Category: Days out

Exploring the Marais Poitevin

The Marais Poitevin is a large area of marshland between Niort and the western coast north of La Rochelle It is the remains of the former Gulf of Poitou and the western zone – some 66% of the total – near…

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Lunch in Angoulême Airport … things to do in southwest France

Charlie calls up one day and says: “how about flying down to Angoulême for a bistro lunch in the terminal restaurant?”. Most definitely! Here’s a pictorial log of our lunchtime out – a great way to spend a memorable day…

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Zoodyssée: a Great Day Out For The Kids And The Family

Zoodyssée, situated in the forest of Chizé, Deux-Sevres, is one of the largest wild animal parks in Europe dedicated to European species. The park is split into two areas, le Petit Parc which houses the smaller animals, a farm area…

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10 Things To Do in Winter in South West France

Winter breaks in France

Life continues here in Poitou-Charentes during the winter, of course, but is there much to do without the hot sun of summer? Yes, in fact there are loads of things to do and here are 10 for starters.

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Wine tasting tours


Here at La Ferme de L’église we offer days out in our classic cars where we chauffeur you to some of the best known pineau producers in the Charente, with lunch from a well stocked picnic hamper or at a…

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