Panier of Plenty

La Côte Vermeille

The marine reserve

Yesterday, as the temperatures once again soared, we headed to the
Mediterranean coast – snorkelling in the clear waters of the Côte
Vermeille (La Réserve Naturelle Marine de Cerbère-Banyuls). A mere 45
minutes away, this rocky part of the coast, with access only by foot,
was almost deserted in comparison with the popular site of Paulilles
– where queues of cars waited to get into the parking area. The coastal
road winds its way past stony terraces of vines, with the tower of Madeloc
dominating the Spanish frontière in the distance, as the Pyrénées finally
reach the sea.

An isolated bay

Passing traffic

Sentier littoral – coastal path

Looking towards Cerbère

This entry was published on August 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm. It’s filed under Adventure, Environment, Europe, France, French Culture, Holiday, La Vie Quotidienne, Landscape, Languedoc Roussillon, Leisure, Life, Lifestyle, Marine, Mediterranean, Nature, Photography, Pyrénées, Seasons, South of France, Summer, Tourism, Travel, Vacance and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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