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Photo diary – Three days in Poitou-Charentes

Alexandra’s photo diary following three fab days in Poitou-Charentes….  Day One… Exploring the old port of La Rochelle… It’s unsurprising that La Rochelle is home to the most photographed harbours on France’s Atlantic coast…. Check into Entre Hôtes, full of classic French style – … Continue reading

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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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The gentle life on Aix

Having lived most of my early life on an island, I felt a strong affinity to the gentle beauty of Ile d’Aix, an island I recently visited off the coast of Poitou-Charentes, France. You reach the island by ferry from … 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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