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France Magazine - January 2015

Sailing along the River Charente in western France gave Mark Sampson a gentle introduction to leisure crusing.

I had seen the boats on the River Lot and thought it looked fun, but never imagine myself messing about on the Charente. To my shame, i hadn't even realised that the Charente and Charente-Maritime took their names, as most départements do, from an eponymous river.

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