In mid-September we spent a week in Gascony with our friend Chris at a farmhouse in the countryside near Condom. We all arrived Thursday afternoon. Chris was jetlagged having flown from California and we were exhausted from our one hour time change so we made a simple dinner at “home”. But the next morning we were ready to go and got several “must dos” accomplished the first day: coffee and croissant in a cafe, lunch sitting at an outside table, a glass of pastis in a bar. With all that done immediately, we settled into a routine for the week.
Most days we had breakfast at the farmhouse. Some mornings Chris got up early and buzzed out to the nearest bakery for croissants! I made coffee the first morning but it was so bad that Chris was forced to take over and we had good coffee every morning after that. (In my defence, I think I just measured wrong.) Every morning we went somewhere, did something, had a nice lunch sitting outside (except one day when it rained – we ate inside), did something else, then went back to the lovely farmhouse. In the evening we made dinner together. One night we went out for pizza. Considering that we were one foodie (Chris) and two fussey eaters (I am a vegetarian and Steve is sort of but not quite), we all ate very well, and had some very good wine.
We did not consult any restaurant lists or look for recommendations. We planned what we wanted to do each day and when it was around 1pm we stopped and looked at a few restaurant menus, then chose what suited us best. Click on the first photo and walk your way through our week of lunches.
Friday – Morning coffee and croissant in Condom, lunch in Condom in a restaurant near the church.
Saturday – Lunch in Montreal near Seviac Roman Villa.
Sunday – Lunch in Vic Fezensac between searches for Roman Towers.
Monday – Lunch on a rainy day in Eauze.
Tuesday – Mid-morning coffee and lunch at the market in Fleurance. Pizza for dinner in Condom.
Wednesday – Our last day was hot so we stayed close to home. Lunch on the patio. Dinner on the patio.
How fast a week goes! And we did a lot more than just eat.
We spent the week at Au Chicot, a beautiful farmhouse in the countryside near Condom. The house is beautiful and spacious. The views are stunning. The location is very good – just 10 mins drive into Condom (we loved this town) and close to many other interesting towns and sites. Highly recommended.