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List of beaches on the seaside resorts in France

Beaches in Patrimonio

Beaches in Patrimonio (Haute-Corse)

Located at only a few kilometers from the seaside resort of St Florent, on the first slopes of the Nebbio at the beginning of the Cap Corse, Patrimonio is perched on a hill.

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Beaches in Algajola

Beaches in Algajola (Haute-Corse)

Algajola is a seaside resort located in the department of Haute-Corse, between Calvi and Ile-Rousse. It is a small seaside town located on several small hills, once terraces, now covered in scrub, wild olive trees and oak trees.

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Beaches in Monticello

Beaches in Monticello (Haute-Corse)

Located in Corse, the seaside resort of Monticello belongs to the region of Balagne between Lozari Beach and Ile-Rousse. It shares Caruchettu Beach with the latter.

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Beaches in Ersa

Beaches in Ersa (Haute-Corse)

The small port of Barcaggio is located north of Cap Corse, opposite the island of Giraglia. It is far from touristic Corsica, there are only hikers and authentic Corsica lovers.

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Beaches in Lecci

Beaches in Lecci (South Corsica)

Lecci is small village located in the Gulf of Porto-Vecchio and a famous seaside resort, which beaches are the most beautiful in the Gulf, with the peninsulas of Cala Rossa, Benedettu and the coves of San Ciprianu and Golfo di Sogno.

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Beaches in Sainte-Lucie de Porto-Vecchio

Beaches in Sainte-Lucie de Porto-Vecchio (South Corsica)

The littoral of Zonza is organized around Sainte-Lucie de Porto-Vecchio, located only 20 minutes north of Porto-Vecchio. We find many beaches.

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Beaches in Conca

Beaches in Conca (South Corsica)

Conca has an agreeable maritime facade only about twenty kilometers from Porto-Vecchio. Miniscule typical Corsican city, it is the departure or arrival point for several famous hiking trails.

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Beaches in Barrettali

Beaches in Barrettali (Haute-Corse)

Located in the department of Haute-Corse and composed of several hamlets, the village of Barrettali and its marina are a major destination, one hour from Bastia in Cap Corse.

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Beaches in Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda

Beaches in Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda (Haute-Corse)

Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda is located on the territory of the Agriates, a desert composed of local species, heather, olive trees, pines, and the torn coastline hides beautiful locations.

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Beaches in Porto

Beaches in Porto (South Corsica)

the seaside resort of Porto in Corsica is a popular tourist destination for its beautiful Gulf, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its beautiful beaches.

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Beaches in Piana

Beaches in Piana (South Corsica)

Piana is a village located in Corsica in the Gulf of Porto.This destination is famous for its coastline and especially its creeks, which are very beautiful.

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Beaches in Serriera

Beaches in Serriera (South Corsica)

Located in the department of South Corsica, the small town of Serriera is located on a hillside with olive trees and offers a panoramic view of the Bay of Porto.

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Beaches in Partinello

Beaches in Partinello (South Corsica)

Partinello is a small village located in the department of South Corsica. It is located in the natural park of Corsica, in the gulf of Porto.

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Beaches in Osani

Beaches in Osani (South Corsica)

Osani, a small village in the department of Corse-du-Sud, is located in the natural park of Corsica on the coast of the Gulf of Porto.

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Beaches in Arzon

Beaches in Arzon (Morbihan)

Arzon is a small seaside town on the Gulf of Morbihan, in Brittany. It is located at the end of the Rhuys peninsula and is bordered by the Bay of Quiberon, Atlantic Ocean side.

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Beaches in Salin-de-Giraud

Beaches in Salin-de-Giraud (Bouches-du-Rhone)

Salin de Giraud is a little village located about 40 kilometers from Arles (in the south of France).

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Beaches in Borgo

Beaches in Borgo (Haute-Corse)

Borgo is a small Corsican village located fifteen kilometres from Bastia, in the plain of Marana. The lagoon bar of the Marana is a very touristic natural area.

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Beaches in Mesquer

Beaches in Mesquer (Loire-Atlantique)

The resort of Mesquer located on the peninsula of Guérande, on the edge of the oyster farm of the Traict of Pen Bé, is appreciated by the holidaymakers for its numerous monuments and its very rich fauna in the marshes.

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Beaches in Sisco

Beaches in Sisco (Haute-Corse)

The Marina of Sisco is located in the department of Haute-Corse and belongs to the peninsula of Cap Corse, also known as the "Island in the island".

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Beaches in Pietracorbara

Beaches in Pietracorbara (Haute-Corse)

Pietracorbara is a small seaside resort in Cap Corse located fifteen kilometres from Bastia. His extensive coastline is a delight for holidaymakers who like to swim while enjoying a panoramic view of the island of Elba.

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Beaches in Luc-sur-Mer

Beaches in Luc-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Luc-sur-Mer is a small seaside resort located in the department of Calvados, south of the Seine Bay and in the heart of the Côte de Nacre. The city of Caen is located about fifteen kilometers from there.

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Beaches in Langrune-sur-Mer

Beaches in Langrune-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Langrune was nicknamed « the children’s beach » in the 50s for its tranquility and friendliness and it does not fall in its reputation since a few decades later it is still as popular.

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Beaches in Ouistreham

Beaches in Ouistreham (Calvados)

The seaside resort of Ouistreham is located in the department of Calvados in France. It played an important role during the Second World War and its territory is located on Sword Beach.

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Beaches in Colleville-Montgomery

Beaches in Colleville-Montgomery (Calvados)

Colleville-Montgomery is a small village of Calvados by the sea, in Basse-Normandie. Located on the Côte de Nacre, it remained in history for its beach which was one of the 5 landing beaches during the Second World War

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Beaches in Cabourg

Beaches in Cabourg (Calvados)

The seaside destination of Cabourg is without a doubt the star of the Cote Fleurie. Known for its romanticism and architecture, it is full of charm and attracts numerous tourists all year long.

