Left Rouen in dense fog so rather than use the A- roads we used the toll roads. Le Mans was to be our stop over but after a brief stop for me to visit the Le Mans circuit museum we decided as the fog had cleared we would head to La Rochelle on the Atlantic coast.
I took loads of photo's in the museum these are my two favourites.
Bugatti type 57, supercharged engine & lightweight aluminium body won the 24 hour in 1937 & 1939
Jaguar XK9 won in 1988
The hotel overlooks the harbour, a short walk took us into cafe culture central. Although the temperature was low the pavement seating outside all of the bars & bistro's were busy (I believe this maybe because a large proportion of the population like a fag). We found a nice warm table inside one establishment and enjoyed a meal before heading back to our hotel.