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Travel Blogs from Pornic
... grey 'cathedral' like building dominates the skyline around the port of St Nazaire. Containing fourteen double submarine bays, all still bearing their numbers both inside and out and still full of water, as if waiting for new u-boats to arrive. Around the outside of the building bomb damage can be observed, but with a thirty foot thick roof, the Allies found it impossible to destroy with the weapons available of the time. Some of the ...
... and salted caramels made a la maison, to take home.
We dropped off our cycles and had a last drink at the bar. The Boden family were there again – Page 82 tonight. The weather was gorgeous today and it looks promising for our journey home.
We have cycled all the tracks on the island this week and clocked up about 80 miles in 6 days. Luckily, most of it was flat as we did it on "shopper" bikes. Nice baskets ...
11 miles (cycling)
Weather this morning dull and overcast.
We decided to go north to do the bike tracks we missed out the other day, calling in to the market at La Gueriniere on the way.
Nothing too exciting – just another day at L'Herbaudiere.
Back to Les 2 Entrees Cotes for dinner tonight. ...
... the side of the sea to the Polder de Sebastopol, the other nature reserve on the island and then on to the Passage du Gois which is the causeway to the mainland and only passable at low tide. There was a plaque telling us that the Tour de France passed through here for the first time on 5th July 1993, almost 20 years to the day.
Cycled on into Barbatre for a ...
... so we thought things may be looking up. The food was very good – M had charcuterie to start. I had curried prawns and tuna steak as a main. Our waitress was very good – the other one swanned around with a trout pout looking like she was doing us all a favour just by being there.
To top it off, we were joined on the next table by a family of 5 straight out of the Boden catalogue – Marine ...
Other places to stay in Pornic
Plage de la Source, Pornic | 4 star hotelfrom $197
12 Rue Jean Monnet, Pornic | 3 star hotelfrom $115
44 Rue du General de Gaulle, Pornic | 2 star hotelfrom $79
Rue Noels, Pornic | 3 star hotelfrom $122
Les Gentelleries , Pornic | Hotelfrom $65
13 rue des Sablons, Pornic | Hotelfrom $78