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Marseille, from the Old Port to the small beaches and coves

Marseille, from the Old Port to the small beaches and coves

A Guide to discover Marseille and its seafront Marseille is a city not to be missed in the south of France, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and rich with centuries of history. Our visit is organized on the way to the various beaches of Marseille. Discover Marseille Surrounded by a magnificent setting, Marseille is captivating and one gladly surrenders to one of its 111 districts, entangled in one another! Always moving, it was in 2013 the European Capital of Culture. Among the many things to do here, some are absolutely ...

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Pays Basque resorts and TOP 5 beaches in Pyrénées Atlantiques

Pays Basque resorts and TOP 5 beaches in Pyrénées Atlantiques

Pays Basque resorts and TOP 5 beaches in Pyrénées Atlantiques The Pyrénées-Atlantiques department is a key destination for tourism in France. Its beaches and seaside towns are in the Pays Basque, which is not only famous for its architecture and its gastronomy but also for the beauty of its landscape that attracts thousands of tourists every year. Guéthary, Anglet, Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye, Ciboure and Bidart follow one another along the coast and each has different qualities. Map of Pyrénées Atlantiques ...

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What to see in the French Pays Basque

What to see in the French Pays Basque

What to see in the Pays Basque (Atlantic Ocean in France) If you have decided to choose the Pays Basque for your next holiday, you will find this beautiful region of the south west between ocean and countryside has a lot to offer. If you are looking for a holiday combining the pleasures of relaxation and activities, you have made the right choice. Along the coast, many seaside resorts facing the Atlantic Ocean are to be discovered! South of the Côte Basque: Hendaye The wide beach of Hendaye with a hard sand ideal for ...

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Rayol-Canadel in France: large creeks in green landscape

Rayol-Canadel in France: large creeks in green landscape

Rayol-Canadel in France: large creeks in green landscape The small seaside town of Rayol-Canadel is located in the south of France (Var department), in the heart of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and in the Gulf of St Tropez. This place, famous for its beautiful landscapes and relaxed lifestyle, is a popular destination with crystal-clear water and wooded hills. Canadel Pass, which is also the town’s highest point, arguably offers one of the most beautiful views of the coast of the Golden Islands. It is the perfect destination for ...

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Cannes: the chic of the French Riviera

Cannes: the chic of the French Riviera

Cannes: the chic of the French Riviera Mentionning Cannes is to imagine a red carpet to the famous Palais des Festivals, enjoy the beauty of the French Riviera, strolling along the Croisette or enjoy the sandy beaches. Cannes: between cinema and Culture With its small flowered streets and its picturesque charm, Cannes is an essential step on the French Riviera. Situated between Monaco and Saint-Tropez, protected by the Esterel, it offers many beaches and an uncommon elegance that captivates thousands of tourists each ...

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Alpes Maritimes: sand and pebble beaches depending on the area

Alpes Maritimes: sand and pebble beaches depending on the area

To choose the right beach in the Alpes Maritimes in France There is an alternation of sand, pebble and gravel beaches in the Alpes Maritimes. We offer an overview of the various seaside resorts to best choose your next destination and make the most of the beaches of the Alpes Maritimes. Map of the Alpes Maritimes beaches with sand, pebble or gravel East of the Alpes-Maritimes: sand beaches There are sand beaches from the Var after the Esterel Mountains (beach with red pebbles),on the first part of the Alpes ...

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The most important seaside resorts around Caen

The most important seaside resorts around Caen

The most famous seaside resorts around Caen in Normandy Many seaside resorts share the spot on the Normandy coast around Caen. In fact, the 120 kilometers who compose the Calvados coast in Normandy shelter many seaside resorts, from the most famous to the most discreet, but nevertheless no less interesting. We find, among the most important, the must-see seaside resorts of Deauville, Cabourg and Ouistreham. Deauville : chic to the normande Deauville : a very Norman style Let’s go to meet Deauville that 50 km ...

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Saint-Raphaël: a seaside destination at the foot of the Estérel

Saint-Raphaël: a seaside destination at the foot of the Estérel

Saint-Raphaël in the Var : a seaside destination at the foot of the Estérel A famous resort of the Var, located at the foot of the Massif de l'Esterel, Saint-Raphael seems to have everything to attract visitors! Thirty beaches (counting the beaches of Agay), areas with diverse and beautiful monuments, the city is full of treasures just waiting to be discovered. Things to see in St Raphaël View of the centre of St Raphaël from the beach This city of the French Riviera has remained typical and authentic. Every day, in ...

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What to visit in Cap Corse

What to visit in Cap Corse

What to visit in Cap Corse The peninsula of Cap Corse is located northeast of the Island of Beauty, and covers an area of 40 kilometres. It is bordered by the mountains of Serra, which altitude reaches almost 1,400 meters and which have eight peaks exceeding 1,000 meters. Its coastline is split and the small beaches of Cap Corse are nestled in coves that one can see from the ledge where the views are unforgettable. The one nicknamed the island within the island or the finger of Corsica is a special place, marked by small ...

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Châtelaillon-Plage: one of the most beautiful beaches

Châtelaillon-Plage: one of the most beautiful beaches

Châtelaillon-Plage : one of the most beautiful beaches in the vicinity of La Rochelle Châtelaillon-Plage is a seaside resort located in the department of Charente-Maritime, in the center of the Atlantic coast and is part of the « New Aquitaine » region. It is a small town that combines the retro charm of a « Belle Epoque » style and a great modernity. The large beach of Châtelaillon Châtelaillon-Beach was built in the late 19th century, north of the village « Les Boucholeurs ». It was born from the period of the « Baths ...

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Fouras : an ideal location to discover the islands of Charente-Maritime

Fouras : an ideal location to discover the islands of Charente-Maritime

Fouras : an ideal location to discover the islands of Charente-Maritime Small seaside village located in Charente-Maritime, Fouras enjoys a privileged location on the French Atlantic coast, between La Rochelle and Royan in front of the beautiful island of Aix ! Map of Fouras with the three main cities of Charente-Maritime Very family, the city belongs to the territories of « Rochefort Ocean, the country of Fort-Boyard ». Fortified and surrounded by moats several centuries ago to prevent the passage of the enemy through ...

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Corsica: how to choose your destination?

Corsica: how to choose your destination?

Corsica : East or West Coast The west coast of Corsica Ajaccio : an authentic harbor The gulf of Ajaccio is a superb body of water in beautiful turquoise blue. Translucent, we can see fish, especially at the coves where boaters like to stop for a few hours. The mountains covered with vegetation contrast with Meditarranean Sea and white sand.  The beach of Saint-François is a few steps away from the city center of Ajaccio. The citadel of Ajaccio is comfortably installed on the beach. We can enjoy the latter since the ...

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La Baule and neighbouring resorts

La Baule and neighbouring resorts

La Baule and neighbouring resorts From the Brittany beaches to the coast of the Loire-Atlantique, here is where you can find the “Côte Sauvage”, a true natural wonder composed of peaks, cliffs, secret coves and legendary caves. Map of the “Côte sauvage” in Loire-Atlantique and the neighbouring resorts of ”La Baule” It includes the resort of Pouliguen with its vibrant port. Located near the salt marshes, the resort whose name means “little white hole” in reference to the salt trade that is widely practiced here since the ...

