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traveling to quercy from the uk -Cahors - Pont Valentré

Traveling to Quercy from the UK

Traveling to Quercy from the UK by air, land and sea is easy despite the distance as the area is served by 2 airports, good rail, road and ferry networks

Traveling to Aveyron from the UK

Traveling to Aveyron from the UK

Traveling to Aveyron from the UK by means of air, rail and road is easy as the region is served by 2 airports, and extensive railway and road networks

Keep of the castle of Najac

Najac medieval fortress – Aveyron – Rouergue

The fortress of Najac in Aveyron where Richard the Lionheart signed a treaty of alliance with Alphonse of Aragon to strengthen his hold over Aquitaine

Ronde des Primeurs in Gaillac

Ronde des Primeurs – Wine Festival Gaillac

La Ronde des Primeurs, the four-day annual Gaillac wine festival in Tarn, is held on the 3rd weekend in November for the release of the newly pressed wine

Goat Cheese farm

Goat Cheese Farm – quintessential Quercy

A visit to a goat cheese farm in Quercy, a farm adhering to the ‘AB’ label that certifies rigorous set of organic food production standards set by the EU

Mort pour la France - War Memorial

Mort pour la France – Remembrance Day

Mort pour la France – Dead for France, a moving epitaph that follows the names of all the Fallen who are remembered on each French War Memorial

St. Christophe in Sainte Marie-Madeleine Church in Belcastel

Sainte Marie-Madeleine Church – Belcastel

Sainte Marie-Madeleine, a church dedicated to Mary Magdalene and located in Belcastel, a village in Aveyron ranked among the Plus Beaux Villages de France

Shop selling pastel-colour clothes

Pastel – Woad – Isatis tinctoria – Facts

The production of Pastel, a wonderful blue dye that founded the fortunes of some of the principal cities of southwest France, revived after years of decline

Gaillac wine festival brotherhoods

Gaillac Wine Festival in Tarn department

Gaillac Wine Festival in Tarn, a giant 48-hour wine party held during the second weekend in August to promote the delicious Gaillac AOC wines

Bishop palace's former gardens in Albi

Albi – Capital of the Land of Plenty – Tarn

Albi, the capital of the Land of Plenty and heart of the Albigensian heresy, today boasts the stunning Ste-Cecile Cathedral and Toulouse Lautrec Museum

Gaillac wine - rosé

Gaillac Wine – Appellation and Vineyards

Gaillac Wine, produced in the Tarn area in southwest France, granted an AOC in 1938 and considered one of the best kept secrets in the wine-growing industry

Along the Aveyron River in Belcastel

Belcastel – Beautiful villages in France

Belcastel, a medieval village nestled in a steep valley on a hairpin curve of the Aveyron River and ranked among France’s most beautiful villages

Moulin de Cougnaguet

Moulin de Cougnaguet, fortified watermill in the Lot

Moulin de Cougnaguet, a fortified watermill built in the early 14th century by Cistercian monks, and today one of the key tourist attractions of the Lot
Towpath carved into the Falaises de Bouzies

Bouzies, boating base on the river Lot

Bouzies, a popular boating base and tourist spot on the river Lot renowned for its spectacular cliffs and towpath carved into the rock
Saint-Cernin du Causse in the Lot

Saint-Cernin du Causse village church

Saint-Cernin du Causse, a rural village of Quercy that boasts a church decorated with a wealth of colourful frescoes and contemporary stained-glass windows
Fort du Lourdou in Belcastel - Aveyron

Fort du Lourdou – Roc d’Anglars

Fort du Lourdou, the defensive outpost of the fortress of Belcastel was built at the foot of Roc d'Anglars, an imposing cliff commanding the Aveyron River

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