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A Feast of Fests - Summer Music Festivals in 2013

A Feast of Fests - Summer Music Festivals in 2013

Summer in France is often referred to as ‘the Festival Season’, and there’s certainly a whole lot happening around the region. Roger Moss reveals just some of what’s in store...

 

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Great Lakes - Haute-Charente

Great Lakes - Haute-Charente

Going to the beach doesn’t have to mean driving all the way to the coast, as we discovered when we visited the Lacs de Haute Charente, midway between Angoulême and Limoges... 

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Travelling Light - exploring without a car

Travelling Light - exploring without a car

The long summer holidays are nearly upon us, and with them come visitors. Helen Millar suggests how they (and you) can enjoy the region independently without it costing an arm and a leg… 

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Talk of the Town - Montmorillon

Talk of the Town - Montmorillon

Thinking of moving?  Here we visit Montmorillon in Vienne (86)... 

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Cognac Blues Passions - Once more, with Passion…

Cognac Blues Passions - Once more, with Passion…

This year Cognac Blues Passions celebrates its 20th Anniversary, so Roger Moss spoke to the flagship event’s Director and Programmer, Michel Rolland...

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The Wheelbarrow Gardener - Preparing your potager

The Wheelbarrow Gardener - Preparing your potager

After such a wet winter, we are all dreaming of a dry and sunny spring. Trevor Bridge shows us how to start preparing our jardin potager to ensure a summer-long supply of fresh vegetables…

 

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Apricot and frangipane tart by Nikki Legon

Apricot and frangipane tart by Nikki Legon

Apricot and frangipane tart...

 

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Mushroom and goats cheese polenta pie by Nikki Legon

Mushroom and goats cheese polenta pie by Nikki Legon

Mushroom and goats cheese polenta pie...

 

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Easter cupcakes by Nikki Legon

Easter cupcakes by Nikki Legon

Serve for afternoon tea...

 

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Monkfish wrapped in leeks & parma ham on celeriac purée by Nikki Legon

Monkfish wrapped in leeks & parma ham on celeriac purée by Nikki Legon

Ideal for a light lunch before heading out for some fresh air...

 

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