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Beaches in Bernières-sur-Mer

Beaches in Bernières-sur-Mer (Calvados)

The little resort of Bernières-sur-Mer is famous for being part of the Juno Beach area, one of the five allied landing beaches. The village retains its authenticity with its beautiful villas.

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Beaches in Houlgate

Beaches in Houlgate (Calvados)

The resort of Houlgate is situated in Normandy, in the heart of the Pays d'Auge. There is a large sandy beach in Houlgate divided into two sectors.

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Beaches in Honfleur

Beaches in Honfleur (Calvados)

Honfleur is today a reputed seaside destination of Normandy in France. Its seafront is located at less than two kilometers from the historic downtown area and is located at the entrance of the estuary of the Seine across from Havre.

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Beaches in Calcatoggio

Beaches in Calcatoggio (South Corsica)

The small hilltop village of Calcatoggio in Corsica overlooks the Gulf of Liscia and is located twenty kilometres north of the city of Ajaccio.

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Beaches in Casaglione

Beaches in Casaglione (South Corsica)

The town of Tiuccia is a small seaside resort in southern Corsica, located thirty kilometres from Ajaccio in the town of Casaglione. Family-oriented, it offers many activities and beautiful beaches in the Gulf of Liscia.

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Beaches in Varaville

Beaches in Varaville (Calvados)

The small seaside resort of Varaville is located in the department of Calvados, on the Côte Fleurie, in Pays d’Auge. It is not far from Cabourg.

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Beaches in Merville-Franceville-Plage

Beaches in Merville-Franceville-Plage (Calvados)

Merville-Franceville-Plage is a seaside resort of Côte Fleurie. It is located less than ten kilometers from Cabourg, on the shores of the bay of Orne.

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Beaches in Benerville-sur-Mer

Beaches in Benerville-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Small seaside resort of Calvados and adjoining the famous seaside resort of Deauville, Benerville-sur-Mer is the favorite destination for tourists wanting to enjoy the Channel and the beautiful landscapes of Lower Normandy while avoiding the crowds.

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Beaches in Tourgéville

Beaches in Tourgéville (Calvados)

Bordering the famous Normandy resort of Deauville, Tourgéville offers a pleasant coastline on the Côte Fleurie shared with the resort of Bénerville sur Mer in the department of Calvados.

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Beaches in Blonville-sur-Mer

Beaches in Blonville-sur-Mer (Calvados)

The small seaside resort of Blonville-sur-Mer is located in the Calvados department in Lower Normandy, less than 5 km from Deauville.

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Beaches in Villers-sur-Mer

Beaches in Villers-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Located in the department of Calvados, in Basse-Normandie, the seaside resort of Villers-sur-Mer is a quiet destination, 10 kilometres away from Deauville and Cabourg.

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Beaches in Hermanville-sur-Mer

Beaches in Hermanville-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Located on the Côte de Nacre and about 15 km from the city of Caen, the small resort of Hermanville-sur-Mer is a haven of peace with well-known architecture.

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Beaches in Villerville

Beaches in Villerville (Calvados)

Old fishing village that has become a trendy destination, Villerville is without a doubt one of the most authentic seaside resorts on the Côte Fleurie.

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Beaches in Cricqueboeuf

Beaches in Cricqueboeuf (Calvados)

Cricqueboeuf is a very small village situated in the department of Calvados, in Basse-Normandie. It is famous for the beautiful church Saint-Martin.

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Beaches in Pennedepie

Beaches in Pennedepie (Calvados)

It is in the department of Calvados, on the Côte Fleurie, that we have the small village of Pennedepie. This charming village, situated in border of the Baie de Seine and not far from Honfleur.

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Beaches in Belvédère-Campomoro

Beaches in Belvédère-Campomoro (South Corsica)

Belvédère-Campomoro is a seaside destination in the south of Corsica. The old city looks over the superb gulf of Propriano where we find two marinas: Campomoro and Portigliolo.

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Beaches in Sartène

Beaches in Sartène (South Corsica)

Surrounded by bush and vineyards, Sartène has a coast of 33 kilometers that extends from Campomoro to Rocapina. Argent Beach is the main beach.

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Beaches in Lion-sur-Mer

Beaches in Lion-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Lion-sur-Mer is a seaside resort of Calvados located at the edge of the Channel and belonging to the Côte de Nacre. It is at 15 km from Caen and offers a vaste sandy beach which ends west with nice cliffs.

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Beaches in Bonifacio

Beaches in Bonifacio (South Corsica)

Bonifacio is a medieval city located at the southernmost part of Corsica (Ile de Beauté), and is often described as a city at the end of the world resting on top of white cliffs opposite Sardinia.

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Beaches in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer

Beaches in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer (Calvados)

The small seaside resort of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, in the Calvados, is a town belonging to the Côte de Nacre and that we nickname here « the queen of iodine ».

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Beaches in Courseulles-sur-Mer

Beaches in Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados)

The seaside resort of Courseulles-sur-Mer is a haven of peace located in Normandy (North of France). Courseulles is two kilometres long with sandy beaches.

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Beaches in Dieppe

Beaches in Dieppe (Seine-Maritime)

Dieppe is the oldest French seaside resort. It has the chance to possess the closest beach to Paris! In season, many traveling traders are installed along the beach making this town ideal for a weekend trip!

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Beaches in Saint-Pierre-Quiberon

Beaches in Saint-Pierre-Quiberon (Morbihan)

The small seaside resort of Saint-Pierre-Quiberon, located at the entrance of the peninsula of Quiberon, about twenty kilometres from Auray and the Gulf of Morbihan, is a popular seaside resort.

