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Get away... Shop with a stopover for city buzz in Poitiers

Get away... Shop with a stopover for city buzz in Poitiers

When you feel a need to get away from it all, or simply feel like a change of scenery, there are plenty of options even in winter. Take a trip to Poitiers out-of-season to recharge your batteries... 

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Independently minded - unique shops in Poitou-Charentes

Independently minded - unique shops in Poitou-Charentes

Faced with brutal competition from larger stores many small shops have gone out of business over the years, unable to attract enough
customers. But, as we report, some individual shopkeepers in the region are bucking the trend and continuing to thrive....

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Tales from the monkey park - Vallée des Singes

Tales from the monkey park - Vallée des Singes

The Vallée des Singes is one of the region’s most popular tourist attractions. But what does it take to keep 350 monkeys happy? We spent a day with head keeper Jean-Pascal Guéry to find out...

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Cooking with Richard Toix

Cooking with Richard Toix

Guest chef Richard Toix brings us three delicious recipes to try from his Michelin star restaurant ‘Passions et Gourmandises’

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Château Chic at Château Valcreuse

Château Chic at Château Valcreuse

Château Valcreuse, near La Roche Posay in the Vienne, was classed as one of Le Figaro's favourite 200 B&Bs in 2009. If you meet owners Caroline and Alexander and visit their romantic hideaway, you'll soon understand why...

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Explore Angles sur l’Anglin

Explore Angles sur l’Anglin

Designated one of the most beautiful villages in France, Angles sur l'Anglin is found in the north of the region, a short drive from Poitiers. Explore the 11th century ruins and enjoy the spectacular view from this hilltop settlement...

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A beautiful harvest at Ampelidae

A beautiful harvest at Ampelidae

Frédéric Brochet's dedication and flair have revitalised the ancient reputation of the Haut-Poitou as a fine wine producing region, and he is producing excellent organic wine from his estate in Marigny-Brizay...

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Meet Francis Lucquiaud

Meet Francis Lucquiaud

In a land where people live to eat, rather than eating to live, gastronomic genius Francis Lucquiaud has always walked tall among his fellow professionals...

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Ecohotel – Les Orangeries

Ecohotel – Les Orangeries

A stunning hotel mixing 18th century elegance with all the comforts of modernity lies at the centre of Lussac-Les-Chateaux in the department of the Vienne.

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