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Some of the best places to fish

Some of the best places to fish

Ron Cousins explores the best places in and around the region to catch the fish you’ve always dreamed of…

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Sky high: Flying in south west France

Sky high: Flying in south west France

If you love the freedom of the open roads of France then you’re not going to believe what the open skies have to offer – and getting up there could be easier than you might think... 

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On Reflection - Visit Brantome in Dordogne

On Reflection - Visit Brantome in Dordogne

We recently visited the Vallée de la Dronne to discover the fascinating story of Brantôme – one of northern Dordogne’s star attractions... 

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The Wheelbarrow Gardener - Summer Watering Holes

The Wheelbarrow Gardener - Summer Watering Holes

With the sun high in the sky, Trevor Bridge takes a break from enjoying his summer garden to consider the importance of water features for both us and our local wildlife…

 

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Talk of the Town - Thouars

Talk of the Town - Thouars

Thinking of moving? We highlight a town in Poitou-Charentes to help you get to know the region. Here we visit Thouars in Deux-Sèvres... 

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UpBeat - Summer Breeze

UpBeat - Summer Breeze

Summer in France has long been Festival Season, but live music can happen anywhere as Roger Moss finds out...

 

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The Wheelbarrow Gardener - Pest-free Potagers...

The Wheelbarrow Gardener - Pest-free Potagers...

At last, summer is here and with it, we hope, the sun! There’s no better time to get out and enjoy your garden as Trevor Bridge explains…

 

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Talk of the Town - Surgères

Talk of the Town - Surgères

Thinking of moving? Here we visit Surgères in Charente-Maritime...

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Walk on the Wild side with Centre de Soins de la Faune Sauvage Poitevine

Walk on the Wild side with Centre de Soins de la Faune Sauvage Poitevine

For many of us the variety and abundance of local wildlife is one of the joys of the region. But what happens to the injured and sick animals? Chris Luck visits Lydia Bourdeau, the founder of the Centre de Soins de la Faune Sauvage Poitevine, to find out about the Centre, its work and the challenges it faces... 

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Mascarpone cheese pancakes with fresh strawberries by Nikki Legon

Mascarpone cheese pancakes with fresh strawberries by Nikki Legon

Mascarpone cheese pancakes with fresh strawberries...

 

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