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From Millstones - La Réserve Naturelle du Pinail

From Millstones - La Réserve Naturelle du Pinail

Chris Luck takes a look at an extraordinary area which since 1980 has been the first, and only, State Nature Reserve in Vienne (86)…

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Visions of Eden - 3 beautiful gardens to visit in the area

Visions of Eden - 3 beautiful gardens to visit in the area

As we launch into summer, everything in the garden will soon be starting to look at its best. Roger Moss visits some very special places to give a little timely inspiration... 

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David Royer - Head Chef at Les Orangeries Hotel and Restaurant

David Royer - Head Chef at Les Orangeries Hotel and Restaurant

David Royer, 37, is Head Chef at Les Orangeries Hotel and Restaurant in Lussac-les-Châteaux. He lives locally with Tiina his Finnish wife, and their three children...

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On The Road Again - motorsport across the region

On The Road Again - motorsport across the region

In a big country, where the time-worn phrase ‘freedom of the open road’ still has real meaning, it’s hardly surprising that people manage to find interesting ways of heading off and enjoying it in style... 

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August Bonus Feature - Airfields across the region

August Bonus Feature - Airfields across the region

To accompany our feature Sky High....

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Great Lakes of Poitou-Charentes

Great Lakes of Poitou-Charentes

Why not visit one of the many beautiful lakes in Poitou-Charentes? They offer plenty of opportunities to swim, boat, fish and generally enjoy splashing about in water and are a welcoming change to the busy beaches in summer. Ron Cousins shows us the best across the region...

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Discover the Remarkable gardens of Poitou-Charentes

Discover the Remarkable gardens of Poitou-Charentes

Our beautiful region counts 13 gardens boasting the coveted 'Jardin Remarquable' quality label, an award earned by gardens that have that something special to distinguish them from the wealth of other heavenly gardens open to the public. Stéphanie Bérusseau, garden correspondent for the Rendez-Vous Aux Jardins event within the Poitou-Charentes Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles (DRAC), tells us what's special about each one...

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Haut-Poitou wines receive AOC status

Haut-Poitou wines receive AOC status

The 2011 vendange saw the first harvest of Haut-Poitou wines which have been awarded the much-sought after AOC label. We found out what this means to the winegrowers of the region…

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Welcome to the Future at Futuroscope

Welcome to the Future at Futuroscope

Futuroscope celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2012. But what exactly is it? You'll never know until you go as Roger Moss explains...

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Romanesque Reflections - the amazing churches of the region

Romanesque Reflections - the amazing churches of the region

Without doubt, one of the delights of the region are the Romanesque churches that decorate even the smallest village. The thrill of turning a street corner and seeing artistry that dates back hundreds of years can stop you in your tracks and make you wonder at the history behind these gems. Martin Cole explains how for him and his wife Maggie, this wonder turned into a journey of discovery ...

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