France - Atlantic Coast (PDF Chapter)
This is the Atlantic Coast chapter from Lonely Planet’s France guidebook.
With quiet country roads winding through vine-striped hills and wild stretches of coastal sand interspersed with misty islands, the Atlantic coast is where France gets back to nature. This is the place to slow the pace right down.
- gorge on exceedingly fine architecture, art, food and wine in Bordeaux, the Unesco-listed city that can do no wrong
- romp atop Europe’s highest sand dune, the Dune du Pilat, followed by lunch with sensational sea-and-sand view at La Co(o)rniche
- scale ancient defensive towers, sail to Fort Bayard and encounter sharks in La Rochelle’s in-credible aquarium
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Nantes, Poitou, La Rochelle, Île de Ré, Cognac, Bor-deaux & Around, Arcachon & Around.
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