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Beaches in Saint-Denis-d'Oléron

Beaches in Saint-Denis-d'Oléron (Charente-Maritime)

The seaside resort of Saint-Denis d'Oléron is located north of the island of Oléron. The liveliest part is located around the marina. All around, many colourful restaurants provide lunch with a view of the harbour.

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Beaches in La Brée-les-Bains

Beaches in La Brée-les-Bains (Charente-Maritime)

The small seaside resort of La Brée les Bains, located northeast of the island of Oléron, is one of the smallest of the island. It is rather secluded and attendance is reasonable even in high season.

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Beaches in Saint-Jouin-Bruneval

Beaches in Saint-Jouin-Bruneval (Seine-Maritime)

At ten kilometres from Etretat, Saint-Jouin-Bruneval has remained in the shadow of its famous neighbour. For family tourism, Saint-Jouin offers a nice alternative to the main sites of Normandy.

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Beaches in Saint-Georges-d'Oléron

Beaches in Saint-Georges-d'Oléron (Charente-Maritime)

Saint-Georges-of-Oléron, located on the island of Oléron in Charente, is one of the oldest villages on the island. Many bike paths lead to the various beaches of Saint Georges of Oléron.

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Beaches in Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron

Beaches in Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron (Charente-Maritime)

Administrative centre of the island of Oleron, Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron has a central position on the island. On the coast of St Pierre, it is the small port of Cotinière which deserves a look.

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Beaches in Dolus-d'Oléron

Beaches in Dolus-d'Oléron (Charente-Maritime)

Dolus d'Oléron is located south of the island of Oléron. The village center is away from the sea. On the East coast (eastern coast), there are mainly oyster parks, swimming is possible on the coast.

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Beaches in Vattetot-sur-Mer

Beaches in Vattetot-sur-Mer (Seine-Maritime)

Vattetot sur Mer is ideally located on the Côte d’Albâtre between Etretat to the west and Yport to the east. The village is a few kilometres from the sea.

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Beaches in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains

Beaches in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (Charente-Maritime)

The seaside resort of Saint Trojan les Bains is located south of the island of Oléron. The vast forest of St Trojan, where one can wander around by bike or on foot, borders it.

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Beaches in Les Portes-en-Ré

Beaches in Les Portes-en-Ré (Charente-Maritime)

The village of Portes-en-Ré, located northeast of the island of Ré, is called "the end of the island." This is one of the chic villages of the island.

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Beaches in Saint-Clément-des-Baleines

Beaches in Saint-Clément-des-Baleines (Charente-Maritime)

The village of Saint-Clément-des-Baleines, located northwest of the island of Ré, is known for its lighthouse, which is the highest point of the island.

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Beaches in Sainte-Marie-de-Ré

Beaches in Sainte-Marie-de-Ré (Charente-Maritime)

Sainte-Marie-de-Ré is a green seaside resort located south of the island of Ré. There are narrow streets with white houses and flowered hollyhocks in Ré-style architecture.

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Beaches in Ile de Cavallo

Beaches in Ile de Cavallo (South Corsica)

At only 2.5 km from the coasts of Bonifacio there is the island of Cavallo which belongs to the archipelago of Lavezzi. This island is totally private but in summer numerous boaters come to enjoy the beautiful beaches.

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Beaches in Veules-les-Roses

Beaches in Veules-les-Roses (Seine-Maritime)

Veules-les-Roses is a small seaside resort in Normandy, located in the department of Seine-Maritime. Less than 30 km from the town of Dieppe, its coastline is part of the Côte d’Albâtre.

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Beaches in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer

Beaches in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer (Seine-Maritime)

Located in the area of Caux, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer is a small seaside resort full of charm and very family orientated. Natural and authentic, its coastline is part of the Albâtre Coast, and offers spectacular scenery with its cliffs and long beaches.

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Beaches in Quiberville

Beaches in Quiberville (Seine-Maritime)

The small resort of Quiberville, located in the department of Seine-Maritime, is an ancient city of the Middle Ages. Like its neighbours, it offers many activities and is best explored on foot, horseback, bicycle or sailing boat, with several clubs.

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Beaches in Sainte-Marguerite-sur-Mer

Beaches in Sainte-Marguerite-sur-Mer (Seine-Maritime)

Sainte-Marguerite-sur-Mer is a seaside resort on the Albâtre Coast, in Normandy. It is a popular destination for tourists in search of peace and quiet.

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Beaches in Veulettes-sur-Mer

Beaches in Veulettes-sur-Mer (Seine-Maritime)

Not far from Etretat, Veulettes-sur-Mer is known as the Pearl of the Pays de Caux because of its beautiful beach, the largest in the county.

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Beaches in Saint-Valery-en-Caux

Beaches in Saint-Valery-en-Caux (Seine-Maritime)

Located in the department of Seine-Maritime, Saint-Valéry-en-Caux is a popular resort. Its picturesque port and dates from the eighteenth century! It extends into the village.

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Beaches in Saint-Pierre-en-Port

Beaches in Saint-Pierre-en-Port (Seine-Maritime)

Located in the Pays de Caux, there are two beaches in Saint-Pierre-en-Port and spectacular scenery with cliffs that plunge into the English Channel.

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Beaches in Les Petites Dalles

Beaches in Les Petites Dalles (Seine-Maritime)

The seaside resort of Petites-Dalles is on the Caux plateau, which offers a landscape of fields and orchards dotted with some old houses which you pass while hiking on the many trails.

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Beaches in Fort-Mahon-Plage

Beaches in Fort-Mahon-Plage (Somme)

Located in the department of the Somme, the small seaside resort of Fort-Mahon is a long sandy beach and a popular tourist destination. It is also the best resort in Marquenterre.

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Beaches in Sainte-Adresse

Beaches in Sainte-Adresse (Seine-Maritime)

Not far from Le Havre is the small resort of Sainte-Adresse. Located on the Channel coast, this former fishing village was once frequented by many painters including Monet, Corot or Stevens.

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Beaches in Le Crotoy

Beaches in Le Crotoy (Somme)

The small seaside resort of Crotoy is located in the department of Somme. It is often ranked among the most beautiful villages in France.

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Beaches in Meschers-sur-Gironde

Beaches in Meschers-sur-Gironde (Charente-Maritime)

Meschers-sur-Gironde is an ancient fishing village that came into vogue at the beginning of the 19th century, the station is situated on the Côte de Beauté and is surrounded by pine woods, notably the forest of Suzac.

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Beaches in Ogliastro

Beaches in Ogliastro (Haute-Corse)

The village of Ogliastro, located in Cap Corse, in the department of Haute-Corse, is famous for its olive farming and the marina of Albu (or marina of Albo).

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Beaches in Le Tilleul

Beaches in Le Tilleul (Seine-Maritime)

Located a few kilometers from Etretat, the village of Tilleul is charming. Holiday makers love the peace and quiet and the beach.

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Beaches in Varengeville-sur-Mer

Beaches in Varengeville-sur-Mer (Seine-Maritime)

Located in Normandy, Varengeville-sur-Mer is a family friendly destination, known for its seaside cemetery where are buried some figures such as Georges Braque.

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Beaches in Bretignolles-sur-Mer

Beaches in Bretignolles-sur-Mer (Vendee)

The small seaside resort of Brétignolles-sur-Mer is located in the department of Vendee, on the coast of Light.

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Beaches in Quend-Plage-les-Pins

Beaches in Quend-Plage-les-Pins (Somme)

The seaside resort of Quend is located in the department of the Somme, and offers 15 km of fine sand to the many tourists who come every summer. Near the Bay of Somme and the Authie, the town is known for its "nature."

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Beaches in Le Tréport

Beaches in Le Tréport (Seine-Maritime)

The seaside resort of Tréport, located in the north of Normandy, is very busy in summer (it is only 2h30 from Paris). This small fishing port at the mouth of Bresle is surrounded by high cliffs, which are typical of Côte d’Albâtre.

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Beaches in Mers-les-Bains

Beaches in Mers-les-Bains (Somme)

Mers les Bains is the southernmost seaside resort in Picardy in North of France. Mers les Bains, neighbour of the last resort of Tréport in Seine-Maritime, has inherited an exceptional seafront with many classified villas.

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Beaches in Cayeux-sur-Mer

Beaches in Cayeux-sur-Mer (Somme)

The seaside resort of Cayeux sur Mer is one of the oldest French seaside resorts, established at the time of Sea Bathing. Its coastline stretches over 14 km.

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Beaches in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

Beaches in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (Vendee)

The seaside resort of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is located north of Vendée in France and it is a major tourist destination in Pays de la Loire.

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Beaches in Criel-sur-Mer

Beaches in Criel-sur-Mer (Seine-Maritime)

The seaside resort of Criel sur Mer, less than 10 kilometres south of Le Tréport, is not a very well known destination in the north of Normandy.

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Beaches in Saint-Briac-sur-Mer

Beaches in Saint-Briac-sur-Mer (Ille-et-Vilaine)

The seaside resort of Saint-Briac-sur-Mer is an ancient seamen village, nicknamed the Pearl of the Emerald Coast. Holidaymakers are charmed by these narrow streets and by the old neighborhoods

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Beaches in Saint-Lunaire

Beaches in Saint-Lunaire (Ille-et-Vilaine)

In the department Ille-et-Vilaine, not far from Dinard, we find the small seaside destination of Saint-Lunaire. Rather familial and appreciated for its tranquility, we find pretty beaches in Saint-Lunaire.

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Beaches in Saint-Coulomb

Beaches in Saint-Coulomb (Ille-et-Vilaine)

Saint-Coulomb is a small seaside destination in Brittany in France, located between Saint-Malo and Cancale on the Emerald Coast. We find four pretty fine sand beaches and natural protected sites here.

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Beaches in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

Beaches in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez (Vendee)

Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez is located on the coast of “Lumière” (light), near Les Sables d'Olonne, north of Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, and offers tourists a wide variety of landscapes.

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Beaches in Ile des Embiez

Beaches in Ile des Embiez (Var)

Ile des Embiez is located in the Var department a few hundred meters from the seaside resort of Six-Four-les-Plages. This is one of the two islands that were repurchased and designed by Paul Ricard.

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Beaches in Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Beaches in Talmont-Saint-Hilaire (Vendee)

Located in the department of the Vendee, on the coast of Lumière, the seaside town of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire is a unique resort where you can still see traces of dinosaurs in the sand and algae.

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Beaches in Château-d'Olonne

Beaches in Château-d'Olonne (Vendee)

Chateau-d'Olonne, its coastline 5 km long with a succession of coves, cliffs and small beaches, is a popular seaside resort.

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Beaches in La Barre-de-Monts

Beaches in La Barre-de-Monts (Vendee)

It is north of the Vendée, on the coast of Lumière, lies the resort of La Barre-de-Monts. This is the hamlet of the Fromentine that attracts the most people in the summer.

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Beaches in Notre-Dame-de-Monts

Beaches in Notre-Dame-de-Monts (Vendee)

Located on the Côte de Lumière, in the north of the Vendée department, the little seaside resort of Notre-Dame-de-Monts is quiet and family orientated.

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Beaches in Saint-Malo

Beaches in Saint-Malo (Ille-et-Vilaine)

The seaside destination of Saint-Malo is without a doubt one of the most appreciated in Brittany. We find about a dozen beaches in Saint-Malo.

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Beaches in Bray-Dunes

Beaches in Bray-Dunes (Nord)

Bray-Dunes is a seaside resort located in the department, Nord that borders Belgium and is about fifteen kilometers from Dunkerque. It is known for being the northernmost city in France.