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Ile de Noirmoutier: a wide range of beaches

Ile de Noirmoutier: a wide range of beaches

Ile de Noirmoutier: a wide range of beaches Located in the department of Vendee and connected to the mainland by a bridge, the island of Noirmoutier is a small paradise which offers its tourists untamed and natural landscapes. The beaches of Noirmoutier are totally different from the other beaches in the Vendée, they are more authentic beaches with character, like the beaches of Yeu. The Sableaux: a wide beach at low tide along the forest of La Chaize Nicknamed "the island of mimosas", we discover, according to the ...

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Villefranche sur Mer : a bay protected by Cap Ferrat

Villefranche sur Mer : a bay protected by Cap Ferrat

Villefranche : a bay protected by Cap Ferrat Between Nice and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is Villefranche-sur-Mer, a small medieval town that has hosted many artists including Aldous Huxley and Jean Cocteau. From the Rue Obscure and its arcades to the Saint-Elme citadel built in 1554 to defend the bay, the city is full of riches that enchant thousands of visitors every year. This is, in our opinion, one of the most beautiful bays of the Riviera which is discovered coming from Nice via the coast road. The old town, the port and ...

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Bastia: point of entry into Cap Corse

Bastia: point of entry into Cap Corse

Bastia: point of entry into Cap Corse The Cap Corse peninsula is the land of sailors, and a very different world. 40 km long, it is located at the north end of the Ile de Beauté (surname of Corsica), and bordered by the Serra Mountains, with tops at nearly 1400m sometimes. These areas attract many tourists who are curious to discover this rugged coastline, the smaller beaches nestling in the coves and especially the unforgettable views from the ledge. "The Island in the island" is another world where mountain villages surrounded by ...

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Beach holiday at Sanary-sur-Mer in the Var in France

Beach holiday at Sanary-sur-Mer in the Var in France

Beach holiday at Sanary-sur-Mer in the Var in France Sanary-sur-Mer is a seaside town in the Var department, about ten kilometers from Toulon in southern France. Port of Sanary sur Mer The city is famous for its typically small port with its fountains. The best two examples, signed Emile Aldebert, are located on the port side and represent the Marine and the Agriculture. Do not forget to visit the “Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Pitié”, built in 1560. The site offers a beautiful view of the bay of Sanary, the Embiez archipelago ...

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La Rochelle : Capital of Aunis near the main points of interest of Charente Maritime

La Rochelle : Capital of Aunis near the main points of interest of Charente Maritime

La Rochelle : Capital of Aunis near the main points of interest of Charente Maritime Easy living, unspoiled setting and a lively city, La Rochelle is a renowned and welcoming seaside resort that enchants all types of visitors. These two towers guard the entrance of the port of La Rochelle Proud of its history of over 1000 years, this former fishing village in the marshes has been enriched through trade, particularly with England. It still has 4 ports and has the nickname of "museum city" as it is rich in architectural ...

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Quiberon: A seaside destination in the south of Brittany

Quiberon: A seaside destination in the south of Brittany

Quiberon: A seaside destination in the south of Brittany near the Bay of Morbihan Connected to the mainland by a narrow stretch of sand over a few kilometres, the peninsula of Quiberon is a destination appreciated by tourists in Brittany who appreciate its climate and its superb landscapes. Located on a peninsula 40 minutes from Vannes, it is made of contrasts where you can admire both a calm sandy shoreline and a rocky coastline beaten by winds, the beautiful untamed coast, Quiberon is a small territory occupied for millions of ...

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Ploumanac'h in Brittany - Pure Pink granite rocks

Ploumanac'h in Brittany - Pure Pink granite rocks

Ploumanac'h in France - Pure Pink granite rocks In the heart of the Pink Granite Coast, situated between Trégastel and Perros-Guirec, you will find the famous rocks of Ploumanac'h which is one of France’s favourite villages. The group of islands called the “Sept-Îles” can be seen on the horizon, its unique reserve for seabirds and its beaches and walking trails make it a popular destination in high season. Porz Rolland and the Ile aux Moines At the very beginning of the Pink Granite Coast, you will find Porz-Rolland. In ...

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Port en Bessin : an authentic harbor just two steps from Omaha Beach

Port en Bessin : an authentic harbor just two steps from Omaha Beach

Port en Bessin : an authentic harbor just two steps from Omaha Beach Port en Bessin is the first fishing port of Calvados. Upon arrival in the town, the appearance of fishing boat is striking and gives a special charm to the city. The colors, the imposing size of the boats, the atmosphere, all these aspects bring a lot of charm to Port en Bessin. The port and quay of Port en Bessin where tourist activity is concentrated Almost the entire population lives from fish. Artisanal fishing is the first economic activity of the ...

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Gavres in the south of Brittany

Gavres in the south of Brittany

Gâvres and its peninsula in the south of Brittany The Morbihan is of remarkable natural beauty. The village of Gâvres is part of these places a little away from it all, where anyone who loves the tranquillity and beauty of the sea can be well satisfied. Sea of Gâvres - an inland sea To reach the village, it is necessary to follow an isthmus for a good ten kilometres. To the north of this strip of land, there is the small sea of Gâvres and to the south, a beautiful beach of fine sand of about ten kilometres, bordered by ...

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In Belle-Île-en-Mer, those who reach Sauzon stay for good

In Belle-Île-en-Mer, those who reach Sauzon stay for good

In Belle-Île-en-Mer, those who reach Sauzon stay for good Second biggest port of Belle Ile en Mer (Brittany, France), Sauzon probably takes its name from the English occupation (SAOZ in Breton). Located at the end of a bay more than one kilometre long, and seven kilometres from the port of Palais, you can take in the atmosphere of a small Breton port, both typical and alive. The activity is due to fishing, sailing and its connection to the mainland. At the northwest tip of the island, Sauzon is divided between the "inner" coast ...

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Port-Louis: a small village in the north of the gulf of Morbihan in France

Port-Louis: a small village in the north of the gulf of Morbihan in France

Port-Louis: a small village in the north of the gulf of Morbihan facing Lorient The Bay of Morbihan is a marvel. All along its coast, there is a succession of small ports and villages that charm the holidaymakers who appreciate the marine atmosphere. Port-Louis is a small historical town close to Lorient, located on a peninsula, it is on the left bank of the Blavet. The citadel of Port-Louis Port Louis is best known for its citadel, built in the 16th century by the Spanish. They understood the strategic interest of the ...

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Lannion Tourist Guide

Lannion Tourist Guide

Lannion Tourist Guide Lannion, located in Northern Brittany, small in size but large in importance thanks to the telecom revolution. Once dominated by its "rival" Tréguier, it has replaced it and become the capital of Tregor. If the city has developed well since the 60s, the Renaissance has left traces of its former influence. The city is quickly visited but leaves you with everlasting memories. At the edge of the Pink Granite Coast, you can make a base from which to discover inland Ploumanac'h, Perros-Guirec and the Sept-Îles, ...

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Bandol : its beaches and its rose wine !

Bandol : its beaches and its rose wine !

Bandol : its beaches and its rose wine ! Formerly composed of small fishermen’s huts, the seaside resort of Bandol in the Var is now a popular destination renowned for its beauty, its landscapes, its beaches and for its vineyards that give a rose coloured wine, the symbol of Provence. Like many of his neighbours, the town enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year. The port of Bandol The primary interest of Bandol is its coastline. It is one of the oldest resorts on the coast and has eleven beaches (one on Bendor ...

