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We often have features that cover a wide area (such as our series on Architecture) or look at towns and areas further afield which you may like to visit. You can find all thes features here...

 

Living Architecture - the look

Living Architecture - the look

However appealing we might now find it, the way a place looks can actually owe as much to solid, down-to-earth practicalities as to any aesthetic considerations...

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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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Croc’ of Gold

Croc’ of Gold

Forget caviar and even truffles – the world’s most precious food item turns out to be saffron, surprising quantities of which are produced right here on our home soil...

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Saffron growers in the region

Saffron growers in the region

Find your local saffron grower in the region...

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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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Visions of Eden - 3 beautiful gardens to visit in the area

Visions of Eden - 3 beautiful gardens to visit in the area

As we launch into summer, everything in the garden will soon be starting to look at its best. Roger Moss visits some very special places to give a little timely inspiration... 

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Think green - about playing golf in the region

Think green - about playing golf in the region

With seemingly endless wide-open spaces and an agreeable climate, it’s hardly surprising that the Poitou-Charentes region and surrounding area are home to a thriving golf community. Join us as we find out more... 

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Back to the land - smallholders of the region

Back to the land - smallholders of the region

Poitou-Charentes has its fair share of smallholders and small-scale producers, so we decided to profile five of the talented and hardworking people who have managed to transform their dreams into a practical reality. They all have entertaining stories to tell, and if you’ve ever dreamed of setting up a smallholding then their experiences will inspire you, and perhaps help you on your way... 

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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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New year, new skill…hobbies for all

New year, new skill…hobbies for all

If one of your new year resolutions is to take up a creative or sporty hobby, then read on to disocver what you can do in the Poitou-Charentes. But first our Wheelbarrow Gardener Trevor Bridge explains how he and his wife Jocelyn came to take up painting and open their own art gallery… 

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