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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...

 

August Bonus Feature - Airfields across the region

August Bonus Feature - Airfields across the region

To accompany our feature Sky High....

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Rainy Day ideas for Poitou-Charentes

Rainy Day ideas for Poitou-Charentes

Whilst the winter may bring crisp sunshine, it can equally bring damp and cold. But there’s no need to be cooped up in the house - instead get out and visit one of the many indoor attractions that the Poitou-Charentes has to offer...

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Great Lakes of Poitou-Charentes

Great Lakes of Poitou-Charentes

Why not visit one of the many beautiful lakes in Poitou-Charentes? They offer plenty of opportunities to swim, boat, fish and generally enjoy splashing about in water and are a welcoming change to the busy beaches in summer. Ron Cousins shows us the best across the region...

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Discover the Remarkable gardens of Poitou-Charentes

Discover the Remarkable gardens of Poitou-Charentes

Our beautiful region counts 13 gardens boasting the coveted 'Jardin Remarquable' quality label, an award earned by gardens that have that something special to distinguish them from the wealth of other heavenly gardens open to the public. Stéphanie Bérusseau, garden correspondent for the Rendez-Vous Aux Jardins event within the Poitou-Charentes Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles (DRAC), tells us what's special about each one...

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Independently minded - unique shops in Poitou-Charentes

Independently minded - unique shops in Poitou-Charentes

Faced with brutal competition from larger stores many small shops have gone out of business over the years, unable to attract enough
customers. But, as we report, some individual shopkeepers in the region are bucking the trend and continuing to thrive....

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It’s all boules to me

It’s all boules to me

Ron Cousins discovers why the french are mad about pétanque and tries his hand at one of the nation’s favourite sports...

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Poitou-Charentes fruit and vegetables

The soil of the Poitou-Charentes is well known for being ideal for growing many crops from grapes to sunflower. Here, Trevor Bridge tells us about the other regional specialities you don't want to miss trying to grow in your own potager...

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La belle brocante - seven tips for a successful day

La belle brocante - seven tips for a successful day

Every bargain hunter who has ever followed the paper trail of little orange signs directing them to a brocante will recognise it: that quickening of the pulse and that twitching of rummage-ready fingers at the first tantalising glimpse of stalls laden to the gunnels with…what? Heaps of useless junk, or hidden treasure?

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Encore Theatre Group - behind the scenes

Encore Theatre Group - behind the scenes

The small village of Loulay in Charente Maritime is a focal point for amateur dramatics in English and French, thanks to the successful theatre group 'Encore Theatre' set up by Jan and Bruce Morris in 2002

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