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5 fabulous family activities in La Vendée France

La Vendée is a great place for family holidays, 18 famous seaside resorts and more activities than you could possibly do in a busy week …

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Staying at Puy du Fou theme park in France

Although it’s described as a theme park there are no rides here. Instead think more along the lines of Universal Studios as there are several …

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The Marais Poitevin of Poitou-Charentes

The quaint little country town of Coulon is home to the Maison du Marais Poitevin visitor centre and start point for boat tours in the …

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Four really great family restaurants in Poitou-Charentes

Some of the best eating haunts in the Vendee and the Charente to suit all the family: Accommodating my little tribe and all that comes with …

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Boat ride on the Marais Poitevin

Take a relaxing boat ride on the sleepy backwaters of the Marais Poitevin the Green Venice of Poitou-charentes which sits south of Fontenay le Comte, …

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Rochefort celebrates 350 years of Naval History

2016 sees the 350th Anniversary Arsenal of Rochefort, Louis XIV’s naval dockyard.  In 1666 the king had the idea of creating his military naval base …

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La Rochelle A Port for All Seasons

The mesmerising maritime town of La Rochelle has been winning fans for hundreds of years for good reason: beautiful buildings and streets, a picturesque port …

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Insiders Guide to the Ile de Re

St Tropez on the French Riviera and the Ile de Ré, Charente-Maritime share several features – the same number of hours of sunshine for instance. …

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Lafayette’s Hermione sets sail for America once more

Every now and again, someone comes up with an idea that catches the attention and fires the imagination, the Hermione boat is one such, a …

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The Sailing of Hermione from La Rochelle 2015

The building of a replica 18th Century sailing ship in France is an incredible project which began in 1997 and is coming to fruition in …

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