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French Fridays: A stroll around Nérac (Lot-et-Garonne, France)

Nerac with cloudy skies on eatlivetravelwrite.comThose of you who have read this blog for a while now or who follow me on Instagram will know that we have spent a fair amount of time in France over the past two years. Specifically, in the Lot-et-Garonne in a town called Nérac. I first discovered Nérac in the summer of 2012, when I headed down there to take in a food photography workshop with Kate Hill and Tim Clinch. I think I fell in love the the town there and then.

Fast forward to the summer of 2014 when we found ourselves buying a house there. No, not spontaneously like you read about in books or see in films, this was a very deliberate decision that took months to execute!  A lot of people ask us “Why Nérac?” since we have travelled to so many parts of France in the past. Well, though there are a lot of reasons which I’ll talk about in a subsequent post, I’d say these pictures tell a great deal of the “why”. These were taken on not a particularly sunny day in the summer, yet the town shines.

Shady street in Nerac on eatlivetravelwrite.com Looking at the Baies river in Nerac on eatlivetravelwrite.comView across river in Nerac on eatlivetravelwrite.com Nerac view on eatlivetravelwrite.comLooking down little laneway in Nerac on eatlivetravelwrite.com Horlogerie Suisse in Nerac on eatlivetravelwrite.comLooking up in Nerac on eatlivetravelwrite.com Little path in Nerac on eatlivetravelwrite.comView of Nerac on eatlivetravelwrite.comShutters and lamp in Nerac on eatlivetravelwrite.comOh and that little house we bought?

maison de la fontaine on eatlivetravelwrite.com(original artwork by the fabulous Lisa Orgler)

maison de la fontaine, rental property….. coming soon!

You might also enjoy:

A stroll through the Saturday market in Nérac
Le marché nocturne, the summer night markets in France
Some of my favourite restaurants around Nérac
Scenes from a summer long-weekend in Gascony

Happy (French) Friday!

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3 Responses to French Fridays: A stroll around Nérac (Lot-et-Garonne, France)

  1. Fiona Smith October 17, 2015 at 08:55 #

    very nice Mardi 🙂

  2. Mr. Neil October 17, 2015 at 12:47 #

    And look at the very top photo^^^^^

    That’s our “local church”! 🙂

  3. Geoff October 17, 2015 at 21:56 #

    Very, very nice… lucky you two.

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