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Pierre Castelyn - furniture-maker

Pierre Castelyn - furniture-maker

The Poitou-Charentes has many excellent craftspeople, here we rendez-vous with designer Pierre Castelyn...

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Kim Stupple - Owner of "La Terasse", a tea shop in Montmorillon

Kim Stupple - Owner of "La Terasse", a tea shop in Montmorillon

Kim Stupple, 53, worked as a casino manager on cruise ships before giving it all up to open La Terrasse,a tea shop in Montmorillon... 

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Agnès Brillatz - tour guide in Deux-Sèvres since 2006

Agnès Brillatz - tour guide in Deux-Sèvres since 2006

Agnès Brillatz, 51, has been a tour guide in the Deux-Sèvres since 2006, taking tours in English and Spanish...

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Judy Jones - set designer for Entente Musicale 17

Judy Jones - set designer for Entente Musicale 17

Judy Jones, 61, is the set designer for Entente Musicale 17, an amateur group that stages musical shows, including a pantomime at Christmas...

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Michaela Potterbaum & Irene Lovund - Wedding Photographers

Michaela Potterbaum & Irene Lovund - Wedding Photographers

American Michaela Potterbaum (above right) and Irene Lovund, from Norway, met at a graphic design course in the UK. Together they photograph weddings all over the world; they did their first in the Poitou-Charentes in 2011…

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Sabine Breysse - painter based in La Roche Posay

Sabine Breysse - painter based in La Roche Posay

The Poitou-Charentes has many excellent craftspeople, here we rendezvous with painter Sabine Breysse. 

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Paul Hunt - Head Gardener at La Planète des Crocodiles

Paul Hunt - Head Gardener at La Planète des Crocodiles

Paul Hunt, 46, is the head gardener or expert botanique at the animal park attraction La Planète des Crocodiles which has 200 crocodiles covering eight different species. He has worked there since just before its opening back in 2007.

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Kate Britten - Communications Officer for the Chaplaincy of Christ the Good Shepherd

Kate Britten - Communications Officer for the Chaplaincy of Christ the Good Shepherd

Kate Britten, 55, is the new Communications Officer for the Chaplaincy of Christ the Good Shepherd, the Anglican church that operates across the Poitou-Charentes.

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Julia Salvat - Pays de Gâtine guru

Julia Salvat - Pays de Gâtine guru

Julia Salvat, 52, acts as a liaison between English-speakers and the Pays de Gâtine authorities.

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Stéphanie Balini - Bottle designer for the most famous Cognac Houses

Stéphanie Balini - Bottle designer for the most famous Cognac Houses

Stéphanie Balini, 29, works in crystal and other luxury materials for designer houses. In 2005 she won the Young Designers Award, sponsored by the Comité Colbert (an association of French luxury companies).

 

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