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French Holiday Rental: We’re Thrilled With Our New Website!

We believe our website should be continually evolving, in order to show guests exactly what they can expect when they choose Bijou Barn for their next holiday in France. We wanted to give more information about the house itself, the … Read More

French Holidays: What Kind Of Holiday Rental Guest Are You?

A holiday is so important – it’s something we look forward to from the moment we book and it’s over in the blink of an eye. For most of us, life is a fast paced juggling act, so a holiday … Read More

The Best Wine Tasting Vineyards in SW France: Stay at Bijou Barn near Cahors

You can’t come to the Cahors region of France without enjoying the amazing wines on offer. It’s like going to Paris and not visiting the Eiffel Tower or New York and missing out on the Statue of Liberty. There are … Read More

Jump On the Gin Wagon and Blaze a Trail to South West France

Gin is making an amazing comeback in the UK. Our love affair with this sultry spirit is enjoying a wonderful revival by people of all ages. The birth of small batch boutique gins means there is now a gin for … Read More

Bijou Bespoke: Jewel-like Holidays Filled With Sparkle, Just For You.

Bijou Barn is our holiday rental situated in the beautiful Occitanie region of South West France, offering the perfect base to explore this area.   You want a fantastic holiday but sometimes it’s hard to get exactly what you want … Read More

Le Moulin de Dausse: fantastic food which is anything but run of the mill.

There’s only one thing I like more than eating out and that’s eating out in a place I have never been before. So, when friends invited us to have dinner at a small restaurant we hadn’t heard of called Moulin … Read More

Special Celebrations in Sleepy French Villages

  How many times have you driven through a French village and seen no one? How many times have you asked yourself what do these people do? Where are they? Sometimes we assume that because a place is quiet for … Read More

Le Caillau – wonderful restaurant offering local produce with a global feel

Le Caillau, situated near Vire sur Lot, nestles serenely in a picturesque valley amongst a collection of vineyards. It’s exactly what you would expect from a 300 year old winery. The selection of buildings radiate around a beautiful courtyard with … Read More

Holiday in France: 2016-the year ahead!

Happy New Year!  We wish you as much happiness as you can handle for 2016 and look forward to meeting you at Bijou Barn, your holiday rental in France. Everyone makes New Year plans and resolutions for the coming 12 … Read More

Holidays in France: the magic of a French market

There is something very special about shopping in a market in France.  Not sure whether it is the weather, the variety and quality of produce or perhaps just the fact that everyone has time to peruse the stalls, catch up … Read More