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The sea beds of southern France

The sea beds of southern France

The sea beds of southern France Who says the most beautiful sea beds were reserved only for the travellers who go to foreign countries? In France, there are superb sea beds just waiting to be discovered! In the Bouches-du-Rhône and Var, summer is the ideal season and discover the marine species of the area, bask in the coves and admire the wildlife that many people are trying to preserve. The coves around Marseille Marseille’s Baie des Singes with a small harbour – in the background, the Baie des Singes beach

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Fréjus : a destination resort ideally situated on the French Riviera

Fréjus : a destination resort ideally situated on the French Riviera

Fréjus : a destination resort ideally situated on the French Riviera Founded by Julius Caesar in 49 BC, the seaside resort of Frejus was primarily a great military port before becoming a city of art and history. Located between Saint-Tropez and Cannes, it offers an ideal location on the French Riviera and offers some of the best beaches in the Var. Frejus seafront What to see in Frejus Frejus’ arenas The peace of the city and its charm seduce the many tourists every year, curious to learn more about its ...

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Perros-Guirec in Brittany and the reserve of Sept-Îles

Perros-Guirec in Brittany and the reserve of Sept-Îles

Perros-Guirec and the reserve of Sept-Îles. One Visit in never enough Be careful, visiting this area could become addictive ... even the sun-loving southerners who dare to adventure as far are surprised at the beauty of the area and the warm climate. Very large county of the Pink Granite Coast that extends to the Sept-Iles archipelago, Perros-Guirec is a key destination, not just because of its three lighthouses. Along its rugged coastline, the beaches are exposed to all types of weather conditions. There is always one to shelter ...

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Bidart : the charme of the pays basque with its numerous beaches

Bidart : the charme of the pays basque with its numerous beaches

Bidart : the charme of the pays basque with its numerous beaches Bidart is one of the main villages of the Pays Basque, on the Atlantic coast. Its heritage, its typical character and the many activities it offers tourists make it an ideal destination for the summer! From the central beach, beautiful view of the village of Bidart Bidart: an authentic seaside resort The small chapel of Saint-Joseph is at the top of Parlementia Beach From its small chapel of Madeleine on a hill overlooking the ocean to that of ...

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Brétignolles-sur-Mer : a seaside destination for all in France

Brétignolles-sur-Mer : a seaside destination for all in France

Brétignolles-sur-Mer : a seaside destination for all The Vendee is one of the favourite destinations of the French during the summer season thanks to its beautiful sandy beaches. Its beautiful Coast of Lumière and kilometres of sandy beaches offer tourists the ideal settings for relaxation and pleasure. From Les Sables d'Olonne to Notre-Dame-des-Monts, from the Noirmoutier and Yeu islands to the large fishing ports, the coast of Lumière is a delight for families and for the sports minded. The seaside resort of ...

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Carnon-Plage : the seaside meeting point of the people of Montpellier

Carnon-Plage : the seaside meeting point of the people of Montpellier

Carnon-Plage : the seaside meeting point of the people of Montpellier Carnon is a small resort in the Hérault belonging to the town of Mauguio and popular with tourists all year round! Its ideal location on the Mediterranean gives it a special status and you must visit Montpellier, Le Grau-du-Roi and Palavas-les-Flots; you cannot resist visiting it to discover its charm: the long untamed beach of Petit-Travers. Its proximity to Montpellier (13 km - about 15 minutes’ drive) gives it the status of the resort of ...

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Saint Gilles Croix de vie : large sandy beaches and a lively sea front

Saint Gilles Croix de vie : large sandy beaches and a lively sea front

Saint Gilles Croix de vie : large sandy beaches and a lively sea front It is on the Coast of Lumière in Vendee that lies the seaside resort of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. Located 70 km from Nantes, it welcomes many holidaymakers each year who discover the vast sandy beaches, picturesque little markets where you can enjoy the fresh sardines, local specialty, which even has its brotherhood, and many activities. Sea front of St Gilles Croix de Vie – area of Remblai It is the result of combining two villages, ...

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Veules-les-Roses: an Albâtre coast village in Normandy

Veules-les-Roses: an Albâtre coast village in Normandy

Veules-les-Roses: an Albâtre coast village in Normandy The seaside resort of Veules-les-Roses has the peculiarity of being traversed by the smallest river of France, the Veules, about 1 200 meters long, which ends in the sea in Veules-les-Roses. It is a small village in Haute-Normandie, twenty kilometres southwest of Dieppe. The place is very famous and popular, and it is advisable to park your car in the large car park at the entrance of the town. From there, a small path leads down to the sea where you will find the beach and the ...

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Albâtre Coast: our Top 10 beaches with some hidden surprises

Albâtre Coast: our Top 10 beaches with some hidden surprises

Albâtre Coast: our Top 10 beaches with some hidden surprises In Normandy, the Albâtre Coast is one of the most beautiful coasts of France. The tall white chalk cliffs hiding some of the most beautiful beaches. We propose to discover the 10 most beautiful beaches following our visit to Normandy. 1- Antifer – Le Tilleul Beach Tilleul Beach is our favourite on the Albâtre Coast. It brings together different ingredients: an access that is unusual, a preserved environment with its chalk cliffs. 2- Vasterival – Sainte ...

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Cap d'Agde: the liveliest resort of the Herault region with beautiful beaches in France

Cap d'Agde: the liveliest resort of the Herault region with beautiful beaches in France

Cap d'Agde: the liveliest resort of the Herault region with beautiful beaches Must see resort of the Herault region, Cap d'Agde is a city built more than 2500 years ago with a strong history. It is one of the most visited seaside resorts of the Mediterranean. Moreover, the beaches of Cap d'Agde offer a large variety of coves, very rare on this stretch of coastline. The beach in the Mole district in Cap d'Agde It is hard to be bored in such a city! A dozen districts and as many different atmospheres share the territory, ...

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Royan, a popular seaside resort between the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean

Royan, a popular seaside resort between the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean

Royan, a popular seaside resort between the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean On the “Côte de Beauté”, in Charente-Maritime, the seaside resort of Royan is very popular with water sports enthusiasts and for its beautiful beaches. It offers many opportunities that will appeal to all visitors! Royan: Belle Epoque style and a modernist style The city has a rather surprising architecture, modernist, of which Notre Dame is a typical example! Made of plain concrete and inaugurated in 1958, it will surprise you with its ...

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Where to go on holiday on the island of Oléron ?

Where to go on holiday on the island of Oléron ?

Where to go on holiday on the island of Oléron ? 30 kilometres long and 12 kilometres wide, beaches, marshes and forests, here is what Oleron Island consists of, the jewel of the Charente-Maritime, which attracts many visitors. You reach the island via a free bridge of more than 3 kilometres. Once there, activities abound. The walks in the white, grey and wooded dunes, are a real pleasure without forgetting the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic. Map of the beaches on Oléron island You can also opt for a little ...

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Discover Six Fours les Plages in France

Discover Six Fours les Plages in France

Discover Six Fours les Plages in the Var The charming seaside resort of Six-Fours-les-Plages in the Var department offers stunning panoramic views and many activities for the thousands of tourists who chose to stay here every year. View of Embiez Island from the Gaou island The points of interests of Six Fours The port of Brusc in Six-Fours, the starting point for the islands of Embiez A must-see, the Fort of the town, built in the nineteenth century and which is to 210 meters above sea level. From the ...

