Poitou


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a low-lying region of west central France on the Bay of Biscay

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There are only about 100 pure bred Poitous left in the world,'' he explained.
Annie said: "I phoned a lady in France looking to buy a llama, and ended up with two Poitou donkeys which I fell in love with.
Cannon Hall Farm has housed donkeys for the past 25 years but about eight years ago, they settled on the Poitou as their breed of choice.
Part 3, Cousinages, contains three papers: Jean Ceard on "Rabelais, Tiraqueau et Manardo," Jean Hiernard on "Les Germani a l'Universite de Poitiers au temps de Rabelais," and Michel Cassan on famous writers from Poitou according to Pierre Robert (1589-1656).
This fascinating woman, ruler in her own right of Poitou and Aquitaine, Queen of France (consort of Louis VII) and then of England (consort of Henry II), has received a 'bad press' from chroniclers, historians and until recently, biographers.
To the south you might also want to soak in some of the charm of Rochefort, the Roman ruins at Saintes, or, further north to the Poitou marshes where you can take a leisurely boat trip on the network of inland waterways.
Hoffman himself admits that the farms around Amiens were in a prolonged state of 'torpor', that Lorraine was in stagnation', that in the bocages country of the Nantais and Poitou "the trend is grim", that the results for the Beziers properties "are bleak indeed.
Implementing agency : Conseil regional Poitou Charentes
While his team will go to the Vuelta to support Rigoberto Uran in the general classification, Cavendish will ride in the Tour du Poitou Charentes (August 26-29) before the Tour of Britain, which starts in Liverpool and runs from September 7-14.
But none is more celebrated than the as-yet-unnamed baby boy Poitou, a sort of donkey that was born Saturday, about a year after Davis Farmland co-owner Larry Davis brought the animal's parents to the farm.
Cleggy, the Poitou donkey and Cameron the llama were surprise arrivals when they were born within hours of each other on May 10.
By situating the complex interrelations of the two faiths in the region of Poitou in the broader context of state policy and ecclesiastical affairs, Sacred Boundaries enriches our understanding of the influence of religion on the formation of French national identity in the wake of the Wars of Religion.
And Fain Duenas' arrangements of a buleria or a Castilian folk tune aided by Benjamin Escoriza's lyrics and vocals (somewhere between Flamenco and Arabic) and Vincent Molino's neys, crumhorn, or poitou oboe travel the listener deftly across aeons of time and continent, to evoke tales of celebration or tragedy.
Golfers can choose from Brittany, Normandy, Western Loire, Poitou Charentes and Aquitaine, or combine them for a two-centre or more holiday.
However residents of provinces on the French mid-Atlantic coast (Normandy, Poitou, Aunis, Saintonge, and Angoumois) manifested exceptional dread of priestly hexes that rendered new grooms impotent and new households discordant.