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Beaches in Calais

Beaches in Calais (Pas-de-Calais)

Calais is known for its rich heritage and beach, one of the most touristic on the Cote d'Opale. At the edge of this beach we find 500 chalets directly on the sand. They serve as bathing huts.

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Beaches in Escalles

Beaches in Escalles (Pas-de-Calais)

Escalles is a small village on Côte d’Opale nestled in a pretty valley, just a few kilometres from Calais and Boulogne-Sur-Mer, in the department of Pas-de-Calais.

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Beaches in Wissant

Beaches in Wissant (Pas-de-Calais)

Wissant is mostly frequented by families who appreciate the Kid label that the city possesses. The town's charm and the traditional houses and the well preserved nature that surround this city are its assets.

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Beaches in Wimereux

Beaches in Wimereux (Pas-de-Calais)

Wimereux is the oldest seaside resort on the Opal Coast in France. A seawall promenade borders the wide beach from the road with Anglo-Norman stylde villas from the 1900’s and many beach huts.

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Beaches in Cancale

Beaches in Cancale (Ille-et-Vilaine)

The seaside resort of Cancale is known for its oysters and its exceptional location, not far from Mont-Saint-Michel bay.

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Beaches in Dunkerque

Beaches in Dunkerque (Nord)

Dunkirk is a seaside resort that holds a place in history and is deeply linked to the North Sea. The shore is referred to as Malo les Bains. The beaches stretch over several kilometers.

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Beaches in Dinard

Beaches in Dinard (Ille-et-Vilaine)

In the department of Ille et Vilaine in Brittany in France, we find the seaside destination of Dinard. Its Belle Epoque architecture attracts many tourists each year.

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Beaches in Gravelines

Beaches in Gravelines (Nord)

Gravelines is a resort located in the department of “Nord”, about twenty kilometres from Dunkirk and on the limit with the beaches of Pas de Calais.

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Beaches in Hardelot

Beaches in Hardelot (Pas-de-Calais)

Hardelot is a seaside resort found of the Cote d'Opale (city of Neufchâtel-Hardelot), in Pas-de-Calais in France. It is found between to very touristic resorts: Boulogne-sur-Mer and Touquet-Paris-Plage.

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Beaches in Berck

Beaches in Berck (Pas-de-Calais)

Berck sur Mer is the southernmost seaside resort in Pas-de-Calais. It is a very frequented resort and one of the most frequented in the north of France.

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Beaches in Zuydcoote

Beaches in Zuydcoote (Nord)

Situated in the department of Nord of France, the seaside resort of Zuydcoote impresses with its wide white sandy beach and dunes that hide an authentic and picturesque village.

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Beaches in Audinghen

Beaches in Audinghen (Pas-de-Calais)

The village of Audinghen, in Nord of France, is a quiet and peaceful destination attracting many visitors in summer. It is located on the tip of Gris-Nez where the view over the bay of Wissant.

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Beaches in Lannion

Beaches in Lannion (Côtes-d'Armor)

Situated in the Côtes d'Armor, department in Brittany, Lannion is an iconic resort of Tregor. It is located on the Pink Granite Coast and offers holiday makers a wide range of activities.

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Beaches in Olonne-sur-Mer

Beaches in Olonne-sur-Mer (Vendee)

It is in the department of Vendee that lies the small resort of Olonne-sur-Mer. It is part of the agglomeration of Sables d'Olonne and offers large sandy beaches protected by dunes.

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Beaches in Ambleteuse

Beaches in Ambleteuse (Pas-de-Calais)

The small seaside resort of Ambleteuse is located in the Nord of France, close to Boulogne-Sur-Mer and Cap Gris Nez. It is a typical village in Côte d’Opale.

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Beaches in Audresselles

Beaches in Audresselles (Pas-de-Calais)

The small seaside resort of Audresselles is located in the department of Pas-de-Calais in the North of France. Tourists and inhabitants alike call it the “little Britain of the North” for its authentic side and charming fishing village.

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Beaches in Tardinghen

Beaches in Tardinghen (Pas-de-Calais)

The village of Tardinghen is located on Côte d’Opale,in northern France, between the famous Capes Gris-Nez and Blanc Nez.

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Beaches in Sangatte

Beaches in Sangatte (Pas-de-Calais)

The little seaside destination of Sangatte is located in Pas-de-Calais on the Opale Coast just a few kilometers from Lille. We find a large fine sand beach of eight kilometers.

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Beaches in Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile

Beaches in Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile (Vendee)

The island of Noirmoutier is located in the department of Vendée and is an exceptional territory. The diversity of its landscape and climate make it a major tourist destination.

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Beaches in Ile de Frioul

Beaches in Ile de Frioul (Bouches-du-Rhone)

Located about 4 km from Marseille, the archipelago of Frioul, made up by a group of four islands, is famous for its fortress and beautiful coves.

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Beaches in L'Ile-d'Yeu

Beaches in L'Ile-d'Yeu (Vendee)

Ile d'Yeu is located in the department of Vendee. It is one of the Ponant islands and tourists rush there to enjoy natural, unspoilt landscapes and lovely beaches.

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Beaches in Solenzara

Beaches in Solenzara (South Corsica)

Located in the department Corse-du-Sud, the seaside destination Sari-Solenzara is located on the Cote des Nacres, sharing the name with a shellfish formerly found here in large quantities.

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Beaches in Longeville-sur-Mer

Beaches in Longeville-sur-Mer (Vendee)

Located on the Côte de Lumière near the Marais Poitevin (Vendée), Longeville-sur-Mer is divided between wide sandy beaches and pine forests.

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Beaches in Jard-sur-Mer

Beaches in Jard-sur-Mer (Vendee)

The beaches of Jard sur Mer are bordered by cliffs and the maritime forest and the town has some remarkable sites, such as the abbey Royale de Lieu-Dieu.

