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Quick Facts
Capital Poitiers
Government French Region
Currency Euro (€)
Area 25,809 km2
Population 1,722,000(2007 est)
Language French(Official), Poitevin, Saintongeais and Occitan
Religion n/a
Electricity 220..230V, 50Hz. Outlets: CEE7/5 (protruding male earth pin), accepting CEE 7/5 (Grounded), CEE 7/7 (Grounded) or CEE 7/16 (non-grounded) plugs
Time Zone UTC +1 and UTC +2(DST)

Poitou-Charentes [2] is a region of Central France. The Poitou-Charentes region has a magnificent coastline - and is one of the finest destinations for countryside holidays. The region's reputation is closely linked to cognac – the superb, refined, locally-produced spirit. Poitou-Charentes is a land of tradition, where skills are passed on from generation to generation: its inhabitants know how to wait for a good product to mature – and they also know how to take the time to enjoy life and to welcome guests.




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Renowned as the home of cognac – such famous names as Martell, Hennessy and Rémy Martin line the river Charente around the towns of Cognac and Jarnac where they distill the delicious spirit. The region is home to 1,640,068 people (1999 estimate).


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  • Futuroscope, [3]. The science and technology theme park
  • Puy du Fou, 85590 Les Epesses (A87 Motorway exit 28 or TGV to Angers), 0820 09 10 10, [1]. A wonderful theme park in a beautiful setting and is a unique experience. The "Ball of the Phantom Birds" will stay with me for many years to come. You should plan *very* early to experience CineScenie in the evening - a true spectacle, booked up many months in advance.  edit

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