France – Day 26: Road Trip in France

I had the opportunity to do a road trip along the coast in France with fellow volunteers from La Giraudiere.

Paul, the project director rented a van and drove the volunteers to some beautiful sights in the south west of France.


Our first destination for the day was Pons, a beautiful medieval village, especially known for its ties to Quebec in Canada. This was our first stop for our road trip, where we stopped at a café for breakfast.

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Donjon Medieval

  Volunteers in France  


After Pons we made our way to a small village called Talmont-sur-Gironde. Talmont is one of many villages of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. Every side street, and every home was full of charm in this little village, and no access for cars made it very quiet and peaceful.

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Charming garden hut in Talmont

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Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont

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One of the many charming streets in Talmont


Our final destination of the day was Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, which means “on the sea”. When we arrived we walked among the quaint streets and enjoyed a delicious lunch at Les Quimperoises Creperie. The remainder of the day was spent lounging by the beach, walking along the coast and enjoying a drink by the pool. The weather was perfect and it was a fantastic way to experience France.

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Mushroom and Bechamel Sauce Crepe from Les Quimperoises Creperie  

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Beach at Saint-Palais-sur-mer

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Chocolate Milkshake

Volunteers in Saint-Palais-sur-mer, France


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