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Marine heatwave: the Mediterranean Sea beats temperature records

nomenon, of course, are the heat episodes on the coast. When the mercury climbs on land, the sea ends up warming up and bathers on vacation along the Mediterranean this summer were quick to notice! A small difference is that marine heat waves are not as brutal as land heat waves. The water temper ...

02
Aug
2022

The Valbonne Garden Festival: a fair for Mediterranean plants

Mediterranean plants in the spotlight The Valbonne Garden Festival is an annual event organized by the Mediterranean Garden Society (SGJM). The plant fair is managed by the members of the Board of Directors, particularly by Pascale Poirier, the representative of professionals. This festival takes ...

25
Mar
2016

Cannes is awarded the City of Surfing label

o a sign placed at the entrance of the municipality. The city of Cannes awarded the label Between the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the French coastline is not short of surf spots. Surfing enthusiasts know of course the cities of the Landes and the Basque Coast, ...

04
July
2022

Les Voiles d'Antibes: a gathering of mythical boats

on of the meeting Les Voiles d'Antibes, created in 1996, is held every year, usually, during the first week of June. They mark the opening of the Mediterranean circuit for Traditions Yachts and Metric Classes as well as the first stage of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. For most of the ...

14
May
2013

The ViaRhôna: a bicycle route from the Alps to the Mediterranean

hôna follows the Rhône River for 815 km. It starts from the shores of Lake Geneva at Saint-Gingolph in the Alps and takes you to the beaches of the Mediterranean. In fact, you can end your trip near Arles in Port Saint Louis du Rhône or in Sète in the Hérault. This bike route is a portion ...

21
Feb
2022

The Platypus: the amazing boat that scans the Mediterranean

ng a traditional dive with tanks. This is why it was chosen by the Blue Odyssey association to lead a reconnaissance and cleaning expedition in the Mediterranean Sea. This boat criss-crossed the Mediterranean coastline from Marseille to Monaco. An observation mission organized by Blue Odyssey ...

05
July
2022

Malta: 5 good reasons to choose this destination.

1- It is a destination with many facets. Malta is an island state located at the crossroads of Mediterranean sea routes. Its official language is English. Since joining the EU in May 2004, this archipelago has been the smallest state in the European Union. The Maltese archipelago consists of eight ...

21
Nov
2011

Weather: will winter be cold in 2022-2023?

re already seeing the arrival of winter temperatures over part of France. Not all French people are in the same boat and, as is often the case, the Mediterranean rim is relatively spared from the cold. The month of December 2022 should moreover be characterized by strong temperature contrasts bet ...

05
Dec
2022

Garden: Planting Lavender in 5 Questions

is beautiful fragrant flower. The first possibility is to reserve a corner of your garden for aromatic herbs and plant lavenders together with other Mediterranean plants such as rosemary, thyme and sage for example. Guaranteed South of France scents! In a completely different style, you can associ ...

07
Apr
2023

Plant: Santolina Little Cypress in 8 questions

"What is santolina?" Santolina chamaecyparissus, also known as "cotton lavender," is a perennial plant native to the Mediterranean region. It is a drought-resistant flowering plant, similar to lavender and rosemary, with which it can be associated. It is a fast-growing shrub that does not exceed 5 ...

21
Apr
2023

Sardinia off-season: 5 good reasons to visit the island in low season.

1- To avoid the influx of tourists. With its Mediterranean climate and beautiful sandy beaches, Sardinia is a destination that attracts hordes of tourists every summer. The first good reason to visit this island off-season is therefore to avoid the biggest tourist crowds. As soon as the summer sea ...

20
Sep
2023

Scuba Diving: 5 Things to Know About Coral

ese rigid skeletons forms what is called a coral reef. There are different forms of coral. Even though we are most familiar with the red coral of the Mediterranean, corals can display the most diverse colors and shapes. They provide a spectacle of remarkable variety for scuba diving enthusiasts: cu ...

20
Oct
2009

The Lavandou: a more than century-old seaside resort.

Where is Le Lavandou located? Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department located at the foot of the Massif des Maures, on the Mediterranean coast. The town extends over 12 km of coastline facing the golden islands (Levant, Port-Cros and Porquerolles...) and offers an enchanting natural setting ...

29
Mar
2010

The Carob tree: the tree with small horns

Presentation of the carob tree The carob tree is a tree of about five to seven meters (exceptionally 15 meters), which takes its origins in the Mediterranean regions: southern Europe, the Near East, North Africa, the Canary Islands. It is a dioic tree, i.e. mono-sexual (each foot bears male or fema ...

20
Apr
2012

Stroll around the Thau Lagoon: five towns to visit

by local wines. The local gastronomy, based on sea and pond products, will delight the gourmets. In Balaruc-les-Bains, the first spa resort in the Mediterranean, gourmands are in for a treat thanks to the confectionery 'La Cure gourmande'! Don't forget to slip a few Berlandises de Balaruc les ...

12
Feb
2013

Piran: An Undiscovered Destination in Slovenia

The jewel of the Slovenian coast Slovenia may not be the first place that comes to mind when dreaming of blue seas and Mediterranean villages... The Slovenian coastline is modest (only 47 km) and mainly consists of cliffs plunging into the Adriatic, with one exception... It is along this coast, ne ...

30
Sep
2015

The Floral Naval Battle: A Carnival Tradition in Villefranche-sur-Mer

o symbols of its main economic activities: the pointus and the flowers! It was the first municipality to organize a flower battle on the waters of the Mediterranean. Already during the Roaring Twenties, the entire "jet set" would come to admire the Mediterranean pointus (traditional fishing boats f ...

29
Jan
2016

Escale à Sète: a great celebration of maritime traditions

A unique meeting Escale à Sète is a gathering of old riggings unique in the Mediterranean. This biennial event puts the maritime world and its traditions in the spotlight. The arrival of these majestic sailboats serves as a pretext for beautiful strolls and joyful animations, both on the wa ...

23
Mar
2016

Boating: what are the rules to respect at sea?

te armament equipment or missing or expired fire extinguishers, the maximum fine is €1500. What are the safety rules to remember? Every year, in the Mediterranean alone, nearly 30 people are killed by accidents or carelessness. Some 1,300 people are rescued during rescue operations at sea c ...

23
Aug
2021

The Aubrac Train: a journey between the Massif Central and the Mediterranean

ore than 6 hours between Béziers and Clermont-Ferrand. But this Intercity train offers a picturesque and economical alternative to the TGV to get to the Mediterranean coast. An extraordinary journey Taking the Train de l'Aubrac is not at all like an ordinary, fast TGV trip. Quite the contrary, ...

09
Mar
2022