France
Marais Perdus

Here you’ll find travel reports about Marais Perdus. Discover travel destinations in France of travelers writing a travel blog on FindPenguins.

21 travelers at this place:

  • Day170

    La Rochelle

    April 15, 2017 in France

    This morning we drove into La Rochelle prior to hitting the road. Little did we know that this city, selected because it was 5 hours north of where we were, is one of the most scenic and history-rich cities on the French Atlantic coast. We enjoyed a walk around, and a lovely breakfast in full view of the old port. Very old ... from the 11th century.Read more

  • Day10

    Made the tough decision this morning to not ride for a few days because of the issues I've had with my knee. Very frustrating as can still ride but know I'm making it worse and with over 8 weeks still left I know it's the sensible thing to do even if it is very frustrating.

    As a result and with it being a grey day I had a few chilled hours around the harbour of Pornic before jumping on the very quiet evening train to La Rochelle, a place I remember very vaguely from a family holiday years ago as a kid, to arrive after sunset and have a quick stroll round the harbour at night.

    Only real eventful thing to happen today was despite only riding 500 meters to the station from the harbour I did get my first wolf whistle. It was sadly off the French equivalant of a white van man but hey at 36 I'll take it!
    Read more

  • Day11

    Day 11 - La Rochelle

    April 26, 2016 in France

    With no riding today it was time to see what La Rochelle had to offer. With the weather still being grey and cold with the locals still wearing big coats and scarfs it was time to find some indoor activities and the aquarium and the three harbour towers would do just that. All well worth a visit if you're ever in La Rochelle. It was then time to head to head to one of the harbour side bars for a couple of chilled beers and people watching. After being befriended by a couple of the locals and a few hours chatting about the upcoming Euros, the Premier League (they love Leicester and Vardy over here) and surprisingly the mighty Wolves it was time to settle down and watch the champs league semi final between City and Real. Wow what I shite game!

    Feeling pretty merry it was time to bed after a quick HCB stop on the way back!

    (woke today to much better weather so photos of La Rochelle are from this morning before getting the train to Bordeaux. Gutting as perfect biking weather but I know I need to rest the knee for a couple more days.)
    Read more

  • Day4

    La Rochelle, France

    September 3, 2017 in France

    Got thrown into the deep end again last night. My first formal night and I got put on the busiest portrait. I was going crazy and was completely exhausted by the end of the night. It however was the joiners party in the crew bar so I headed there with the team and met up with some friends from my old ship as well.

    After a interesting drama filled night I had to get up early this morning for inductions (training) with two other photographers. Then four of us headed out to get some lunch. After wandering around for a very long time we decided on Le Canet. Which fit for one of the photographers who is vegetarian and myself who doesn't like seafood. Finding a place to eat that fit those categories was a challenge.

    Le Rochelle is really pretty but expensive. I would want to have more time to see more of the port. We didn't get to see much when we were starving just looking for food.

    We are now sitting in the restaurant waiting for our food. After this we are just headed back to the ship to get ready for work.
    Read more

  • Day14

    La Rochelle - FR

    May 28, 2016 in France

    Seems to storm in these parts like clockwork at 4pm (like the Highveld used to). Have to drink very slowly with the price of beer in these parts ! The price one pays to take shelter out of the rain.

  • Day4

    Die Perle am Atlantik

    April 10 in France

    La Rochelle ist eine Küstenstadt in Südwestfrankreich und Hauptstadt des Départements Charentes-Maritime. Seit dem 12. Jahrhundert ist die Stadt ein Fischerei- und Handelszentrum, dessen Seefahrtstradition sowohl im alten Hafen Vieux Port als auch im großen, modernen Jachthafen Les Minimes ersichtlich wird. Die Altstadt wird von mittelalterlichen Fachwerkhäusern und Renaissance-Bauten geprägt, darunter Arkaden aus dem 17. Jahrhundert. (Quelle: Wikepedia)
    La Rochelle ist im April 2018 nicht ein besonders von Sonne gesegneter Ort, das müssen wir leider feststellen. Ansonsten aber gibt es da so gar nicht viel, was man aussetzen könnte: Es gibt viele tolle Restaurants, die das erwartete französische Essen (Muscheln, Austern, Fleisch, Salat mit Ziegenkäse, Crevetten und andere Meerestiere) bieten. Zudem gibt es viele Gassen, die ein old fashioned Flair bieten. Viele kleine Läden, die Regionales anbieten: Sardinen, Sablés mit Caramel, Öl, Salz von der Ile de Ré uvm.
    Weiter bekannt ist La Rochelle durch sein Hafen und die 2 prägnanten Türme, von denen auch Menschen zwischendurch hinunterspringen. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-2e7NPKr60). Die Stadt wirkt etwas touristisch, aber doch irgendwie noch einheimisch: Es herrscht die französische Gemütlichkeit, gepaart mit dem Touristenzentren nahe des Hafens. Es gibt eine wunderschöne Kirche (siehe Foto) und wir haben auch das Glück, noch den grossen Markt am Mittwoch zu bestaunen, wo einige Verkaufsobjekte auch noch lebendig sind (siehe Foto). Weiter findet man grosszügig gestaltete Parks und ein Aquarium. Es ist keine sehr kleine Stadt, aber immer noch genug überschaulich, um es zu Fuss oder auch mit dem Velo zu erkunden. Wir entscheiden uns, alles zu Fuss zu erkunden und legen dabei einige Schritte zurück, was aber das üppige Essen super kompensiert hat :-)
    Read more

  • Day9

    La Rochelle

    July 30, 2005 in France

    Eine traumhafte, kleine Stadt, die es einem leicht macht sich in die Ära der Weltumsegler zu versetzen. Historische Altstadt, enge Straße und ein wunderschöner Hafen machen die Stadt unvergesslich (davon mal abgesehen, dass gerade Stadtfest war, als wir ankamen...).

You might also know this place by the following names:

Marais Perdus

Join us:

FindPenguins for iOS FindPenguins for Android

Sign up now