Hotel Face aux Flots
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Weather: Overcast in the morning, but sunny in the afternoon; gentle breeze; maximum temperature 26C.
Our day started with breakfast in our room of yoghurt and a banana. Then we made our way to a nearby boulangerie where we ate croissants while sitting at an outside table, facing the harbour - how very French with all the seats facing towards the view. With a local guide booklet in hand we started our self guided walk. At our first site, there were 5 ...
We leave La Rochelle at 1pm for Le Redon via train where we will be picked up at the station and taken to the hotel where the tour is meeting. Before that, we have a last coffee in France with Sue and Gary and then say our goodbyes as they catch a train to Bordeaux. We then take a last walk around La Rochelle harbour including a tour of the Saint Nicola's tower, one of two guarding the entrance to the harbour. It's a great view from the top, an ...
... old part of town. We take a scenic walk around the towers, parks and the buildings of the oldest part of town. We also have a look through a WWII German bunker built towards the end of the war - interesting. We have lunch and the it's time for the harbour tour. We head out from the nice calm inner harbour, past the two towers, have a look at the marina along the way where there appears to be tens of thousands of yachts moored (MIGHT be ...
... doesn't work very well on the island - keeps cutting in and out").
Cotiniere was seething with tourists - it's small, so not a lot of room for them. Our place was right on the beach - we tried walking on the sand, but it wasn't at all firm. We did walk around the 'town' a couple of times. Had take away fish and chips, with take away beer and wine, and ate on a bench overlooking the harbour. Fantastic.
... of around 80,000 so its not a little town. The little bridge spans 2.9km and is bigger than the Auckland harbour bridge by miles. It is a spectacular bridge and you had to pay 8 euros to cross it. Not quite what we were expecting. The island is 30km long and five km wide and cycle paths crisscross all over it. Basically its a tourist island but we have not seen it in its best light so it has failed to enthral. I don't really ...