Tour Saint Nicholas
Phare des Baleines
Château de la Roche Courbon
The Ostrich Farm
La Rochelle 2009
In late July and early August we drove to La Rochelle on the west coast of France for a two week family holiday, including meeting up with my parents, who flew in from Birmingham.
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.
One thing you should always bear in mind is that you should never put off until tomorrow something that you could do today.
How difficult can it be to find a restaurant that’s open at lunchtime ? Unless you’re by the seaside, it’s apparently near impossible.
A lazy morning followed by a lazy afternoon in a quiet town and an early night. Zzzzzzz.
We had to wave goodbye to Granny and Grandad, and then consoled ourselves with a beach and some ice creams.
On this day we reached a new peak of inactivity. It should probably be a trough of inactivity
We needed a relatively relaxed day, so we took the kids to the beach for a plodge in the sea.
Today we resolved to do nothing much in particular. We were successful. Apart from the bit where we went out for dinner.
The Île d’Aix is a small island of the coast a little south of La Rochelle which is accessible only by boat, and where there are no cars.