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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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Take a Walk on the Inside - Victor Hugo, Angoulême

Take a Walk on the Inside - Victor Hugo, Angoulême

In the first of an occasional series on getting off the beaten track, Helen Millar extols the delights of Angoulême’s Victor Hugo, a quartier most people pass by...

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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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Destiny Fulfilled- Château de l’Yeuse

Destiny Fulfilled- Château de l’Yeuse

The name of Cognac has long been synonymous with stylish living and a sense of occasion – qualities which are alive and well…

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Living experiences : CHOCS AWAY

Living experiences : CHOCS AWAY

If you’re a chocaholic (or happen to be attached to someone who is) then here’s something unashamedly indulgent to chase away even the bluest of winter blues...

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Get married in a fairytale château...

Get married in a fairytale château...

If you are looking for a fairytale château for your special day, then you need look no further. Domaine des Etangs in the beautiful Charente has everything you could wish for and more...

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Being Reza

Being Reza

International celebrity chef Reza Mahammad recently wowed Indian food-lovers in southern Charente with a dazzling Indian cookery workshop – and, in May 2013, he opened a brand new cookery school right here. We caught up with him just before the launch, and fell under the spell, too... 

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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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Aubeterre-sur-Dronne - one of the most beautiful villages in France

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne - one of the most beautiful villages in France

There are about 32,000 villages in France and just 151 of them are given the accolade of being one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. With its red-tiled roofs, steep cobbled streets and typically French town square lined with linden trees. it's easy to see why Aubeterre-sur-Dronne in the south of the Charente has been designated as one of the most beautiful villages in the country.

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Romantic Hideaways - Le Couvent des Cordeliers

Romantic Hideaways - Le Couvent des Cordeliers

We discover stylish accommodation & fine dining, in the most unforgettable of settings...

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