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Tuesday, 4 September 2007

This week

Last week one of our guests spotted a young deer running across the field at the back of our house. He was really pleased, because it was the first time he had seen one close up.
This week our new guests arrived on Saturday and they were very complimentary, they said that our gites are the best that they have stayed in, in france.
Yesterday it was a lovely day so we spent the afternoon on the beach at a small town near La Rochelle, called Fouras. Although the tide was a long way out there is a large salt water pool on the end of the center beach for swimming.
Today near La Rochelle and the rest of France, it's la rentrée(back to school) lots of happy parents dropping their children off and in some cases crying children including my own son!

Saturday, 28 July 2007

While our guests enjoy the sunshine on the mainland beaches we have just been over the bridge to the Ill de Re for a few days to do some touring around on cycles, our youngest is only 5 but its so easy on the marked cycle tracks and the flat landscape with the highest point of the island being only 19 m above sea level, parts of the tracks take you through salt marshes, a bird watchers paradise and the lovely tiny roads through the quaint villages and small towns dripping with flowers from every nook and cranny, with all the cafes and bars full of people just idly watching the world go by or dreaming at the ports as the luxury boats and yachts meander in and out.
For the more nautical and energetic the Jet ski and sailing boat hire was very reasonable and enjoyable as my brother-in-law who joined us can testify.
even though we were only just down the road it felt like we were miles away in another country even, all in all we all had a very pleasant and relaxing few days.

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Unfortunately due to ill health we have had a cancellation and the Pigeonnier is empty until the 27th July, anybody who wants to get away now can contact us for a special price. Ryanair have been doing very good deals recently from the U.K. in fact my wife and children are taking advantage and going back to the U.K. from La Rochelle to spend a few days with their Grandparents.

Monday, 2 July 2007

our gite

This is the Pigeonnier.

Our Gites Near La Rochelle

We are situated in the Charente Maritime on the West coast of France.