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Hello and bienvenue to Part 3 of our long weekend in the Charente-Maritime! I know I say this every time I visit a new place, but the Charente-Maritime has become one of my top areas of France and I can’t wait to go back. I’m most at home when I’m near water and there’s plenty of that in this nearby coastal department. I admit that I’m easily impressed, but even the most discerning traveler will fall in love with everything the Charente-Maritime has to offer.
If you’re a sun and sand type of person, you’re in luck because France has a beach for pretty much every type of beach goer. A few weeks ago, Tom and I headed to the Charente-Maritime department of France and drove to the Ile de Ré for the day. Just a short drive from La Rochelle, it’s officially made my short list of favorite places in France. The island just feels good and that’s the only way I can describe it.
Ile de Ré is the perfect spot to visit for the day, weekend, or the entire summer. Let me give you a quick glimpse of our day there!
“Ohhh, wowwwww! Look at thatttt!” came out of my mouth no fewer than 10 times per day on our recent trip to the Charente-Maritime department of France. Our long weekend kicked off in La Rochelle, a coastal city about 470 km from Paris whose history is just as impressive as its modern-day approach to life.