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Risotto with ricotta and fresh tomato layers by Nikki Legon

Risotto with ricotta and fresh tomato layers by Nikki Legon

Risotto with ricotta and fresh tomato layers...

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In profile: Tours

In profile: Tours

Appearances, as we know, can be deceptive. From the outside the official home of definitive spoken French might come across as just one more big, high-energy French city. But get to know the ancient heart which beats more calmly within and you’ll find that there’s a great deal more to this place than you would ever imagine...

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From Millstones - La Réserve Naturelle du Pinail

From Millstones - La Réserve Naturelle du Pinail

Chris Luck takes a look at an extraordinary area which since 1980 has been the first, and only, State Nature Reserve in Vienne (86)…

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The Wheelbarrow Gardener - Autumnal gardening

The Wheelbarrow Gardener - Autumnal gardening

Now summer is behind us and our thoughts turn to winter, we ask Trevor Bridge what we should be doing in our gardens before closing the door to the potting shed for the year…

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The best fishing areas once the tourists have gone...

The best fishing areas once the tourists have gone...

Once the tourists have gone, you can return to your favourite fishing areas. Ron Cousins shows us some of the best places tp fish from October onwards...

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Talk of the town - Ribérac

Talk of the town - Ribérac

In each issue we highlight a town in the region to help you get to know the area. Here we visit Ribérac in Dordogne…

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Up Beat - It’s Playtime...

Up Beat - It’s Playtime...

Winter beckons, and if the prospect of long nights by the fire leaves you cold, maybe it’s time to change the habits of a lifetime. Roger Moss suggests you might be surprised at the results...

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High Time - The Pyrénées

High Time - The Pyrénées

Whether you’re a confirmed skier, or simply feel like getting away, a break in the mountains could be the perfect way to beat those winter blues... 

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Jenny Lupton - Scottish animal artist

Jenny Lupton - Scottish animal artist

Scottish animal artist Jenny Lupton moved to Sarlande near Thiviers in the Périgord Vert eight years ago, bringing her horses and dogs with her...

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Eric Gargouil - the third generation of apple and pear growers

Eric Gargouil - the third generation of apple and pear growers

Eric Gargouil is the third generation of his family to head up the family firm, SARL Gargouil in Charroux. Growers of apples and pears, they produce a range of products which are available at their farm shop...

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