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Cycling in Poitou-Charentes

Cycling tips and bike rides in Poitou-Charentes An article written by a friend that perfectly describes how to get the most out of exploring the area by bike. The great Belgian rider Eddy Merckx said: ‘Ride as much or as…

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Getting the Bride to the church on time

Citroen DS23 Wedding Car

Citroën DS23ie on wedding duty I was driving the Citroën DS23ie down to the Dordogne to provide our wedding car service at a most beautiful event when to my horror the oil pressure warning light came on some 40km into a round…

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Barn Renovation to classic car workshop

Being a large traditional Charantais farmhouse there are a number of barns here that have served a variety of purposes over the last 200 or so years. One of our barns was used as a pigeonnier (dovecote) in a previous…

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Gîtes With Pool … now with pool bar

An old friend and me were sitting by the swimming pool last summer daydreaming about having cold beer and wine at hand, since it is a bit of a walk back to the house to refresh one’s glass. And so…

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Lunch in Angoulême Airport … things to do in southwest France

Charlie calls up one day and says: “how about flying down to Angoulême for a bistro lunch in the terminal restaurant?”. Most definitely! Here’s a pictorial log of our lunchtime out – a great way to spend a memorable day…

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