Goodbye Poitou-Charentes, Hello French Atlantic Coast

Atlantic coastThis website is about to undergo something of a major transformation shortly, as we’ll be changing our name from Discover Poitou-Charentes to Discover the French Atlantic Coast, with a new domain name too (

At the same time we’ll be covering a bigger area – all the existing Poitou-Charentes region plus the rest of the French Atlantic coast from La Baule down to Biarritz.

So we thought it was a good time to explain briefly what’s behind the name change. Continue Reading →


Campaign to save the little bustard

Little bustard FranceThe little bustard is a discreet creature about the size of a pheasant that was once a familiar sight on the arable lands of France, and particularly here in the Poitou-Charentes region.

This quietly attractive bird has a sedate, leisurely gait and will usually run rather than fly away from you if approached. Continue Reading →


Michel Corajoud: The man who transformed Bordeaux

Mirror d'eau in BordeauxBordeaux 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 →