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Summer Guide 2019

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La Rochelle - Royan - Rochefort - Fort Boyard - Ile de Ré  
Ile d'Oléron - Saintonge
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A Miller’s Tale - Le Moulin de Tintin

A Miller’s Tale - Le Moulin de Tintin

Just across the borders of Poitou-Charentes, on the outskirts of Saint Junien, lies a very special business owned and run by a charismatic British couple who combine entrepreneurial flair with an eye for style and value. You won’t believe half of what lies within le Moulin de Tintin.

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Welcome to the Future at Futuroscope

Welcome to the Future at Futuroscope

Futuroscope celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2012. But what exactly is it? You'll never know until you go as Roger Moss explains...

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Get away... Shop with a stopover for city buzz in Poitiers

Get away... Shop with a stopover for city buzz in Poitiers

When you feel a need to get away from it all, or simply feel like a change of scenery, there are plenty of options even in winter. Take a trip to Poitiers out-of-season to recharge your batteries... 

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Tales from the monkey park - Vallée des Singes

Tales from the monkey park - Vallée des Singes

The Vallée des Singes is one of the region’s most popular tourist attractions. But what does it take to keep 350 monkeys happy? We spent a day with head keeper Jean-Pascal Guéry to find out...

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Château Chic at Château Valcreuse

Château Chic at Château Valcreuse

Château Valcreuse, near La Roche Posay in the Vienne, was classed as one of Le Figaro's favourite 200 B&Bs in 2009. If you meet owners Caroline and Alexander and visit their romantic hideaway, you'll soon understand why...

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Explore Angles sur l’Anglin

Explore Angles sur l’Anglin

Designated one of the most beautiful villages in France, Angles sur l'Anglin is found in the north of the region, a short drive from Poitiers. Explore the 11th century ruins and enjoy the spectacular view from this hilltop settlement...

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A beautiful harvest at Ampelidae

A beautiful harvest at Ampelidae

Frédéric Brochet's dedication and flair have revitalised the ancient reputation of the Haut-Poitou as a fine wine producing region, and he is producing excellent organic wine from his estate in Marigny-Brizay...

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Ecohotel – Les Orangeries

Ecohotel – Les Orangeries

A stunning hotel mixing 18th century elegance with all the comforts of modernity lies at the centre of Lussac-Les-Chateaux in the department of the Vienne.

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