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La Seyne sur Mer and Saint-Mandrier peninsula

La Seyne sur Mer and Saint-Mandrier peninsula

La Seyne sur Mer and Saint-Mandrier peninsula Surrounded by Six-Fours-les-Plages, Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer and Toulon, La Seyne-sur-Mer is a sought-after resort on the French Riviera, charming. Backed by the wooded area of Cap Sicié, it has many fortifications which served to protect the harbour of Toulon, including the forts of Eguillette and Balaguier. A panoramic view of La Seyne and Saint Mandrier In the foreground, Fort Eguillette and on the left, Toulon Discover the architecture of the city while strolling ...

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La Londe les Maures : located near Bormes les Mimosas and the islands of Hyeres

La Londe les Maures : located near Bormes les Mimosas and the islands of Hyeres

La Londe les Maures : strategically located near Bormes les Mimosas and the golden islands Located in the heart of the Var coast, facing Porquerolles and thirty kilometres from Toulon, the seaside resort of La Londe-les-Maures is blessed with its beautiful countryside and its many beaches. At the foot of the Massif des Maures, it is a popular starting point for hikers and the area of Argentiere and Baie des Iles are popular with swimmers with their beaches and marinas. Vineyards and forests make up a large part of the town and ...

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Cavalaire sur Mer : a resort between Le Lavandou and the bay of St Tropez

Cavalaire sur Mer : a resort between Le Lavandou and the bay of St Tropez

Cavalaire sur Mer : a resort between Le Lavandou and the bay of St Tropez It is in the Var that lies the pretty seaside town of Cavalaire-sur-Mer a few kilometres from the peninsula of Saint-Tropez. Surrounded by St. Tropez and Le Lavandou, in the heart of a beautiful bay at the foot of the Massif des Pradels, Cavalaire-sur-Mer offers a large variety of landscapes and some places not to be missed! Of these, the two capes, of Cavalaire and Lardier, which are well known to walkers. But it's the beaches of Cavalaire and the small coves ...

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Cagnes sur Mer: points of interest and beaches

Cagnes sur Mer: points of interest and beaches

Cagnes sur Mer: points of interest and beaches With a fantastic location on the Mediterranean, situated between Nice and Cannes, the town of Cagnes-sur-Mer is a real gem that is discovered through its history and its architecture full of charm. The historical site of Cagnes sur Mer Cagnes-sur-Mer is composed of several areas, all as charming as each other for the tourists! The Haut-de-Cagnes is the historical area of the city, with its shady streets where it is good to go for a walk in the summer, its arcades and its many ...

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Sainte-Maxime: a family orientated seaside resort at the gates of Saint-Tropez

Sainte-Maxime: a family orientated seaside resort at the gates of Saint-Tropez

Sainte-Maxime: a family orientated seaside resort at the gates of Saint-Tropez A fortified village created by the Greeks before moving into the hands of the Lérins monks, Sainte-Maxime is a must-see of the Var coast. The best way to get there is by taking the coast road from Les Issambres point. It offers visitors a panoramic view of the sparkling sea. Nartelle Beach: a huge sandy beach with many activities This seaside resort is always busy, day and night. With 10 kilometres of beaches in Sainte Maxime, with turquoise ...

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Le Lavandou: a seaside resort for every one

Le Lavandou: a seaside resort for every one

Le Lavandou: a seaside resort for every one Located on the French Riviera in the Var department, the seaside resort of Le Lavandou is known for being one of the finest in the region. Its mild climate, picturesque landscapes and twelve beautiful beaches make this place a popular summer destination. From the Massif des Maures to the islands of Levant and Port-Cros, activities abound and that impress every visitor who are delighted to take in the festivities and good restaurants in town. Founded by Genoese fishermen, Le Lavandou has ...

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The peninsula of Crozon in Brittany

The peninsula of Crozon in Brittany

The peninsula of Crozon in Brittany Located in the Finistere in Brittany, and belonging to the Regional Natural Park of Brittany and the Iroise Marine Natural Park for its maritime areas, the Crozon peninsula is a popular destination for tourists. It has a rich historical and natural heritage and spectacular scenery. For swimming, it is the beaches of Crozon that are the most popular in the bay of Douarnenez. This is where we come in summer to enjoy the beautiful Brittany beaches, unspoiled and authentic. Map of the bathing ...

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Trégastel, near Perros-Guirec and many beaches

Trégastel, near Perros-Guirec and many beaches

Trégastel, near Perros-Guirec and many beaches At the heart of the Pink Granite coast, lies the small town of Trégastel, placed on the coastal strip of Tregor. This region of Brittany in the department of Côtes d'Armor, inhabited since the Neanderthal by hunters and by the Celts, is full of forgotten treasures such as flint tools, funerary urns and many megaliths, menhirs and dolmens. In Trégastel, the most famous one is probably the one of Kerguntuil and the menhirs of Kérédol and Trémarch. You will also find two covered walkways, ...

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Beautiful beaches of the Côte d’Emeraude in Brittany in France

Beautiful beaches of the Côte d’Emeraude in Brittany in France

Beautiful beaches of the Côte d’Emeraude in Brittany in France North of Brittany, on the border with Normandy and the Bay of Mont Saint Michel, stretches the famous “Côte d’Emeraude” with its blue green waters reminiscent of a gemstone. Straddling the departments of Ille et Vilaine and Côtes d'Armor, there are several popular resorts such as Dinard and St Malo. Nearby, a few lesser known resorts are worth a visit. That’s where you will find the most beautiful beaches of the Côte d’Emeraude. The Côtes d'Armor and the Côte ...

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Dinard : a seaside history that begins in 19th century

Dinard : a seaside history that begins in 19th century

Dinard : a seaside history that begins in 19th century A stay in Dinard, this is a journey into the past. From its beautiful villas of the 1900s to its vast beaches, from the spectacle of the tides to the unforgettable views, this Breton seaside resort is one of the most beautiful destinations. Despite its proximity to Saint-Malo, the atmosphere is totally different. Dinard is more welcoming. A house on the seafront in Dinard (Ecluse Beach) Dinard is known for the beauty of its architecture. Taking advantage of the ...

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Holiday in Ajaccio : tour of the city, the bay, the beaches and the Sanguinaires islands

Holiday in Ajaccio : tour of the city, the bay, the beaches and the Sanguinaires islands

Holiday in Ajaccio : tour of the city, the bay, the beaches and the Sanguinaires islands When you see some pictures of the Corsican beaches, difficult to believe that such landscapes can be French and, what’s more, that they are just a few hours from Marseille or Nice! This is commonly called the “Island of Beauty”. It has more than 1,000 km of coastline and the beaches have nothing to be envious of the world other resorts as they are heavenly! Among the places not to be missed during a stay in Corsica, Ajaccio and the Sanguinaires ...

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Discover Saint Martin de Ré on the Ile de Ré

Discover Saint Martin de Ré on the Ile de Ré

Discover Saint Martin de Ré on the Ile de Ré in France The small capital of the Ile de Re, Saint-Martin-de-Ré, is a haven of peace with pretty bourgeois houses and a medieval past that tourists never tire of discovering. The port of St Martin de Ré, is the heart of the capital Places to see in St Martin de Ré You can enter the city of St Martin via the door of the Campani From the doors Thoiras and Campani to the Citadel and its walls, the town has a very floral pleasant centre. You can wander its streets ...

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Anglet : The most northern resort of Pays Basque near the Landes

Anglet : The most northern resort of Pays Basque near the Landes

Anglet : The most northern resort of Pays Basque near the Landes Located at the extreme north of the “Pays Basque”, a few kilometres from the festive Bayonne and boasting a coastline of almost 5 kilometres, Anglet is a resort that is both quiet and authentic. Anglet view from the sea with its long sandy beaches The small town is more extensive than you might think. It offers a variety of stunning landscapes, long sandy beaches, forests, lovely walks along the ocean and also the restaurants of the Chambre d'Amour, Anglet ...

