Kite surfing on the deserted Atlantic beach on the island of Ile de Re with dunes covered with grass in the foreground, France

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Atlantic Coast

With quiet country roads winding through vine-striped hills and wild stretches of coastal sand interspersed with misty islands, the Atlantic coast is where France gets back to nature. Much more laid-back than the Med (but with almost as much sunshine), this is the place to slow the pace right down.


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Atlantic Coast and beyond