This was quite the weekend. Not only did I see the narrowest road in the WORLD (according to Guiness World Records, 1987), but went dancing until 5am in a real “boite de nuit” aka nightclub. The road, Rue L’Enfer, leaves me befuddled; roads are for cars but if I were to gain a couple hundred pounds I wouldn’t even be able to fit in that crooked space, let alone a vehicle….so what makes a road a road? If you can actually tell me, feel free to leave a comment….Annnnnyway, Les Sables d’Olonne (home to this mysterious road) is a small touristy town close to Mathilde’s university. It was a perfect day for promenading outside, being 17 degrees and sunny. I tried another macaroon, nougatine flavoured, which was delectable, but chocolate rests at number one. Mathilde, Marion, Anothony G and I strolled by the beautiful beach side as if we’re in some other world and winter doesn’t exist (I wish).
Friday we went back to Getigné (chez Mathilde) then to Nantes for a potluck at her friend’s apartment. Partying is very different here, as I am used to coming home around 1 or 2 am, where as we don’t even leave the apartment until 2 and stumble out of the dance club at 5. Left over mini pizzas and brownies from the potluck made for a great breakfast.
Student life here is really quite similar to the student life at home; friends, studying, parties and after a couple of drinks, speaking a whole other language (literally speaking, as conversation has turned english half way through every party I have been to). They love my accent and I love theirs!