walk through the old quarter with stops for a beer and lunch, finishing at the stunning Pont Valentré.

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Relaxing on the “beach” at Castelfranc followed by a swim in the river and a walk back to Prayssac along the river calling in at a local hostelry on the way.

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A walk from La Maison Cedre to take in the surrounding vineyards and views.

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A kayaking trip from Anglars-Juillac taking us 3 miles up the river to Castlefranc and back.  Needless to say girl power won the day!

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The last day and lunch in the beautiful historic village of St Cirq Lapopie, which is around an hour from Prayssac, but well worth it.

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Lovely to see you “Family S” and looking forward to seeing you here in the beautiful Lot  valley again soon. xx

PS Cheers Mr S for the use of some of your photos!

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