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Travel Blogs from Saint Martin de Re
Leaving Biarritz (reluctantly), we are heading northward along the
coast. Decided our next port of call will be a small coastal town by the
name of Saint Martin de Re, located on Ile de Re, and island off the coast from La Rochelle.
Weather doesn't look too promising - cloudy, foggy and raining. …
... to a Swiss chalet, we were heading toward La Rochelle because John had just finished reading the Three Musketeers and a lot of the action had taken place there so he was able to see the island the Birmingham had held for the English in order to launch an attack on Louis X11th and gain France for their realm, a feat they were unsuccessful at.
... commercial, to do a shop as supplies were running low. We made for the large Carrefour hypermarket and adjoining shops, 3 hours later we emerged, where did the time go? Cooked chicken baguettes for lunch, we made our way to the beach for the remainder of the afternoon, this time the tide was right in and we enjoyed paddling up to our knees. it's surprising, the sun didn't feel so hot stood in the sea, but once back ...
... 0930hrs in bright sunshine, our journey today was a 138miles, so not too bad. However it was a Saturday and being hot quite a lot of cars were heading for the coast, this made the last few miles a bit slow but we pulled into our next campsite Camping Au Port de Punay at 1300hrs. I went to book us in and spoke to the young girl in reception, after my normal stuttering French introduction she replied in perfect English. We went through everything and she led us ...
... to a port where a selection of great little boats are moored. Inside are all sorts of imaginable sea life displayed in large tanks and pools according to the waters they come from. The Australasian section is outstanding especially the corral. Go on have a look at the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Small hotel on the islad of Ille de Re in Saint Martin de Re. Great location, just a stones throw from the town center, with great views of the coast. Very comfortable rooms, friendly staff. WiFi works a treat. Plenty of free parking in the hotel grounds. Highly recommended.
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