It’s official, one of the most beautiful bays in the world is in the south of France

The Club of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World has just expanded its circle.

Its many attractions have made it a prime tourist destination on the French Riviera. Bormes-les-Mimosas has nothing to envy other dream destinations in the French Riviera. The small town Varoise of 8,000 inhabitants, with true Provençal charm, it houses the Fort of Brégançon, official residence and summer vacation spot for the Presidents of the Republic. Located between land and sea, it is also known for being the capital of mimosa. And this November it joins the club of the most beautiful bays in the world, also known as World Bays.

This association, created in 1997 in Vannes by Bruno Bodard, Michel Met and Hervé Laigo, had as its main objective to promote Gulf of Morbihan. The circle has since expanded to 45 stalls. The latter are registered in 26 countries, some of which are in Asia. San Francisco Bay, United States, Along Bay, Vietnamor the bay of Mont Saint-Michel are notably part of this club. The objective of this association: to promote biodiversity and the preservation of these territories. Because the brand, which participates in tourism promotion, is particularly interested in protecting the environment.

Promote sustainable coastal management

Member bays must sign a charter and agree on common objectives, such as raising awareness of sustainable coastal management, preventing certain pollution and, more generally, promoting sustainable tourism. “This seal is recognition of the exceptional character of our site, the way it has been protected over generations, the way we have managed to generate a well-founded economic activity that integrates and adapts to the bay, without disturbing its ecosystem”praises François Arizzi, mayor of Bormes-les-Mimosas, in a press release.

In the long term, an uncontrolled increase in frequency could, however, pose a problem in these very fragile ecosystems. There Along the bay it is regularly submerged in waste from an out-of-control tourist industry.


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