Living in France for 3 months with Jeannine & Roger


Cahors 14th June

After tidying the house for linen changing day with the landlord we ventured into Cahors for our three course lunch. Today’s taste of France menu was €14 each which bought us:

Good flavours, well cooked, heaps of food, so good value for the price.


After a short rest we went to do our penance for eating a big lunch. Continuing on from my aim to discover all of Cahors geocaches on foot we went off to the Cross Magne, a metal cross high up above the town. You can drive, but we walked up the pilgrim trail (in our jandals), very steep path near the cliff, no handrails, what would Health and Safety NZ say. The path takes you straight up from the historic bridge and then you walk along the ridgeline to the cross. You get fantastic views over the city; however you can’t stand in one place for long as there are giant man-eating ants here.

cross from cross cross from bridge

While walking through town, stalling for time, we came upon a protest march against the French President and what he was doing to the old people’s pensions. I know my mum would like me to fight for her fellow retirees so I joined the march.

protest march cahors protest march cahors

Today’s secret garden of Cahors follows on from our cross/ religious theme and is No. 2 - the Cordeliers garden where flowers and vegetables are grown, in harmony, in the old college grounds.

cordeliers garden cordeliers garden

Although we have finished the cat series of blogs and photos, below is what happens on a weekly basis. A water sweeper comes down the alley ways to blast away the cat and dog toilet matter. Shame it doesn’t come every day.

path cleaner cahors

Jeannine & Roger

A couple of people who decided to try living in France for three months, to absorb some of the culture and to try a diet of Baguette, Cheese and Wine.

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