If views are your thing then you could do a lot worse than consider the Tarn
et Garonne for your French property purchase. Lavishly rolling hills, delightful
medieval towns perched on rocky outcrops, rivers, farms and woodland make
this a true sight for sore eyes.
Moissac with its famous church, the winding streets of Montaigu de Quercy, the bastide of Lauzerte and the pretty red-bricked centre of Montauban will all repay a visit.
Foodies should arrive with their forks at the ready - this is the land of
cabecou goat cheese and truffle, prunes, garlic and saffron and some very
good wines including Fronton and Gamay.
Tarn et Garonne fact file
Land area: 3718 square kilometres
Population: 227 000
Population density: 65/km²
Main town: Montauban
Local property styles
For lovers of ancient properties with original features there are medieval stone-built town houses and timber-framed village
houses. Chateaux dot the hills interspersed with lovely old farmhouses.