Hotel Le Richelieu
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- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... we found the church up on the hill….puff, puff, puff go the old fogies, boy were we glad of a sit down in a pew when we got there. It had the most beautiful stained glass windows we have ever seen, each one telling a different story. Back down in the town we walked along a boardwalk that ran around a lake just behind where we were parked, then sat for a while and watched the world ...
... totally self-sufficient and independent I went to a pizzeria and had a cracking Pizza Paysanne (yes with a raw egg in the middle - proper!!) and two pints of Jupiler. Bear Grylls look at me and learn..
Today I haven't travelled that far- Chatellailon Plage just below La Rochelle. Discovered on the way that the van doesn't always want to go the way the wheels are facing in the wet. I think the French ...
... next door; no loud blaring pumping racket in restaurants and shops; no screaming, demanding children! No asphalt, no litter!
The shutters were all in soft greys, greens and blues; flowers grew in every garden; the children sat quietly and chatted (chatted - not glued to their devices!) There was no music whatsoever -- just the sound of waves, breeze and quiet conversation.The paths were a chalky white, the litter was non-existent.
It was perfection.
... all have of the French cafe culture?
We ended up coming home to our own pretty horrible instant coffee which did NOT do those lovely croissants justice!
End of digression.
Next obstacle--communicating with the neighbours.
We decided that one of our priorities should be making the garden safe. It's a pretty big piece of land and must be a real problem keeping under control.
The couple who were house-sitiing here before us in ...
... some pet sitting in the UK and some DIY in France where we are helping maintain a small chateau just north east of La Rochelle.
The owners live and work in the Languedoc and can't manage the property easily from afar, and as it's being let out as a vacation rental in a few weeks time, they need quite a few jobs to be done.
I now see why people shy away from such lovely old buildings. The upkeep is relentless. ...