Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

POITOU, VENDÉE & CHARENTES TRAVEL GUIDE


Poitou is one of France's oldest provinces. Out of it were carved the départements of Vendée, Deux-Sèvres, the two Charentes, and Vienne. The entire history of medieval and modern France can be deciphered in the region's landscape and monuments. Inhabited since the earliest of human history, and covered—like all of western France—with megaliths and Bronze Age sites, Poitou entered history as the land of the Pictones. Read more...

THE SPIRIT OF POITOU
Hennessy's Legacy
Hennessy produces more than 40 percent of the world’s Cognac. When in Poitou, try visiting barrel factories, vineyards and distilleries to discover the magic of this liquid gold.

For more information, visit the official website of Maison de la France
Banner images courtesy of Maison de la France


Whether looking to travel across the Australian Outback, the Canadian Rockies or historic Europe, these opulent trains will let travelers see the countryside in comfort.
Enter to win a trip to the posh Waldorf-Astoria Chicago, including round-trip airfare, daily breakfast and a credit for a luxe spa experience.