Finding Peaceful La Rochelle

I’m taking a month off from school, and instead will be working with a tutor a few times a week, so I have much more time during the day to join David in his rambles. Since this week is Holy Week, I’ve spent a little more time than usual in meditation and quiet. Even here in this relatively bustling tourist city, there are oases of peace to be found.

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I glimpsed this very photogenic door at the end of a tiny alley one day as we were walking home from the port.

Alley Cross Door Cropped

Although David visited le cimetière last year, I’d never seen it, so Monday we walked over there. We took a winding backroads route, so it took a while to find an opening in the wall, but we eventually got in. There’s a sign at the entrance that warns you to leave by 17H45 (5:45 p.m.) if you prefer NOT to be locked in for the night. Duly noted. Don’t think we would have liked that much quiet (or that kind–the locked-in kind).

Cimetière de Saint-Éloi
Cimetière de Saint-Éloi

There is a new section, but most of the cemetery is quite old and lovely and very peaceful.

Cimetière de Saint-Éloi
Cimetière de Saint-Éloi
Cimetière de Saint-Éloi
Cimetière de Saint-Éloi

I’m running out of synonyms for gorgeous. What is this stunning tree?

Today we went into Cathédrale Saint-Louis de La Rochelle. It’s undergoing restoration at the moment, but was silent and beautiful inside, with tranquil nooks for prayer and meditation.

Cathédrale Saint-Louis de La Rochelle
Cathédrale Saint-Louis de La Rochelle
Cathédrale Saint-Louis de La Rochelle
Cathédrale Saint-Louis de La Rochelle

I hope for you a week permeated with peace and an Easter overflowing with joy.

Cathédrale Saint-Louis de La Rochelle
Cathédrale Saint-Louis de La Rochelle

He is risen!

One thought on “Finding Peaceful La Rochelle”

  1. I agree! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these images! May you have peace among all this beauty. Happy Easter! We serve an awesome God!

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