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What’s on in Autumn in Poitou-Charentes?

Autumn sunset gite in France

The autumn equinox arrived on 21st September and for us in Vanzay, was celebrated with a warm sunny day. Of course, the days are shorter and the morning and evenings fresher, but the days remain, for now at least, clear…

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Spring update: Things to do in Poitou-Charentes

Brocante gite holiday France

Now that the days are getting longer and the weather is warming up people here in the region start looking forward to the forthcoming season of events and activities. Here are just a few of the early season events to…

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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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Gîtes With Pool … now with pool bar

An old friend and me were sitting by the swimming pool last summer daydreaming about having cold beer and wine at hand, since it is a bit of a walk back to the house to refresh one’s glass. And so…

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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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