Monday, 24 October 2011

West coast - on a mission.

Pauline and I, along with friends Karen and David, headed over to the port of La Rochelle on the west coast for the weekend. We also visited Isle de Ré and Chatelaillon-Plage, where we were on a mission but more of that later.

La Rochelle is the capital of the department of Charente- Maratime and lies on an inlet of the bay of Biscay on the Atlantic coast of France. Its history as a port can be traced back to the 10th century where, from its humble origins as a small fishing village, it has grown to the charming seaport we see today.

We were blessed with beautiful October weather which made this historic port a joy to explore.We actually managed to dine alfresco for both Saturday lunch, by the market and for dinner in the evening -great!

.I will give a little of its history and details of our mission via posts and pics.over the next week


  1. We love La Rochelle and keep meaning to pack an overnight bag and head off there as it's only a couple of hours away from Le Grand-Pressigny. Somehow it hasn't happened yet!
    I am looking forward to reading more about your trip.