My theme – “26 Things I’d Like To See During Our Trip To France”
M is for “La Mer Méditerranée”
What is this? Qu’est-ce que c’est ?
Ahhh…La Mer…elle est belle; elle est mystérieuse… What can I say? There is a reason why the South of France is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and la Méditerranée is a big part of that. France has water on three of its six sides, and each coastline holds a particular allure.
Where is it? Où est-ce?
Bordered by 22 countries, the Mediterranean Sea forms the Southern coast of France.
Why do I want to go there? Pourquoi est-ce que je veux y aller ?
This coastline has held the attention of artists, poets, and dreamers, as well as fishermen, sailors, and sunbathers. So pourquoi pas? The coast boasts the beautiful Massif de l’Esterel (Esterel Mountains), with its red cliffs, numerous ports with charming towns attached, and some of the most beautiful views in the world. In fact, it was near the city of Cannes that French composer Claude Debussy spent a part of his early life, and I wonder if this sea was part of his inspiration for one of his most famous works, “La Mer.” I think I will find out more about that next weekend when I will hear my local symphony play this work.
I am eager to see it for myself, and I hope to walk along this coastline for many miles taking in the scenery, and perhaps un pique-nique ?
And you, dear A to Z-ers? Et vous ?
Which part of the Southern coast do you love the most? Do you have a “secret” spot there that you’d share with this traveler? Dites-moi !