Novotel La Rochelle Centre
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- Minbar in room
- Multilingual staff
- High-speed internet in room
- Breakfast Available
- Smoking rooms available
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Travel Blogs from La Rochelle
... A French couple came along and told us they had just seen a snake in the grass! So we thought it prudent to make a move, we had seen quite a few lizards sunning themselves, but no snakes. Once back at the van we watched more and more vans arrive until there were 13 of us overnight. The book said it would cost us 5 euros and someone would come to collect, but we never saw a soul.
... call it 'planing de l'eau?' The lady in the Pattiserie I was temporarily heading for seemed a little unnerved.
I didn't bring 2 bikes all this way not to use them, so today I booked a pitch for the night at L'ocean camping. It's their first day open for the season and there's only one other van here. If there's 2 sharing the shower cubicle tonight I'll be asking some questions. Headed off in a monsoon to ...
... not exactly the stuff of everyday communication.
But ever since coming to Cristallin, I've started to see the wisdom in that choice. Everywhere we look we are reminded of folk tales and fairy stories.
We've also started to see very clearly (Cristallin means clear vision) the gap between fantasy and reality; the truth of the rose-tinted glasses metaphor; mythical vs real-life France.
Beauty and the Beast?
Look no further than ...
... Then they all - sauf M Leblanc - took off and left us to it.
Richard by this stage, pumped with adrenalin and confidence from all that hacking with M Leblanc's electric saw, bravely tried to expand on his minimal French from beyond a couple of words at a time to whole sentences.
He asked M Leblanc if he'd like a beer or a jus de citron! I think he even used the verb 'voudrez' .
I reckon if he repeated French for Travellers he'd ace the class. ...
... hand had doors on wardrobe and a safe but we had a view of the street which was cute. That night Paul and Felicity opted to say home as they were both unwell so Tony and I headed out about 8.30pm this is the time that the streets of France come alive. We went for a beautiful walk up the city centre and explored lots of little streets and found a beautiful restaurant at the front of the city centre and had dinner and a glass of wine. We got back to the hotel about ...