Category: Out and about


Good Restaurants around Vanzay

As you’d expect in France, there are many places in this area to eat and serving a variety of dishes, some of which are local specialties. The changing seasons dictate the vegetables and fruit available so that dishes are different…

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A new view of La Ferme de l’Eglise

A pre-season family reunion brought together brothers and wives from Switzerland and England for four days in April, along with a radio controlled drone equipped with GoPro camera.

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The Brocante Season

For anybody that watched and enjoyed Richard E. Grant’s Dirty Weekenders in France recently, here’s some great news: the brocante season is underway here in rural France with the opportunity to buy all sorts of stuff for not very much…

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An early Spring and promise of a hot Summer

It’s always heartwarming to compare, and sometimes contrast, the weather that we’re having here in southwest France to the weather back in the UK and to be reminded that we do enjoy longer, hotter summers. An early Spring suggests that…

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Poitou-Charentes Nuits Romanes

Throughout July and August the Romanesque churches and abbeys of the Poitou-Charentes become atmospheric venues for a series of cultural events including instrumental and choral concerts, dance, theatre and even circus acts.

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