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  • 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.