On the banks of the River Lot, in southwest France’s delightful Lot-et-Garonne region is the pretty town of Penne d’Agenais. Make your way up through the sloping streets lined with fantastic restaurants, bars and plenty of craft workshops and art galleries. It’s an alluring place to stroll round. Stop at the Place Paul Froment – an attractive square – for some refreshments, and to relax before your walk up to Notre-Dame de Peyragude Basilica. At the top of the hill, not only will you be rewarded with a close-up look at the silver-domed Basilica, there’s also panoramic views across the Lot valley and Pays de Serre hills dotted with plum trees. Then head on over to Port de Penne - the old trade river port - and of course the River Lot. Nearby villages of Pujols and Monflaquin, both classified as ‘most beautiful villages of France’ are certainly worth a visit.