Monday, 29 September 2008

Bouin, Poitou Charente (France)

After many months spending our spare time in the UK it was time to dust off the pasports and return to the joys of flying Ryanair.

Brenda & David were in week three of their time doing home exchanges in France and we joined them at home number two just outside of the tiny town of Bouin.

While we weren't away for very long, we managed to enjoy lots of sun, great food, heaps of cheese and some rather neat churches.

Again, photos are to tell most of the story...

Flying over Fracne

Ke he he

Entering Bouin - so small it does not even have it's own bakery!

La Rochelle Market

La Rochelle Market - Check out the heads on the birds

La Rochelle harbour

Paul on the city walls in La Rochelle

Amy with her feet in the Atlantic

Paul having post lunch icecream

Amy trying to self-portrait with her icecream

Church in the countryside

Complete with griffins

Outside the same church

Walking in the countryside


Another small church

Stained glass

15th Century paintings in the church

The counrtyside was full of not so sunny sun flowers - must've been rather spectacular a few weeks ago.

Poitiers - Eglises de Notre Dame

Eglises de Notre Dame - with very colourful paintings inside

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