La Rochelle ~ Charente-Maritime

11th July ~ Le Vieux Port

La Rochelle, meaning Little Rock , was founded as a fishing village in the 10th century and began to expand in the 12th century through the wine and salt trades.  However, this has given way now to tourism in the main and it is certainly on the list of destinations for yachtsmen from all over Europe.

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Time to go down memory lane!…………

We set off with Musetta to motor the short distance to our previously reserved berth in the locked basin.  We arrived in time for the first opening of the pedestrian bridge to allow us to enter the basin. 

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