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Weather: Beautiful sun and warm with just a brief shower whilst driving today - 25 degrees.
After an early start, well for this holiday anyway, we walked to the bus stop (and it was fine, not raining as it has been the last 2 times we have left Paris) near Bastille Station, hoping that the 91 bus was running. Yay, it was!! This made the journey somewhat easier as it went to the Montparnasse TGV Station making it easier to transport the cases etc. ...
... set off to the unknown. We parked our car in the public car park two kilometres from the old harbour and started walking in. It turns out that La Rochelle has a proud history with it being founded in the eleventh century and electing a mayor in 1199. It had no feudal lords and grew into a trade centre with close links to England, Flanders and the Baltic States. It was a centre of Protestant belief and alighted itself with Henry IV in the religious wars. ...
So its been a few days since i got online properly so i have some catching up to do.
monday home to malcs then to portsmouth........58 miles
tuesday st malo to maxent .....62 miles
wed maxent to st brevin les pins ......74 miles
thur st brevin les pins to heliare de reiz ....59 miles
friday st helaire to le tranch sur mer.....54 miles
sat le tranche sur mer to le Rochelle .....36 miles ...
... leasing a car through Renault Eurodrive which is a very economical way of doing a long term rental. The car we have is a Renault Kangoo - not the most stylish looking wagon, but very practical and has plenty of room for a family of 5. It has loads of little storage compartments and lots of leg room. We have named it "Zippy" and we have a additional member on the trip - Lisa, our SatNav guide! Named by Annabel - ...
... our age. She doesn't let the fact that she is alone stop her from visiting some off the beaten track places. Cissy is Dutch but lives in Brussels. We stayed in touch and Dave and I were delighted when she wanted to visit us in France. Of course we cleared it with John an Mike. They had no reservations about it.
We picked Cissy up from Angouleme and it was great to see each other again. We opted for the rural ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed