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New driving regulations in France from July 1, 2015

New driving regulations in France from July 1, 2015

After a 3.7% increase in road deaths in 2014, new rules regarding driving in France come into force on 1 July, 2015. We explain the details so you won't be caught out...

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Les Sarabandes 2015 - the start of festival season

Les Sarabandes 2015 - the start of festival season

Sitting under a starry sky, red wine in hand, listening to an accordion trio is a true reminder that la belle vie is all around us. To find it, we simply need to visit one of the many festivals across the south west of France...

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Les Nuits Romanes 2015

Les Nuits Romanes 2015

The 2015 'Nuits Romanes' begin on Friday in Poitou-Charentes - just what are they and why should they be in everyone's diary this summer?

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Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our revamped website and our new blog. While a lot of our website improvements may be invisible, we have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure that our site is both up-to-date and bug free...

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Into the darkness - a look at underground waterways

Into the darkness - a look at underground waterways

Aquifers and the water table are frequently out of sight and out of mind, but all this changed for Chris Luck when he met François Lefebvre from Vienne Nature…

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Botanical names deciphered in France

Botanical names deciphered in France

Discussing plants in two languages can be a confusing affair. Trevor Bridge explains the meaning of botanical names, the one way to ensure we are all speaking the same language

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Down the River - a guide to local water sports

Down the River - a guide to local water sports

Feeling the need for some peace and tranquillity? With a canoe, kayak or paddle-board you can get right back to nature, at your own pace...

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Pardon? Numbers everywhere

Pardon? Numbers everywhere

Emma Lee, our language expert, hopes our days aren’t numbered…

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Street Fishing

Street Fishing

Ron Cousins looks at the new craze sweeping France...

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InProfile: Poitiers

InProfile: Poitiers

Explore the Romanesque capital of the region...

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