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  • Introducing Glynis, MD of French Connections - My love affair with France

    Ask anyone what they love about France and a few themes would crop up over and over. Weather, Food, Culture being up there in the first few no doubt. There is pretty much ‘something for everyone’ just a short hop across the channel from the UK.

  • Loads to enjoy in the Lot

    Our featured region for July is the Lot – a part of France that’s particularly special to Glynis and Michael Shaw, the founders of French Connections, because they used to have a home there.

    Where is the Lot? In the Midi-Pyrénées area of central south west France, just east of the Dordogne region, about 8-9 hours drive from Calais and close to Toulouse and Rodez airports, which are served by several airlines.

    What’s it like? Sunny and relatively untouched with a huge National Park, a hearty cuisine, zesty local wines, four charming towns (best known is Cahors) and several delectable villages perched on dramatic hilltops. Oh, and a river runs through it - that’s the Lot, from which the department takes its name. A boat trip along its course is a great way to see the dramatic scenery.

  • The Pont Valentre bridge in Cahors - Photo Friday 26 March 2010

    The 14th Century Pont Valentre bridge in Cahors is one of the most photographed sites in France outside of Paris.

  • Vineyards - Photo Friday - 5 February 2010

    Every village should have one….. A vineyard that is.

  • Walnuts, my favourite tipple!

    Reading November’s Campbell’s Diary, reminds me of the delicious walnuts we used to enjoy when we had a walnut tree in our garden in France.

  • Win a week's holiday for four in the Lovely Lot!

    We’ve teamed up with FrenchEntree magazine to offer you the chance to win a week’s holiday for four in September or October at Mondounet. This period farmhouse with swimming pool is close to villages and vineyards in the sunny Lot, our featured region for July.

    The Farmhouse is a gorgeous period building that retains a wealth of stone and beam features alongside a newly fitted kitchen and bathroom and recently refurbished bedrooms, with doors to the garden. Mondounet is surrounded by two acres of grounds and rolling fields but is also close to the buzzing town of Montcuq.

    With 22 years’ experience of running Mondounet, owners Peter and Zoe Scott offer laughter and warm hospitality in comfortable surroundings so that guests feel immediately at home. The large heated, salt water swimming pool has pool house, views and underwater lighting, communal barbecues are a regular feature and in the grounds are table tennis, badminton and boules.

    For your chance to win this great prize and enjoy a late summer week in the Lot (travel not included), click here