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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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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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Guide to Cognac, Charente

The town of Cognac in the Charente department, south west France makes for a great visit. Especially if you love cognac… And historic towns, gorgeous …

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What to see and do in Royan Charente-Maritime

Royan in the south west of France, in Charente-Maritime, is a classified “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire”. This holiday resort combines the old world charm of …

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Ten top things to do in Rochefort

Rochefort in the department of Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine (formerly Poitou-Charentes) is a naval town with lots for visitors to see and do. The Arsenal Quarter Louis …

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Top ten things to do in Ile de Ré

Small enough to drive from one end to the other in around 30 minutes, Ile de Ré has an intimacy that’s alluring but never leaves …

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10 best things to do in La Rochelle

La Rochelle is a historic port town in the west of France, off the Atlantic coast in the department of Charente-Maritime. It’s the perfect little …

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Where to eat out in La Rochelle

For a small city, La Rochelle packs a mighty gastronomic punch. The streets are filled with bars and bistros, cafés and restaurants spilling out onto …

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What to see and do in Saintes, Charente-Maritime

Saintes in the Charente-Maritime department, Nouvelle Aquitaine (formerly Poitou-Charentes) has been a market town since time immemorial. The Romans called it Mediolanum Santorum – the …

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