Family Scuba diving in South West France

Family Scuba diving in South West France

March 18, 2018
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Although the Caribbean and other exotic places are associated more with diving experiences, there is much to be seen closer to home. The father of modern scuba diving, Bordeaux born, Jacques-Yves Cousteau developed the first independent regulator, the ‘Aqualung’, in the clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. For this reason, France is considered the birthplace of scuba diving.
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Friday Market at La Rochelle

France and it’s Love of Food

March 11, 2018
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Think of France and our minds instantly turn to the country's infamous love affair with food and drink. A long lunch is the norm and the enjoyment of good food is considered the right of everyone. In Cognac, Poitou-Charentes and Charente Maritime, there is a truly amazing variety of local specialities.
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Charente maritime

Visiting La Charente Maritime and the Cognac region

March 3, 2018
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If you’re looking for a bit of spring bank culture in South West France, consider La Charente Maritime and the Cognac region. There’s always plenty of opportunity to absorb the rich history of the regions wine, food and cognac brandy at the many ancient chateaus, vineyards, markets and official tours around distilleries and ancient cellars.
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Romantic holiday in France

For couples looking for the ultimate romantic break in France

February 24, 2018
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For couples looking for the ultimate romantic break, in perfectly picturesque surroundings, look no further than our one bedroom couples gite at les Vieilles Ombres. If you’d like to experience the romance of Charente, this beautiful south west region of flowing French countryside captures the hearts of poets, artists, cyclists, walkers and especially lovers.
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Brittany Ferries 20% discount

January 10, 2018
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Anyone booking to have their 2018 holiday with us can benefit from our 20% discount with Brittany ferries. Please fill in the contact form for more details.  
Walk to the local town of Matha

Walk to the local town of Matha

October 27, 2017
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Today was a beautiful sunny day so took the opportunity to walk to our local town of Matha. Matha is just a 15 minutes walk from Les Vieilles Ombres and is a lovely town with boulangeries, patisseries, cafes, restaurants and shops. We even had time to stop for a picnic in the park. Matha is one of the many wonderful places nearby to visit. For more information visit our website - Whats Nearby / Things to do and See
Visit La Rochelle only 1 hour and 15 minutes from Les Vieilles Ombres

Beautiful day out in La Rochelle

October 24, 2017
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Visited La Rochelle yesterday and what a beautiful town it is. Only 1 hour and 15 minutes from Les Vieilles Ombres this beautiful town has a harbour area lined with restaurants and bars and a large shopping area. There are boats trips from the harbour to the Ill De Aix and Fort Boyard (home to the international game show since 1990). The old harbour is also home to the 2 harbour towers.
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