Hotel De La Plage
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... of Mme GPS! When approaching the old town, there were a number of road closures (route barrée). Therefore we had to go down 'tiny' streets and 'breathe in' as we did so, in order to make it through. It did feel as though we were back tracking but when faced with closed streets, one way streets and Mme GPS asking you to turn right/left and you can't, it was a bit of a longer return journey!
Tonight we once again broke a Whittle rule by eating in at ...
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 ...
... At dinner we were sitting next to two Americans here on holiday and at the laundromat, we met an Aussie living here in France but on holiday here in La Rochelle. So it's all very social :). Once we're back on our room for the night, at about 1130pm, we can see the Ferris wheel all lit up. It was so beautiful that I spent too long admiring it and didn't think to take a photo until the lights had been turned on. We could also hear fireworks ...
The day started well. Up at 6 and at the station by 7.25 - 20 minutes before the train was due. The station wasn't manned (and there were no toilets). By 10 to 8 we were getting worried about the next connection. Then a man came around the corner, gesturing us to follow him. The train was replaced by a bus - which took a lot longer (and didn't have a toilet).
Some lovely scenery on the 55 minute bus trip ...
... 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 ...