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Beaches in Boulogne-sur-Mer

Beaches in Boulogne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais)

Located in the department Pas-de-Calais, on the English Chanel, Boulogne-sur-Mer is a seaside resort known for being the first fishing harbor in France. It is nicknamed “Capital of the Opal Coast” since many tourists visit its historic site and beach each year.

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Beaches in Equihen

Beaches in Equihen (Pas-de-Calais)

Equihen-Plage is a small seaside resort on Côte d’Opale, quiet and pleasant. It is bordered by the English Channel and has one of the most beautiful beaches on the coast.

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Beaches in Saint-Etienne-au-Mont

Beaches in Saint-Etienne-au-Mont (Pas-de-Calais)

The town of Saint-Etienne-au-Mont is on Opal Coast, not far from Ecault and Boulogne-sur-Mer. It is bordered by the English Channel and offers a vast unspoilt natural area that attracts lovers of calm and beautiful landscapes.

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Beaches in Pianottoli-Caldarello

Beaches in Pianottoli-Caldarello (South Corsica)

The small village of Pianottoli-Caldarello, located in the department of Corse-du-Sud is close to Figari in the southwest of Corsica.

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Beaches in Le Portel

Beaches in Le Portel (Pas-de-Calais)

Le Portel is a seaside resort located in North of France. It is one of the suburbs of Boulogne-Sur-Mer bordered by the English Channel.

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Beaches in Monacia-d'Aullène

Beaches in Monacia-d'Aullène (South Corsica)

It is in the department of Corse-du-Sud, in the region of Freto, that lies the village of Monacia-d'Aullène. It is surrounded by the villages of Sartene and Pianottoli-Caldarello.

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Beaches in Pléneuf-Val-André

Beaches in Pléneuf-Val-André (Côtes-d'Armor)

Pléneuf Val André is a Breton seaside resort located in the Côtes d'Armor department in the east of the Bay of St Brieuc. It is located at the western end of the Côte d’Emeuraude.

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Beaches in Sables-d’Or-les-Pins

Beaches in Sables-d’Or-les-Pins (Côtes-d'Armor)

The seaside resort of Sables d'Or les Pins is located in northern Brittany in France, in the department of Côtes d'Armor between Erquy and Cap Frehel (north of the Bay of St Brieuc).

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Beaches in Fréhel

Beaches in Fréhel (Côtes-d'Armor)

Fréhel’s different beaches are all in close proximity to Pléhérel-Plage and are all easily accessible from the coastal road that leads to Cape Fréhel. L’Anse du Croc is the largest and most beautiful of them all.

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Beaches in Erquy

Beaches in Erquy (Côtes-d'Armor)

The seaside resort of Erquy is a great family-oriented destination in summer. It is popular for its generous nature with the cape of Erquy and many trails offering spectacular views of the coast.

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Beaches in Saint-Cast-le-Guildo

Beaches in Saint-Cast-le-Guildo (Côtes-d'Armor)

The seaside resort of Saint Cast le Guildo is one of the most famous resorts of Brittany. Located on the “Côte Emeraude”, the resort is family orientated.

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Beaches in Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer

Beaches in Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer (Côtes-d'Armor)

The seaside resort of Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer, hemmed in by the bays of Lancieux and Arguenon, is located northeast of Brittany, in the department of Côtes d'Armor, just a few kilometres from Dinard and St Malo.

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Beaches in Ault

Beaches in Ault (Somme)

The seaside resort of Ault, located on the coast of Picardy (North of France), in the department of the Somme, is a peaceful haven with high chalk cliffs and pebble beaches.

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Beaches in Saint-Jean-du-Doigt

Beaches in Saint-Jean-du-Doigt (Finistère)

Located in Brittany, on horseback in the bay of Morlaix and Lannion, the village of Saint-Jean-du-Doigt owes its name to the relic of the finger of St.John the Baptist which is at the origin of many cures.

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Beaches in Merlimont

Beaches in Merlimont (Pas-de-Calais)

The Merlimont beach resort is located in the south of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region and follows on from the beaches of Berck. It attracts a family clientele in the summer season but also during the weekends.

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Beaches in Granville

Beaches in Granville (Manche)

Granville, located in the Bay of Mont Saint Michel, is one of the seaside resorts in the department of La Manche in Normandy.

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Beaches in Barneville-Carteret

Beaches in Barneville-Carteret (Manche)

Barneville-Carteret is in the department of the Manche on the Coast of Isles in north of Jersey and in quarantine kilometres in the south of Cherbourg.

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Beaches in Saint-Germain-sur-Ay

Beaches in Saint-Germain-sur-Ay (Manche)

The seaside resort of Saint Germain sur Ay is located in the department of the Channel facing the island of Jersey about 50 kilometers west from Saint-Lô.

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Beaches in Portbail

Beaches in Portbail (Manche)

The seaside station of Portbail faced up Anglo-Norman iles (Jersey)on the coast of Isles in the English Channel. These last protect the coasts of the heave of the Atlantic.

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Beaches in Agon-Coutainville

Beaches in Agon-Coutainville (Manche)

Located in the department of Manche (Normandy), opposite the island of Jersey, the seaside resort of Coutainville is a major seaside resort on the Cotentin.

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Beaches in Jullouville

Beaches in Jullouville (Manche)

The seaside resort of Jullouville is located in Normandy in the north of the bay of Mont Saint Michel and south of Granville. It faces the Breton resort of Cancale.

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Beaches in Carolles

Beaches in Carolles (Manche)

Carolles-Plage is located on the peninsula of Cotentin, in the bay of Mont Saint-Michel, and offers a picturesque and protected environment close to the seaside resort of Jullouville.

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Beaches in Stella-Plage

Beaches in Stella-Plage (Pas-de-Calais)

Stella-Plage is a small seaside resort in northern France between Berck sur Mer and Le Touquet. It is in the area of Cucq in North of France

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Beaches in Saint-Pair-sur-Mer

Beaches in Saint-Pair-sur-Mer (Manche)

Located in the north of the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel and only a few kilometres away from Granville, the seaside resort of Saint Pair sur Mer offers a wide sandy beach separated into two at the mouth of the Thar.

