ecluse, lock

15 Oct Cruising through the locks on the Lot river

As far as summer jobs go, growing up in France, being a lock keeper was my favourite. I was an 'éclusier' or lock keeper for several summers in Champagne, France, assisting barges through the middle of Champagne's vineyards in Tours sur Marne and Mareuil sur...

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Valentre Bridge

13 Oct Jour de marché in Cahors

Cahors is a medieval town situated on the banks of the Lot river and is the capital of the Lot département with about 20,000 inhabitants. Cahors was part of the Pilgrimage of St Jacques-de-Compostelle.We cruised with our péniche (houseboat) on the Lot river and moored...

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