Tuesday, 2 September 2014

a fabulous couple of days...

Bonjour mes belles,

We have just come back from spending a couple of days away and visited the fabulous village of  Saint-Cirq-Lapopie which is situated in the Lot department and is about an hour and half's drive from us. It is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France and really is a stunning village to visit as it is perched high on the hill and lot river flows below.

From here we then drove to our destination, which was a medieval chateau situated near the magical village of Najac.

Tomorrow I will share some photos of Najac and the chateau where we stayed....

Back to unpacking my suitcase I go, I do not like this part as it means that the vacance has well and truly come to an end.

à demain, Leeann x


  1. Hi Leeann I enjoyed reading about Lot and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. I don't the area very well but have been to Conque and Martel which I loved, have you been there? I wrote about Martel as part of my journey south, & thought maybe you would like to read it: http://shuttersandsunflowers.com/driving-through-france-race-cars-chateaux-stunning-scenery-2/#more-9313
    I look forward to reading more about Lot!! Best Caroline

    1. Bonjour Caroline,

      We were hoping to visit Conque but we ran out of time but plan to go back and spend more time in this charming part of France. Merci for the link to your fabulous post, I loved the Loire when we visited last year, a stunning history lesson.

      Leeann x

  2. Hi Leeann, we visited Najac recently as australian friends had rented a house there. Amazing views and the village perched as it is along the ridgeline was a revelation. Looking forward to seeing your pictures of the chateau where you stayed.

    1. Hi Kerrie,

      Hope that you are well. I would be interested to know what your friends thought about staying there as was busy when we were there and I thought that it may get on top of you after a while as the houses are very close :-)

      amicalement, Leeann

    2. They spent a few weeks at Najac but used it as a base. They came to us at Ste Foy for a few days and also other towns in the region so didn't sleep at Najac every night. Very gregarious people and made friends in the village very quickly. Their house was tiny and on the main square which was being renovated at the time, so lots of noise and dust. Hope it looks good now after all the work. Thank you for sharing your photos and glad you enjoyed your visit to this beautiful area as we did.

  3. This looks completely magical. I love your photos. I can't wait to see more!

  4. Leeann, it looks like a beautiful area...coincidentally a FB site I follow from Australia has been describing the village as friends have a very old house, with gallery below, for sale...I hope you both had a good rest as you seem to have been very busy...kindest, Louise x

    1. Louise I saw the link other I wrote my blog and smiled as I said t Guy that living there would be like living in a dolls house.

      A dolls house with thousands of people peering through the window, it is bad enough here in Eymet so not sure that I could cope with the crowds. The village where we stayed had 50 habitants and I found it most appealing....

      amicalement, Leeann x


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