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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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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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Wind in my sails – sand-yachting at Ile de Ré!

I had a vague idea what sand-yachting might be – a kind of go-cart with a big sail – but when watching a skilled proponent on a sun-kissed beach zooming around at high speed, it becomes close to an art … Continue reading

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Delicious: Tourteau Fromagé – Poitou-Charentes speciality

This is one of my favourite gifts to bring home from CRT Poitou-Charentes – it’s guaranteed to cause a stir due to its unusual appearance – as you can see by the photo! It’s called a Tourteau Fromagé – a … Continue reading

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Ile de Ré – A Little Piece of Heaven

Known as the ‘White Island’, the Ile de Ré is the most northerly of the four islands just off the coast and accessible directly from La Rochelle, by a bridge. It is 30 kilometres long and five kilometres wide, and can … Continue reading

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Marais Poitevin – France’s Green Venice

Also known as ‘Green Venice’, the Marais Poitevin is the second largest temperate zone in France and the fifth in Europe. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the town of Niort in Deux- Sèvres, these famous marshlands are blessed with … Continue reading

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J’adore La Rochelle

As you might be seeing some of our tweets from our current blogging trip to La Rochelle (hashtag:  #LaRochelle), I thought it might be useful to give you some information about where we are. (www.visit-poitou-charentes.com) La Rochelle is one of the … Continue reading

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