Saturday, 12 December 2020

The Ile d'Oleron Bridge

Ile d'Oleron bridge, Charente-Maritime, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

At the time of its construction in 1966 the nearly three kilometre long bridge from the mainland to the Ile d'Oléron was the longest in France (it's now the third longest). Oléron sits just off the Atlantic coast of France, west of Rochefort. It is the second largest island of Metropolitan France (Corsica is the largest). Oléron is 30km long and 8km wide. The island is an extremely popular tourist destination for French people.

Ile d'Oleron bridge, Charente-Maritime, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.


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2 comments:

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Cracking bridge... "extremely popular tourist destination for French people." Getting back over it in an evening can be a long long wait in summer... Been there, done that.

Susan said...

I didn't realise it was quite that bad.

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