Monday, 2 May 2011

A year in La Loire Atlantique

France is a place that has always captivated me and still holds my attention. Numerous family holidays to the west coast gave me my first taste of l'hexagone and it has been a love affair ever since. I loved my French language lessons and exchange visits at school so much that I studied French at University, spending a year at the University of Poitiers.

As things turned out I ended up in Spain, learning a new language and only returned sporadically to France. But, as fate would have it, at the end of 2009 I had the opportunity to return to the Loire Atlantique region to work for a year.

From La Baule towards Le Pouliguen
 Our destination was La Baule, a beautiful coastal town with characteristic French charm. The beach is 8km of golden sand joining Pornichet, La Baule and Le Pouliguen. I can't remember how many times we walked along it - and in all weathers. Beach walks are an excellent way of blowing away the cobwebs and getting ideas clear.

Av. Géneral de Gaulle, La Baule

La Baule
It turns out that I spent holidays here over 25 years ago. I'm sure that it has changed a lot since then so hubby and I spent many weekends discovering the area. Are there any recurring places in your life which hold special memories?

Hasta pronto!

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