Category: Out and about


Cycling in Poitou-Charentes

Cycling tips and bike rides in Poitou-Charentes An article written by a friend that perfectly describes how to get the most out of exploring the area by bike. The great Belgian rider Eddy Merckx said: ‘Ride as much or as…

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Shopping for Antiques, Old Furniture and Architectural Salvage in France

Architectural Salvage, Antiques and Brocantes Here in southwest France there are many antiques and bric-à-brac outlets, some that are full time shops and others that are staged as fairs and markets throughout the summer. We made a short mention of…

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10 things to do in June & July in Poitou-Charentes

Of course, there are hundreds of things to do in Poitou-Charentes in June and July for families and individuals alike and so here are 10 things to do to start with….

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A day at the races: Circuit du Val de Vienne

Nearby to La Ferme de L’Église we are lucky enough to have a National race circuit, Circuit du Val de Vienne that hosts a wide variety of track events throughout the summer. Being only 40 minutes drive away, through beautiful…

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Angouleme Circuit des Remparts et le Rallye de Charente

Every third weekend in September, Angouleme hosts the Circuit des Remparts, the historic street race which was first run in 1939 around the ramparts of the old city. From Friday through to Sunday evening the city is teeming with people…

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