Photographer's Note

A view of the limestone cliffs at Meschers-sur-Gironde. The following rough English translation is taken from the town's web site (

Meschers on the Gironde occupies a unique place on the French Atlantic coast. A small commune of the Royannais Country in Charente-Maritime, located 12 km to the south of Royan up the largest Estuary in Europe. It offers high cliffs of limestone with troglodyte caves (Matata, Régulus, open the public) with in the distance majestic Cordouan Lighhouse, the Pointe de Grave and the coast of the Medoc.

Meschers has been able to preserve the authenticity of its origins, those of a rural district and an estuary fishing port, whilst developing its remarkable landscape and heritage as tourist resources. Located exactly where the fine sandy beaches make way for the preserved and authentic environment of the Estuary itself. It establishes the geographical and cultural links between the top and the bottom of the Country. Its high white limestone cliffs, give onto a dense forest of maritime pines and holm oaks, which are a central point of tourism in the Royannais.

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