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Monday 23 November 2009

The La Rochelle Aquarium

It was a cold & windy November Sunday afternoon so we decided to go to the Aquarium in La Rochelle, it was good because there weren't too many people there & we managed to get to see most of the fish. It is well worth a visit as there is a huge variety to look at from, delicate little sea horses to the piranhas set in the tropical rain forest. The main attraction is the large shark tank & they swim over your heads!!!
It takes about 3 hours to see all the fish and then afterwards we had a drink in the café and then onto the Aquarium shop.
During the high season & school holidays it tends to get really busy, so the best time to go is lunchtimes or in the evening as it is open until 11 pm.

Sunday 15 November 2009

Watersports at Aytré in La Rochelle

A perfect day yesterday for watersports on Aytré beach on the outskirts of La Rochelle. All the kite surfers & wind surfers were making the most of the sunny & windy November afternoon.

Friday 13 November 2009

Images of the Pigeonnier

The Pigeonnier is an open plan gite that can sleep upto 4 people maximum.

Sunday 8 November 2009

Customer comments for the Pigeonnier

le 4 Novembre 2009

Avons passé un agreable séjour malgré la pluie. Regoin et propietaire sympatique, peut être une autre fois.
Frédèric, Valérie & Manon

le 8/11/09

Nous avons passé un agréable week-end. Le pigeonnier est dècoré avec gout.
Merci à ce couple d'Anglais qui a su bien nous accueillir dans un coin de notre France.
A une prochaine fois,
Isabelle, Cyril & Manon

Wednesday 4 November 2009

Rastafarian Donkey's

Here in the Poitou Charente we have a local Donkey locally known as 'Baudet du Poitou', about 30 mins from here near Dampierre s/ Boutonne (further inland) there is a large farm which have started a breeding programme. In 1977 there was only 44 of these 'Baudet' in the whole of the world. Now, because of these special breeding programmes there are around 1000 and the numbers are steadily growing. This year the L'Asinerie du baudet du Poitou had around 10 babies and you can go into the field and stroke them. Initally these donkey's were bred with Poitou shire horse to make a large & very strong Mule used in the second world war.