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Argelès-sur-Mer : beautiful beaches and many campsites

Argelès-sur-Mer : beautiful beaches and many campsites

Argelès-sur-Mer : beautiful beaches and many campsites Situated in the Pyrénées-Orientales, Argelès-sur-Mer is a seaside resort close to Perpignan and Collioure, family orientated and known for its stunning scenery. It is built in the heart of an exceptional environment, at the foot of the Alberes and the gateway to the Côte Vermeille, a view that does not disappoint the thousands of holidaymakers who have made it the first European city for camping. From the Spanish border to the banks of Tech, from its hectares of forest to ...

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Berck sur Mer : entry point in Nord Pas de Calais in France

Berck sur Mer : entry point in Nord Pas de Calais in France

Berck sur Mer : entry point in Nord Pas de Calais in France The town of Berck-sur-Mer in the Pas de Calais at the border of the Somme is known for the therapeutic properties of its extremely salty air. The Story of Berck is closely linked to many hospitals that were built in the late nineteenth century to treat in particular bone tuberculosis and other bone diseases. The first hospital, made of wood, dated from 1861. Over time, it became a maritime hospital. The story continues today. The first thing that strikes the visitor is that ...

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Saint Malo: the corsair city on the Brittany coast

Saint Malo: the corsair city on the Brittany coast

Les Sables d'Olonne: between Vendée Globe and seaside tourism On the Brittany coast, the Côte d’Emeraude has several jewels one of which is a major destination, Saint-Malo. This seaside resort of Ille et Vilaine opens on to the English Channel close to the Normandy. This historic port is one of the most popular tourist resorts of the region; tourists flock to see the spectacular high tides, its boat races or simply enjoy its exceptional landscapes. The Old town of St Malo, view from the sea Saint-Malo is one of the ...

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Les Sables d'Olonne: between Vendée Globe and seaside tourism

Les Sables d'Olonne: between Vendée Globe and seaside tourism

Les Sables d'Olonne: between Vendée Globe and seaside tourism It is in the Vendee where you will find the seaside resort of Les Sables d'Olonne. Located just 40 km from La Roche-sur-Yon, this popular destination attracts visitors all year round with its scenery and history. The Grande Plage of Sables d'Olonne that extends to Chateau d'Olonne Founded in the thirteenth century by a nobleman, it has preserved many relics that have survived the centuries and styles. The port with docks - Les Sables ...

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Discover Deauville and Trouville in Normandy

Discover Deauville and Trouville in Normandy

Discover Deauville and Trouville in Normandy Emblematic of Normandy, extravagant and chic, Deauville attracts and fascinates thousands of tourists every year. Here you can stroll on the boardwalk, and start hunting for American stars at the Festival, or go to the Casino and soak up the atmosphere of this jewel of the Côte Fleurie! Deauville: the up-market seaside resort of the Côte Fleurie Deauville attracts the beautiful people, born from the imagination of the Duke of Morny, Napoleon's half-brother, who drained the marshes ...

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France: Bangor and Locmaria, Belle-Ile’s Wild Side

France: Bangor and Locmaria, Belle-Ile’s Wild Side

France: Bangor and Locmaria, Belle-Ile’s Wild Side Bangor and Locmaria (on Belle Ile en Mer Island) are characterised by their rolling hills and plentiful moors, which weave through the untouched central plateau. Bangor is the only commune on the island whose entire coast faces what was once called the “Wild Sea”. This is, to a lesser degree, the same for the commune of Locmaria, further to the east of the island. Formerly farmland, Belle-Ile’s Wild Coast went through an economic slump before tourism succeeded where agriculture ...

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The beautiful coves of

The beautiful coves of "cote sauvage" on Ile d’Yeu in France

The beautiful coves of "cote sauvage" on Ile d’Yeu in France The “Ile d'Yeu” is one of the Atlantic islands near the French coast. Located about twenty kilometers off Saint Jean de Monts and Saint Gilles Croix de Vie (north of Les Sables d'Olonne),the island offers a completely different landscape than that of the mainland. There are vast sandy beaches on the eastern coast that compares with Vendée beaches but also small idyllic coves on the “Côte Sauvage”. To break the monotony of the large expanses of sand, you have to go to the ...

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Saint-Florent: starting point for discovering Corsica

Saint-Florent: starting point for discovering Corsica

Saint-Florent: starting point for discovering Corsica Saint-Florent, a city nestled in the heart of preserved nature bordered by the Mediterranean, is one of the most popular seaside resorts in Haute-Corse. The Gulf is one of the most beautiful in the island and the Nebbio region is probably one of the most interesting, with many opportunities for vacationers lining up to go there every year. What to see in St Florent One is immediately captivated by the serenity emanating from Saint-Florent. Moreover, artists have been ...

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Hidden beaches of Cote d'Opale in France

Hidden beaches of Cote d'Opale in France

Hidden beaches of Cote d'Opale in France The beaches of the Côte d'Opale have nothing to be jealous of the beaches of southern France. Sumptuous landscapes, endless unspoilt beaches and even hidden beaches only known by locals. However, be careful because swimming is not supervised. We invite you to discover them. The numerous hidden beaches on the “Côte d’Opale” Northern coves (Cran in French) There are several coves on the “Côte d’Opale” (where you can find a partly hidden beach). Some are completely ...

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Dieppe: a popular station in Normandy in France

Dieppe: a popular station in Normandy in France

Dieppe: a popular station in Normandy in France Located in the department of Seine-Maritime, Dieppe, nicknamed the city of the Four Ports, a typical fishing town of Pays de Caux enjoys an exceptional location. Located less than 2 hours from Paris, it has become a popular destination with the Parisians. It offers tourists a wide variety of landscapes. Holder of the label City of Art and History, it is also rich in History. Dieppe seafront from the beach Dieppe is one of the oldest resorts in France. It has a must-see ...

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Belle Ile en Mer in France - The top 12 of the most hidden beaches

Belle Ile en Mer in France - The top 12 of the most hidden beaches

The Top 12 of the most hidden beaches in Belle Ile en Mer in France Along its coastline, Belle-Île conceals several beautiful secret coves, often known only to the regulars. They are mostly on the untamed coast, to the south and west, often in the county of Bangor. But there are other very nice ones elsewhere. For the regulars of Plages.TV only, here are our hidden gems. But Shhh ... Keep it for yourself! 1- Curés Beach south (Bangor) Located not far from the rocks of Port-Coton (aiguilles), the access trail is however ...

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The top 12 of the most beautiful beaches of Belle Ile en Mer

The top 12 of the most beautiful beaches of Belle Ile en Mer

The top 12 of the most beautiful beaches of Belle Ile en Mer The largest of the Ponant islands (the others being Groix, Houat, Hoëdic, and Ouessant ...) is at the limit of the "supra-Mediterranean" climate. Amazing, is not it? This means that, although in the oceanic zone, Belle-Ile is experiencing a dry period: the summer. Which is a major asset for an already naturally very attractive island. A schist fortress, the English, Dutch and Spanish invaders have argued for throughout history, it has now become a stronghold of an ...

