Outside the beach stretches away east along the Cote Emeraude (emerald coast), no doubt come summer it will be a little more busy but on a sunny spring day you could imagine you were in the Caribbean.
The inshore fortresses are built on rocks which are perfect for scrambling and climbing and searching the rock pools for interesting creatures.
Inevitably with all the history there were some interesting boats like these three modern old gaffers, which interestingly are all traditional British designs.
There were also one of two more modern designs.
A local boat heading out to sea, could have been a picture form 100 years ago.