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2015 Calendar of Events in Charroux

Holiday events in Poitou Charentes, gite holidays, music festivals

Charroux is a small medieval town in the southern borders of Vienne, about 25 minutes drive from Vanzay. This ancient town is notable for the large 8th century Benedictine Abbaye du Saint Sauveur, whose lantern tower, known as the Charlemagne…

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Romanesque churches of medieval Melle

France holidays, gites in Poitou-Charentes, Romanesque architecture

Melle is a busy small town about 25 minutes drive from Vanzay. Melle was founded in the reign of Charlemagne as a mining centre and was, for a time, the home of the French mint, although silver had been mined…

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5 Reasons to Holiday in France Right Now

Cheap French holidays in gites

Of course there are plenty of reasons to take a holiday in France at any time, but right now there are five particularly good reasons why a holiday in France makes perfect sense.

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New Family Attractions in Poitou-Charentes

Summertime family entertainment is certainly important to the French and the habit of adding new innovations to established attractions reinforces this point and keeps the attractions modern and entertaining. So, for 2015 visitors, here are three new attractions that are…

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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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