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Distinguished by UNESCO for its exceptional urban heritage, Bordeaux has over 350 buildings classified or listed as...

Eleanor of Aquitaine clearly left her mark on Poitiers, the city where she was crowned and where she held court. From...

The Maison de l’Economie Créative et de la Culture in Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine’s Creative and...

From the castle of Bourdeilles to that of Fénelon, through Monbazillac, Les Bories, Lanquais, en route to the beautiful...

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As if suspended in time, life in the Dordogne Valley always seems to pass at vacation pace. Ascend the dizzying heights...

Prepare to be dazzled! The Dordogne Valley, with its deep gorges and steep-sided valleys, is the home to stunning...

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A bold architectural statement designed to evoke the soul of wine, set between the river and the city. Bordeaux and its...

Early man certainly left some impressive traces behind in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. The most beautiful palaeolithic remains...

Much, much more than Aubusson tapestries is what you'll find when you visit the Cité, listed intangible Cultural...

Founded by the Romans on the banks of the River Charente, Saintes was the capital of Aquitaine in the 1st century A.D.,...

There’s a few good ways to explore the Marais poitevin, a vast territory that lies between Niort and La Rochelle....

Looking out over the ocean La Rochelle is a sunny, lively and welcoming place. I took a few days out to discover one of...

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Châteaux de Rochebrune

Le nom vient d’une pierre sacrée druidique : La Roche Brune.
Aux confins du Limousin et du Poitou, le château de Rochebrune est l’une des maisons fortes entourant à l’origine les terres de Chabanais, exposée en priorité aux raids des comtes de la Marche et de l’évêque de Limoges. La place, devenue anglaise, défendra aussi la principauté de Chabanais dans le conflit entre Richard Cœur de Lion et Philippe Auguste. Le prince Jourdain IV mourra à la croisade. La propriété passée par mariage dans la famille de Matha, puis de Rochechouart, l’édifice, flanqué à l’origine de deux tours rondes devient un véritable château fort aux XIIIème et XIVème siècles. Il sera la résidence des Thouars entre 1345 et 1450. Leur fille Catherine, après un premier mariage avec Gilles de Retz, maréchal de France, épouse Jean de Vendôme.

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Jacques Marchand created his ceramic studio in 1988, seduced by the colour of a Charente Limousine fawn stoneware. From the choice and extraction of the clay to the firing of his creations,
Jacques Marchand created his ceramic studio in 1988, seduced by the colour of a Charente Limousine fawn stoneware. From the choice and extraction of the clay to the firing of his creations, Jacques is involved in easy stage. Sculptures, graphics and colorful decors, exuberant or sober, will awaken your curiosity in his gallery studio. His signature is the guarantee that each piece is an original.

Maybe you'll be lucky enough to see him make a " Ponne de type Benest", or a "bujadier de type Thiat" using the traditional method.

Ponne : old washpot (other names : "bujours", " bujadiers",...) These earthenware washpots were black in Benest (Charente)

1 La Métairie Lieu-dit La Métairie 16420 Brigueuil
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Centre Équestre de Jallais

Covered riding school (20x40 m), obstacle course (50x80 m), training area (20x60 m), boxes, places to clean horses and where they can have shower.

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Bussière-Boffy

In this charming medieval village, information boards will lead you to some twelve houses which ages span from the 15th century to the 18th century. At the bottom of various alleys and passageways, you will fall upon several timbered houses with mullioned windows, some bearing the vestiges of fortifications.

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Apiculture : 13 Bees

Spend an interesting and exciting afternoon with our honeybees. Find out more about colonies and their importance to the environment, with hands-on experience of inspecting hives
Spend an interesting and exciting afternoon with our honeybees. Find out more about colonies and their importance to the environment, with hands-on experience of inspecting hives. Open on Monday afternoons, 1-4pm, from April until mid-October, weather permitting. The price is 20 euros per person which includes all equipment and protective clothing, refreshments and honey tasting. 3-day and 6-day courses are also available with accommodation included. Booking is essential by telephone or email (0545 71 22 90 or info@13bees.co.uk).

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La Butte de Frochet

La 'Butte de frochet' (hillock of Frochet, is a natural area offering ecological as welle as fauna and flora interests. Is is a mineral backbone of white quartz, themnants of the hydrothermal activity of the Oradour-sur-Glane rift towards the end of the primaryera.
The ridge path offers splendid vistas on "Charente Limousine" and on "Basse-Marche".

The heather-covered moor is currently administered by the 'Conservatoire des espaces Naturels du Limousin'. Thus, some endangered bird species such as harriers or nightjars whosenesting area is heather spaces will be able to inhabit the place.

The landscape takes on pink hues at the beginning and at the end of the Summer at the time when ashen heather ans calluna vulgaris are in full bloom.

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