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Guide to La Rochelle Charente-Maritime

La Rochelle in Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle Aquitaine, has a unique mix of charm and style. Steeped in history and rich in architectural treasures – no wonder …

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A local’s guide to Cognac the town

Cognac is a small bustling town in the Charente department in South West France. Home to just over twenty thousand souls, it straddles the navigable …

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Route of Richard the Lionheart in France

Follow the Route of Richard the Lionheart in France for a trip back in time and a lesson in history. The trail takes you through …

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What to do in Talmont-sur-Gironde, Charente-Maritime

The village of Talmont-sur-Gironde in Charente-Maritime was founded in 1284 by Edward I, AKA Edward Longshanks, ruler of Aquitaine and King of England (1272-1307). He …

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Beautiful chateau wedding venue in Dordogne France

If you’re thinking of getting married in France or celebrating your wedding in France – there’s not much that beats the romance and ambiance of …

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Ten things to do in Saintes, Poitou Charentes

Saintes in the department of Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle Aquitaine (formerly Poitou-Charentes) is a surprising city. Not that well known to visitors or even to the French, …

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5 things to do in Cognac, Charente

Cognac is a smallish city, easy to walk around to see the sites, and with plenty to do – especially if you’re a fan of …

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A walking holiday in the Dordogne Valley

Perhaps all journeys through the Dordogne Valley should start with stuffing yourself with punnets of freshly picked strawberries. At least, that’s how I began my …

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French immersion holiday Dordogne

It’s hard to think of anywhere more enchanting than the Dordogne. Around every corner is something that takes your breath away – stunning landscapes, magical …

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Things to do in Winter in Bordeaux

Bordeaux makes for an ideal winter city break with museums galore, a brilliant food scene and of course – fabulous wines… What to do in …

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