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Fouras and its fortifications

Fouras, also known as Fouras-les-Bains, (Fr. Fouras-les-Bains) is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in southwestern France. It lies 34 km south of La Rochelle and 20 km west of Rochefort.

Facing the Charente archipelago and having an almost central geographical location on the coast of Charente-Maritime, Fouras extends over a peninsula. It …

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Niort and its Donjon

Niort (fr. Niort) is a commune in the Deux-Sèvres department in western France.

The city belongs to the Regional Natural Park of the Marais Poitevin, a vast wetland spread over the three departments of Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres and Vendée.

Its economy is mainly based on the tertiary sector (insurance, banks, assistance, IT and financial consultant, mail order sales, …

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Thouars and its sights

Thouars (fr. Thouars) is a commune in the Deux-Sèvres department in western France. On 1 January 2019, the former communes Mauzé-Thouarsais, Missé and Sainte-Radegonde were merged into Thouars.

Thouars has been awarded the 4-star flower town and town of art and history label.

Tourism and attractions

Main tourist spot of the city is the Castle of …

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Eauze – capital of Armagnac

Eauze (fr. Eauze) is a French commune in the department of Gers, in the Occitanie region.

Eauze and its region live mainly on agriculture. Eauze is recognized as the “capital of Armagnac.” It is in fact in the most prestigious appellation zones of Bas-Armagnac.

The main agricultural productions of the surrounding countryside are vines and corn, as …

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Saint-Palais-sur-Mer and its rock formations

Saint-Palais-sur-Mer (Fr. Saint-Palais-sur-Mer) is a commune in the southwest of France, located in the department of Charente-Maritime, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Its inhabitants are called the Saint-Palaisiens and the Saint-Palaisiennes. The city borders with Royan resort.

A seaside resort that took off at the end of the nineteenth century, Saint-Palais-sur-Mer is a residential town in the …

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