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Meanwhile, Châtelaillon’s big selling point – a 3km stretch of golden sand – remains deservedly popular with visitors who come to sunbathe, swim, build sandcastles or just take a relaxed stroll along the Boulevard de la Mer, with occasional wistful glances at the nearby islands of Aix and Oléron. It’s

a simple pleasure, even on sunny days during the calm hors-saison months, which bring a real sense of privilege in just being here when others can’t be. You can tap into the very soul of a place, in fact, and witness the sea’s different moods. Come here on less calm days, though, when the waves

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