The French Mediterranean coast - beaches by region

Map of the French Mediterranean coast From Spain to Italy, the Mediterranean Sea is the French leading seaside destination. It is bordered by two regions (Languedoc-Roussillon and Paca) and offers a diversity of landscapes: long sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, small sandy or rocky coves, creeks or pebble beaches.
However, there are large sandy beaches in Languedoc-Roussillon (except on Côte Vermeille) with seaside resorts built in the 60s.
The Camargue region straddles the two regions of the Mediterranean, and offers wild landscapes in the middle of a protected park. The wildest beaches of the Mediterranean are located there.
Then one goes into the heart of Provence and the Blue Coast with sand and pebble beaches, and the beginning of the beaches of Marseille. The beaches of the Var region are next, which are among the most beautiful beaches in the south of France with some secluded coves. Finally, the Alpes Maritimes, which alternates sand and pebbles in a lively department all year round.

The most beautiful beaches of the French Riviera

From Cassis to Menton, The Côte d’Azur is one of the most touristic destinations in France.

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Calanques in Marseille and Cassis

Le massif des Calanques in Marseille and Cassis are the most original coastline area on the Mediterranean.

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The beaches of the Esterel

With its red creeks, the Esterel offers a unique setting on the Mediterranean Coast. Mostly pebble beaches.

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The beaches of Camargue

Camargue offers the most beautiful wild area at the edge of the Mediterranean. Several large sandy beaches.

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The beaches of the Gulf of St Tropez

The chicest destination on the Mediterranean Sea, the gulf of Saint-Tropez offers a few secluded and wild beaches.

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The beaches of the Blue Coast

The Blue Coast offers beautiful creeks in Marseille. They are less known than those of Cassis.

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The beaches of Cote Vermeille

Last stop before Spain, the creeks of Cote Vermeille offers beaches in vine settings.

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The beaches of Cote d’Amethyste

Part of the gulf of the Lion, in the south of France, Cote d’Amethyste offers wide sandy beaches.

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