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Howzat! Cricket clubs across the region

Howzat! Cricket clubs across the region

Life is good here in France, but some things have a habit of gnawing away in the background, ready to hit the nostalgia button just when we least expect it. We meet local cricket fans who have set up their own clubs...

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Visit Saint-Savinien-sur-Charente

Visit Saint-Savinien-sur-Charente

From time to time even the most well-behaved waterways can become a little wayward, and the Charente is no exception. As if to prove a point, it divides abruptly beside the village of Saint-Savinien (17), one half following a graceful natural meander while the remainder takes a direct, canal-style shortcut, resulting in a semi-circular island known as l’Ile de la Grenouillette. As we’ll see, it has proved to be a useful asset in recent years.

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Competition fishing in France

Competition fishing in France

It’s competition time in the world of angling as Ron Cousins explains…

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Visiting Montsoreau (49)

Visiting Montsoreau (49)

We visit a beautiful riverside village with a classic Loire Valley chateau and monthly flea markets on the riverbanks.

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Living Architecture: Supporting Cast - architectural ironwork

Living Architecture: Supporting Cast - architectural ironwork

What do you give the building which has everything? Simple: the finishing touches which make things not only liveable, but more interesting, too.

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InProfile - discover Limoges

InProfile - discover Limoges

World famous for fine porcelain and ceramics, the dynamic capital of Limousin has other, less obvious, qualities well worth discovering.

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Park Naturel Régional de la Brenne - where to start?

Park Naturel Régional de la Brenne - where to start?

With 1672km2 to choose from, Chris Luck highlights a few of the more accessible areas of the vast Parc Naturel Régional de la Brenne on the Vienne/Indre border...

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Climbing High - our pick of climbing plants

Climbing High - our pick of climbing plants

After our wet and wild winter, it is a relief to see spring arriving. Trevor Bridge explains how to get our gardens back on track and shares his favourite climbing plants with us…

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Keeping The Mojo Workin’...

Keeping The Mojo Workin’...

Even the finest musical instruments need expert attention now and then to make sure they remain a pleasure to play. Roger Moss meets Atelier Tupelo’s Eric Buelly, whose passion is doing just that.

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The changing world of tackle manufacturers

The changing world of tackle manufacturers

Ron Cousins explores the changing world of tackle manufacturers…

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