The best secret towns in France
Were Angles-sur-l'Anglin — indeed the entire Anglin and (nearby) Gartempe valleys — in Provence or Tuscany, they'd be standing room only in summer. But they're not. They are east of Poitiers and, even in high season, you may have great stretches to ...
New TGV routes drastically cut travel time to Paris
New TGV routes drastically cut travel time to Paris. Two new TGV routes will make travelling to ... Two new TGV (France's high speed trains or trains à grande vitesse) have come into use this July, reducing journey times significantly between Paris ...
Loire Valley: Garden hopping in the Valley of Kings
After Henri II's untimely death at age 40, de' Medici became regent until their son was old enough to become king. Now all powerful, she forced de Poitiers to swap Chenonceau for Chateau de Chaumont -- and banished the courtesan from the French court.
A Tallapoosan in France
Poitiers (PWAH-tee-a) is an ancient town in west central France, a little over 200 miles from Paris. There, Brown ... Brown said the most efficient way of travel is the bullet train, which can take him to Paris (where he travels for school) within an ...
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Hodna Nuernberg is used to traveling. Since she was a kid, her ... She taught English at the University of Poitiers in France as part of a teaching-exchange program while she was a graduate student in the French Department. Other notches in her UI belt ...
THE ART OF FRANCE
If you are in the mood for castles, the Loire Valley has plenty to choose from, as this is where most of the French royalty preferred to spend the bulk of their time, and the wealthy bourgeoisie continued to renovate existing châteaux or build lavish ...
A New Renaissance: Contemporary Art in the Loire Valley
Let's not forget that a conniving Catherine de' Medici banished her late husband and king's mistress Diane de Poitiers to Chaumont, after removing the aristocrat from her superior castle at Chenonceau – not such a bad trade-off really, all things ...
France on extra high alert for May Day as protesters march against Le Pen
France will be on extra high alert on Monday as workers and protesters use the traditional 1 May marches to stage a show of force against the far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. Up to 250 events have been planned across France on a day of ...
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10 Reasons to Visit the Ardèche
The French normally get a bit testy when forgers copy their greatest artists, but not when it comes to this perfect replica of the 36,000-year-old Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc cave, with its 1,000-odd Paleolithic paintings. Tourists aren't allowed in the ...
Portrait of a Lady: Eleanor of Aquitaine
She inherited a vast chunk of France, embarked on a Crusade, married an English king and bore no fewer than ten children. Alison Hughes reveals the celebrated queen consort and her links to the town of Poitiers. Eleanor of Aquitaine is one of the most ...
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