La Rochelle, Island of Ré, Poitiers, Royan and Cognac

landscape of the Poitou-CharentesLand of passage between the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains of the Massif Central, between the North and the South, between the Paris and Aquitania basins, between the "langue d'oc" and the "langue d'oil", Poitou-Charentes is a region of subtle balances and diversity

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Lille, Calais and Dunkerque

Chateau in the North of FranceTo travel in the Nord region is first of all to free oneself of the clichés about a dark, cold region, where life is hard.

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Montirius and Mother Nature

Melba Allen, Wine expert and Wine bloggerWhat are Bio-dynamic wines? Where natural wine-makers don’t use man-made chemicals to treat their vines, soil or fermentation, bio-dynamic wines are those that are produced from grapes that are organically grown with respect to the surrounding environment.

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