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Memories of Réunion

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For the seventh post in my series on far-flung France we're going back to take another look at Réunion, from the perspective of a neighbouring islander, Mauritian blogger Beatrice aka Mademoiselle Nomad.

For those of you just joining the adventure through France's overseas territories, here's a quick recap.  A few months ago I was struck by the idea that it could be possible to travel around the globe, without leaving "Europe", without changing money, just using Euros, only speaking French and living off baguettes and camembert.  How on earth, you might ask, could this be possible? Well believe it or not France is spread out over 12 time zones with overseas territories and departments in South America, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific. Each of these tiny (mostly) islands are part of France, not independent ex-colonies and function much the same as any region in mainland France. Wanting to find out more about these unusual places, having only visited Martinique myself, I came up with the idea of a series of stories, written by people in the know, friends and bloggers who have actually visited or lived in the Dom-Tom*.  So having been to MartiniqueMayotteRéunion, GuadeloupeSt Martin and French Guyana here we are, with the seventh tale of far-flung France....

French time zones

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Silent Sunday - 23 August 2015

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castle in Switzerland

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In case you're not aware, I've been running a little summer series, writing about one local beach each week for the past month showcasing some of the places we like to go to cool off, swim, snorkel, jump off rocks and laze around on the Côte d'Azur.  Today's location, la Pointe de l'Aiguille, is one of my family's absolute favourites as it offers just about everything you could ever want in a beach, and a little bit more.

view of beach at Pointe de lAiguille Théoule sur Mer

La Pointe de l'Aiguille (Needle Point) marks the start of the beautiful Estérel massif on the edge of the town of Théoule sur Mer and its red rocks and clear dark blue water resemble that of the Calanques des Maupas which I wrote about in the first week...

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Silent Sunday - 16 August 2015

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sunset in Dresden

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