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Ile de Noirmoutier: a wide range of beaches

Ile de Noirmoutier: a wide range of beaches

Ile de Noirmoutier: a wide range of beaches Located in the department of Vendee and connected to the mainland by a bridge, the island of Noirmoutier is a small paradise which offers its tourists untamed and natural landscapes. The beaches of Noirmoutier are totally different from the other beaches in the Vendée, they are more authentic beaches with character, like the beaches of Yeu. The Sableaux: a wide beach at low tide along the forest of La Chaize Nicknamed "the island of mimosas", we discover, according to the ...

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Villefranche sur Mer : a bay protected by Cap Ferrat

Villefranche sur Mer : a bay protected by Cap Ferrat

Villefranche : a bay protected by Cap Ferrat Between Nice and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is Villefranche-sur-Mer, a small medieval town that has hosted many artists including Aldous Huxley and Jean Cocteau. From the Rue Obscure and its arcades to the Saint-Elme citadel built in 1554 to defend the bay, the city is full of riches that enchant thousands of visitors every year. This is, in our opinion, one of the most beautiful bays of the Riviera which is discovered coming from Nice via the coast road. The old town, the port and ...

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Bastia: point of entry into Cap Corse

Bastia: point of entry into Cap Corse

Bastia: point of entry into Cap Corse The Cap Corse peninsula is the land of sailors, and a very different world. 40 km long, it is located at the north end of the Ile de Beauté (surname of Corsica), and bordered by the Serra Mountains, with tops at nearly 1400m sometimes. These areas attract many tourists who are curious to discover this rugged coastline, the smaller beaches nestling in the coves and especially the unforgettable views from the ledge. "The Island in the island" is another world where mountain villages surrounded by ...

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Beach holiday at Sanary-sur-Mer in the Var in France

Beach holiday at Sanary-sur-Mer in the Var in France

Beach holiday at Sanary-sur-Mer in the Var in France Sanary-sur-Mer is a seaside town in the Var department, about ten kilometers from Toulon in southern France. Port of Sanary sur Mer The city is famous for its typically small port with its fountains. The best two examples, signed Emile Aldebert, are located on the port side and represent the Marine and the Agriculture. Do not forget to visit the “Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Pitié”, built in 1560. The site offers a beautiful view of the bay of Sanary, the Embiez archipelago ...

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La Rochelle : Capital of Aunis near the main points of interest of Charente Maritime

La Rochelle : Capital of Aunis near the main points of interest of Charente Maritime

La Rochelle : Capital of Aunis near the main points of interest of Charente Maritime Easy living, unspoiled setting and a lively city, La Rochelle is a renowned and welcoming seaside resort that enchants all types of visitors. These two towers guard the entrance of the port of La Rochelle Proud of its history of over 1000 years, this former fishing village in the marshes has been enriched through trade, particularly with England. It still has 4 ports and has the nickname of "museum city" as it is rich in architectural ...

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What to see in the French Pays Basque

What to see in the French Pays Basque

What to see in the Pays Basque (Atlantic Ocean in France) If you have decided to choose the Pays Basque for your next holiday, you will find this beautiful region of the south west between ocean and countryside has a lot to offer. If you are looking for a holiday combining the pleasures of relaxation and activities, you have made the right choice. Along the coast, many seaside resorts facing the Atlantic Ocean are to be discovered! South of the Côte Basque: Hendaye The wide beach of Hendaye with a hard sand ideal for ...

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Quiberon: A seaside destination in the south of Brittany

Quiberon: A seaside destination in the south of Brittany

Quiberon: A seaside destination in the south of Brittany near the Bay of Morbihan Connected to the mainland by a narrow stretch of sand over a few kilometres, the peninsula of Quiberon is a destination appreciated by tourists in Brittany who appreciate its climate and its superb landscapes. Located on a peninsula 40 minutes from Vannes, it is made of contrasts where you can admire both a calm sandy shoreline and a rocky coastline beaten by winds, the beautiful untamed coast, Quiberon is a small territory occupied for millions of ...

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Ploumanac'h in Brittany - Pure Pink granite rocks

Ploumanac'h in Brittany - Pure Pink granite rocks

Ploumanac'h in France - Pure Pink granite rocks In the heart of the Pink Granite Coast, situated between Trégastel and Perros-Guirec, you will find the famous rocks of Ploumanac'h which is one of France’s favourite villages. The group of islands called the “Sept-Îles” can be seen on the horizon, its unique reserve for seabirds and its beaches and walking trails make it a popular destination in high season. Porz Rolland and the Ile aux Moines At the very beginning of the Pink Granite Coast, you will find Porz-Rolland. In ...

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Port en Bessin : an authentic harbor just two steps from Omaha Beach

Port en Bessin : an authentic harbor just two steps from Omaha Beach

Port en Bessin : an authentic harbor just two steps from Omaha Beach Port en Bessin is the first fishing port of Calvados. Upon arrival in the town, the appearance of fishing boat is striking and gives a special charm to the city. The colors, the imposing size of the boats, the atmosphere, all these aspects bring a lot of charm to Port en Bessin. The port and quay of Port en Bessin where tourist activity is concentrated Almost the entire population lives from fish. Artisanal fishing is the first economic activity of the ...

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Gavres in the south of Brittany

Gavres in the south of Brittany

Gâvres and its peninsula in the south of Brittany The Morbihan is of remarkable natural beauty. The village of Gâvres is part of these places a little away from it all, where anyone who loves the tranquillity and beauty of the sea can be well satisfied. Sea of Gâvres - an inland sea To reach the village, it is necessary to follow an isthmus for a good ten kilometres. To the north of this strip of land, there is the small sea of Gâvres and to the south, a beautiful beach of fine sand of about ten kilometres, bordered by ...

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