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What to do in the Gulf of Porto in Corsica

What to do in the Gulf of Porto in Corsica

What to do in the Gulf of Porto - Nature Reserve of Scandola and the Creeks of Piana - Corsica The Reserve of Scandola, one of the wonders of Corsica, is located in the Gulf of Porto. It is part of the regional park of the Island of Beauty and is located on the peninsula of the same name, offering the visitor a beautiful maquis landscape where there are gulls, sea eagles, cormorants and Mediterranean vegetation. All around, there are numerous islets and the inaccessible caves add to the charm of the site and the creeks of Piana ...

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Balagne: must-see around Calvi and Ile Rousse in Corsica

Balagne: must-see around Calvi and Ile Rousse in Corsica

Balagne: must-see around Calvi and Ile Rousse in France Balagne is a region located in Haute-Corse, on the northwest coast of the Corsica (Island of Beauty). It is often divided in two by its typography, some in the East which main town is Ile-Rousse and in the West where Calvi is located. Between them, one begins to see the hills, from Monte Grossu to Capu of Occu. The most famous seaside resorts of Haute Corse are located in this region. Map with the points of interest of Balagne in Corsica – Haute-Corse The ...

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The two largest resorts in Pyrenees Orientales in France

The two largest resorts in Pyrenees Orientales in France

Canet en Roussillon and St Cyprien: the two largest resorts in Pyrenees Orientales Pyrenees Orientales is a department located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, a corner of France known for its authenticity and the variety of its landscapes. The first Pyrenean ski resorts and the border with Spain are located west while the beaches bordered by the Mediterranean Sea are located east. A Land of History meeting tourism in the 60s with the construction of numerous facilities along Côte Vermeille, it is now a destination with an ideal ...

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Must see places in Biarritz

Must see places in Biarritz

Must see places in Biarritz Surfers, walkers along the esplanade of the Casino, nice waves and beautiful beaches, Biarritz has always been able to combine chic and quiet, creating this gentle lifestyle that one can feel when coming there. Located in the French Basque Country, close to the Spanish border, it is very popular among tourists since the nineteenth century, when Napoleon III and Eugenie came to benefit from the virtues of thermal baths. Accustomed to splendour and good company, the city has retained a rich architectural ...

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Girolata : an essential step in the visit of the Scandola reserve

Girolata : an essential step in the visit of the Scandola reserve

Girolata : an essential step in the visit of the Scandola reserve The village, the harbor and the shops of Girolata The castle of Girolata The village of Girolata is located in the south of Corsica in the north of the gulf of Porto and of Ajaccio on the west coast. It has the distinction of being accessible only by the sea or on foot from the pass of la Croix by a famous part of the trail Tra Mare e Monti (postman trail). To get there by boat, it is possible to register for a day of sea travel from Porto (also ...

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Arone : a wild beach in Corsica with many amenities

Arone : a wild beach in Corsica with many amenities

Arone : a wild beach in Corsica with many amenities If you visit the Calanche de Piana and the gulf of Porto, do not miss going to the beach of Arone about 15km from there, it is part of the most beautiful beaches of Corsica. Firstly because the road that leads from the village of Piana is beautiful and the views over the gulf of Porto are multiple, and beautiful. General view of the Gulf of Arone arriving from Piana The beach of Arone: from south to north We go down to the beach crossing a very wild region, in ...

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Porquerolles: one of the most beautiful islands in France

Porquerolles: one of the most beautiful islands in France

Porquerolles: one of the most beautiful islands in the Var Porquerolles, true paradise of the Var region, is the largest of the three Golden islands in the Gulf of Hyères. 7 km long and 3 km wide, its beauty and climate, very much the same as that of Corsica, make it a popular destination. With 300 days of sunshine every year and very mild winters, it is attractive all year long. One can therefore enjoy it safely during the off-season without feeling cramped around tourist environments. The Bay of Notre Dame in ...

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The famous and secluded beaches of Porto-Vecchio

The famous and secluded beaches of Porto-Vecchio

The famous and secluded beaches of Porto-Vecchio Porto-Vecchio is Corsica’s tourist capital and a major seaside destination in summer thanks to its beautiful beaches. It is so difficult to find a space in summer as French and Italian people like it so much. The various interesting beaches are located out of town, it is therefore crucial to choose the right drop point to avoid long daily commutes. Plan of the various beaches around Porto-Vecchio The most famous beaches around Porto-Vecchio The most famous and ...

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Nice tour guide: from the beaches to the villages in the hinterland

Nice tour guide: from the beaches to the villages in the hinterland

Nice tour guide: from the beaches to the villages in the hinterland of Nice Welcome to Nice, the fifth largest city in France with ten kilometres of coastline, 300 acres of greenery, 7.5 kilometres of beach, and incomparable sunshine; this is the first city where French people want to live! This is an overview of Nice by the sea in the direction of the city center. The tip of Cap Ferrat is on the right Old Nice and the beach – Cap d'Antibes and the Esterel are in the background View from Castel Beach and ...

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Le Touquet Paris Plage - The star Resort of northern France

Le Touquet Paris Plage - The star Resort of northern France

Le Touquet Paris Plage - The star Resort of northern France Discover upon arrival in Le Touquet an unusual forest landscape built of large residences surrounded by vegetation. Houses and green spaces alike are remarkably maintained. Wide sidewalks allow bicycles and cyclists to wander around quiet streets leading to the city centre. The waterfront is very lively on sunny days, strollers can enjoy the very large seawall, and vast car parks complete the set. One can only regret that the buildings built on the waterfront do not fit in ...

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Malo-les-Bains, the seaside resort of Dunkirk

Malo-les-Bains, the seaside resort of Dunkirk

Malo-les-Bains, the seaside resort of Dunkirk Since the late sixties, the two towns of Dunkirk and Malo-les-Bains merged to pool their resources and better develop. Malo has therefore become a part of the city of Dunkirk, which special feature is the beach and its architecture. The town owes its name to the ship-owner and MP Thomas Gaspard Malo who decided in 1858 to go for agriculture and had, to do so, buy acres of dunes. But he did not know that sand and salt is not good for cultures. He therefore began to sell plots of land to ...

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Pampelonne: one of the most beautiful beaches in the south of France

Pampelonne: one of the most beautiful beaches in the south of France

Pampelonne: one of the most beautiful beaches in the Var department (south of France) Among the most famous French beaches is Pampelonne, in the department of Var. Attached to the city of Ramatuelle and sometime unjustly to Saint-Tropez, they welcome the jet-setters from around the world who appreciate several private establishments each year. Some of the most visited are: Tropezina, Club 55, and Les Palmiers. Bay of Pampelonne with its beaches Pampelonne: the trendy coast of the French Riviera The famous ...

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Ambleteuse in North of France: Fort Vauban, Slack and the dam

Ambleteuse in North of France: Fort Vauban, Slack and the dam

Ambleteuse: Fort Vauban, Slack and the dam If one comes from Boulogne-Sur-Mer heading north, one should make a short stop in Ambleteuse, a village a few kilometres from Wimereux. One will discover that the small town is home to the estuary of the Slack, the local river that sands have gradually narrowed down and which became a reserve in plant biodiversity. Note that the estuary of the Slack once went up to Marquise inland. However, a deposit of sand and gravel formed from Pointe aux Oies gave birth to the dunes while the former ...

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Audresselles, fishing village in the North of France

Audresselles, fishing village in the North of France

Audresselles, fishing village in the North of France Upon arrival in Audresselles (in northern France, in the department of Pas de Calais between Calais and Boulogne sur Mer), one will notice a flobart on the roundabout at the village entrance, in memory of these small fishing boats that were used as grounding boats, as they can only float in a foot of water. They remained in service until the late nineteenth century throughout Côte d’Opale, but remain very present in Audresselles. Traditional flobarts are still popular for fishing ...

