A trip to La Rochelle

Volunteers explore La Rochelle during the weekend

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Once the working week is finished, the volunteers at La Giraudière have the freedom to choose how to spend the weekend. Some decide to stay at the house and rest or swim in the lake, but many prefer to explore the bigger cities nearby.


Last weekend, Amanda, Sofia, Deniz and I (Libby!) decided to go to La Rochelle. We had a great weekend full of wine and delicious food, and we returned to La Giraudière very relaxed and a bit more tanned thanks to some time at the beach! There was lots of things to do, for example we climbed the three towers of La Rochelle- this would be difficult for those who are scared of heights, but the views are worth it!


While we were there, there was a music festival- ‘Les Francofolies de La Rochelle’. This festival takes place every year and features only French speaking singers and musicians. We didn’t buy tickets to access the main stage, but there were still lots of smaller stages and other stands to enjoy, and the general atmosphere of the city was fantastic.


In particular, the nightlife was amazing. At night, lots of small music groups play in the streets and the local people dance to their music. The bars were also very lively and had the best mojitos in France! We had lots of fun and we would definitely recommend a visit to La Rochelle.

Pour lire ce post de blog en français, cliquez ici: Un voyage à La Rochelle


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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