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The local region around La Teulière
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around La Teulière

 
The small road leading down from La Teulière to the valley - through woods of chestnuts and birch
to the twin villages at the bottom of our hill - this is Port-de-Gagnac - a delightful old river port
just over the river with two excellent Auberges for a meal out.
   

Gagnac-sur-Cère on our side of the river - showing the Mairie and the church

   

Also in Gagnac there is a little restaurant called Aux Chants des Oiseaux, which is
run by Karen, who is English but has been living in France for a long time.
This is great value - very popular with our guests - a 4 course menu with wine and coffee for12 euros
also it is one of the only places where you can bring your own wine.
Everything here is freshly cooked, tasty and wholesome.

Sadly, this special restaurant is moving a little further away closer to Beaulieu,
and will open there in October 2016 with a new name of à l'Abri du Moulin.

Lunch outside in summer at the Auberge-du-Vieux-Port in Port-de-Gagnac in a delightful
setting by the river.
      
Three generations of the Lasfargeas family have lived at the Auberge-du-Vieux-Port 
which is now in the hands of son Alexendre and his wife Nathalie.

Their young children now make it four generations.
A happy lunch at the Auberge-du-Vieux-Port in Port-de-Gagnac
      
Right next door is the Hostelrie Belle-Rive - also facing out over the river
There is always some discussion in our restaurant book about which one has the better food.

Dinner outside in the evening at the Hostelrie Belle-Rive in Port de Gagnac
These days many of our guests think this is the best meal close close by.
   
Bretenoux is a bastide town dating back to 1277 with a lot of history and a charming cobbled market place.

Castelnau Bretenoux - only 10 kms from our cottage - built of red ironstone
which glows in the afternoon sun- a great example of mediaeval military architecture.

Open to the public all year.

 

A few kms on from Bretenoux is the vibrant small town of St Céré - with winding mediaeval streets and quaint
houses The town nestles beneath high hills all around - and the two powerful keeps of St-Laurent-les-Tours
- now the Museé de Jean Lurçat where this artist ran a secret Resistance radio post during WW2.

     

Left - St Céré is a charming small town with many upmarket shops and a big Saturday market.
Right - you can enjoy an excellent meal at the Hotel / Restaurant Victor Hugo which is just across the bridge.

     
Going in the other direction from our cottage is Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne - a really delightful small town
8 kms upstream on the River Dordogne - where you can hire a canoe and take a journey down river
or finish a river trip down from the old river port of Argentat.

Beaulieu is a fascinating little town of riverside houses - cobbled mediaeval streets and a
wealth of
ancient ecclesiastical architecture as it was a stopover on the route de Compostella.
There are several excellent restaurants here as well.

   

In the heart of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne is the 9C Abbey-de-St-Pierre - founded by the Counts of Turenne and
attached in the 12C to the great Benedictine Abbey at Cluny in Burgundy. The remarkable tympanum above
the main door is an important example of the famous Toulouse School of Carving - as is the one at Carennac.

      

There are some excellent wines of the south west - the best known and possibly the best is
Centre - the dark red Australian type wines of Cahors - the older ones are best as Cahors is wine to put down.
Left - vines of the next village just over the hill from La Teulière which produces the Coteaux-de-Glanes
- an excellent Vin de Pays.
Right - a market selling the another local wine - the wines of Quercy.

Driving from our cottage to Bretenoux you pass
the garden at Bretenoux / Biars where every year they produce
a very special
piece of topiary - last year it was a train.

 

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