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Beaches in Carantec

Beaches in Carantec (Finistère)

Located between the bay of Morlaix and the bay of St Pol de Léon, the seaside resort of Carantec is one of the finest destinations of Finistère in Brittany.

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Beaches in Roscoff

Beaches in Roscoff (Finistère)

Roscoff is appreciated for its mild climate and the preserved charm of its downtown. There are still some beautiful houses of old shipowners with decorated facades.

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Beaches in Donville-les-Bains

Beaches in Donville-les-Bains (Manche)

Located in the northern area of Granville, Donville seaside resort has the advantage of having a sandy beach that stretches for over several kilometres.

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Beaches in Les Moitiers-d'Allonne

Beaches in Les Moitiers-d'Allonne (Manche)

Les Moitiers d'Allonne is north of Barneville-Carteret in the west of Cotentin (English Channel). It is reputed for its dunes of Hatainville.

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Beaches in Gouville-sur-Mer

Beaches in Gouville-sur-Mer (Manche)

Situated north of Agon Coutainville, in the Coutançais area, Gouville sur Mer is a small seaside resort on the west coast of the Cotentin in the county Manche.

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Beaches in Pirou

Beaches in Pirou (Manche)

Located in the county of La Manche, in the west Cotentin, the seaside resort of Pirou is renowned for its coastline. It is also famous for its shellfish.

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Beaches in Ile de Batz

Beaches in Ile de Batz (Finistère)

Located opposite Roscoff in Finistere, the island of Batz is part of the Ponant Islands. We join it in 15 minutes from the port of Roscoff by boat.

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Beaches in Arromanches-les-Bains

Beaches in Arromanches-les-Bains (Calvados)

Arromanches-les-Bains is a “must-see” in Normandy. Yet little known! This resort has been instrumental in the landing of June 1944.

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Beaches in Santec

Beaches in Santec (Finistère)

Located close to Roscoff in northern Finistère, the town of Santec, attracts lovers of nature and white sand. The center of the village is about 800m from the first beach.

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Beaches in Cléder

Beaches in Cléder (Finistère)

Located in the North Finistere in Brittany, on the “Côte de Sable”, the area of Cléder has retained its authenticity. You can discover its coastline by the GR34.

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Beaches in Larmor-Plage

Beaches in Larmor-Plage (Morbihan)

Larmor-Plage, located in the south of Brittany, is open on the Atlantic Ocean and faces Port Louis and Ile de Groix (only 8 km as the crow flies).

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Beaches in Graye-sur-Mer

Beaches in Graye-sur-Mer (Calvados)

The beach of Graye sur Mer extends on 3 km. East, it begins in the extension of the beach of Courseulles sur Mer (sector of the Juno beach center) and ends west on the beach of Ver-sur-Mer.

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Beaches in Colleville-sur-Mer

Beaches in Colleville-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Colleville sur Mer is famous for its Omaha Beach where the allies landed on June 6, 1944. It is here that we find the American cemetery just a few steps from the beach on the cliffs of Colleville.

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Beaches in Guidel

Beaches in Guidel (Morbihan)

Guidel is located in the south of Brittany, in the southwest of Lorient. This village has long turned its back on its coastline, which is 5 km from the centre of the village.

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Beaches in Longues-sur-Mer

Beaches in Longues-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Longues sur Mer is located in Normandy in the department of Calvados 8 km north of Bayeux. With its strategic location between the Omaha Beach (west) and the Gold Beach (east), it was in the heart of the June 1944 landing zone.

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Beaches in Port-Louis

Beaches in Port-Louis (Morbihan)

Close to Lorient, Port-Louis is located in the south of Brittany, in the county Morbihan, and faces the Atlantic Ocean and the island of Groix.

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Beaches in Plouhinec

Beaches in Plouhinec (Morbihan)

Plouhinec is situated in the south of Brittany in the Morbihan department next to the Gâvres Peninsula, and also close to the Quiberon Peninsula.

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Beaches in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Beaches in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is in the Calvados department in the south of Normandy. This is where the American and British soldiers landed on June 6, 1944 at 6:30am.

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Beaches in Vierville-sur-Mer

Beaches in Vierville-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Vierville sur Mer is located in Normandy in the Calvados landing site. It is here that we find the famous Omaha Beach (actually three towns), one of the five Normandy landing beaches.

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Beaches in Ploemeur

Beaches in Ploemeur (Morbihan)

Situated in northern Brittany, close to Lorient, the town of Ploemeur offers a little known and unspoilt coastline. Several hamlets near the beaches provide a resort atmosphere but people come to Ploemeur for its unspoilt side.

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Beaches in Bangor

Beaches in Bangor (Morbihan)

Bangor is one of four towns of Belle Ile en Mer. Located in the center of the island and facing the wild coast (south), Bangor has one of the most beautiful coasts of the island.

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Beaches in Concarneau

Beaches in Concarneau (Finistère)

Located in Southern Brittany, the seaside resort of Concarneau is a very important tourist destination for Brittany. There are numerous beaches in Concarneau.

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Beaches in Sauzon

Beaches in Sauzon (Morbihan)

The village of Sauzon is located northwest of Belle-Ile-en-Mer in the department of Morbihan in France. There are several beaches in Sauzon. Southwest, that is to say on the wild coast, Donnant Beach is the most famous.

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Beaches in Locmaria

Beaches in Locmaria (Morbihan)

The village of Locmaria is located east of Belle-Ile-en-Mer in Brittany. There are many beaches in Locmaria, including the largest one in Belle Ile en Mer, Grands Sables.

