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Up Beat - Feeling the Squeeze

Up Beat - Feeling the Squeeze

When it comes to injecting a note of gaiety into social occasions, nothing has quite compared to the accordion. Roger Moss looks at the nation’s enduring love affair with these remarkable instruments...

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Pardon? - French expressions featuring "tête"

Pardon? - French expressions featuring "tête"

Emma-Jane Lee, our language expert, heads out to guide us through a new selection of  French expressions...

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Pardon? - French expressions featuring "coup"

Pardon? - French expressions featuring "coup"

Emma-Jane Lee, our language expert, takes a break to explore more French expressions…

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Coasting Gently - exploring the Vendée coast

Coasting Gently - exploring the Vendée coast

We head for a quiet stretch of the Atlantic coast, where the Marais Poitevin meets the Vendée, for a gentle out-of-season amble...

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Vicki Bassey - Gemstone jewellery collection

Vicki Bassey - Gemstone jewellery collection

Vicki Bassey and husband Peter moved to France in 2005. Now based in Civray, Vicki has recently launched her own gemstone jewellery collection called Vivi Bijoux...

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I feel good! Spas and Health treatments in Poitou-Charentes

I feel good! Spas and Health treatments in Poitou-Charentes

Not so long ago France’s thermal spas were all about physical health, offering curative treatments for a range of ailments, from relatively minor irritations to potentially life-threatening conditions...

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A - ANGELICA

A - ANGELICA

ANGELICA...

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B - BEER

B - BEER

BEER...

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C - COGNAC

C - COGNAC

The thriving town of Cognac in the south of the region may be many things, but above all it will always be the home of one of the region’s most famous exports...

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D - DESSERTS

D - DESSERTS

Besides the boulangerie, another wonderful pleasure of French life is the pâtisserie... 

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