Help with French locale?

Mar 11th, 2008, 07:45 AM
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Help with French locale?

Someone was telling me about a place in France that is supposed to be great for the summer (compared it to the Hamptons of France?). It is something that sounds like "Canook" or "C'nook". Not Cannes, and not making fun of Canadians

Does this sound familiar to anyone? I would assume it's along the Mediterranean coast...
 
Mar 11th, 2008, 07:46 AM
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Carnet-Plage near Perpignan could fill the bill
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Mar 11th, 2008, 08:24 AM
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I would assume, it is Cabourg near Deauville. It meets the "Hamptons" flair better than Carnet-Plage and it is close to Paris.
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Mar 11th, 2008, 08:27 AM
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Oh yes Carnet-Plague is no Hampton's - forgot about that

it's a modern high-rise type front de mer type place - not a Hampton

only problem with Cabourg in summer is that summer may never come
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Mar 11th, 2008, 08:35 AM
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Well, here's why I couldn't find it - apparently it's in Belgium and called something like Knok.

Thanks for your responses - NOW does anyone have more ideas?


 
Mar 11th, 2008, 08:37 AM
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Knokke-Heist (sp?) not far from Bruges on the Flemish 'Riviera' - yes a rather sedate swank seaside resort but having been there and NOT the Hamptons i would not call it the Flemish Hamptons.
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Mar 11th, 2008, 08:41 AM
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that would be it! hmm, yeah, now that i am looking into it... might rather spend my time on the cote d'azur instead...

thanks everyone!
 
Mar 11th, 2008, 08:43 AM
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Again in Belgium always potentially lousy summer weather - lots of rain possible
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Mar 11th, 2008, 09:00 AM
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Knokke-Heist aka Knokke-le-Zoute - cf "Knokke-Le-Zoute Tango" by famous Belgian singer Jacques Brel.
Photo gallery:
http://onderzoek.knokke-heist.be/ext...p?lang=english
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Mar 11th, 2008, 09:03 AM
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Knokke should be great??? Rather strange.

If you want a spectacular beach go the Atlantic coast between the Gironde and Biarritz. It is breathtaking.
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Mar 11th, 2008, 09:07 AM
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Pal it is Canet not Carnet(notebook)
T1959 you mean les Landes region with Biscarosse, la Dune du Pilat, Mimizan. Long beaches and surfers...
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