Wednesday, September 15, 2010

La Garangeoire – The Vendee – 2010

What can I say ! We just cannot stop coming here.
Voted one of the top 10 European sites and lives up to it every time. Just coming to the end of the stay here and moving on to Normandy and the ferry home. Sad to leave really because this is the place to chill out with plenty of sun, temps usually in the 21c – 26c area for most of September.
The staff on the site are first class and speak both French and English. You can not stay here without treating yourself to a meal in the excellent Restaurant, we had 2.

They even do a meet the chef (free) morning once a week which Lesley went on and came back with nothing but praise the kitchen area was spotlessly clean and the chef explained about how he made the pate de foie gras for the Restaurant and the macaroons which every one on the tour had a go at piping.

Wish I had gone round also but missed it.   
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For a good walk, followed by a 1200hrs meal, Lac Jaunay (Lake) is about 10 mins drive from the site. The L’Auberge du Jaunay couldn’t be better. The bar – creperie – Restaurant sits high on the northern bank with stunning views across the lake whilst tucking into some good French food and of course some good wine.
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Wild life on the lake abounds. This was one of the many large green lizards we came across basking in the sun. This was the one day I never bothered to put the long lens on, sods law as they say but it came out quite well.
It is also a good place to relax with your own picnic at the many places on the surrounding banks.  Pictures are worth a thousand words as they say so here are a few more of the areas we travelled to this time round.
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Lesley said...

sucha fantastic holiday - can't wait to go again - love lesley x

Denise said...

OMG...what a lovely trip. It looks so beautiful there. So, who is because you have a beautiful wife that shares your interest, or her because has the best ever husband that shares her interest. I'd say a match made in heaven!!! Good for you both! Regards!

Lesley said...

You need to get posting Lesley x