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Beaches in Erdeven

Beaches in Erdeven (Morbihan)

Between Plouhinec and the peninsula of Quiberon, Erdeven offers 8 km of sandy and completely untamed coastline. It is the largest dune area of Gavres-Quiberon, the largest dune in Brittany and one of the most untamed.

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Beaches in Le Palais

Beaches in Le Palais (Morbihan)

Le Palais is the largest city in Belle-Ile-en-Mer. It is organized around the port and citadel. Although the beaches of Le Palais are not the nicest ones in Belle-Ile, the city is a must-see.

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Beaches in Ver-sur-Mer

Beaches in Ver-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Located between Arromanches les Bains and Courseulles sur Mer, on the coast of Nacre, the small seaside resort of Ver sur Mer is in the sector of the Landing of Normandy of the Second World War.

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Beaches in Saint-Côme-de-Fresné

Beaches in Saint-Côme-de-Fresné (Calvados)

Located between Arromanches les Bains and Asnelles in Normandy, the village of Saint Côme de Fresné is less known and uncrowded even in summer.

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Beaches in Montmartin-sur-Mer

Beaches in Montmartin-sur-Mer (Manche)

Montmartin sur Mer is known for its rock (it has been used for the elle Alexandre III bridge in Paris) but not for its coastline !

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Beaches in Groix

Beaches in Groix (Morbihan)

The island of Groix is located in the south of Brittany, in the department of Morbihan, 45 minutes by boat from Lorient. It is in the TOP 3 of the most important islands of Brittany.

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Beaches in Brignogan-Plage

Beaches in Brignogan-Plage (Finistère)

Located between Roscoff and Plouguerneau, north of Brest, on the “Côte des Légendes”, Brignogan-Plage is a small seaside resort of the Finistere Nord.

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Beaches in Plouharnel

Beaches in Plouharnel (Morbihan)

Located north of Quiberon Bay, (off the coast of Brittany) Plouharnel is, for most holiday makers, simply an unavoidable leg of their journey on their way to Belle-Ile-en-Mer or Quiberon itself.

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Beaches in Gâvres

Beaches in Gâvres (Morbihan)

Located between the harbour of Lorient and Plouhinec, the seaside resort of Gâvres extends on a peninsula with on one side the Atlantic Ocean and on the other the Small Sea of Gâvres.

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Beaches in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue

Beaches in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue (Manche)

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue is located on the east coast of the Nord-Cotentin in Normandy (the county of Manche – Val de Saire) about thirty kilometres from Cherbourg.

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Beaches in Vaux-sur-Mer

Beaches in Vaux-sur-Mer (Charente-Maritime)

Situated in the southwest of France, at the mouth of the Estuary of Gironde, Vaux-sur-Mer is a small seaside station in the Charente-Maritime on the Côte de Beauté.

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Beaches in Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Beaches in Saint-Georges-de-Didonne (Charente-Maritime)

Saint-Georges-de-Didonne is a pleasant seaside refuge in France on the Côte de Beauté and is one of the largest in the Charente-Maritime on the right bank of the Gironde river.

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Beaches in Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

Beaches in Port-en-Bessin-Huppain (Calvados)

Port-en-Bessin is the most important fishing port of Basse-Normandie. Strategic point during the Second World War, Port en Bessin retains some vestiges of this period as casemates and wrecks.

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Beaches in Grandcamp-Maisy

Beaches in Grandcamp-Maisy (Calvados)

Grandcamp Maisy is a Norman seaside resort in the department of Calvados near the Pointe du Hoc and north of Saint-Lô. It is an old fashionable destination of the Belle Epoque for the inhabitants of Paris.

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Beaches in La Tremblade

Beaches in La Tremblade (Charente-Maritime)

Located in the north of the peninsula of Arvert, facing the island of Oléron, La Tremblade offers unspoilt landscapes with the forest of Coubre and its beaches on the wild coast (west-facing beaches at the forest level – from the tip of the Coubre to the Spanish tip) renowned for surfing.

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Beaches in La Palmyre

Beaches in La Palmyre (Charente-Maritime)

South of the peninsula of Arvert, La Palmyre is the seaside district of the Mathes. Located 20 km from Royan, it offers a very green environment in the heart of the Courbe forest in the departement of Charente Maritime.

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Beaches in Marennes

Beaches in Marennes (Charente-Maritime)

Marennes is known to be the capital of the oyster, less to be a seaside resort. Surrounded by salt marshes, its activity is today turned to oyster farming.

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Beaches in Yves

Beaches in Yves (Charente-Maritime)

The town of Yves in Charente-Maritime is in the continuity of Châtelaillon-Plage (it shares with the latter the district of Boucholeurs) and only a few kilometers south of La Rochelle.

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Beaches in Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard

Beaches in Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard (Vendee)

About thirty kilometers to the south of Sables d’Olonne, Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard is a small seaside resort of Vendée appreciated for its beaches, its forests and its numerous hiking trails.

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Beaches in Angoulins

Beaches in Angoulins (Charente-Maritime)

Located south of La Rochelle, the municipality of Angoulins sur Mer has preserved a picturesque side with its market town opened on the sea, its many squares and its small port of Loiron

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Beaches in Aytré

Beaches in Aytré (Charente-Maritime)

Aytré is the fifth commune of Charente-Maritime. Southern border with La Rochelle, it has developed strongly thanks to its industrial divison, including an Alstom factory.

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Beaches in Asnelles

Beaches in Asnelles (Calvados)

With its 400 inhabitants, the seaside resort of Asnelles in Calvados could go totally unnoticed. Situated in the sector of the beaches of the Landing , it is here that the 231st infantry Brigade landed on June 6, 1944 i the early morning.

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Beaches in Hirel

Beaches in Hirel (Ille-et-Vilaine)

The village of Hirel is located at the bottom of the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, east of the department of Ille-et-Vilaine and close to the department of Manche.

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