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    It is all change for Carlucet 46 situated close to Rocamadour in the Vallée de La Dordogne ! Stuart and I take pleasure in welcoming Mr Hervé Garnier as the new Maire (Mayor) of Carlucet, along with his brand new group of Councillors......

  Gone ! The sounds of the cuckoo are no more.  As other garden birds continue to sing out loudly,  the camping has become oddly quiet, yet another cuckoo season over.  Their singing chimes of Cuckoo no longer float around the park.  Since living here......

    Nature is so therapeutic, especially during these difficult times of “what comes next” ?! Nature effects all of our senses: Sound, sight, smell, touch and taste.  There are so few things in the World that stimulate our minds and bodies like the beauty......

    Relaxing without children, Adult  Time !  We could all do with more time to relax. We spend more hours in front of our computer screens, on our phones browsing  social media then ever before. Most of us dream of having time for ourselves,......

      Bonnes fêtes à toutes les Mamams, nous vous souhaitons une très belle journée !    Today is Mother’s Day in France, Stuart and I wish you all a very Happy Mother’s Day, which ever Nationality you are.  We hope you have a......

  Update Coronavirus – Covid 19.  Just thought I would update you on the Coronavirus situation.  Then I will be posting something a little more relaxing ! Official Rules and Regulations:  Official documentation regarding  new hygiene rules and regulations for the shower block facilities or......

  Quercy Lavender is now just coming into it’s beauty of full bloom in the Valley of the Dordogne, it’s perfume is provocatively divine and it’s beauty exquisite.   Historically, lavender is well known for its 3 “A’s”.  Antiseptic – Antibacterial and Antiviral properties. But there......

  “Remembering them all” !!  May 8 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.  As Europe commemorates the end of this horrendous conflict,  in which tens of millions of brave lives were lost and the course of history changed......

  It is the 1st of May, Stuart and I wish you all Health and Happiness !                                                         ......

    Escape to the Château ! Did Dr Hoch really dynamite the Château ?    The remains  of Château de Lacomté, lay eerily quiet but not forgotton,  just about visible amongst the foliage & trees that have over time grown over the Chateau ruins.......

Brexit day, Friday 31st January 2020 ! Goodbye January, Hello February, and Goodbye UK.  As I travelled home late afternoon today, under a dull sky, reminding me of a rainbow consisting of at least ’50 shades of grey’ which colourfully streaked across the sky, surrounded......

In 1991, our first year here, Mr Elli Sauliere, a wonderful neighbour who lived up on the hill directly opposite us, called in to show us a stunning, very large black truffle which he had found that same day on his land. Our French was......

A thick invisable layer of filthy black film covered some of the tables on the terrace this season, for quite a while I just could not understand why they were so dirty or where the filth had come from. My cleaning cloth was literally black......

Who would steal a sunbed ? Or, who would steal 3 sunbeds ?!!! A guest that stayed here this season did exactly that, amazing what some people do  !  Towards the end of July beginning of August we kept finding a sunbed placed in a......

Blue azure sky,  gorgeous warm sunshine, and blissfully  alone in the pool.  After enjoying another perfect day, this lovely lady is enjoying cooling off in the pool. Great photo Ian....

05.15 am and it is still dark !  With an early morning appointment in Cahors I wearily slid out of bed at silly ‘o’ clock to get everything done I needed to do before leaving. It was just me in the dark, no birds sang,......

Thinking about a trip to Cahors ?  Then why not also take a relaxing  trip on the river boat, take the weight of your feet and relax whilst gently floating along the river enjoying the stunning landscape views by boat. Be calmed by the canopy......

  With an amazing sunny day complimented with a lovely warm breeze,  it is a brilliant day for our Dutch guests to enjoy a game tennis....

  Photo by:  CP. Rocamadour by Night                                                                             ......

  Country Living,  simple living with wonderful pleasures !  I caught sight of another little visitor in our garden early this morning, I got my camera, moved quietly and slowly, did not even breath.  There was a short wonderful moment where we conncected, eye to......

Joys of camping in the Country are moments like this.  There were two little early morning visitors, but I only managed to photograph the one.  However, my camera will be ready tomorrow morning should they choose to re-visit.  If you are camping with us at......

Beautiful warm sunshine, a shady spot under a luscious canopy of beautiful greens,  a wonderful picnic that will tantalise your tastebuds right up until you dive in, add some sparkly bubbles,  fruity chilled rosé wine & of course fresh ice cold water with slices of......

Our Massage therapist this season is Nathalie, she qualified in a V.T.C.T. Diploma in Holistic Therapies in England.  She is also qualified from levels 1 to 4 in Traditioinal Thai Massage, Northern Style at ITM, Chaing Mai.  Also a Yoga teacher, Natalie completed a 200......

