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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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Book a gîte and get 20% off your Brittany Ferries fare

Gite holidays France ferry discount

Many guests drive themselves and their families down to stay with us here at La Ferme de l’Eglise and for many, the easiest and quickest route over the channel is the ferry. Inevitably, the ferry fare can end up being…

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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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