Though many residents and second homeowners in the Poitou-Charentes live a long way from the nearest store of the famed Swedish firm, that doesn’t stop them hopping in their cars and heading for Nantes, Bordeaux or even Tours. Continue Reading →
This quietly attractive bird has a sedate, leisurely gait and will usually run rather than fly away from you if approached. Continue Reading →
When it comes to alcoholic drinks Charente is of course best-known for its world-famous cognac.
But it is also home to a famous vodka – Grey Goose. Continue Reading →
Bordeaux is in mourning for one of its own – landscape architect Michel Corajoud who died at the end of October. It is his vision that transformed the city’s 4.5 kilometres into the stunning riverfront it is today. He didn’t just bring back to life the magnificent 18th century buildings that had been covered with decades of black grime; his own creative genius resulted in two of the most emblematic features of Bordeaux’s left bank – the renewed Place de la Bourse and within it the Miroir d’Eau. Continue Reading →
A wolf howling in the distance as you tuck into dinner at your holiday gîte in south-west France?
Well it’s not such an outlandish idea given that the grey wolf is now spreading remorselessly across France! Continue Reading →