Other regions

The Galleries who are presented of this page concern very diverse regions, that I had the opportunity to cross during my holidays.

The landscapes of Jura:

The Jura tray(plateau) offers a magnificent pallet of Lakes. In 1968, we inaugurate the dam of Vouglans, appear then one new landscape around the restraint so formed. Lake of Vouglans, is long of more than thirty kilometers.

In pastures, you will see the Reines des près, The beautiful montbéliardes cows in the red and white dress, with their big cowbells suspended from the necks. These are at the origin of the dairy production allowing to produce cheeses AOC(PROTECTED DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN) of the most renowned, the Conté, the blue of Gex, and the Morbier. This region is also famous for its wines: yellow Wine, Vin de Paille, Macvin... The inhabitants of the Jura Mountains immortalize a gastronomic tradition of the cheese and the wine of Jura which makes dream.

The landscapes of Corsica:

This Island offers a total disorientation, we find there at the same time the mountain and the sea. Bonifacio's bay and its perched city, and other magnificent bays, such that of Santa Giulia. Inside Corsica is one real mountainous region. Certain sites such the Needles of Bavella are exceptional. You can admire there the pins Laricio.

For the amateurs of trek and hiking, Corsica is crossed by the GR20. The GR20 is considered as the trek most beautiful GR of the world. The reputation of this hiking trail is not to be any more made, it has even and by far exceeded our national borders. It is considered as the hardest hiking trail of Europe.

The island of Houat (Duck Island):

This island is relatively small, it is 3.3 km long and 1.5 km wide, you can make the tour on foot thanks to a pedestrian path of about fifteen kilometers.

The authenticity and the magnificence of the natural landscapes make the charm of the island. Is him(her,it) of the ile is known for its beaches of Treac’h-Salus and Treac’h-er-Goured. The west coast is much more rocky, but interrupted with creeks containing a little paradisiac beaches.

The island is largely covered with a moor of ferns and with gorses. The dunes of the east beach are a fragile environment protected by the Conservatoire du Littoral: barriers were installed to channel the visitors and avoid the standing about. We find a wild endemic species of lily of dunes there, very threatened. There's very little tree on the Island of Houat.

The small-scale fishing still constitutes the main economic activity of the island, the port of Saint-Gildas shelters around thirty of fishing boats in the sensational colors.

This island possesses a smaller neighbor, the island of Hoedic (2,5 km long, and 1 km wide).

Salt marshes of Guerande :

The salterns of Guérande extend over a surface of 2000 ha, approximately 250 salt workers live on the harvest of the salt; this harvest represents approximately 12000 tons of salt a year. Classified since 1996, salterns constitute a remarkable site of the world heritage.
In these swamps The tradition continues and the balance with the nature remains very real, the job by salt worker to preserve a purely manual technique, not making call up to the mechanization, and using ancestral methods.
This tehniques of craft production contributed to the fame of the "Sea salt of Guérande", and to the protection of this natural environment.

Laces of Montmirail :

The Laces of Montmirail are located in the Vaucluse south of Vaison la Romaine and west of Mont Ventoux. They take their name from lace to the fact that they are finely chiseled by erosion. The highest point of this chaine eight kilometers long, is the crest Armand who peaks in 730 meters. It is a place very appreciated by the passionate persons of climbing.

This chaine is a part of the massif of Baronies, and it is about the first advance of the Alps in the valley of the Rhône. At feet of this rocky bar, we find of the vineyard, and somebody of the vintage wines of the Côte du Rhône :

  • Gigondas
  • Vacqueyras
  • Beaumes de Venise