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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Art, activites and events in Poitou-Charentes in June

Art Poitou-Charentes gite holiday

June brings a wealth of things to do in Poitou-Charentes catering for most interests, and being before the school holidays and French Grand Vacance, June is a wonderfully quiet period to enjoy the region.

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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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The Bressuire Grand Prix Historique

For one weekend each year, the sights and sounds of 1950s road racing return to the small town of Bressuire, just north of us here in Deux-Sèvres. The Grand Prix Automobile Historique takes place on the weekend closest to the end…

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Poitou-Charentes Nuits Romanes

Throughout July and August the Romanesque churches and abbeys of the Poitou-Charentes become atmospheric venues for a series of cultural events including instrumental and choral concerts, dance, theatre and even circus acts.

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