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Calais: swimming and many free activities

Calais: swimming and many free activities

Calais: swimming and many free activities The Opal Coast has many gems in store for tourists, including Calais, a charming seaside resort. Known for its exceptional heritage and coastline, it stretches to one of the most remarkable sites in the region, Cap Gris Nez. It is one of the most popular beaches in Pas de Calais on weekends thanks to the many activities on offer. From Sangate (Blériot-Beach) to Calais beach and its port To discover Calais is above all to capture its environment. Calais offers a long beach over a ...

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Wimereux: beautiful resort of the glory days on cote d’opale in northern france

Wimereux: beautiful resort of the glory days on cote d’opale in northern france

Wimereux: beautiful resort of the glory days on cote d’opale in northern france In the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Caps and Marais d'Opale lies Wimereux, a small resort popular with holiday makers and famous holiday resort of the Glory Days. Its popularity stems from the nineteenth century, the city has kept its stunning villas that give such charm to the waterfront, probably one of the most beautiful promenades of the Côte d’Opale. This is one of the most authentic resorts in the Nord Pas de Calais. General view ...

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La Ciotat: a seaside resort with beautiful beaches and coves

La Ciotat: a seaside resort with beautiful beaches and coves

La Ciotat: a seaside resort with beautiful beaches and Calanques La Ciotat, a small town in the Bouches-du-Rhône region (South of France) about thirty kilometres from Marseille, is a seaside resort of choice, leaning against Bec de l'Aigle and Cap Canaille, offering a panoramic view of the sea. From coves to sandy beaches and islands and palm trees, La Ciotat is undoubtedly a showcase of the Mediterranean full of charm and authenticity and one quickly forgets that it was once a shipyard. What to see in La Ciotat? The ...

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Monaco: beaches, culture, parks and luxury

Monaco: beaches, culture, parks and luxury

Monaco: beaches, culture, parks and luxury The Côte d’Azur or French Riviera, with its mild sunny climate, is holidaymakers’ most appreciated regions in France. From the coast to the hinterland, it has plenty of treasures to offer including one of its most beautiful jewels, Monaco. This principality, with its own head of state, is one of the most expensive in the world, not always easy for modest budgets to have fun! But if you set aside luxury hotels, gourmet restaurants and sumptuous feasts, the city is also really charming and ...

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The two capes of Côte d'Opale in northern France

The two capes of Côte d'Opale in northern France

The two capes of Côte d'Opale in northern France Their imposing silhouettes are gripping when one sees them for the first time. Caps Blanc-Nez and Gris Nez, classified grand site de France, stood for centuries against the onslaught of the North Sea and the English Channel. 28 kilometres separate them and eight resorts of Pas de Calais share this space, which attracts thousands of tourists every year, curious to discover the amazing landscapes of this site and the small picturesque fishing villages. From Cap Blanc Nez to Cap ...

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Wissant: the beautiful Capes of Opal Coast

Wissant: the beautiful Capes of Opal Coast

Wissant: the beautiful Capes of Opal Coast Formerly a large passenger and commercial port, the village of Wissant, between Capes Gris-Nez and Blanc Nez, became over the centuries one of the most beautiful destinations in the Opal Coast. Its beautiful scenery and love of traditions charm tourists, the best example of it being no doubt that of flobarts, the typical boats of the region still used for fishing. A beautiful view of Wissant beach and the resort's seafront from the dunes The beaches of Wissant are among the ...

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The secret coves in the Var in southern France

The secret coves in the Var in southern France

Where to find a secret beach in the Var? The beaches of the Var region are among the most touristic in the south of France. In summer, it is difficult to find space to put one’s towel down. Plages.tv reveals to you the secret beaches. Location of the secret beaches and creeks in the Var department Around Bormes les Mimosas The most unspoilt beaches of the Var department are located between La Londe des Maures and Cap Bénat. They are usually accessible by the coastal path or by rocks. Léoube Beach near the ...

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Collioure: the most beautiful city in Côte Vermeille

Collioure: the most beautiful city in Côte Vermeille

Collioure: the most beautiful city in Côte Vermeille Collioure, a charming town in the Pyrenees-Orientales, belongs to Côte Vermeille and is wonderfully located by the sea about twenty kilometres from Spain. The view of Collioure from Balette Beach: there is a castle on the left, Boramar Beach in the centre and the church with St Vincent Beach on the right Aerial view of Collioure and its beaches This treasure on the Catalan coast is an old historic city that welcomed the kings of Majorca and the great painters ...

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Port-Barcarès : a large seaside resort in Languedoc Roussillon

Port-Barcarès : a large seaside resort in Languedoc Roussillon

Port-Barcarès : a large seaside resort in Languedoc Roussillon Located in the north of the Pyrenees-Orientales department, about twenty kilometres from Perpignan, Barcarès, also known as Port Barcarès, is a seaside resort between lakes and the Mediterranean. Barcarès centre near the Lydia with its buildings, its parks and the beach of the Argonautes Taking advantage of the trend of sea bathing at the time of the Second Empire, the old town has become a large town composed of very different areas. It offers 8 km of fine ...

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The must-see sites of the Guerande peninsula in France

The must-see sites of the Guerande peninsula in France

The must-see sites of the Guerande peninsula Between the estuary of the Loire and the mouth of the Vilaine, head for the peninsula of Guérande and its famous salt marshes, an area composed of the Regional Nature Park of Brière, and about thirty boroughs with a very rich heritage. The peninsula of Guérande In the heart of the peninsula, it is first of all the city of the same name that you will discover. The medieval city, whose ramparts are still intact, charms the tourists from all over the world, fascinated by the ...

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Saint-Tropez Peninsula in France

Saint-Tropez Peninsula in France

Saint-Tropez Peninsula in France:  fromPort Grimaud to La Croix Valmer The Massif des Maures that leads to the sea has given us the Saint-Tropez Peninsula, an amazing destination on the French Riviera that enchants thousands of tourists each year. Located in the Var Department in the south of France, it stretches from Port-Grimaud to La Croix-Valmer. Map with points of interest in the gulf of Saint-Tropez Between the Capes and Points are small mountains including Paillas and Callebasse, as well as protected sites on ...

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La Grande Motte: one of the star resorts in France

La Grande Motte: one of the star resorts in France

La Grande Motte: one of the star resorts on the rim of the Mediterranean La Grande Motte was a popular seaside resort in Languedoc-Roussillon in the 60s. Famous for its architecture, it was designed by architect Jean Balladur after a trip to Mexico and especially after a trip to Teotihuacan, which is composed of pyramids. The "Great Pyramid" is the most emblematic structure. The pyramids of La Grande Motte and its port La Grande Motte on the seafront - On the right a pyramid-shaped building La Grande-Motte is ...

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La Croix-Valmer in the south of France: beautiful sandy beaches

La Croix-Valmer in the south of France: beautiful sandy beaches

La Croix-Valmer: beautiful sandy beaches The Roman Emperor Constantine supposedly gave its name to the small seaside resort of La Croix-Valmer, the day he saw a cross appear in the sky, which was to guide him to victory. This discreet and quiet town is now a popular destination for tourists visiting the Var and who wants to enjoy the beaches of the Provence region. It has a unique location, at the foot of the Maures Massif in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, a few kilometres from Le Lavandou and Saint ...

