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


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.






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.


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!


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.



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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