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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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What to see and do in Angouleme, Charente, France

Angoulême is located on a limestone plateau overlooking the Charente River. Thanks to its perched position, the city is nicknamed the “balcony of the southwest” …

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Camping guide to Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) in the southwest of France is one of the country’s most popular camping destinations. It’s no wonder, with a diverse landscape incorporating four …

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Gorgeous gites and B&B in Charente-Maritime | Cottages and Classics

There’s nothing ordinary about a holiday with Cottages and Classics gites and B&B at La Rose des Vents. The former Cognac domaine consists of an …

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Things to do for the whole family in Charente-Maritime

There’s a little pocket of France which remains one of its hidden gems – Charente-Maritime. It hovers across four departments, right on the cusp of …

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The charming, unspoiled Ile d’Aix Charente Maritime

The little island of Ile d’Aix sits off the coast from the lovely port town of la Rochelle in the Charente-Maritime region. Quaint and quirky, …

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Top tips for visiting Futuroscope theme park Poitou-Charentes, France

Futuroscope theme park in Poitou-Charentes make for a brilliant day out or short break. Read our review of this fabulous theme park that’s great for …

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Futuroscope Theme Park France for a fantastic day out

The award winning Futuroscope theme park in Poitou-Charentes, southwest France, is brilliant for kids of all ages! What is Futuroscope all about? If you haven’t …

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A brilliant family holiday in the Vendee France

Lying poolside with a glorious blue sky overhead, basking in the sun’s warming rays, all I could hear was the sound of my two children …

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Fun things to do for the family in La Rochelle France

Anyone who’s ever been to La Rochelle knows that it’s the essence of charm and style. A pretty harbour surrounded by cafés and stalls. Historic …

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