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La Route du Sel

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Great beach, beware of Kites

Couple of miles of great beach. Shallow and sandy at the south end shingle and deeper in the... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Dusty428
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London
Best part of our holiday

We took our two children (10 and 5) on the tour and then the red route. Great experience, staff... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
jemlchilds
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Saltash, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Couple of miles of great beach. Shallow and sandy at the south end shingle and deeper in the middle. This beach has to be seen in conjunction with the beaches on the other side - depending on which way the wind is blowing dictates which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We took our two children (10 and 5) on the tour and then the red route. Great experience, staff spoke good English and safety was good. A lovely experience!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jemlchilds
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Connects Giens to mainland, narrow strip has numerous kite surfers and schools on the sea and quantities of flamingos and other waders in the etang on the other, free parking at each end and some on the roadside, walking is linear on the beach and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Now this is quite interesting as it's been given back as much as possible to Ma nature. So you have the sea on one side with pebble beach wind surfers kite surfers; On the other side of the road is salt extraction ponds/lakes/flats. Depending when...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank John R
Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

During off season this is a very nice walk between sea and salt lakes. You can admire pink flamingos and other birds and on the other side kite surfers and other surfers, sun all day and beautiful sunsets. At both ends there is a parking...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Kilkki
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Cycling along this road was really nice despite many cars. Do not forget your sunglasses as you'll have a lot of light in your eyes due to the sea and the salt lakes

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Sophie R
Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

From the inland of Hyeres, to reach Giens peninsula, you Travel on one of these two "Sandy cords" through the marshes, that in the past were important salt flats and nowadays are a botanic natural park in which you can watch flamingos and a big...More

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Limeturquoise
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Don't miss this delightful, secluded part of Ile-de-Re (0 Replies)
Like an island hideaway, Loix is accessed via a narrow, winding cycling path through salt marshes, passing pristine houses before reaching a shady village square where people were playing boules. There is a couple of cafe's, a striking white church at the far end & roads off the square in all directions. We went to the La Route du Sel restaurant/creperie at the church end of the square. Especially recommended are the crepes (best I'd had all week) & the soup de poisson. Cycling on...More
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