We have our own beautiful Purple Haze at Rocamadour !  At the “Ferme des Alix” the gorgeous colour of bluish-purple covers the land and  beautiful scents of the summer blooms mingle within the breeze. No need to travel all the way to the Provence ! ......

  Bold as brass and very relaxed this Sanglier wondered around our back garden, with what seemed to be, not a care in the World. Whilst prepping for the evening meals early yesterday evening I looked up & for a short moment wondered what on......

      Welkom !!! Ervaar het zelf en geniet van een heerlijke vakantie op onze camping voor volwassenen in Carlucet. Paradijs voor wandelaars en wielrenners of als je wilt genieten van de rust, prachtige natuur en omgeving....

Samedi 13 juillet 23h30 ROCAMADOUR Embrasement – Feu d’Artifice de notre majestueuse Cité Animation musicale – En soirée – Animations gratuites – Points de vue Embrasement: Hospitalet, Route de Couzou – Nombreux parkings sur le haut de la Cité....

Think about it !!!!!!! Canicule, French word for heatwave. Now pronounce it phonectically in English.  “Can ee cool” Now you have learnt a French word you will not forget.  Happy Weekend everyone.    ...

  An evening not to be missed ! Annually hosted by Rocamadour Medievales,  the inky black  sky of the majestic medieval cité of Rocamadour  will be alight with incredible colours,  hiding the stars from view for just a little while.   A stunning visual display of......

  With ever hot rising temperatures here in the Vallée de la Dordogne, the local Farmers are busy cutting fields, ready for turning and then baling. Yesterday it was Lacomté’s turn and the beauty of the long wild grasses along with beautiful wild flowers that......

  Frolicking around in the sunshine, a great way to enjoy the warmth of summer ! As the over-powering feeling of love flows amongst the animals here at Lacomté, I watched these beautiful butterflies gently frolicking around in the warm summer rays of sunshine.  As......

  One week ago today Stuart and I were joined by friends for lunch to pay our respects and remember all of those courageous Men, Women and Teenagers who lost their lives on D Day.  Just as Stuart was opening the bottle of Champagne so......

Nature’s natural sounds here at Château de Lacomté are so therapeutic, relaxing to the soul and hauntingly beautiful.  Within the glow of the pearlescent moon and under a canopy of twinkling diamond stars sparkling way up high in the sky,  the majestic birds of night......

  Ver-sur-Mer – D Day Landings:  Remembering all of those courageous Souls lost;  for all the living Veterans deeply scarred by their memories & loss which have lived with them all of their lives.  Special thoughts for all of the Souls lost to War, which......

  Ver-sur-Mer – D Day Landings:  Remembering all of those courageous Souls lost;  for all the living Veterans deeply scarred by their memories & loss which have lived with them all of their lives.  Special thoughts for all of the Souls lost to War, which......

    Feel the summer vibes at Chateau de Lacomté !  Enjoy beautiful alfresco space, perfect relaxing moments, heavenly country living blended each day  with your  daily qouta of pure relaxation nestled within calm, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  A tranquil ......

Today is Mother’s day in France.  As us Mums are always Mums no matter what day it is, have a wonderful day no matter what Country you live in or what Nationality you are.  Enjoy the rest of your day !...

  Dive into summer inspiration,  capture the beauty & spirit of the season with us in our picturesque little village of Carlucet here at Château de Lacomté.  Enjoy relaxing, lazy, hazy days outdoors at our secluded tranquil camping in the heart of the Vallée de......

Might have been a misty start to the day in Carlucet for our guests, but the dawn chorus was as beautiful as ever. Their view over the meadow of shimmering sunshine yellow is pure relaxation for them as they live in a busy town. On......

Inspiring places to visit are plentiful  in la Vallée de la Dordogne & surrounding areas,  picturesque vistas in abundance await you in which ever direction you choose to drive. Collonges-la-Rouge is no exception,  it  reminds me of a blazing Ruby of Beauty as  the whole......

  What is it ?   Is it actually alive ?   Within the tranquil, dark, stillness and shadows of the night, the unrecognizable sphere, tightly rolled up in the middle of the road, began to move, whatever it was began to eerily & slowly unfurl itself.......

        Le Rubis de la Vallée de la Dordogne, prenez vous le temps pour visiter cette cité magnifique, c’est vraiment un endroit hors du temps.     Promenez vous dans les vielles rues et admirez la la beauté de l’architecture....

    Rambling through the countryside at present is pure rejuvenation for the soul,  vibrant with beauty and buzzing with life, it is a joy to quietly wander through & uncover it’s hidden treasures. The hedgerows offer a camouflaged haven for wild animals & insects,......

