More than Paris : Oléron, Charente-Maritime

Publié le par Jay

CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO SEE IT FULLY

CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO SEE IT FULLY

One of the things I dislike the most about travelling, travellers and being a traveller is that we sometimes go to what is obvious and forget what is around. 

Let's take France as an example. So many people base their opinion of the country on the capital city, Paris. It is a beautiful city full of history and incredible architecture, I cannot deny that. At times, I enjoy taking a return ticket to Paris to revel in its beauty and in the Parisian way of life. 

But sadly, it is so unrepresentative of the life of French people that I feel like it is our duty, as citizen of the country, to enable past or future travellers to see all of France. Thus this 'More Than Paris' series throught which I'll start sharing a few pictures of places of France I have been. 

Let's take in the beauty of Oléron Island, only 3 kilometres off the Atlantic coast and second largest French island after Corsica. 

CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO SEE THEM FULLY - 1) Chassiron Lighthouse, 2) Fort Boyard in the distance, 3) On the wayCLICK ON THE PICTURES TO SEE THEM FULLY - 1) Chassiron Lighthouse, 2) Fort Boyard in the distance, 3) On the wayCLICK ON THE PICTURES TO SEE THEM FULLY - 1) Chassiron Lighthouse, 2) Fort Boyard in the distance, 3) On the way

CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO SEE THEM FULLY - 1) Chassiron Lighthouse, 2) Fort Boyard in the distance, 3) On the way

The island is accessible thanks to a brigde built in 1966. Before that time, the only way to cross over to the island was by boat! It boasts from a handful of different landscapes. White sandy beaches, pebble beaches, tiny marinas, natural reserves for birds and fish alike.

If you're lucky enough not the be the one driving when you travel to Oléron Island, take a look at the utility poles besides the roadway. Chances are, just like me, you'll be able to see herons nesting right at the top. 

More than Paris : Oléron, Charente-Maritime

Till next time xx

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Helene 10/06/2015 22:56

On etait justement en France, et a chaque fois qu'on y va, je me dis que quand meme, on ne connait rien de "notre" pays.. Je reve de faire un French road trip one day!! Les chateaux de la Loire, le sud, la Corse, l'Auvergne, l'Ile d'Oleron pourquoi pas.. tant de belles choses a voir!!
Superbe photo du poteau electrique!

Jay 16/06/2015 12:35

A mon avis, peu importe ton pays de naissance/d'accueil, c'est sûrement toujours celui que tu visites le moins si tu as la chance de voyager. Mais oui, un French roadtrip sounds amazing! Si tu passes par la vallée de la Loire, come say hi ;)