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Last week, as it was my last week in Rochefort working at Pierre Loti Collège, some kids, mostly the younger ones showed that they were sad to see me go. I could tell that they really have enjoyed my weekly visits in their class. There were two classes specifically that did something nice for me. They were both the sixièmes, so they are 11&12 years old. In one class, some students gave me candy and somebody started a little going away card that all the ...
... Dupont wanted to clean up the site and in 1967, the building was considered an historical monument. The restoration started in 1976 and was completed in 1988 when it was made into a museum which I had the pleasure of visiting with Dana, the day after we visited L'Hermione.
I was quite interested in this museum. We started out with a short video on the history of Rochefort and why this location was chosen by King Louis 14th as a ...
... sold out….with a guided tour you’re
able to go down into the belly of the ship and see all of the different rooms,
however, we weren’t that lucky. Our little tour was quite interesting though
just staying on the deck of the ship. They sure did do a good job rebuilding
it. It looks beautiful.
To explain a bit why it took so long to rebuild, first they
had to come up with plans. It is a replica (or ...
... one was the also very famous Galette des Rois, which is eaten with friends come the first Sunday after January 1. There is always a little king figurine in the cake and whoever eats the cake piece with the figurine gets to wear the crown that also comes with the cake. NEXT choice was frangipane, which is a flaky pastry type cake with an almond filling, which is quite yummy, so I chose that. I also got a piece with a little heart in it that said I love St. ...
... 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 ...