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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Zoodyssée: a Great Day Out For The Kids And The Family

Zoodyssée, situated in the forest of Chizé, Deux-Sevres, is one of the largest wild animal parks in Europe dedicated to European species. The park is split into two areas, le Petit Parc which houses the smaller animals, a farm area…

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Gîte Accommodation for Large Groups: The Surprise 70th Birthday Party

If you are looking for spacious accommodation for a large party, here’s a post that tells how we provided this for a large group of friends celebrating a birthday for a week this summer.

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A New Swimming Pool for our Gîtes

Once we were settled in here we began to look at plans to install a swimming pool. Three hot summers without one had brought home the need and so having settled on a supplier and timetable the deal was signed…

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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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