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Stunning views, sandy beaches, historic châteaux, vibrant cities - however long you plan to stay in the region there is plenty for you, your family and visiting friends to do. Recently recognised by Lonely Planet as one of the Top Ten Regions of the world to visit, it's easy to see why and we show you how to make the most of your time here...

Do you need live-in petsitters for your next holiday?

Do you need live-in petsitters for your next holiday?

Do you need trusted petsitters? If so, we asked HouseMatchSit how to have a worry free holiday...

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On the Emperor's Trail...a trip along the historic Route Napoléon

On the Emperor's Trail...a trip along the historic Route Napoléon

The historic Route Napoléon provides the perfect opportunity for some classic grand touring, particularly during an important bicentenary year as Roger Moss found out...

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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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A family affair - skiing in France

A family affair - skiing in France

Winter months find beaches virtually deserted, but on the snow-capped mountains of France countless families will be outdoors enjoying the kind of fun no-one ever quite outgrows. We show you how and where...

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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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Going to Town - a trip to Poitiers

Going to Town - a trip to Poitiers

Feel the need for a revitalising change of scenery? Newly-transformed Poitiers offers real city buzz, along with some inspiring cultural events

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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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So Sarlat!

So Sarlat!

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

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Bay Watch - a trip to Arcachon in Gironde

Bay Watch - a trip to Arcachon in Gironde

Over the years Arcachon has been appreciated by seabirds, fishermen and later, by comfortably-off villa owners. Recently the town has undergone a radical transformation, but the style remains as distinctive as ever.

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