A flavour of the enchanting Lot Valley

30 Aug

Whetting your appetite with some pictures of the beautiful Lot Valley’s farmer market produce – a fabulous place for a motorhome trip.

Olive and nut stall Lot Valley Market

Olive and nut stall at a Lot Valley Market

We did a very rare thing last week and went on holiday in August! Having worked in hospitality and travel for 30 years we generally don’t manage to take time off during the busy season between May and September but we have more staff than ever at the depot this year and a great team to cover for us so we decided to leave them to it and sneak off for a summer holiday.

Stuffed tomatoes Lot Valley Market

Stuffed tomatoes at a Lot Valley Market

We had heard that the Lot Valley in the south west of France was as gorgeous as the famous Dordogne Valley, but not quite as overwhelmed by tourists as it’s world-famed neighbour, so we went to explore. Everything we had heard was true, it is wonderfully unspoilt and quintessentially French. Cahors and the Lot Valley make an excellent destination for a campervan trip. So, I will write a full blog about the area soon but need a little time to collate it as there is so much to see and do there!

In the meantime, I thought I’d share these photos (above and below) of the market in the village of Tour du Faure, near Cahors to whet your appetite. We saw many markets in the Lot and all exceeded our very high expectations of a French market in the sunny south.

Tour de Faure Market Collage

Tour de Faure Market collage

Here are some images of this small market that offered everything from pretty cotton dresses to fresh fruit and vegetables, local wine to take-away meals with a difference.

Garlic at The Lot Valley Market

Garlic at the Lot Valley Market

This week we are at the world’s biggest motorhome show in Dusseldorf, Germany, so I imagine that will fill our blog spot for next week but look out for my tips on must see things in The Lot Valley for motorhome travellers the week after.


If you are heading to the south west of France in an RV in the meantime, make sure you don’t overlook this area. Just follow the River Lot from Cahors to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, it’s a feast for the senses and you can’t fail to enjoy the region.

Salut, Hannah & Phill!

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