Tomb of Dumont d'Urville, explorer
A monument in the Montparnasse cemetery
A nice door
Grave of Baltasar Lobo, sculptor
A wooden skeleton in an art supply store
A fun fair
La Rochelle train station
View from the Tour St. Nicolas toward the Tour de la Chaîne
Jennifer in a tower
Streets like this were built for merchants--who then had to pay rent on the space if they used it for business.
The town hall (hôtel de ville)
Monogram of Henri IV
Wave sculpture (not a toy, says the sign)
A bicycle rickshaw
Masts at the pleasure boat harbor Les Minimes
In front of the restaurant Richard Coutanceau.
The harbor by night
Tour de la Lanterne
La Rochelle: the old city
My dessert at Richard Couteanceau, a 2-star restaurant.
Sailor's graffiti, Tour de la Lanterne
Beach from the Tour de la Lanterne
Staircase, Tour de la Lanterne
Atop the Tour de la Lanterne
La Rochelle from the Tour de la Lanterne
The church on the left, in the background, is the cathedral of La Rochelle.
A small spire
From the Tour de la Lanterne
A particularly good example of the red clay roof tiles that characterize much of southern France (and a good chunk of the north these days too).
Sawtooth shark at the aquarium.
This fort was planned in the 17th century but not actually built until the 19th. By the time it was finished it was obsolete.
Monument to massacred priests
From the Terror
A house on the Île d'Aix
Seashore on the Île d'Aix
Note the plastic lawn chair (lower right)
It's a very small island!