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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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The French League for the Protection of Birds celebrates 100 years

Outraged by the massacre of puffins by hunters in 1912, Lieutenant Hemery was moved to create an organisation that would promote the protection of birds across all the regions of France, thus the French League for the Protection of Birds (LPO) was born. Having gone … Continue reading

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