We've (meaning I) have fallen in love with a little house on a canal in the Poitou-Charentes region. My husband, an atheist man of serious Jewish decent from New York, is concerned about religion in France. To be specific, we're talking about the type of religious enthusiasm that happens in the USA where there is insistence of having prayer in schools, teaching creationism, bombing abortion clinics, celebrating religious holidays using state monies, etc. Does this happen in small town France? My husband is a pessimistic-pragmatist and is proactively worrying about this before we even set foot there. So.... experiences? Opinions? Suggestions?