    Special moments, our first Mother’s Day together in 29 years !!!  After many anxious moments during the last year, my Mother made it over for her Great Grand-daughter’s Christening, along with my Sister and Brother-in-law. A graceful ceremony was held at St Jean......

  Happy Vibes of Spring are here: www.chateaulacomte.com Delicious wild scents of Spring, a beautiful Christening in the picturesque medieval city of Rocamadour, majestic birds of the dark hues of night & springtime arrivals; all of the above have been our welcoming to the heart......

  Tonight the haunting sounds of the Owls calling to one another is mystical, they are so close to the house, hiding within the trees hidden from sight, but watching.  The sky is alight with jillions of twinkling stars sparkling brightly against  an inky black......

  Winter walks along the rivers edge are beautiful,  peaceful and so relaxing. I took this photo yesterday, a light reflecting globule of late afternoon sunshine calmly glistening upon the river’s rippling surface laying peacefully, whilst reflecting it’s natural beauty.  The stunning sunshine of the......

Taking a walk in the country always unleashes the stunning beauty of nature ! This little spider has been so busy, now it waits to catch its prey. Sadly I was not lucky enough to capture this beautiful shot of nature. Flat battery !!!!  Photo......

    A soft & quiet thick luxurious mist rises over the land below, blending into the misty shades of blue above. The softness of nature conceals from view the beauty of the landscape that lies hidden  below a blanket of  whiteness.       ......

  Autumn beauty lays thickly upon the roads and pitches like a multi coloured carpet, so no time to get bored !!  However, at the moment it is raining, so no outdoor rake aerobics today !! The local hunters are obviously close by, as the......

  Blue skies and unusually warm sunshine spread their beauty and warmth above and below.  The trees shedding their golden burnt leaves like falling snow, so many shades of Autumn colours, although creating so much work, their colourful beauty is intoxicating. However,  sadly,  they just......

    Enjoy tranquil moments in Bouziés whilst floating down the river Lot on a Gabares, seen pictured in this beautiful photo taken by Josie....

Gorgeous, gorgeous day !  Above a never ending  canopy of luxurious, deep blue, feel good sky,  and nestled below,  picturesque countryside reflecting the stunning colours of the changing summer foliage, as it lies quietly basking in coloured light beams of luscious warm sunshine.  Absolutely perfect......

    Crane or Heron  ?  Watched him circle the tree looking for a branch and a place to hide, before coming in for a very bumpy, ungainly landing....

  Hiding high on the bar door surveying the terrace. So tiny, yet makes so much noise....

Ghosts, apparitions, noises, experiences that have no normal explanation, odours sometimes pleasent like gorgeous perfumes, and other times really not very nice at all, like volcanic sulphur or a full overflowing septic tank,  we have experienced them all here.  But sometimes, just sometimes things still......

  5.20am thursday 28th June I opened my eyes to a brand new gorgeous day.  At only 5.20am,  I had plenty of time to just simply relax & listen to the birds singing their morning chorus, whilst contemplating the day ahead.  But, as I listened, ......

Normally the Cuckoos have left by now, but I guess they are enjoying the sunshine just too much too take flight towards their next destination.  The Farmers have been busy in their fields cutting the grass, the surrounding fields now scattered with plenty of golden......

The calm before the storm ! As night blended into the beginning of a new day, lightening wildly zigged zagged across the sky & thunder boisterously exploded over the sleeping countryside below. As rain gushed down from the heavens the sunshine of yesterday became just......

    The gorgeous colours of spring inspire the soul !  A walk in the country is just so relaxing and there are so many walking routes to be enjoyed in this beautiful region.                       ......

You do not need a reason or a date to celebrate being a Mother, or to tell your Mum how special she is,  everyday is special, so make it count. So all you lovely Mothers out there, no matter what yourNationality, we wish you all......

  A pool to themselves, a dream come true !  Unforgettable chill out moments of pure relaxation whilst  swimming in the afternoon sun with the colour and beauty of the  surrounding countryside, followed by peaceful moments spent  laying on a sun-lounger, eyes closed, soaking up......

    You might need some tissues !!!! Three of these gorgeous little baby owls,  (not sure what breed ?!!) have been playing hide’n’seek with us in the large cedar tree by the end of the swimming pool. Each night for what seems a long......

    First bake of the season,  Gâteau aux Amandes et à l’Orange, gorgeously moist and gluten free !  Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day. Blue skies and sunshine here today in our little corner of paradise....

  Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their marriage yesterday, 19/05/2018.  I thought Meghan looked so elegant as the sun shone brightly  in through the windows of the Chapel, casting sunbeams upon her & lighting up the aisle......

