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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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Bressuire Grand Prix and Circuit des Remparts, Angoulême

These two events in the region’s classic racing diary, the last weekend of June for the Bressuire GP and the third weekend of September for the Circuit des Remparts, are not to be missed occasions that each has its own…

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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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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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Swimming Lakes & Beaches

A guest post by Nick Giraudeau We are the Giraudeau family: my wife, Miriam, daughters Phoebe and Hannah and me, Nick. We had a two week holiday in August staying at  La Petite Maison at La Ferme de l’église and…

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