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Back to the land - smallholders of the region

Back to the land - smallholders of the region

Poitou-Charentes has its fair share of smallholders and small-scale producers, so we decided to profile five of the talented and hardworking people who have managed to transform their dreams into a practical reality. They all have entertaining stories to tell, and if you’ve ever dreamed of setting up a smallholding then their experiences will inspire you, and perhaps help you on your way... 

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Sparkling Surprises - Charlemagne Caves

Sparkling Surprises - Charlemagne Caves

Even if you are familiar with Angoulême you may be forgiven for not having passed Les Caves Charlemagne – tucked at the end of a quiet impasse, the cellars are hewn into the overhanging limestone cliff and hidden from view. But enter the white gates and you will find a bustling business where little has changed since it was created in 1921...

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