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The village of La Teulière
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Up a scenic small road - always getting higher - this is the first sight of the 
tiny village of La Teulière with its cottages strung out across the side of the hill.
 
As most houses are only on one side of the road - the views are magnificent. 

The road forks in two directions - past our neighbours cottages

- past several houses all looking out over the valley with
our cottage just able to be seen - the last visible on the left - 
 
- then a few more metres on to our cottage. The small road continues on through 
spectacular walking country with high views changing with every season. It would be fair to say 
that the outlook from our cottage is better from the upper floor than from the road.
       
Left - our house seen looking the other way - back towards the rest of the village -
Right - on past the newly restored bread oven at the back of a neighbour's house which 
 was once one of two communal bread ovens for the entire village.

Walking back past the same cottages in summer where a bit of gardening,
gathering and grass cutting is necessary on this wonderfully fertile hill.

Once again the views are superb from all along our little road.

-  on past more cottages to the fork in the road.
 

It might look miles from anywhere so great is the tranquility up here
- but just down in the valley 3.5 kms down the hill are the twin villages
of Gagnac-sur-Cère and Port de Gagnac - and there are three vibrant little towns - 
Bretenoux  6 kms - Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne 8 kms  - and St Céré 12 kms away.

   
Two other cottages in this village - all set into the beautiful countryside.

Taking the bend in the road which goes in a loop back to ours - there are fascinating 
groupings of cottages and barns with an amazing array of roofscapes as there is a lot of 
restoration currently  taking place in the old part of this village.

 

There are also many barns similar to our cottage - with the same splayed-out roofs en-lauzes 
 and with dry stacked walls.  As La Teulière is at the very top corner of the Lot region - the style of 
architecture here is in transition with the neighbouring region of the Auvergne. 

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The village of La Teulière
La Teulière is a tiny, but very special village situated at an altitude of 1,100 ft  up a pretty hillside 
road above the small villages of Port-de-Gagnac and Gagnac-sur-Cère. The views from here are 
beautiful!  You feel quite on top of the world and it is a surprise to remember that only a few kms 
away are busy little towns of Bretenoux, Beaulieu and St Céré. From the house and all 
around there are scenic walks, the surroundings changing with the seasons.
        The village itself has a sense of timelessness. Little has changed in the last two centuries.
 
As far as we can discover, it was the village of the 'tilers' founded in the 15C - 
a thriving little community of about 100 people, many of whom mined the local schist rock. 
During World War 2, La Teulière was a centre for the local resistance movement. 
One of our neighbours now has a living-room in what was once the village hall, and the two large bread 
ovens which used to bake the bread for the whole village are still there.  
As well as the few permanent residents, several cottages are holiday homes for others
who feel that they have discovered one of the loveliest parts of France.

        
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