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Living the French Dream….The Good, The Bad, and The Hilarious

Wide stretch of sandy beach by the ocean on the Atlantic

The Best Beaches to visit near La Rochelle

Living as I do in the Poitou Charente the nearest beaches to us are in and around La Rochelle, situated in the Charente Maritime. Here you’ll find some of the best beaches in Europe with over 100 miles of coastline to choose from. There are so many incredible beaches with

A stretch of water with fishing boards and restaurants in Ile d'Oléron

A Weekend in Ile d’Oléron | An Hour from La Rochelle

The island of Île d’Oléron is the second largest on the French Atlantic and is located in the Charente Maritime. Just over an hour’s drive from La Rochelle, it’s connected to the mainland by a long toll-free bridge. You can easily drive around the island in a day, as at

A filed of vines with an old stone wall in the Charente

The Best Region of Wine in France: The Undiscovered Poitou-Charentes

Let’s face it France is known worldwide for its wine. So many regions throughout the country boast centuries-old wine traditions and produce some of the finest wines in the world. From the famous vineyards of Bordeaux to the renowned Champagne region, France has a lot to offer when it comes

Living in France Quiz

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Life in Rural France