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Think of the South West of France and it conjures up lush countryside, rolling hills, sunflowers, gastronomy and fine wine. This region abounds with departments that are so different, yet memorable. The Lot department (also in the Midi Pyrenees) is an area known as the Quercy Blanc (white Quercy) and has many small and beautiful villages that are worth a visit. The area is characterised by the abundant white stone and the pigeonniers dotted across the landscape. Throughout the Lot and Quercy region there are simply hundreds of charming stone built villages, often perching on a hilltop with magnificent views of the surrounding area. Each village has its own individual character and was typically built around an ancient church with a village square. Apart from Cahors which is the main town of the Lot there are many pretty villages that are worth a mention with Montcuq being one of them. At the base of the South West is the Gers with its beautiful, unspoilt countryside and forests. The Gers is also well known for its music festivals. Gascony is a regional area in the South West corner of France, nestled between the Dordogne and Midi-Pyrenees, and is the proud home of Armagnac brandy, foie gras, and tranquil countryside full of sunflower and poppy fields, gentle hills, vineyards and miles of quiet country lanes.