Category: Days out


Exploring the medieval history of Poitou-Charentes

Poitou-Charentes has had a turbulent history that has left a rich cultural and architectural heritage. This heritage is best represented by the numerous churches, many of which are Romanesque and served pilgrims on the route to Santiago de Compostela. Over…

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What’s on in Autumn in Poitou-Charentes?

Autumn sunset gite in France

The autumn equinox arrived on 21st September and for us in Vanzay, was celebrated with a warm sunny day. Of course, the days are shorter and the morning and evenings fresher, but the days remain, for now at least, clear…

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Art, activites and events in Poitou-Charentes in June

Art Poitou-Charentes gite holiday

June brings a wealth of things to do in Poitou-Charentes catering for most interests, and being before the school holidays and French Grand Vacance, June is a wonderfully quiet period to enjoy the region.

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Spring update: Things to do in Poitou-Charentes

Brocante gite holiday France

Now that the days are getting longer and the weather is warming up people here in the region start looking forward to the forthcoming season of events and activities. Here are just a few of the early season events to…

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The Bressuire Grand Prix Historique

For one weekend each year, the sights and sounds of 1950s road racing return to the small town of Bressuire, just north of us here in Deux-Sèvres. The Grand Prix Automobile Historique takes place on the weekend closest to the end…

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