Monday, October 05, 2009

More France Photos...

Hi again everyone. I am going to do another post about France today. I have accumulated a lot of photos with the intention of showing you what the area is like, so I am doing this very sporadically! The below picture is of the town church in a place called Vouvant. It is about 10km from Mervent but the forest we are in the middle of is actually called the Mervent-Vouvant Forest, as both towns claim ownership. The weather was nice that day- very sunny yet you can see the black clouds creeping in behind the church. church across river at vouvant This next one is a shot of the front of the old church at Vouvant. Inside the church is absolutely beautiful and worth a visit. church at vouvant This next photo is of the view from the town of Vouvant, looking over the river that runs through the forest. view from vouvant This is a huge river and we really enjoy getting out on our little inflatable and going for a cruise or fishing. We have a 3m dinghy with an electric motor which is just perfect for going out on the lakes and river and for fishing. This next shot is one I took from the river whilst out on the boat during a very hot summers day. We both got seriously sun burnt that day, we were out for 5 hours just poodling along! mervent lake from boat This is a place called ‘Green Venice’ where you get to go out in these Gondolas and the guides punt you along. There is a system of really narrow rivers that all connect up to make different routes that you can go along. The whole area there is gorgeous. IMG_8126 The next photos are from La Rochelle, on the coast of France. It is about 45 minutes from our place. We paid 3.80 Euros (about $5.50!) for a coffee there which really shocked me- that is just way too much for a plain old coffee! IMG_8233 IMG_8238 IMG_8242 IMG_8230 This last photo is of the beach that we usually go to, Les Conches. It is about 40 minutes from where we are and is so beautiful. It never gets that busy, even in the summertime. Les conches beach I hope you have enjoyed seeing the area around where we holiday and I have a post about Longleat Safari Park coming up very soon!