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Jun 29, 2017 - La Rochelle, France

La Rochelle is a smaller seaside town on the west coast of France. My host picked me up at the Gare when I got off the Ouibus and he drove me to the home. I have a studio apartment which used to be their garage. It's in a very residential area. Very quiet. It has a kitchen bathroom and living/sleeping area. Very small but very well done and functional. The problem with getting a ride from the Gare is you don't get the lay of the land so I had to figure out where I could get a bus to the center from this residential area. I never realized...

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Jul 30, 2016 - La Rochelle - by the seaside

After two nights in Tours we decided to head for La Rochelle which is a city in southwestern France and a seaport on the Bay of Biscay, a part of the Atlantic Ocean. It was very pretty driving through the countryside and villages while heading for the coast. La Rochelle's main feature is the "Vieux Port" ("Old Harbour"), which is at the heart of the city, picturesque and lined with seafood restaurants. It has been a harbour and a centre for fishing and trade since the 12th century. La Rochelle also maintains strong links with the sea by...

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May 16, 2015 - Home away from home

Today's offering is being written from the exquisitely decorated second storey bedroom of Les 2 Marguerite an 18th century farmhouse halfway between Niort and La Rochelle. We can't believe the standard and cost of the accommodation we have stayed at throughout our trip. Tonight we are once again in a remote location with only the quacking of ducks, crowing of roosters and clucking of chooks. All this for eu65 per night. But wait there's more. While we laze on the provincial bed dressed with exquisite quilted bed linen and look out the...

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Apr 20, 2015 - La Rochelle

Well Aunty Christine wins the Rover competition that she didn't know she was entering Final winning Rhyme - Hope you didn't have to pull over and have some pavlova when you were in Dover travelling in the Rover. Todays diary is from Georgia - Day 64 La Rochelle Today we were driving to Bordeaux but were stopping in La Rochelle for the night. We drove 4.5hrs to La Rochelle and had a picnic on the grass -it was wonderful -left over food from the paris food market yesterday. It was a beautiful beach city we walked to the beach. There were...

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Oct 3, 2014 - La Rochelle et Cognac

From Nantes, we're heading south and stopped in La Rochelle for the day. Then on to Charnac, close to Cognac to visit tomorrow. Had a wonderful Chambre d'Hote with a French woman as hostesse, reminding me of our dear friend Raymonde from other days, but wearing a "I love NY" t-shirt. Very funny, as I think she is quite proper, probably has raised her family is this lovely home with great garden courtyard, where of course, we're taking our daily 'happy hour', before going to the recommended restaurant (by her) to the Restaurant La Moulin de...

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Mar 17, 2014 - Sugères, near La Rochelle

On Sunday we drove to Sugères near La Rochelle (paying €14.30 in tolls) and found Camping de la Gères (N46°6'5" W 0°45'12"). This is a small campsite with good bathroom facilities and it is a pleasant walk through a park to the small town. There were two English couples here with their dogs and we joined them for a couple of pleasant walks. We had a couple of nice rest days here. We enjoyed a couple of “happy hours” with Colin and Jan and their dog Lucy.

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Aug 5, 2011 - La Rochelle, France

La Rochelle, France Our stop today was in another small French seaside town… La Rochelle. I’m sure they are beginning to run together by now! About the only difference is how we get from the ship to the picturesque little city… sometimes we tender to shore, sometimes we catch the shuttle provided by the ship or, sometimes we catch a cab from the pier. Once there, we are seldom disappointed! While there are similarities… each has it’s own distinctive feel. Today we took the shuttle bus a short 15 minutes to the middle of the old town…...

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Jun 16, 2011 - du Mont St Michel

Jonathan got up and went for a run. Not often you can say that you went for a run around a castle before breakfast. Caen is a lovely French city. Like a lot of old European cities it has the centre of town that is still as it was hundreds of years ago – and often has few cars. A great spot. We then drove to Mont St Michel and on to La Rochelle – another longish drive (but we are aiming for Spain so need to cross of the miles to get there). The kids have been great with the driving. The Ipad and Nintendo DS have helped to keep them amused...

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May 24, 2011 - Bordeaux à La Rochelle

L’Autriche, VienneInvention de la psychanalyse par Sigmund Freud, capitale mondiale de la musique, les plus connus étant les classiques : Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, Brahms, Strauss , etc. Ne faut pas oublier Elizabeth d’ Autriche : Sissi ! Alors le 19 mai, je quitte, 2 h 00 de vol pour CDG Paris, ensuite un TGV sur Bordeaux qui devait être GV, mais bon un suicide, pas moi j’aime trop la vie, pour un retard de 3 h 00. Bordeaux, bien sur le vin, j’en bois en vous écrivant. La Garonne, d’un beau brun café et surprise, la rue...

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Oct 5, 2010 - Back in France....

Nothing like a good PROTEST to give you that homey feelin'!!!

La retraite, a 60 ans! Les jeunes dans la galere, les vieux dans la misere! La societe n'en veut pas! (=Retirement, at 60! Our yougsters in trouble, Our elders in misery! This societe doesn't want it!).

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Sep 4, 2010 - France

Our first few weeks in La Belle France!!
Farwell to the familly before heading for the big trip!
We did 2200 Km to visit everybody in 8 days, took my grany's car which might be the smallest car I've ever driven.
Thanks to everyone for welcoming us so well and feed us like kings!

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Jun 2, 2009 - La Rochelle

Tues 2nd June---Weather: - Sunny/29degrees ‘Le Petit Breuil’ The name of Peters’ place means “little forest” I assume that is because there is a lot of undergrowth around, canopied by all sorts of trees including fruit trees of all kinds. One of the local farmers has suggested to Peter that they are very willing to come to prune a certain bush—at the right time of the year—as the clippings? Are very useful for brewing!!! The herb garden is lush with a lot of unidentified herbs so I think a visit from a botanist (or one of the locals) would...

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