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The beaches around the Dune of Pilat in France

The beaches around the Dune of Pilat in France

The beaches around the Dune of Pilat The Dune of Pilat, the highest dune in Europe, stands erect opposite the tip of Cap Ferret in Arcachon Bay (Bassin d'Arcachon). This breathtakingly beautiful sand monument, over 100 meters high, has not stopped expanding. 2700 meters long, 500 wide, it brings joy to millions of tourists who courageously climb it to enjoy one of the best views in the region and probably in France, the entrance to the Arcachon Bay and the famous "passes". Whether one comes to admire the ocean or chooses it ...

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The beaches in the Agriates desert in Corsica

The beaches in the Agriates desert in Corsica

The most beautiful beaches in the Agriates desert in Corsica The Agriates desert, located between Balagne and Cap Corse on the northwest coast, is a micro-region, which only name is desert! The area, with Mediterranean vegetation traditionally found in the scrubland, like holm oak, olive trees or heather and myrtle, and which coastline is 40 kilometres long, is split between headlands and sandy beaches but also between hills which highest peak is Monte Genova and marshes. Map of the beaches in the Agriates desert in Corsica ...

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Bormes-les-Mimosas: exceptional beaches in a preserved setting

Bormes-les-Mimosas: exceptional beaches in a preserved setting

Bormes-les-Mimosas: exceptional beaches in a preserved setting Known for having some of the most beautiful sites in the Var department, the medieval village of Bormes-les-Mimosas (south of France) filled with riches and heritage sites attracts many visitors each year. From its little streets where we find colored facades of the regions to its beaches and creeks that occupy 22 kilometers along the coast, there is something for everyone. The iles d'Or, Porquerolles, Levant and Port-Cros are located just across from the city making up ...

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The Largest seaside resorts in the Pyrenees Orientales

The Largest seaside resorts in the Pyrenees Orientales

The Largest seaside resorts in the Pyrenees Orientales The Languedoc-Roussillon region is a popular tourist destination that has everything to offer. Gastronomy, beautiful landscapes, diverse activities fulfil every visitor and its exceptional location close to Spain and at the foot of the Pyrenees allows for nice walks. The department of the Pyrénées Orientales has many seaside resorts to offer, Argelès-sur-Mer, Saint-Cyprien, Canet-Plage and Port Barcarès are among the largest ones, and one simply has to choose according to one’s ...

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Lacanau-Ocean: one of the largest seaside resorts in Gironde in France

Lacanau-Ocean: one of the largest seaside resorts in Gironde in France

Lacanau-Ocean: one of the largest seaside resorts in Gironde in France Lacanau-Ocean, an important seaside resort in Gironde, belongs to the Community of the Communes of the Médoc Lakes with the villages of Carcans and Hourtin. The origins of the city can be traced back to the Gallic period, when it was a renowned port before becoming one of the first resorts to benefit from the enthusiasm of the visitors for sea swimming in the early century. This period of prosperity can still be found in the architecture and the hundred of villas ...

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Must see in Grau du Roi in France

Must see in Grau du Roi in France

Must see in Grau du Roi Between Provence and Bas-Languedoc, bordering the Petite Camargue, Grau-du-Roi has become a destination in which tradition and terroir mix! It is, as a result, an authentic destination attracting many tourists every year, in this unique seaside resort of the Gard region. Located a few kilometres from Aigues-Mortes, the town owes its name to the passage, the "Grau", built in 1724 between the city and the royal port built in the neighbouring city. This path became a track, allowing us to appreciate the elegance ...

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The beautiful beaches around Antibes and Juan Les Pins

The beautiful beaches around Antibes and Juan Les Pins

The beautiful beaches around Antibes and Juan Les Pins Antibes is a top-notch tourist destination between Cannes and Nice in the south of France. The old town with its winding streets, Picasso Museum, and the free commune of the Safranier, which offers a picture postcard setting; the rampart with its port where yachts like to come, the Fort Carré overlooking old Antibes and Marina Baie des Anges, which attracts lots of tourists all year long. As for attractions, apart from the famous Marineland Park with water shows, the beaches of ...

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Saintes Maries de la Mer : must-see destination in the Camargue region

Saintes Maries de la Mer : must-see destination in the Camargue region

Saintes Maries de la Mer : must-see destination in the Camargue region Pilgrimage place and seaside resort, the city of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, in Bouches-du-Rhône,is popular with tourists since the 19th century. According to the legend, three saints arrived in Camargue after the death of Christ and built an oratory as a token of gratitude for arriving safe and sound.Since the 19th century, pilgrims come from all over Europe to pray and tourists love to admire the beautiful view awaiting them from the church terrace on the pond of ...

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Seaside holiday around the Bay of Arcachon in France

Seaside holiday around the Bay of Arcachon in France

Seaside holiday around the Bay of Arcachon Bird Island, the Dune of Pilat, cabins on stilts, the tip of Cap Ferret ... They are all part of the landscape of the Bay of Arcachon, a magical destination, which seduces summer and winter travellers looking for authenticity and preserved nature. Must see in the Bay of Arcachon (Bassin d'Arcachon) Bay of Arcachon from the dune of Pilat Between forests, dunes and ocean, one discovers the Bay of Arcachon through its Nature Parks, that of the Landes de Gascogne, Banc d'Arguin ...

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Cannes and the film festival: points of interest

Cannes and the film festival: points of interest

Cannes and the film festival: points of interest Cannes, its festival... A destination which intrigues thousands of cinema-loving tourists each year! If you are running after tranquility, the week in May that welcomes this event is far from the best moment to visit the city that radiates an international aura for a few days. Stars, luxury, private parties and glitter, Cannes is for a moment, the city where anything is possible! Cannes and the jet-setter beaches During the festival the beaches are crowded with yachts in ...

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St Jean de Luz: Basque Country and Atlantic Ocean

St Jean de Luz: Basque Country and Atlantic Ocean

St Jean de Luz: Basque Country and Atlantic Ocean At the southern tip of the Basque coast, a few kilometres from Spain, Saint-Jean-de-Luz enjoys a privileged location in the Nivelle valley in the Pyrénées Atlantiques department within 20 km of the seaside resort of Biarritz. Boasting 7.5 kilometres of coastline, the famous seaside resort is the ideal destination for those seeking relaxation in an exceptional setting. Rich city pampered at all times by the kings of France, it hosted the wedding of Louis XIV and the Infante Maria ...

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Holidays in Menton: beaches, Belle Époque houses and sun!

Holidays in Menton: beaches, Belle Époque houses and sun!

Holidays in Menton: beaches, Belle Époque houses and sun! The famous seaside resort of Menton is a small town nestled in the heart of the Alpes-Maritimes just outside Italy and Monaco. Menton: charming Belle Epoque Small squares and ochre facades lend the place a certain charm. The various styles flourish together to create a city with original architecture and many points of interest. Saint Michael square and White penitents chapel are, for example, such beautiful representations of Baroque art. The basilica ...

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Saint-Tropez: beaches and luxury

Saint-Tropez: beaches and luxury

Saint-Tropez: beaches and luxury Direction the French Riviera to discover the French resort best known in the world, Saint-Tropez. Saint Tropez : a typical harbor with colored houses The typical Ponche neighborhood is a maze of narrow roads edged by little houses with rose and orange tones which has been long described by artists of the 19th century. We can also find the Ponche beach between the colored houses. The church bell reciprocates these colors. The crowded summer city conserves a little bit of tranquility here. ...

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