Ile de la Comtesse
Adventure awaits !
Scarcely 250 meters across, needless to say the island can only be explored on foot.
Anchored opposite the beach of the same name, the walls on the island are actually the remains of a botanical garden that once belonged to the famous perfumer: Eugène Rimmel !
This island of green is easily reached at low tide, but make sure to check times with the Tourist Office so you do not get trapped, as once the tide rushes in, the causeway remains impassable for several hours.
Did you know…?
The island was privately owned by several countesses, one of which claimed ownership of the shingle beach around the islet. She used to chase away anyone who got too close, hence the name “Ile de la Comtesse”.
The island became the town property in 1975.