La Capte, France
This is the town that we stayed in for a week, to celebrate Ben’s birthday. (If you want to see the house we rented check out this Air b and b listing. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1005122) It is a really great little town on the southern coast of France. The town reminds me of going to the beach when I was a child. It is a few streets of houses that were all built in the same time period, no high rises, no mass development, lots of mosquitoes and noisy, noisy sea gulls.
It is a peninsula with a salt marsh in the middle that is a nature preserve for flamingos and other birds. The sea is shallow, warm and very calm. A great beach for anyone who is not a fan of crashing waves.
Lots of cute one or two story houses.
Lots of tropical foliage. Well maintained and well run town. Garbage was picked up right outside our door. After garbage pickup, someone swept, by hand using a broom, the streets and sandy area in front of the houses. There was a weekly market on our street.
The produce at the market was great but so is the produce at the fruit and veg stand a 5 minute walk from where we were staying.
Great bakery too. And 2 butcher shops that made prepared food also. The only thing that was disappointing were the two restaurants that we ate at. Neither was outstanding. Acapulco, the lesser priced of the two was far better than La Bastide.
Did I mention the bakery?
Or the bottles and bottles of rose wine?????
It is truly a great little town.