La Rochelle, Language Difficulties and a Mad Motorcyclist

La Rochelle France

“In Paris they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making them understand their own language.”
Mark Twain – ‘The Innocents Abroad’

We were ready for lunch about now so we stopped at the first brasserie that we came across, La Corniche, which was beside the road overlooking the beach and was encouragingly busy with locals, so we took that as a good recommendation and selected a pavement table in the sun.

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