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high speed internet!

For some time, the quality of internet in parts of Charente has been lamentable. In 2016 a project costing 162 million euros was put in place to deliver high speed internet via fibre optic cables to 100,000 homes and businesses by 2022. Charente Numérique has brought together a range of organisations from the EU and the French state to local communes, excluding Charente Limousine who are working in parallel with SFR. For those households impacted, there is now a map online at www.charente-numerique.fr where you can see when your commune will be upgraded.

News from around the region...

les charentes Flora-Lions

SALON

VÉGÉTAL

Entrée 3 € / Gratuit – 12 ans

Imprimerie Brisson - St-Jean-d’Angély - 05 46 32 02 24

EMA 2019

For art lovers, the Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art 2019 offers a unique opportunity to visit the ateliers of local artists or take part in special events around their art. This year, the festival runs from 1-7 April and details of the programme can be found in your local tourist office or on the official site at www.journeesdesmetiersdart.fr. Why not learn more about stained glass, watch a stone sculptor at work or visit a milliner? These are just a few of the events on offer across les Charentes.

HOUSE BOATS FOR HIRE No driving licence required

Discover the river Charente from Angoulême to Rochefort - ‘the most beautiful river of the kingdom’ according to François I. Enjoy the local wildlife, meander through historic towns and villages. Visit cognac and pineau producers and delight in the local gastronomy. Above all, relax in peaceful surroundings and have an unforgettable holiday... For 2-10 people Min 2 days, mid-weeks or weeks 1 hour from Bordeaux, Poitiers & Limoges Brochure free on request

27-28 AVRIL

Members of the Lions Club of Saint Jean d’Angély are joining with Pépinière Coquelicot 2019 and partners to host a plant fair in the beautiful Abbaye Royale. Les Flora-Lions features not DU only plants but also everything to do with nature, the environment and the garden, inviting specialist producers and artisans to show their LES FLORA-LIONS products and know-how. Come and meet plant ST-JEAN D’ANGÉLY professionals, horticulturists, nurseries, market gardeners, landscape gardeners and more, as well as find eco-friendly products that are good for both your garden and the environment. FloraLions takes place on Saturday 27 and Sunday ABBAYE ROYALE 28 April at the Abbaye in the heart of the town, 10 heures - 18 heures near shops, the market and numerous car parks. Entrance costs 3€ (free for under-12s) and doors open from 10am to 6pm, Profits will help the Lions Club of Saint Jean d’Angély to finance its social projects which include research into childhood cancers, the fight against diseases including diabetes and eye issues, and helping disadvantaged children through VPA - Vacances Plein Air.

Canadian canoë and pedal boat rental

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