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Rachel Loos, the former editor of Elle Decoration UK, has launched a new travel site for the Poitou-Charentes region of southwest France.

Discover Poitou-Charentes ( features beaches, restaurants, towns, beautiful villages and lots of ideas for what to do and see in the area.

The site is aimed at potential holidaymakers and people looking for short-break ideas who may not know much about this beautiful but often overlooked region on France’s Atlantic coast.
‘People will have heard about the Île de Ré, La Rochelle, Futoroscope and Cognac but this place has so much more to offer,’ says Rachel, who was also deputy editor at Elle and a feature writer on the Daily Mirror, and who has lived in Poitou-Charentes region for the past five years.

‘It has wonderful old châteaux, beautiful towns and villages stunning countryside and lots of leisure attractions for all the family, including theme parks and golf courses,’ she says. ‘Poitou-Charentes has a great story to tell and I’m trying to help do just that from a journalist’s point of view.’
In addition to a string of features on what to do and see in Poitou-Charentes, Discover-Poitou-Charentes also has a regularly updated What’s On guide and a database of some of the region’s best accommodation, restaurants and leisure attractions.

‘I think the what’s on guide will be useful to the British community who live locally as well as visitors to the region,’ says Rachel. In the last decade thousands of Britons have either moved permanently to Poitou-Charentes or bought holiday homes there.
’Whether you’re a regular visitor or someone just looking for a weekend or short break it’s so easy to get here from the UK, by plane, train or ferry and car,’ says Rachel.

For more information visit:, email or call Rachel Loos on +33 (0)5 45 89 28 28

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Rachel Loos is available for travel features and expert comment about the Poitou-Charentes region. Please call her on +33 (0)5 45 89 28 28

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