When we were looking for a house on the Ile de Ré one of our first thoughts was that the morning walk to get a fresh baguette must be a good one. Well it is.
These pictures, all taken last month, show how even in winter the less than 5 minute stroll to the boulangerie in St Martin de Ré is an enjoyable one.
Soon the greenery will turn more colourful with plenty of yellow, red and orange flowers en route. There are already a few.
Look up and you will be suprised at what you see. I had walked past this corner many times before clocking the skull…
In fact it is at the skull you turn to go straight down to the harbour and the boulangerie.
And there at the end of the road is the harbour. Because it is tidal every morning the boats are at a different level. Some mornings, though not today, it is part hidden by mist. All very dramatic.
And after a quick glance at the harbour you turn back on yourself. There is the boulangerie. You can’t miss it. It’s the building with a merry-go-round in front of it.
And of course having got your baguette, there’s only one thing to do before heading home with it. Have a nibble. A great start to your day on Ré.
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