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Volunteer Gwen returns to France

A volunteer who knows here gardening Gwen from UK Gwen who is a retired Exams Administrator in the UK  is yet another returning to La Giraudiere to volunteer again this year (Yes second trip this year) and has taken advantage … Continue reading

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Au Revoir Volunteer Jack ends volunteering holiday in France

Gap Year Volunteer Finishes Volunteers Holiday in France We have bid our gap year volunteer au revoir in the  last few weeks. Jack has spent 4 weeks volunteering at La Giraudière in a gap year from studying at Warwick university, majoring in politics and … Continue reading

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Volunteers take in St Emilion

Saint Emilion Welcome Volunteers After lunch Wednesday, Paul surprised the volunteers at La Giraudiere with a trip to the famous town of Saint Emilion. The weather was fantastic and remains quite warm in the Charente region. We drove through the … Continue reading

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Fun La Giraudière-themed French Activities!

La Giraudière-themed French Activities For today’s blog, we have some fun French activities for a change! Francophiles will have fun with this – some of the activities are La Giraudière-themed! Part 1 – Crossword Didn’t get some of the answers? No worries, … Continue reading

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La Giraudière Takes a Hit from Violent Storm in Brossac

La Giraudière Takes a Hit from Violent Storm in Brossac On Wednesday evening, a whirlwind of destruction blew into La Giraudière as a violent storm hit Brossac and the whole of southwest France. Furious winds at a speed of 160km/hr blew … Continue reading

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