The Island of Gold (L'île d'Or) - France


A gorgeous place to rest, swim, tan and picnic during the summer, one hour by car from Nice (France).

Somewhere, in the wonderful part of the world named South of France, is a tiny island called the island of gold. It is a private island situated east of Saint-Raphaël, not far from the tiny city Boulouris. This island was sold in 1867 by the Frencg government for 280 francs to a certain Monsieur Sergent. He lost it after eat if a succulent bouillabaisse followed by a card game. The new owner built a tower on the isle, us if the stones of the Esterel ranges. Then, he proclaimed himself king of the island, and organized a sumptuous reception in 1913!

Many french are familiar with this tiny island because it has been depicted in an episode of the famous comic book Tintin.(The black island).

To resume: it’s a wonderful spot to go to : you can stay on the beach and swim, tan, picnic for the day with this gorgeous view, or make a walk under the pine trees all along the shore !

written by azurblue on 2009-05-18 in #world #locations #rumble #island #gold #south-of-france #paradise #mediterraean #beach #sea


  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Hooo one of the best locations ever !!! The story is awesome and funny (I'd like to win an island at a card game), and the shots look like a fairy tale. azurblue rocks once again !

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Great location, and thanks, I didn't know this place!!! :)))) I surely go there as the summertime is here now! :)))

  3. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    I would like to stay there...NOW!!!

  4. kernow_and_cambria
    kernow_and_cambria ·

    Cool location! It reminds me a bit of St Michaels Mount in Cornwall.

  5. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    so it's a private island now, but anyone can visit it? how cool ;)

  6. d_i_hunter
    d_i_hunter ·

    Gorgeous place.

  7. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Thank you for passing by !

    Yes breakphreak, it's a private island, and I don't think you can visit it. Just for the eyes, for a lot of people.

    Ah ah , Vicuna, a place that you don't know ! You must pay a visit to this place, go in june, when it's not very crowdy...

    Thanks again, stouf and a-l-b-e-r-t-o !

  8. graefin
    graefin ·

    looks like a fairytale!

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