October 2010 Desktop Calendar – Colorful Fishing Huts in France

Photo of colorful fishing huts on stilts in the Charente-Maritime, France.

Colorful fishing huts (carrelets) in the Charente-Maritime.

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This month we visit the Charente-Maritime region of France, one of my favorite places. Often overlooked by tourists and guidebooks, the area has so much to offer. There’s of course La Rochelle with its vieux port and fascinating history and Rochefort, the home of Les Demoiselles de Rochefort and the Hermione. One can also find some of the best oysters in France, salted butter, creamy caramels, sandy beaches, beautiful sunshine and a shoreline dotted with colorful carrelets (wooden fishing huts on stilts).

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