Football, Fête and Food!
What an exciting weekend for the LG volunteers!!
After our volunteering during the week, we love an exciting weekend, jam packed with culture and experiences!
Our weekend began on Saturday when some of our volunteers headed off to Brossac for the local market and explore the village further. Despite the weather not being fantastic, Shao Ping, Eilidh and Antoine had a fabulous time looking around and relaxing!
On their return, the group headed off to a local fête in Tatre. We saw the local bike race and some of their stalls before heading to Chalais for a family dinner. It was nice to relax together as a group and enjoy some local food-it was amazing!!
To end day 1, we watched Brossac&Chalais football team win their first game of the season. It was a close game, despite the final score being 1-0, and the volunteers loved watching the game and interacting with the locals.
Day 2 saw us decide to head to the beach in Royan! To break up our journey, we stopped off along the way in Talmont to see the cobbled streets, hidden shops and the historical church. We then continued onto Royan to enjoy some local food, shopping and sunbathing!! It was the perfect way to enjoy the sunshine and we all had a smashing time. We ended our trip at St Palais Sur Mer for some ice cream and a final swim before retunring home. Due to the excitement of the day and all the fresh air, we were all asleep by 9pm!
We had a great weekend and we would like to thank Paul for taking us to these fabulous places. We are now back to work and already planning our next excursion!