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  • Holiday home or relocation? Don't miss our feature in October's French Property News

    Are you happy to have a French holiday home that is let when you’re not there or do you dream of living permanently in France and running gîtes or a holiday let? In the latest issue of French Property News magazine, our own Glynis Shaw looks at both the delights and challenges of each lifestyle, based on her years of experience working with owners.

    Two French Connections owners are featured in the article.

  • 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.

  • Sunshine holidays in Lot-et-Garonne

    “Lot-et-Garonne is France as most people imagine the country to be. Warm, verdant, colourful, picturesque, historic - and very peaceful. This region has one of the lowest population densities in all of France, some of the best wine, the most beautiful scenery and the loveliest and friendliest people.

  • 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