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Atlantic Coast, from Nantes to La Rochelle
Traveling along the Atlantic Coast on the Velodyssée, this bicycle path along the ocean makes for a pleasant trip. The route going from Nantes to La...
Atlantic Coast, from Arcachon to Biarritz
Through the Vélodyssée, the cycle path that runs along the Atlantic Ocean, set off to discover the southern part of this journey. You will ride through...
Tour of the Bassin d'Arcachon
A stroll around the Bay of Arcachon is the ideal stay to make in family. The tour of the Bassin d'Arcachon, composed mainly of bicycle paths and totally...
Atlantic Coast, from La Rochelle to Bordeaux
Discover the Atlantic Coast from La Rochelle to Bordeaux. Start in La Rochelle, the famous fortified port and continue on to Bordeaux, the capital of...
5 REASONS TO VISIT ATLANTIC COAST
The Vélodyssée, stretching along France’s Atlantic Coast, offers a captivating journey from Nantes to Biarritz.
“Experience a variety of sceneries, from the verdant marshlands of the Marais Poitevin and the majestic forests of Landes to the rugged coastlines of the Basque Country.”
“Dive into the rich history and unique cultures of the regions you traverse. Explore cities like La Rochelle with its maritime heritage, and Bayonne, echoing with Basque traditions.”
“Europe’s tallest sand dune, offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic coastline and a unique natural spectacle.”
“Savor the culinary diversity of the Atlantic Coast. Relish fresh seafood, taste regional specialties like Basque cake, and pair your meals with local wines and ciders.”
“The Vélodyssée boasts well-marked paths, making navigation easy. Its dedicated cycle routes ensure safety, and the journey is interspersed with spots for rest, relaxation, and exploration.”
“The Atlantic Coast of France is renowned for its fresh produce and vibrant wines. The oysters, especially from Arcachon are celebrated for their distinct flavor, influenced by the unique maritime conditions of the region. Dishes like “magret de canard” (duck breast) and “confit de canard” (duck leg slow-cooked in its own fat) are regional specialties, reflecting the area’s rich culinary traditions.”
“One of the world’s most famous wine regions, Bordeaux produces esteemed reds primarily from Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, as well as notable whites and sweet wines like Sauternes. Along the coast you can also discover Muscadet: produced near Nantes, this crisp, dry white wine is often considered the perfect pairing for seafood.”
“The Atlantic Coast of France unveils a dynamic and diverse geography. Stretching from the rocky coastlines of Brittany to the sandy beaches of the Basque Country. Forested mountains, estuaries, salt marshes, and extensive dunes form a picturesque backdrop. The Atlantic’s influence is tangible, shaping the coast’s identity.”
“France’s Atlantic Coast has a rich tapestry of history. From ancient megaliths and Roman settlements to maritime exploits, pirate tales, and fortified ports. It bore witness to pivotal battles, both on land and sea, and was an important center for trade and exploration throughout the years.”