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Cap Dramont and ” l’Ile d’Or”

Publié le 04/04/2016 | Uncategorized | Côte d’Azur

Protected by the National Forestry Office, offers breathtaking panoramas of the red-rock cliffs, the Ile d’Or, the Bay of Agay and the Estérel. the sémaphore at the top of the Cap was built in 1860 on the ruins of the watchtower which dated back to 1562. The Cap is bordered by the Plage du  Débarquement beach, where the American soldiers landed on the 15th August 1944. This shaded beach looks out onto the Ile d’Or. The traditional Poussai port is the departure point

for the walking trails which lead to the various look-out points. On the other side of the Cap the sheltered beach of Camp Long is ideal for relaxing and swimming with all the family.

L’Île d’or has been inhabited since the beginning of the 20th century. It’s also a well-known mooring place ideal for snorkelling and scuba-diving. The square tower on the island is said to have inspired Hergé for “The Black Island” volume of The Adventures of Tintin.