Renote peninsula, Trégastel, Côtes-d’Armor, Brittany, France

The Renote peninsula is located on the Côte de granit rose; in Manche, and belongs to the French commune of Trégastel, in the department of Côtes-d’Armor, in Brittany. It is a protected natural place. You can enjoy the fauna and vegetation of the seaside with beaches and coves; the water is turquoise and the granite pink, which gives a beautiful effect of colors. Very close to the car park, you will find a beach on the right, easily accessible but you will also find other beaches a little more wild if you go around.

Tips

If you want to go around take the customs path and you will do the tour by walking for about an hour.

If you prefer, you can also take a guided tour.

The Saguenay-Saint-Laurent Marine Park, Quebec, Canada

The Saguenay-Saint-Laurent Marine Park is a place well known for the beauty of its landscapes and for the presence of marine mammals (whales, seals) and birds. This is the place where the river and the fjord come together. Different companies offer whale watching cruises in zodiacs or boats; ranging from 12 to 600 passengers. The excursions are accompanied by a bilingual guide or captain who takes pleasure in telling you about the whales and the fjord. The duration is approximately 2 hours – 2 and a half hours. Departures are from the Tadoussac marina or nearby. There are several species of whales but the only one that lives all year round in the St. Lawrence is the beluga, the others just come to feed from May to October.

Tips

It is advisable to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, binoculars if you want to have a better view, warm clothes, closed shoes and of course your camera.

In this special situation, it is mandatory to wear your mask.

You can also visit the CIMM (Mammal Interpretation Center) to broaden your knowledge.

Underground lake of Saint-Léonard, Switzerland

The underground lake of Saint-Léonard is the largest underground lake in Europe, 300 m long and 29 m wide. It lies between the towns of Sion and Sierre, in Switzerland, in the Valais Alps. It was discovered in 1943 and operated since 1949. It is navigable and its water is constantly at 11° C. As the cave is completely submerged, all tours are done aboard rowing boats with around 40 people at a time. Inside the cave, there is the statue of Saint Barbara, patron saint of geologists. You can also enjoy the beauty of the vineyards which lie just outside, above the lake.

Tips

To make the visit, you must register online. It is possible from March, 19th to November 1st. The visit lasts half an hour in the company of a multilingual guide.

Children under 5 enter for free.

Occasionally there are acoustic concerts. You can find information on their official page.

If you usually feel the cold, bring a sweater or jacket because the temperature there is around 15 degrees.