This is a reworking of a page which I published about 6 months ago when I first started this blog. The reason is that I want it as a post not a page…. there is a difference, anyway it is because I am changing the format of my towns and villages page to hopefully make it more user-friendly.
It is the regional ‘capital’ with a University and that has a big effect; many young people and academics means it has culture, restaurants and lots going on. Eleanor of Aquitaine did her bit a few years back and it has a stunning cathedral thanks to her patronage. The railway station links direct to Paris and only one change to London. Airport served? by Ryan air and internal flights with Air France. Just outside is the famous Futuroscope and close by the excellent Haut Poitou vineyards. It has it all and weather….. normally better than the UK, often really nice, recently (May/June 2012) a bit too wet!
To see other posts on villages and Towns in Poitou-Charentes click here.