    Our Acacia trees are in flower & their soft, beautiful perfume fills the warm country air. Birds of prey hover against a canopy of beautiful baby blue sky filled with fluffy white clouds whilst swallows  skim across the shimmering water of the pool. ......

  Sometimes words are not necessary and a simple photo speaks volumes, which without doubt, this stunning photo does.                                                     ......

Busy, busy, busy, it is  not just the bees that are busily buzzing at Lacomté !  With gorgeous weather, yesterday was a real Family affair, including our two grandsons.   We, along with some friends, spent the day strimming, grass cutting, painting, concreting, fencing, pressure washing......

  Along with Spring & the beautiful colours of blossoming  foliage the annual visit of the gloriously coloured Hoopoe has arrived.  It is the national bird of Egypt and is named after the sound of it’s song. I have often thought that it’s call sounds......

  We wish you all a great weekend even though the weather is not too good in the UK.  If it makes you feel any better it is not that great here either, we are enjoying beauty of a different sort at the moment. We......

As April showers have ruled the month of March so works outside have been just a little wet !!!  This morning the first notes of the cuckoo’s calling meandered it’s way beautifully around the park, a sure sign that Spring is at long last here.......

    This week between rainbows, rain and sunshine I have been raking up the thick layer of damp heavy leaves along the roads,  planning the weeks ahead,  when this familiar noise broke my reverie. The sound was deep and loud and was incredibly close, ......

    Happy Sunday & Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful fantastic Mums,  Stuart and I wish you a very beautifull day filled with love,  happiness & relaxation.  If you are in hospital, we hope that you will soon be well and back at......

Fabulous February  is now  just a memory, so we thought it was time to celebrate the Magical month of March by offering  you a March Madness  holiday discount.  With the glacial temperatures now subsided the joyful relaxing sounds of contented chirping  birds roll happily on......

The rain that seems to have cascaded down for what seems forever has at long last gone on holiday !  It has been replaced by frozen stunning beauty created by several days of temperatures well below zero.  Minus 12° this morning at 08.30am as gorgeous......

Our weather maybe a bit drizzly but the sounds of  chirpy happiness are flowing around the park in abundance .  The springtime birds have arrived and are busy building their nests, it is an absolute delight listening to their charming bird song & watching them......

        . We are offering you a Valentine’s day 24 hour special offer, details below:- Are you shivering with the cold, getting wet in the rain, or freezing in the snow ?  Winter, it is gorgeous,  if you are all cosy infront......

It is now week Two !!!! Yes, we should have taken the train, but guess what ?  We just did not think about it till it was too late !  It took us almost 3 ½ hours to get to Toulouse last week as the Farmers......

Photo: Creysse After weeks of rain, swelling rivers whose waters have escaped & flooded surrounding roads and fields, the beauty of this picturesque region is at present quitely hidden within a thick damp fog.  The promised sunshine just does not have enough strength to penetrate......

Normally the river Dordogne is a soothing scene,  glinting gently under the rays of light cast from above, as it peacefully meanders its way through the rocky picturesque landscapes of the Lot Valley.  However every so often it breaks its banks in anger, sweeping across......

M’mm, experiencing nasty weather here at the moment that arrived in Carlucet along with 2018 !!  Leaving behind the bue skies and beautiful warm sunshine of 2017,  Chateau Lacomte lay eerily quiet as Carlucet was battered with strong winds & rain mingled with a thick......

As 2017 has quietly disappeared into 2018, the last, most fabulous of days has turned into rain.  The 31st of December 2017 was glorious, heavenly golden sunshine and a gorgeous feel good blue sky a day that dreams are made off, and so warm.  As......

I am always wondering what secrets lay quietly hidden & forgotton within the grounds of Lacomté ! The magestic Cedar trees that have stood tall and proud for many  hundreds of years, guarding secretly what they have witnessed over the years.  I constantly wonder how......

  As this afternoon’s fading light over Carlucet blended into a spectacular sunset I took this photo. The sky was aglow with gorgeous hues of a beautiful autumn sunset, an extremely picturesque end to a brilliant sunny day. For the moment we are enjoying fantastic......

    Hunting Season is now in full swing and at weekends the unmistakable sound of gunshots warn the wildlife that hunters are about.    Whooshing sounds of the chilled November breeze can be clearly heard as it pushes its way through the brances of trees,......

A very special weekend to remember those that have courageously given their own lives over many years;   For those that have been brutally injured and with huge courage & strength of soul  have managed to re-build their lives;    And not  forgetting all of you ......

As the season of Winter slowly begins to assert itself, waiting patiently for Autumn  to silently slip away, saying goodbye to 2017, the Cranes begin their annual flight to warmer lands; signalling for sure that very shortly the weather is about to change.  For beautiful......