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France | Overrun with visitors and "revenge tourism," Calanques NP tries "de-marketing"

CALANQUES NATIONAL PARK, France — In one of Europe's most picturesque national parks, officials have embraced a surprising goal: They want to make the site appear less stunning.

Standing next to wind-bent pine trees reflected in the turquoise water of the Mediterranean on a recent day, Calanques National Park ranger Alain Vincent did his best to talk the place down. There are too many people and no trash cans, he said, indicating the beach packed with swimmers and sunbathers taking selfies with their dogs.

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