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Beaches and seaside resorts in France

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Resorts and beaches in FranceProvence beaches Corsica beaches Brittany beaches North beaches Picardy beaches Languedoc Roussillon beaches Aquitaine beaches Poitou Charentes beaches Pays de la Loire beaches Upper Normandy beaches Lower Normandy beaches

With over 3400 km of coastline, the French beaches are among the most touristic of Europe. The Mediterranean beaches are the most populated in the summer. The South-East of France offers a wide variety of beaches with the PACA region. Small secret coves, large supervised beaches or calanques towards Marseilles or Esterel. The Var beaches are very popular with an exceptional coastline and relatively well conserved. The Languedoc-Roussillon is mainly composed of wide sandy beaches and resorts built in the 70's. The Corsican beaches provide an idyllic setting as long as you leave the tourist trails.

Atlantic Ocean beaches are popular with surfers. In the south, the Pyrenees Atlantiques beaches provide a rugged contrast to the beaches of the Landes and Gironde, which are bordered by extensive forests and dunes. North of the Gironde estuary, the Charente Maritime resorts with its famous islands (Oléron, and Aix) remain very pleasant but are often only usable at high tide for swimming. The beaches of the Vendee are huge and are very popular in the summer.

Brittany beaches, between the Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel, are sought after by lovers of nature, with many small coves. At low tide, the searching of hidden shellfish becomes the main past-time.

And when It comes to the coast of Normandy, sandy beaches in Lower Normandy and high cliffs with pebble beaches in Upper Normandy offer a wide choice of magnificent landscapes.

In Northern France, the Picardy beaches with its “Baie de Somme” mark the return of the dune areas. The beaches of Nord Pas de Calais are also very attractive with an exceptional coastline marked by two major sites, the Caps Gris Nez and Blanc Nez.

List of beaches on the seaside resorts in France

Beaches in Fréjus

Beaches in Fréjus (Var)

Fréjus is a major seaside resort in France and has two large sandy beaches (divided into several areas). Many restaurants, cafes, and shops line up from St. Raphael to Port-Fréjus, along the waterfront.

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Beaches in Saint-Aygulf

Beaches in Saint-Aygulf (Var)

The seafront of Saint Aygulf is relatively preserved and shops and businesses are not found nearby. We find several Beaches in St Aygulf that are very agreeable in a preserved environment.

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Beaches in Villeneuve-Loubet

Beaches in Villeneuve-Loubet (Alpes-Maritimes)

Villeneuve-Loubet is located east of Antibes and west of Cagnes sur Mer. The village centre is located away from the sea, perched on a hill dominated by a magnificent medieval castle.

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Beaches in Antibes

Beaches in Antibes (Alpes-Maritimes)

Antibes, the second largest city of the Alpes Maritimes, is one of the region’s most charming seaside resorts. From old Antibes to the Cap d'Antibes, the beaches of Antibes are covered in sand.

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Beaches in Cap d'Antibes

Beaches in Cap d'Antibes (Alpes-Maritimes)

Cap d'Antibes belongs to the town of Antibes. This cape, separation between Juan les Pins and Antibes, offers a prestigious setting with several houses.

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Beaches in Cagnes-sur-Mer

Beaches in Cagnes-sur-Mer (Alpes-Maritimes)

The seafront of Cagnes sur Mer was completely renovated and a large promenade was installed going from the hippodrome to the Cros harbor. The beaches extend along the seafront for about 2.5km.

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Beaches in Sainte Maxime

Beaches in Sainte Maxime (Var)

For those who don’t like the limelight of St Tropez but want to be close to the star of the Var region, Sainte-Maxime is a good alternative.

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Beaches in Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Beaches in Mandelieu-la-Napoule (Alpes-Maritimes)

Located in the gulf of Napoule, Mandelieu la Napoule is a choice destination in the Alpes-Maritimes, at only a few kilometers from Estérel and the department Var.

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Beaches in Saint-Laurent-du-Var

Beaches in Saint-Laurent-du-Var (Alpes-Maritimes)

The seafront of St-Laurent-du-Var is a popular tourist site thanks to its port where the animation is important with the many evening restaurants, cafes and nightclubs.

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