The Dune du Pilat, which, at 110 meters high, is Europe’s tallest sand dune. Credit
The beachy headland west of Bordeaux forgoes glamour for the simpler things... surfing, fishermen’s cottages and freshly shucked oysters.
While the French have largely relinquished the Côte d’Azur to foreigners... they’ve kept one of their country’s best escapes for themselves... Cap Ferret, a windswept, pine-covered peninsula off the coast of southwest France.
Not to be confused with Cap Ferrat, its flashier southeastern counterpart...
La Cabane d’Hortense’s signature fresh oysters.