There’s something for everyone in the small market town of Montaigu-de-Quercy, just north of the Tarn-et-Garonne region, south-west France. Surrounded by tranquil rolling hills, dotted with splendid vineyards, there are many photo oppurtunities not to be missed as you amble around the countryside. The town itself is very pretty – half-timbered houses, narrow lanes and the remains of a castle built to defend against Richard The Lionheart, all make for a pleasant day out. There’s also a typical French market on a Saturday selling local, fresh produce, which brings the main square to life. One of the main pulls for families in Montaigu de Quercy is the large leisure lake. Boasting a white sand beach with a safe area for young children and plenty of water sports for the older, more adventurous ones, it’s somewhere to entertain the whole family. And in the countryside around it, you’ll find crazy golf, shady picnic areas and places to cycle and stroll along.