Hotel Atoll

447 Avenue De Paris Nord, Niort, Poitou-Charentes, 79000, France | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Niort

This is the end

A travel blog entry by mattd7


So we finally finished our last Workaway we are doing in France. It was quite a simple week really, with lots of odd jobs such as cleaning out the barn, cutting down some brambles...again. I used a strimmer to cut the grass and some weeds so I think one more power tool and I'm officially a real man! This week we also saw the ram that was here, (Beavis) killed and then skinned ready to be butchered. It was quite an experience to see it ...

The final countdown

A travel blog entry by mattd7


... have to be really careful not to rip them. There's so much that goes into doing all your own meat etc and you have to be so organised and prepared. I think, I'd stick to buying mine from the shop. Our last night at Steve and janes and they cooked us guinea fowl for dinner which I had never had before and was very tasty. Now we are back at Pete and Jens for our last week. I am now counting down the ...

...Like a headless chicken

A travel blog entry by mattd7


... got a lot done. Jobs included trimming down a couple trees which just get fed to the pigs and goats and then we had to clear some more brambles, but this was a very small amount compared to previous workaways and Pete did most of it with a hedge cutter. After lunch they said we could watch a chicken be 'dispatched' as they call it, and we could have a go at plucking it if we wanted, as we had made a point that we wanted to learn new skills that ...

Giant snails....... delicious!!

A travel blog entry by heatherandjohn


Thursday 26th September
The meal out last night was interesting. It started with the waiter trying to tell us that rose wine would be a better choice with the meal we had ordered. I stuck to my principles and with a firm "non monsieur, je voudrais vin rouge" so we got what we asked for! We opted for the dishes of the region menu.
John started with a cassoulet des lumas. We didn't know what this was. When it arrived, it was very large snails in a brown soup. I ...

We're in France.....

A travel blog entry by heatherandjohn


... propensity to close down between 12 and 4pm. John wasn't impressed!! We managed to get crepes and ice cream about 3pm back in Coulon so it wasn't all bad.

Wednesday 25th September

It was a bit cloudy this morning but still very warm.We cycled into Coulon, past the "port" where all the flat bottomed boats are moored in readiness for the tourists to hire.

We cycled along the canals and river into Niort and had a wander around the ...


This 2 star hotel is located on 447 Avenue De Paris Nord, Niort.
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