Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Charente Maritime beaches hit the spot

It was the senior partners birthday on Monday so I took a hooky day off work and we went to the coast with the girls.

Being August Royan was pretty packed so we took a side road and ended up in a cove on the north side called Conche de Pontaillac.

It was far less crowded and we even nabbed the last beach-facing table at the "Le Calu Met" restaurant next to the casino where J-A and the girls had grilled sardines and pronounced them delicious.

The sandy beach was impeccably clean and the water warm and clear.  There are a host of ice cream parlours to choose from and we'll certainly be making a return visit soon.

We're spoilt for choice living here and we could easily spend a week exploring the coastline rather than the "hit and run" day jobs that we tend to do.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Sometimes a day or two away from work can really make a difference in your outlook, remind you what is important in life. Glad you had a good day.