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Imprints of an Emperor - Napoleon's Atlantic coast legacy

Imprints of an Emperor - Napoleon's Atlantic coast legacy

In 2015, the bicentennial year of Napoléon’s exile, we looked at the enduring legacy he left on the Atlantic coast, and the events which led to his enforced departure from French soil.

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Shore thing - visiting the coast out of season

Shore thing - visiting the coast out of season

The last summer visitors have departed, leaving a string of coastal havens at the mouth of the Charente for the rest of us to enjoy whenever we feel like it

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Duty of Care - War Graves around France

Duty of Care - War Graves around France

In countless foreign fields lie those whose sacrifice gave us the freedom we enjoy today. The War Graves Photographic Project is documenting their final resting places as Trevor Bridge explains.

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La Rochelle Maritime Museum - Quay Sights

La Rochelle Maritime Museum - Quay Sights

Ever feel the call of the sea, yet somehow the prospect of simply lying on a hot beach doesn’t appeal? Tucked away in La Rochelle you’ll find just the thing to satisfy your nautical cravings...

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Down the River - a guide to local water sports

Down the River - a guide to local water sports

Feeling the need for some peace and tranquillity? With a canoe, kayak or paddle-board you can get right back to nature, at your own pace...

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Rome Remains - Roman treasures in south west France

Rome Remains - Roman treasures in south west France

For centuries southwest France was occupied by the forces of Rome, who left a surprising legacy. We show you where to look...

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Meet ‘les Cagouilles’ - discover the Haute Saintonge

Meet ‘les Cagouilles’ - discover the Haute Saintonge

Nestled discretely between illustrious neighbours like Bordeaux, Saintes, Cognac and the rolling vineyards of the Medoc just across the Gironde, the Haute Saintonge area is certainly well located. Here’s a small selection of what’s on offer to visitors.

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Poles Apart - Carrelets along the Atlantic Coast

Poles Apart - Carrelets along the Atlantic Coast

We celebrate a curiosity which has become a defining feature of the Atlantic Coast and its estuaries.

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Cycling the Atlantic Coast

Cycling the Atlantic Coast

Retired writer Helen Millar jumped at the opportunity to cycle part of the Atlantic coast with friends. Would she later regret her enthusiasm? Here she shares her adventure with us…

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Sail of the century - Lafayette's frigate Hermione

Sail of the century - Lafayette's frigate Hermione

Rochefort’s newly completed replica of an 18th century frigate is preparing for sea trials before re-enacting an historic voyage which forged a link between France and the United States of America.

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