Enjoy the delicious prunes of Agen

Prune orchards below Laparade (aerial photo by author) In a small area of Southwest France focused on the Lot-et-Garonne are large areas of plum tree orchards that produce the delicious prunes of Agen, les pruneaux d’Agen. August to September each year sees stack of...
Local places of interest near Laparade 47

Local places of interest near Laparade 47

You can find lots of places of interest near Laparade 47. For starters you can travel through a verdant landscape rich with orchards and fields of corn, sunflower and maize, woodland, deep valleys and rocky outcrops, along tree-lined avenues to the wide River Lot,...
The sacrifice of Jack Ayliffe at Limon 47

The sacrifice of Jack Ayliffe at Limon 47

You can find countless reminders of the World Wars across France but some of the more poignant are little, solitary graves that tell of the battle for France’s liberation that took place in 1944. Here in Limon in Lot-et-Garonne is one such story, a moving testament to...
Little Tuscany in France 47

Little Tuscany in France 47

The beautiful region in which our house in France 47 is located, the Lot-et-Garonne, was called “Little Tuscany” by the early 19th Century French novelist Stendhal. It’s not on a well-known tourist itinerary, which is an advantage for those who like peaceful, timeless...