Category: Days out


Classic Car Touring in Poitou-Charentes

We’ve had a fine spring and summer of classic car enthusiasts staying with us and making the most of the open and empty roads in our classic cars and theirs.

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Spills and thrills at the Circuit des Remparts 2016

This annual festival of historic street racing in Angoulême is a date for everybody with even a passing interest in old cars. The city is just rammed with cars from early vintage to modern classics and the smell of Castrol R…

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Fresh fish from Lezay Market

It’s the beginning of September and still 32 degrees with blue skies. Time for a BBQ with some good friends who have traveled from England to be with us this week. Tuesday is market day at Lezay, just a few minutes…

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Book a gîte and get 20% off your Brittany Ferries fare

Gite holidays France ferry discount

Many guests drive themselves and their families down to stay with us here at La Ferme de l’Eglise and for many, the easiest and quickest route over the channel is the ferry. Inevitably, the ferry fare can end up being…

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Romanesque churches of medieval Melle

France holidays, gites in Poitou-Charentes, Romanesque architecture

Melle is a busy small town about 25 minutes drive from Vanzay. Melle was founded in the reign of Charlemagne as a mining centre and was, for a time, the home of the French mint, although silver had been mined…

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