Join the bestselling novelist in the region that inspired the brilliant 'Chocolat', plus enjoy a charming tour of the Lot Valley, Tarn and the Haute-Garonne
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The gentle pace of life and unspoilt countryside of south-west
France are part of its enduring appeal, and ever since author
Joanne Harris captured its village life so magically in her
bestselling novel Chocolat, we've wanted to experience it
for ourselves. On this seven-day tour, exclusively for GH
readers, you'll explore the region, travelling by train from the
limestone cliffs and medieval hilltop towns of the Lot valley to
majestic Toulouse and history-rich Cahors and Moissac.
"We'll be taking a look at the historic little town of Nérac,"
says Joanne. "We'll visit the church, the old quarter with its
wooden houses and tanneries, and the chocolaterie that started
Here, Joanne will give you a tour of the places that inspired
her and take part in an exclusive talk and Q&A session. Plu
Joanne will give another fascinating talk about the creative
writing process, a must for aspiring writers.
You'll also tour 'Les Plus Beaux Villages de France'
(Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Auvillar and Lauzerte), as well as admire the
'Pink City' of Toulouse and taste its delicious wine and cheese.
This is a wonderful way to visit a lesser-known part of France and
a great opportunity to see it through the eyes of one of our