The town of Cognac (16 Charente, Poitou-Charentes) becomes an even more attractive place to visit in July 2008 with the Blues Passions Festival (22–27 July 2008).
With more than 120 concerts, 80 of which are free, the range of music on offer is vast – i.e from Status Quo to Joan Baez and most music
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Another French icon, the Solex motorised bicycle used to be a common sight throughout France – although in earlier times it was powered by a noisy smelly little 2-stroke petrol engine. Something like 80 million Solexs were produced as a cheap form of transport after the Second World War.The original production line closed at the
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Angouleme (16 Charentes, Poitou-Charentes) joins an ever growing list of budget airline destinations when Ryanair starts flying to Angouleme’s Brie-Champniers airport from 1 April 2008. This small airport is just about 6km north of the city. I like Angouleme – it is one of those very French market towns largely without pretension. Its main claim
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The annual Cahors Blues Festival takes place 14-20 July 2013 in and around the town of Cahors (46 Lot, Midi-Pyrenees).
Since 1981, the Cahors Blues festival has continued to expand to become today a reference for blues fans. All the great voices have been here in their time, and today the festival is considered to
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The Hot Air Balloon European Cup and Ladies World Cup is to be held at Mainfonds (16 Charente, Poitou-Charentes) from Thursday 3 – Sunday 6 August 2006. Southeast of Cognac (see map) Depending on the wind conditions you might catch sight of the balloons anywhere between Cognac and Angouleme in the north to Jonzac
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