The Timeless Coastline of Northern France with Katja Gaskell

Wanderlust: Off the page

Jun 24 2022 • 32 mins

Travel writer and global citizen Katja Gaskell explores the layered history, culture and beauty of Northern France's timeless coastline.

SAINT-SULIAC


Join us as we sail through the clear blue waters near Saint-Suliac in Brittany, in the company of a duo of goémoniers, or seaweed harvesters. This regional tradition dates back to the 17th century and results in delicious dishes that we sample at the harvester's farm, Rance Estuary.

THE HINTERLAND

Katja guides us through mystical wetlands on a traditional flat-bottomed boat, where we encounter migratory birds and a unique natural phenomenon known as The White Marshes. This is one of the most important and protected nature reserves in all of Europe and a UNESCO-listed biosphere. And it’s virtually unknown outside the region.

SANT-VALERY-SUR-SOMME
If there’s one place that will make you fall in love with France’s northern coast it’s Saint-Valery-sur-Somme. Characterized by a natural beauty that has attracted endless artists and authors, it's also home to a compelling history that includes Joan of Arc and William the Conqueror.

This episode is packed full of all the information and inspiration you need to start planning your next trip to France ... and, believe us, you are going to want to go!

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