And today there are no fewer than ten golf courses within a 50 kilometre radius of this holiday resort town near the Spanish border. Continue Reading →
The Bordeaux vineyard has many jewels and one of the most valued is the wine from Sauternes.
This small area just south of the city of Bordeaux produces some of the finest sweet wines in the world. Continue Reading →
Or, to put it more bluntly, a very large pile of sand. Continue Reading →
French archaeologists working on a site in the middle of Saintes have found skeletons that could be the remains of gladiators who fought and died nearly 2,000 years ago.
Last year the experts unearthed the remains of a burial ground or necropolis around 250 metres from Saintes’ famous colosseum-style arena, which could contain up to 18,000 spectators (akin to a decent-sized football crowd). Continue Reading →
This 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 (www.the-french-atlantic-coast.com).
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 →