Parthenay

Inexplicably overlooked by most tourists to the region, the fortified town of Parthenay has an immaculately preserved medieval centre. The

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Saint-Martin-de-Ré

Saint-Martin-de-Ré had been an important point in France’s marine defence strategy since the 15th century, and was developed by Vauban

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Sanxay

The Gallo-Roman archaeological site at Sanxay, between Poitiers and Niort, is one of the best preserved in France. Vetus Pictavis

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Le Pigeonnier

So, what are these intriguing architectural structures standing like sentinels, sometimes in fields of ripening corn or surrounded by sunflowers,

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Saintes

Saintes has a rich heritage reflected by its ancient monuments. Landmarks from the 1st-century AD include the Arch of Germanicus

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