I have to say that I love islands And I love writing about them, it must be because I live in one, although sometimes the truth is a little overwhelming. The thing is that as a vacation destination an island is always a great choice, especially if you want to rest and relax on a little beach during all your vacations, although of course you can do much more than that on an island. In France There are a lot of interesting islands that can become your particular paradise, so I bring you a few so that you can see the options you have if you like the neighboring country and want to spend your holidays there:
– Ile des Embiez: It is off the coast of Provence and was acquired in 1958 by Paul Ricard, a very environmentally-friendly beverage magnate who greatly controlled its tourist development, limiting buildings so that they were all in the same place and were not visually or environmentally damaged. the whole set. Thanks to that, most of the island is still in the wild with lots of pine forests, spectacular coves, streams, meadows and various vineyards.
– Ile de Port-Cros: It is in front of the famous Côte d’Azur and has a spectacular marine life. Snorkelling there is quite an adventure since you can see a lot of flora and fauna in fantastic crystal clear waters. Cars and even bicycles are prohibited on this island, as there are no roads. The islanders cannot even smoke so as not to spoil the environment and the sand cannot be removed so that the beaches remain virgin.
– Ile de Batz: Here they take life very calmly and farmers use horses instead of tractors and residents use bicycles instead of cars. It has spectacular botanical gardens thanks to the Mediterranean microclimate on the island. There is only one souvenir shop in the whole island, but there are several restaurants and beaches, many beaches, surrounded by rocks and with beautiful coves to spend a day in privacy.
– Belle-Ile: It is one of the largest islands in the country and families from the highest French social classes come to spend their holidays. Its shops and restaurants are very cosmopolitan, it is like Paris but in miniature and on the island. It is very beautiful but if you want total tranquility I recommend that you choose a more modest one.
– Ile d’Oleron: It is the largest French island, with the exception of Corsica, and is very famous for its oyster beds and its salt marshes. Spectacular white sand beaches surrounded by pine and oak trees, many of them ideal for surfing since they have strong waves. There are many perfect bicycle routes to get to know the best areas of the island.
French Overseas Regions and Territories Explained (June 2022)