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Travel Blogs from Chateauneuf-sur-Charente
... going through it…you’ll see what I mean in some pictures.
I had to make a remark to Dana about how popular it is to
have cobble stones in French cities, and yet French women, from my
observations, mainly wear high heels. How hard would that be to walk on…I have
enough problems in normal shoes.
In Cognac there is also an 18th century castle
that was built for Francois the first. A very, very, very ...
... but we had a good time none the less and we all quite enjoyed Saintes.
Saintes is a city with (about) the same population as Rochefort, but it seemed much more busy and the downtown was also bigger with more stores, a bigger variety of stores and even an "old city" part….which is missing from Rochefort, that is usually found in most French cities I have noticed. Saintes was just simply, prettier, than ...
... drying sunflowers. Arrived at Angouleme, small town but excellent new campsite. Camped next to some more Aussies, Matt and Jane from Perth, who had been travelling Europe on and off for several years, initially in a Motorhome, now in a caravan. Much chatting over few red ...
So, off we go to Hennessey's for a tipple of the good stuff, and indeed, it was very good! We stood at the shiny glass bar contemplating color, smell and flavour of the eau-de-vie. It was then a great treat to walk around the town of Cognac and see all the big names gracing the lovely cognac houses, Camus, Martell, Hennessey, and Remy Martin to name a few! A great way to spend a day!
Another long drive, 406 miles! Roads are excellent, straight, smooth, easy driving. 2:1 to Adrian playing Trivial Pursuit on the ipad! Only just tho by a centre question! Found a lovely campsite in St Jean-De-Luz, very clean, access to the beach, good bar & great Mojito! Saw a Nuthatch pecking for bugs just above us, never seen one so close. Adrian used his personal shower at the back of the van, he's well chuffed with ...