Just a short post, mainly photos!
There were many great ice cream shops in La Rochelle and if you are on a diet you may have trouble missing them! This is the one we actually went in search of, as it is, according to website Trip Advisor and its reviewers, the very best 5 star ice cream around! It did not let us down, as you can see from the following photos.
Word of the shop's heavenly produce had got around, as we queued for 10 minutes before getting to the counter! The first one was mango and coffee and the second was pistachio and chocolate!
While driving around the villages near La Rochelle, we saw this advertising sign which gives nothing away, lacking anything which identifies its location! The old church building in the background might be a clue, but I do not know what that is either! I generally take a photo of the village signs as we drive in or out of the place, but this time I slipped up, I am sad to say.
A little further down the road we saw these remarkable gardens, which I thought might be of interest to the gardeners out there who are interested in topiary and garden ornaments. A little too much for me, but nonetheless, it was a most amazing piece of workmanship!! And all tucked away in a small village!
One more post on the area around La Rochelle to go, with only the Île de Ré day visit to follow.