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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...

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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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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InProfile: Poitiers

InProfile: Poitiers

Explore the Romanesque capital of the region...

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The Citroen DS - stylishly sixty

The Citroen DS - stylishly sixty

Sixty years ago Citroën’s revolutionary DS was launched. We celebrate a quintessential French style icon – and the official lap-of-honour car at Angoulême’s Circuit des Remparts...

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Rome Remains - Roman treasures in south west France

Rome Remains - Roman treasures in south west France

For centuries southwest France was occupied by the forces of Rome, who left a surprising legacy. We show you where to look...

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Meet ‘les Cagouilles’ - discover the Haute Saintonge

Meet ‘les Cagouilles’ - discover the Haute Saintonge

Nestled discretely between illustrious neighbours like Bordeaux, Saintes, Cognac and the rolling vineyards of the Medoc just across the Gironde, the Haute Saintonge area is certainly well located. Here’s a small selection of what’s on offer to visitors.

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Dinosaur Valley - Looking back in Angeac

Dinosaur Valley - Looking back in Angeac

You never know what might lie beneath your feet, as a rural community in Charente discovered when it suddenly found itself the proud possessor of Europe’s most important site of dinosaur remains.

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Poles Apart - Carrelets along the Atlantic Coast

Poles Apart - Carrelets along the Atlantic Coast

We celebrate a curiosity which has become a defining feature of the Atlantic Coast and its estuaries.

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Living Architecture: Making an Entrance - all about doors

Living Architecture: Making an Entrance - all about doors

If the windows are the eyes of a building then doors are the mouth – or is it the nose? Either way, over the years they’ve become a fascinating design opportunity.

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Cycling the Atlantic Coast

Cycling the Atlantic Coast

Retired writer Helen Millar jumped at the opportunity to cycle part of the Atlantic coast with friends. Would she later regret her enthusiasm? Here she shares her adventure with us…

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