Tuesday, November 15, 2011

LA ROCHELLE

All the important stuff about this great city on France's Atlantic coast is written here:



Located about 45 minutes west from where we live and a fantastic place to visit. Especially if the weather in November is around 20 degrees (Celsius,not Fahrenheit).  Gotta love it.

A madhouse in the summer, when tourists double the amount of citizens flock to the area and enjoy their 8 weeks paid vacation in the resorts around town. A bit more laid back during the off season, we had a great walk about town today. The Cafes were packed with people, the old town was busy with window shoppers, most stores were closed for Rememberence Day.

Isabella got hungry, all we could find that was open and gluten free.....chinese food. But let me tell you, it's not Peking Garden quality. You pick your choices, they nuke it for you. Anyway. Isabella got fed.

The Occupy movement has even reached this town, heck, what else do they want here? It's a worker's paradise compared to the US. Oh well, protesting for protesting sake. Good for you. For sure the deodorant business is taking a hit, let me tell you. 


OLD PORT OF LA ROCHELLE





CLOCK TOWER


SETTING UP A STREET MARKET


OLD TOWN HOUSE

FRENCH LIFE. AT THE CAFE
F


THERE IS ALWAYS PLENTY OF TIME FOR COFFEE


CAN'T BEAT THE LOCATION





YOU TELL ME. I FIND IT REASONABLY PRICED


CHINESE TAKE OUT


WHAT'S GLUTEN FREE? THE RICE......


WORLD'S MOST BORING FRIED RICE


I EAT HERE


ALWAYS IN SEASON!


BURNT SOMETHING. A SPECIALTY HERE.


THE PRICES....


PLEASE. 

2 comments:

Ken Broadhurst said...

All your posts include a lot of nice photos. La Rochelle is a place I really would like to see one day.

Those cakes, les g√Ęches, are a kind of brioche.

H.Peter said...

Thank you Ken. Sooner or later we shall add videos as well. The camera is in place, we just need to learn it a bit more.
Locals around here are very proud of La Rochelle. Rightfully so.