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our holiday in 18 photos...

 
This was the first thing that we saw when we arrived, the sea air smelt fabulous...

 
How could you not fall in love with the stunning ile de re...

 
Nothing nicer than having lunch overlooking these beauties.....

 
There were roses everywhere, I think that the sea air agrees with them....

Lots of lovely shops....

 
There were seas of poppies everywhere, I can see why a lot of artists base themselves here, it is an inspiring place...



Unpoilt beaches, reminds me a bit of New Zealand....

Even the publicity is chic....


I fell head over heels with Chateau Oleron....


So colourful and full of character...

 
 
 
La Rochelle was lovely as always and we enjoyed the cycle tracks along the coast....

 


Then we stumbled across a magic place where we found that a fellow kiwi had left his mark...

 
Such a fabulous surprise,  a real secret place....

 
Loved the detail and the owners of the hotel where we stayed did not know that this fabulous work of art existed...

 
 
 It took 4 years to complete and it really is monumental.

Hope you enjoyed our snaps, it really was a fabulous break and I cannot wait to go back later in the year.

Leeann x



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  1. Wow amazing carving. I found this Rticle that shows how massive it really is.
    http://m.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11117932

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    1. Thanks for emailing the link that you found, very interesting!

      Leeann

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  2. Beautiful shots, I feel more French already.

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  3. Stunning shots! Thanks for the inspiring post!!
    Jamie Herzlinger

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  5. Beautiful photographs, looks a georgous part of France. Its on my wish list! Jane x

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