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The island of Nantes and its HI TECH urban planning

The island of Nantes (fr. L’île de Nantes) is currently the subject of a vast urban renewal operation which should run until 2023, with a target of 3,100 housing units built in 2012 and 7,500 in 2023. The contracting authority is provided by the Société d’aménagement de la métropole Ouest Atlantique (SAMOA), a local public …

The cities of the Pyrenees and around with Andrew Morato

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 …

Interesting places in the Pyrenees and around with Jane Cautch

Museum of Naval Aviation and its collection

Naval Aeronautics Museum (fr. Musée de l’Aéronautique Navale) in Rochefort, France. The museum of naval aeronautics, located on the site of the former naval aeronautical base at Rochefort-Soubise in Charente-Maritime, is a museum which includes about 40 aircrafts (planes, seaplanes, gliders, helicopters) but also many engines, 1500 models and electronic equipment.

History facts

Created in …

The cities of the Pyrenees and around with Andrew Morato

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 …