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A large department in the Nouvelle Aquitaine, with Poitiers
at its heart, Vienne offers excellent value for money.
Poitiers offers a good airport, Futuroscope theme park,
boutiques, department stores and hypermarkets. It's easy
to reach via TGV from Paris (less than 90 minutes), it's
half a day's drive from the Channel ports. Of the southern
part agent Didi Hawkins remarks: "This is true rural France
with fields of sunflowers and grazing cattle. There are oak
forests, rolling countryside, kayaking on the river Vienne
- and old men really do cycle along slowly with a baguette
on the bike rack!" One of the big attractions is the monthly
market at Les Hérolles.
The town includes five fortified castles that you can still
see evidence of today, but other attractions are the large
open air market every Saturday and a good selection of
restaurants, cafés and bars. Nearby, don't miss the seductive
Loire valley style Château de Touffou, and the water
park at La Puye.
In the northern end of the Vienne, agent Charlotte Field
picks out Loudun, a lively town south of the Loire and Vienne rivers.
"Monuments from the Middle Ages, charming
cobbled lanes and stunning churches, the town is popular
for its Loire wines, as well as goats' cheeses, mushrooms,
asparagus and black truffles. There are excellent restaurants
at very reasonable prices," she says.
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Become an agent
Working for Leggett Immobilier is a great
job, because it offers the flexibility to
fit around children, says Didi Hawkins,
agent in the Vienne for 10 years. "It is
hard work but always enjoyable - meeting new
people and helping them to find
the house of their dreams," she says. "The
company offers us the support we need
in terms of legal advice, marketing and
general assistance and encouragement.
We have a lovely house with a huge garden and no mortgage.
We pass the long,
hot summer days nonchalantly bicycling
along deserted country lanes between
the sunflowers or swimming in the local
lake. The importance of family life and
the local community cannot be underestimated."
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