let's go swimming

When brocanting in Rochefort who can resist a trip to the wild and windswept Île d'Oléron off the west coast of France? Less well known than its cousin Île de Ré - where Parisians flock for their summer break - it has many hidden secrets. Below are some pictures we snapped at one of its tiny sand beaches where you can purchase and personalise your own beach hut. Often made of wood these little houses are painted with stripes and reflect the many colours of the Atlantic Ocean which they look out onto.

In the spirit of the seaside and all things summery we have a very unusal victorian beach hut. Although showing signs of use it is still in relatively good condition and extremely charming. It is also very versatile as the yellow striped canopy is supported on a folding wooden frame so you can take it with you and put it on your beach anywhere. Ideal for this summer...




We also have a number of these vintage life-rings which have been salvaged from the port at Felixstowe. They look great in the sunshine with their bright citrus colours and each of them has got its own name - football clubs and more exotic destinations. Essential for the beach this summer...



http://www.oleron-island.com/
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