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Citroën Car Club SM to stay

We had the pleasure of hosting visitors from England who booked through the Citroën Car Club and arrived in a magnificent Citroên SM. This car is the fuel injection variant, (EFI) which uses the same D-Jetronic Bosch system as the…

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Fruits from our garden

Mirabelle fruit

We’re both foodies so we’ve taken advantage of the long summers here in Poitou-Charente by planting a few fruit trees, nurturing our vines and growing what we can. Summer 2016 has been particularly warm (some might say hot) and dry. Perfect…

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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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Exploring the medieval history of Poitou-Charentes

Poitou-Charentes has had a turbulent history that has left a rich cultural and architectural heritage. This heritage is best represented by the numerous churches, many of which are Romanesque and served pilgrims on the route to Santiago de Compostela. Over…

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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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