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Poitou and Aquitaine

South of the Loire, this fertile Atlantic region of gentle hills and rivers starts in the north with the waterways of the Marais Poitevin and ends in the south with the sandy beaches and pine forests of Les Landes. While La Rochelle and Bordeaux are packed with history, Futuroscope offers a high-tech wonderland. Seaside resorts and camp sites line the coasts.
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