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Travel Facts#2: In the footsteps of Napoleon!

For anyone wanting to know more about Emperor Napoleon, surely there can be no more symbolic a place to visit than Aix Island, in Poitou-Charentes, France. Napoleon finally left French soil forever from Aix Island en route to his banishment … Continue reading

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Travel Facts#1: Cognac

When visiting Cognac for the first time, one key point was gifted to me by the kind people at Courvoisier, “all cognacs are brandies but not all brandies are cognacs”!  As you travel around Cognac, you can see how fiercely … Continue reading

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Aix – a kinder pace of life

Have you ever visited somewhere that you immediately & instinctively loved and that you hoped would stay like that forever?  Well, that place for me is Ile d’Aix in Poitou-Charentes, France.  I will be returning very soon and I fervently … Continue reading

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Rochefort and Aix on the Atlantic Coast of Poitou-Charentes

One of the most fascinating towns of Poitou-Charentes with its maritime heritage attractions, elegant boulevards and eclectic museums, Rochefort is tucked inside a loop of the Charente river.  Rochefort was a quiet fishing village until 1666 when ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV ordered the building … Continue reading

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