Seaside Serenity: Exploring the Charentes-Maritimes, Episode 490

Categories: Atlantic Coast, Bordeaux Area

In this episode of the podcast, Katy Russell joins Annie Sargent to discus our trip Exploring the Charentes-Maritimes. Katy is my sister-in-law so of course it was fun to reminisces on our family vacation. And the Atlantic coast of France is so beautiful! Moreover, it's not a part of France I have spent enough time in. So, Katy's visit was the perfect opportunity to explore the Charentes-Maritimes.

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Travel Perspectives

Katy is based in Utah and she works for an online university. This was her first time visiting this part of France. She has a strong arts and music background that provides a unique viewpoint on exploring the Charente-Maritimes appreciating local arts, culture, and even the natural environment like local flora.

Cordes sur Ciel Visit

Their journey began with a visit to Cordes sur Ciel, a village they explored without prior research, offering Katy a delightful surprise. The uphill walking posed a challenge, yet the village's charm and seasonal quiet made it memorable.

Local Experiences

Whether navigating shops or savoring local cuisine, Katy emphasizes the spontaneity and joy of exploring the Charente-Maritimes.


The episode reflects on how personal interests like art and nature can deeply influence travel experiences.
It highlights the importance of flexibility and openness in travel, as unplanned moments often become the most memorable.

This discussion between Annie and Katy not only explores their travel narratives but also delves into how personal backgrounds shape travel experiences. This makes it a rich episode for listeners who enjoy diverse perspectives on exploring the Charente-Maritimes.

Recommended in this episode

Le Mogaror Bar Restaurant in Royan

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Discussed in this Episode

  • Cordes sur Ciel
  • Bordeaux
  • Arcachon
  • Royan
  • Rochefort
  • Île d'Oléron
  • Fort Boyard
  • Fouras
  • Saint Georges de Didonne
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Katy Russell, David Sargent and Annie Sargent on a boat tour to Fort Boyard
Katy Russell, David Sargent and Annie Sargent on a boat trip to Fort Boyard
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Categories: Atlantic Coast, Bordeaux Area