Day trip to La Rochelle April 29th 2006 Today was sunny but cold - it didn’t get over 10C until the early afternoon - and we headed off on a day trip to La Rochelle, today, about an hour and a half away.
La Rochelle is a port town on the mid-west coast of France, and has at times been a key stronghold and trading post with such distant partners as Canada and the West Indies. The town itself was established originally as a fishing ... read more
Europe » France » Poitou-Charentes » La Rochelle Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more