Nature

France is a picture from a thousand palettes. Discover the most beautiful landscapes and views that have touched us through our travels in France. Nature that amazes us every day, through all the seasons. "If you really love nature, you will find beauty everywhere." Vincent Van Gogh.


Mercantour National Park in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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23 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Nature

Mercantour National Park in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Alpes-Maritimes departments, the Mercantour National Park covers an area of 685 km². Since its creation in 1979, it consists of forests and snowy peak with summits reaching more than 3,000m. Visitors to the park can walk the 600 km of marked footpaths whilst enjoying the wide variety of fauna, flora and mixed landscapes with seven valleys to explore along with many lakes including Lake Allos, Lake Lauzanier and Lake Vens.

Family friendly Gruissan beach

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22 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Nature , Tourism

Family friendly Gruissan beach

Visit this large and uncrowded Languedoc, Occitiane beach. Just 10 minutes, East of Narbonne and easily reached from the motorway, Gruissan plage is a lovely family friendly beach. The huge wide flat expanse of Gruissan beach means you will never struggle to find a spot on the sand, and the calm waters make for safe swimming for all ages.

The lagoons at Bages

02 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Holidays, Nature , Tourism

Under the Bages boardwalks

Take an afternoon stroll across Narbonne's saltwater lagoons. A change from the beach, this offers a completely different landscape and is great for wildlife lovers and those wanting to get away from the crowds of the beaches. Just 7km outside the city of Narbonne in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, the village of Bages offers an interesting alternative to a visit to the local beach.

Sigean Zoo

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31 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism, Nature

Sigean Zoo

Get up-close to 3,800 animals, set over 300 hectares at Sigean Zoo (Réserve Africaine de Sigean) in Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitaine. Located in the south of France, between Narbonne and Perpignan, on the Mediterranean coast and along salt-lakes lining the Languedoc coast, the Zoo hosts was created by Paul de La Panouse and Daniel de Monfreid and opened to the public on the 8th April 1974.

Canoeing on the Dordogne River

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23 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Holidays, Nature , Sports and leisure, Tourism

Canoeing on the Dordogne River

Enjoy a sunny afternoon, drifting down the Dordogne River in a canoe this summer. Discover the tranquility and watch the historical beauty of the Dordogne countryside pass you by from the comfort of your canoe or kayak. Choose from various points of departure along the Dordogne River. Park your vehicle and then depart from the river shore, upon either a canoe, a kayak or a stand-up paddle. At the end of your day travelling down the river, get a bus back to your vehicle.


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