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Fresh fish from Lezay Market

It’s the beginning of September and still 32 degrees with blue skies. Time for a BBQ with some good friends who have traveled from England to be with us this week. Tuesday is market day at Lezay, just a few minutes…

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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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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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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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