Tour Saint Nicholas

Phare des Baleines

The Aquarium

Château de la Roche Courbon

Saint-Martin-de-Ré

Arcais

Coulon

La Rochelle 2006

In June we spent a week in La Rochelle on the west coast of France.
La Rochelle is a beautiful city on the Bay of Biscay in the Charente-Maritime Department.
The city is located in the second sunniest part of France, which makes it great for summer holidays.

Lots of Driving

Lots of Driving

Our first ever holiday where we drove onto the continent in our own car. We drove a long way on the first day.
Phares des Baleines

Phares des Baleines

We drove all the way over to the western end of the Île de Ré to visit a rather nice lighthouse.
Venise Verte

Venise Verte

A bit of leisurely walking, photography and punting around canals, whilst generally feeling a bit tired after the previous day's exploits.
Towers and Fish

Towers and Fish

Our third full day and our first trip into our host city of La Rochelle. We'd read that the old town centre of town is very pretty and that the Aquarium is great.
Fairytale Castle

Fairytale Castle

The Château de la Roche Courbon is a really rather spectacular historic monument just over an hour's drive south of La Rochelle. It took us all day to drive there, see the sights and drive back.
The Quiet Day

The Quiet Day

This was the day where we didn't do much. We did so little that I apparently couldn't even be bothered to take any photos of it.
Back to the Island

Back to the Island

For our final full day we couldn't really decide what to do, so we went back to the Île de Ré to do a bit more exploring.
Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

Time to wave bye bye to our adopted home of one week and get ourselves back to Milton Keynes again.