Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Monkeying around in Poitou-Charentes

We undertook a lot of research before deciding to change our lives and move to this particular corner of France.

One of the biggest influences was our need for "things to do" with the children....we knew that we were spoilt in London and wanted to make sure that the girls didn't miss out.

Fortunately we chose well and the area around Cognac is idyllic for families like ours.

Cinemas, theatres, bowling, ice skating, water-skiing, horse riding, gym, dance, golf, name it the girls have done it.

There are also plenty of places to go. From Europe's finest zoo in Royan to Champions League football in Bordeaux.

We have visitors at the moment and seven of us piled into the trusty VW and spent a glorious day at the wonderful Vallée des Singes which is about an hour north of us.

Take a look at the website for some great pictures.  If you are visiting Poitou-Charentes and have never been I heartily recommend it.

As you can see, my two little monkeys loved it.

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