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Issue No. 15

Discover the Drome, Nyons - the last Provencal frontier, Charente-Maritime, Burgundy, Paris gastronomy, Nice, secret Provence, recipes, a whole lot more. It's the next best thing to being in France...

Over the last few years

Over the last few years Perry has become quite a celebrity in Gascony as his witty and whimsical paintings have truly captured the charm and authentic spirit of French rural life. Popular in France, Britain and with Francophiles around the world, his first book ‘Petites Gasconneries’ featuring some of his most popular chicken drawings was a sell-out. His just published new book ‘Bon Moments’ went the same way. Perry says of his birds “their curiosity and mannerisms are fun to watch and when they get used to you, they like to be in your company. Ours like nothing more than nestling down or preening right next to us, which really does give us a feeling of wellbeing.” Not many people have a chicken as a muse but for artist Perry Taylor it works well! Website: perrytaylor.fr

FIND YOUR DREAM HOME IN THE GERS Local property agent Julia Grange says "Gers is often described as the Tuscany of France; others have compared it to Devon. It is a very rural, agricultural area, with fresh, clean air as there is no polluting industry. It produces some excellent wines such as Madiran (scientifically proven to be the best red wine for your health), and is world-famous for its Armagnac. There are lots of pretty bastide towns, one of which, Larressingle, is known as a mini-Carcassonne. I live in the west of the Gers. From here I can be surfing or swimming on the Atlantic coast in 1h30, winter skiing in Cauterets in 1h30, and in Spain in 2h. There are lots of walking groups and cycling groups and for sports fans, rugby is very popular here. There are also several golf courses. In summer, the world famous Jazz festival in Marciac is very popular with many big-name stars appearing. The nearest airport with UK links is Tarbes-Lourdes (Ryanair), but there is also Toulouse, Bordeaux and Biarritz." There are a few of Julia's top property picks for the Gers: This village home in Fusterouau is renovated and with its small garden would be an ideal second home. Only 8km to the popular market village of Aignan and 133km to Toulouse airport. Click here for more details €169,000 A beautiful 5-bedroom home in Maupas, ready to move into. South-facing to capture the sun, with views of the Pyrenees, 5 minutes to the nearest shops, and less than 2h to the airports of Toulouse and Bordeaux Click here for more details €299,995 €874 500 Set in a lovely location in Couloume Mondebat, a beautiful big property with business potential. 3 Stables, separate gite and 13 ha of land with fabulous bviews to the Pyrenees. Click here for more details Click here to see Julia's portfolio of gorgeous properties in the Gers