Sunday, September 23, 2012


On a day like this one it's easy to see why the French national geographical naming commission (la Commission Nationale de Toponymie) chose "La Côte Opale" --the Opal Coast-- as a name for the stretch of coast running from Dunkerque to the Baie de Somme. France's 2,000 kilometers of coastline, much of it strikingly diverse, is divided into 30 different zones, each with an inspiringly descriptive appellation. 

©2012 P.B. Lecron

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