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Summer Guide 2019

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La Rochelle - Royan - Rochefort - Fort Boyard - Ile de Ré  
Ile d'Oléron - Saintonge
Angoulême - Cognac - Charente Limousine - Aubeterre
Niort - Marais Poitevin - Les Deux Sèvres
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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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So Sarlat!

So Sarlat!

The lovingly preserved medieval town of Sarlat is a world-class destination, particularly in high summer

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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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Périgueux - At every turn

Périgueux - At every turn

As you'll discover, there's history at every turn, but the town can take some getting to know, and your best ally in making sense of it and being sure you don't miss any important sights is an awareness of how it all evolved..

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Le Tour de France 2014 heads to Dordogne

Le Tour de France 2014 heads to Dordogne

On 25-26 July the Dordogne will host two key stages of this year's Tour de France – here's how to get in on the action. 

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On Reflection - Visit Brantome in Dordogne

On Reflection - Visit Brantome in Dordogne

We recently visited the Vallée de la Dronne to discover the fascinating story of Brantôme – one of northern Dordogne’s star attractions... 

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