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Pey-Berland Tower Bordeaux

Have you ever climbed the stairs of a 20-storey building? If so, you should be prepared to huff and puff your winding way to the …

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5 things to do in Pau

Pau, the capital of the Bearn department in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques is set between the mountains and the oceans in the far southwest tip of France. …

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What to see and do in Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Capital of the historic Béarn in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department, elegant Pau stands beneath the Pyrenees. Every major city has its iconic street. The boutique-lined boulevard. …

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Discover 4 historic towns in Vienne, Poitou-Charentes

The department of Vienne in south-western France is a bit of a well kept secret. It’s in Poitou-Charentes (now called Nouvelle-Aquitaine), and though the capital, …

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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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