Having caught the 07:00 ferry from Dover we arrived in Calais for breakfast and headed straight for La Rochelle where we were staying the night. La Rochelle a sea port on the Bay of Biscay was a great start to our 5 week French trip ~ welcoming and lively the Old Port was buzzing; we could have spent a few days here but resisted the temptation and we headed off on Sunday morning for Bram.