“The Côte de where?” I hear you ask. One of France’s hidden gems (or should that be precious metal, being as it’s the silver coast?), the Côte D’Argent stretches over 200km of coastline from the mouth of the Gironde river above Bordeaux all the way down to Biarritz. It has the longest straight stretch of sandy beach in Europe, towering sand dunes backed with pine forests and great surf – and is only a few miles from Bordeaux’s famous vineyards.
My brother first told me about prepaid travel money cards a couple of years ago. He and his wife used a cash passport for their year long trip through South America and raved about how easy and convenient it was.
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