My Summer Vacation Is Better Than Yours: 4 Enviable Destinations

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My Summer Vacation Is Better Than Yours: 4 Enviable Destinations

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AT 2 P.M. on a sunny Monday last summer, Plage du Lizay was deserted. We’d been warned that Ile de Ré, a three-hour train ride from Paris, would be emballée (chockablock) in high season. But for most of the afternoon we had this wide, sandy stretch on the Atlantic Ocean—among the island’s finest and a dead ringer for a Hamptons beach—to ourselves.

Then, at around 5 p.m., a modest, almost entirely French crowd arrived on bicycles, the preferred mode of transport on Ile de Ré. Bikini-clad, impressively fit octogenarians…

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