Whopper Weekend!

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!!

selfie on the way to the fete

selfie on the way to the fete

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.

allez les verts

allez les verts

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!

Eilidh enjoying the local delicasey of mussels and chips in Royan

Eilidh enjoying the local delicasey of mussels and chips in Royan

 

the view of the church in Talmont

the view of the church in Talmont

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!

 

About La Giraudiere

The whole idea of the La Giraudiere project is for people of all backgrounds, all ages, all nationalities to have the chance to live together learn about each others lifestyle exchange their knowledge, experiences and skills whilst living and working together in France and at the same time helping, improving and adding to the Project for those to come in the future. To see the different types of volunteers work that has been done and what is still required visit our website
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