In 2009, my oldest daughter Bunny and I went on a little four day road trip exploring France. We caught the ferry to St Malo and travelled to Rennes, Nantes, Poitiers (and the Futuroscope) and finally down to La Rochelle. My highlights from the trip were most definitely Nantes and La Rochelle.
Nantes was an absolutely stunning city with some really fascinating architecture and statues, and was fabulous for shopping. Shops varied from big designer labels to smaller boutiques selling handmade gifts. Nantes also had the most amazing patisseries and chocolate shops with window displays to make your mouth water.
The place I loved the most though, was La Rochelle, a beautiful harbour town on the West coast of France. La Rochelle was quaint and pretty, full of boats, parks, playgrounds and cafes. It was a very family friendly town and we spent a lot of time in the playground and on the carousel. La Rochelle was very relaxed and serene in comparison with the bustling urban vibe of Nantes and was a lovely place to relax and stroll along by the water. It was in La Rochelle that I had the most unforgettable pancake (crepe to the French). In a café on the waterfront, I ordered a crepe flambed in Brandy, served with fresh banana, a rich Belgian chocolate sauce and Chantilly cream. It was simply divine. Unfortunately I don’t have photos of the pancake, but I still have a few photos of La Rochelle, so I am sharing them here for this week’s #CheckOutThatView post…
Thank you to everyone who linked up last week. It’s too difficult to choose a favourite but I loved the originality of the post from Fiona who shared photos of Coombe Mill in 1926 and I was also extremely captivated by The Adventure Mom’s post on Columbus Ships because I have a massive love of boats! So do pop back and see some of last weeks fabulous linkups if you get the time. Here’s this week’s #CheckOutThatView linky where you can link up any post which contains a photo of a pretty or interesting view (reviews welcome too). Don’t forget to comment on at least two others (if you’re first – come back later).