Poitou-Charentes


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Like France with so many different facets, the Poitou-Charentes area conceals many assets, as well historical and cultural as culinary. Poitou like Aquitaine was a long period English and it is only in 1373 that the duchy was attached to the kingdom of France. Famous by its religious architecture and its multiple Romance abbeys, the Poitou-Charentes area is today an appreciated destination of the fans of country holidays. The Green Venice of the Poitevin Marsh which you will visit in the boat, like in the past, will enchant you with many scents and colors, with the turning of its many small riber. Area of history and traditions, Poitou-Charentes is also a place turned towards the future, and the park of Futuroscope which attracts the visitors of the whole world is a good example.

If you prefer iodized savours, you will have to visit La Rochelle, superb fortified port of the Atlantic Coast, where, in one of the many restaurants of the old city, you will regale yourselves delights of the Ocean or a plate of Oyster Marenne d'Oléron. Along a small road of Charente, after a break in one of the many cellars of the area, you will taste in good company delicious Pineau des Charentes, pleasant at any hour when it is fresh enough. For those whom, like us, are fond of delicacies snails, Burgundy is not the only destination. Here you will taste with the succulent dishes of Cagouilles also called "small gray". We also mentionned here the Charente-Poitou Butter, the Potato Early product and the Salt of Ile-de-Ré, the Bouchot Mussels, the Mojhette or the wines of High-Poitou. And we cannot finish this regional review without the town of Cognac, universally known as the fatherland of famous digestive of the same name, which is also used through delicious and astonishing cocktails.