Last weekend, I went on a trip to the west of France: Poitiers on Saturday and the port city of La Rochelle on Sunday. Above, the church of Notre-Dame-la-Grande in Poitiers.

Above, the church of Saint-Jean-de-Montierneuf.

Above, a monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana) in the Poitiers botanical gardens.

Above inside the church of Notre-Dame-la-Grande.

Above, view of Poitiers from Notre-Dame-des-Dunes.

Above, the empty parking lot of Futuroscope (closed for the winter).

Above, boats in the morning fog in La Rochelle.

Above, city hall of La Rochelle.

Above, watching sharks at the Aquarium.

Above, Tour de la Chaine and Tour Saint-Nicolas, with the Vieux Port (Old Harbour) in the background.

Above, flying kite on a beach near Port des Minimes.

Above, Tour de la Chaine and Tour de la Lanterne, seen from the top of Tour Saint-Nicolas.

Above, plage de la Concurrence, before sunset.

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