Amanda on August 9th, 2010
Perfect Peaches

Quercy Peaches

Summertime – and the living is easy…  Okay so it’s not very original, but in countries where summers are hot, harvests are lavish and lazy rivers run full of fish, it’s so very true – nowhere more so than here in the Quercy.  The fields are dominated by harvesters, crawling across the landscape like vast locusts; the markets are full of eye-popping colour and equally full of misty-eyed tourists.

My son has spent much of his summer fishing.  The river Lot winds its serpentine course through some of the most spectacular and historic landscape in southern France and eventually passes conveniently at the feet of our own hills.  Strolling along its enticing banks in the warm, balmy evenings I glance out over the shimmering, rippling stretches.  Willows dip and bow, groves of walnuts march right down to the thirsty shore and there are so many fish dancing just below the surface, I feel I can almost reach down and scoop them out. Read More »

High Summer In The Quercy from French Life