With the Easter weekend fast approaching, we’ve been busy exploring some fabulous local traditions here in South West France. Here are our faves:
When choosing a holiday, It’s so important to find a family child friendly atmosphere if you are going abroad with babies, toddlers or young children. A welcoming, safe environment is essential to whether parents will get chance to relax and enjoy quality time with their children. The Charente region of France is a great choice for children as it’s wonderfully unpretentious and is very welcoming and friendly.
There is so much to do across the Charente area – and best of all...a lot are FREE or cost just a couple of euros… meaning you can have a fun packed holiday, whatever your budget! Here are our top ten suggestions:
The Association of British Travel Agents (Abta), which offers advice to travellers and represents travel agents and tour operators, advises "Even in a no-deal scenario, the European Commission has said flights to and from the UK will still be able to operate." So-bottom line-business as usual.
In Aug 2019 Cognac will host the Ferederation Francaise de Cyclotourisme's 81st annual week-long get together. Over 20,000 cyclists are expected, with daily themed circular itineraries for road and mountain bikes planned to help riders discover sites and scenery throughout Charente and Charente- Maritime.
At Christmas time in French households, most families have a tin of home baked biscuits de Noël ready for offering their guests and visitors. So, as gite owners, we thought this would be a perfect gesture for our guests! So we decided to set about making our own contribution to this tradition.