Submitted: 24 Sep 2005
We’ve had a wonderful week in a lovely gite with welcoming hosts.
We’ve made the most of the time we’ve had.
La Rochelle – well recommended. You could spend more than a day with all there is to see, just walking around soaking up the atmosphere. Also detoured to the Ille de Re – beautiful.
Le Mervent forest and Pierre Brun – Canoeing, great lake and reasonable too, kids enjoyed Pierre Brun, thought all the bouncy things and playground rides great fun, even the 13 year olds!
La Tranche sur Mer – beach lovely and sandy and shallow water, great if children like to look for creatures that lurk in the deep!
But the experience of the week must be the Puy do Fou, a spectacular day or days out especially with the Cinescenie show in the evening. There are no end of words to describe it, spectacular, fantastic, amazing, awe inspiring. Wow, the French really know how to put on a show!
We’ve had a lovely welcome from Jane and Brian. Our boys have had a great week putting into action what Joey and Billy practiced the weeks before, it’s been action stations with all sorts of weapons and the boys have had a brillian time. Our daughter enjoyed beating Mum and dad at scrabble and being an observer of the battles between the boys. Oh, not forgetting her beating us at bouls too!!
Thank you Jane, Brian, Joey and Billy for a lovely relaxing week (and not forgetting Bazoo for providing entertainment!!)
Bill, Michelle, Owen, Bethan and Hew, Mansfield, Notts