Beaches Part 1

After a wonderful but brief outing at Chatelaillon Plage last year, my parents decided to spend some real time on the Atlantic Coast and rent a house for a whole week in the Vendée this summer. My dad found a place in La Tranche sur Mer and we spent a week there (J just a three-day weekend). We were right by a family-friendly beach where we went mostly in the morning because Littlest’s primary source of joy from sandcastles was the part where he destroyed them and we wanted to avoid conflicts with other kids.

The first Saturday we were there the Tour de France came through. Otherwise we stuck to mostly beach and ice cream related activities.

I made a brief exit to the Ile de Ré (not actually the Vendée but Charente Maritime) to play a gig with the band.

I can’t tell you a whole lot about La Tranche sur Mer’s activities (including surfing lessons) since ours were entirely oriented around spending time with Littlest. J and I did go one evening into the town center for moules-frites on the main square and they were delicious, and we did get artisanal ice cream pretty much every day. There are activities for kids including a cinema that we could do if we go back when he’s older.

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