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Best beaches in France
best beaches in France

Best beaches in France

France is the most visited country by travellers from all over the world. While some visit Paris, the most romantic city in Europe, others prefer to stroll through the vineyards of Bordeaux or return to childhood walking on the Christmas market in Colmar.

 

Anyway, there is a holiday type that brings everyone together and is unanimous, it's a holiday in the sun. Enjoy crystal blue waters, warm sand, relaxing holidays on one of the most beautiful beaches in France.

 

Discover your ranking of the most beautiful beaches of France. Lie on the beaches of Martinique, beaches of Corsica, beaches of Brittany or the most beautiful beaches of the French Riviera.

 

Spend an unforgettable holiday by booking your flights but also your hotel, apartment, villa or B&B at the best price and treat yourself to a moment of pure relaxation on one of the most beautiful beaches in France.


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"Our lady" beach

Porquerolles - Hyeres

The beach of "Notre Dame de Porquerolles" is located on the island of Hyères. This beach is not only one of the most beautiful beaches in France, it has also been awarded the title of ‘most beautiful beach in Europe’ by travellers. 

 

Go to the tourist office, rent a bike and enjoy a beautiful day of discovery of this incredible island. The blue waters, pines and hot sand make it a heaven on earth. 

 

 How to get there: Book your flights for Touloun-Hyères airport located a few minutes by car from the city of Hyères. Book your accommodation at the best price in Toulon or in the city of Hyères and take a morning boat to explore the island.

 

 Where to stay: We recommend you book at the "Best Western Plus Hyeres Côte d'Azur". It  is a favourite of travellers who visit this region and has an indoor pool.

 


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Santa Giulia beach

Porto-Vecchio - Corsica

Located in Porto-Vecchio in the south of Corsica, the beach of Santa Giulia is one of the most beautiful beaches of France.

 

A real white sand beach with clear waters and pine trees. It's the perfect place to unwind and recharge your batteries. 

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to "Figari-South Corsica" (30 min by car). 

 

 Where to stay: If you want to enjoy this incredible landscape during your stay we advise you to book your room at the hotel "Santa Giulia Palace" located a 5 minutes’ walk from the beach with 3 swimming pools, a jacuzzi and a spa.

 


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Virgin Island Beach

Morgat - Crozon -  Brittany

You have rewarded the virgin island beach among the most beautiful beaches in Europe, so it is logical to find it in this ranking of the most beautiful beaches in France.

 

This small secret beach is popular with locals and connoisseurs. 

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to "Quimper-Bretagne" airport (50 min by car).

 

 Where to stay: "Cap Morgat chez Jean" is a beachfront property located in Crozon. 

 


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Palombaggia beach

Porto-Vecchio  - Corsica

The beach of Palombaggia is located 23 minutes from the beautiful city of Porto-Vecchio and only 30 minutes from the airport "Figari-South Corsica". This beach, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in France, is the perfect place to disconnect from your worries and reconnect with nature. 

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to "Figari-South Corsica" (30 min by car). 

 

 Where to stay:  For panoramic views of Porto-Vecchio, we recommend booking at the best price at the "Best Western Hotel Alcyon".

 


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Grande Anse d'Arlet Beach

Les trois Ilets - Martinique Island

Welcome to Martinique! Martinique seduces travellers from all over the world with the beauty of its exceptional landscapes and the kindness of its inhabitants.

 

The beach of "Grande Anse d'Arlet" is a perfect beach to admire amazing sunsets while slowly sipping a cocktail or simply to enjoy the sun and crystal clear waters during the day. 

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Martinique, your accommodation and tours & activities in Martinique. 

 

 Where to stay: If you wish to stay at "Les Anses d'Arlet" we recommend you book at the best price your room at the aparthotel "Le Panoramic" which offers breathtaking views of the hills and the bay of Fort-de-France. The breakfast room is beautiful!

 


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Rondinara beach

Bonifacio - Corsica

Located halfway between the cities of Bonifacio and Porto-Vecchio, Rondinara beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in France. Shaped like a shell, it is one of the favourite beaches of travellers. 

 

 How to get there: Book your flights for the "Figari - South Corsica" airport and your hotel at the best price in Bonifacio or Porto-Vecchio

 

 Where to stay: We advise you to book at the hotel "Citta di Lume" an establishment particularly appreciated by couples.  

 


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Grand Plage

Biarritz

Biarritz is one of the trendiest destinations in France. The Southwest seduces travellers from all over the world with its quality of life, weather, gastronomy, beaches perfect for surfing and its beach resorts both chic and casual.

 

The Grande Plage Biarritz is one of the most beautiful beaches in France

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Biarritz airport as well as your accommodation at the best price and your tours and activities in Biarritz

 

 Where to stay: If you want to live an unforgettable moment, we recommend you to stay at the hotel "Sofitel Biarritz Miramar Thalassa", a luxury hotel with a thalassotherapy centre. 

 


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Saleccia beach

Corsica

The beach of Saleccia is located north of the island of beauty. Its fine white sand, crystal clear waters make it one of the most beautiful beaches in Corsica. Less accessible than other Corsican beaches it is also better preserved.

 

Courage and patience will be necessary to drive from the village of Casta to the beach (15 km), the roads are in very bad conditions! You may feel all alone but not completely though: there is a campsite and a small shop located 400 metres from the beach. Want to explore the surroundings? Do not miss to visit the village of Nonza located at 1:30 and ranked among the most beautiful villages in France.

  

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Bastia (1 hour 45 minutes from one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe), your accommodation at the best price guaranteed and your best tours and activities in Corsica such as a "4x4 day tour Cap Corse and Saleccia beach".

 

 Where to stay:  We recommend "Les Jardins de La Madrague" located 10 minutes from this beach; the place is perfect  for outdoors and sport enthusiasts.  

 


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Dune du Pilat

Arcachon 

With a height of 106 m and a length of 600 m, the Pilat Dune is the highest dune in Europe. The largest dune in the world is still 5 times larger but the beauty of the Dune of Pilat is truly awesome. Size aside, its most impressive feature is its presence, right there amidst a beautiful forest of pine trees.

 

Go down at the foot of the dune and you will arrive on the basin of Arcachon, world famous for its oysters. A few steps from the dune you can eat at the restaurant "La Coorniche" renovated by the French designer Philippe Starck. You can also book your room at the best price at the 5-star hotel "La Coorniche". 

 

We offer hundreds of accommodations at the best price in Arcachon. Make your choice and discover one of the best natural wonders of France.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Bordeaux (50 min by car). 

 

 Where to stay:  "La Coorniche" renovated by the French designer Philippe Starck.

 


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Cala Acciarino

Lavezzi Islands - Bonifacio - Corsica

Considered to be the most beautiful beach in Corsica, Cala Acciarino is also ranked among the most beautiful beaches in France.

 

Located on the island of Lavezzi, this beach offers a timeless moment. Come enjoy its fine white sand and emerald waters. Book your flight to Figari - Sud Corse airport and take a taxi or rental car to Bonifacio where we advise you to stay.

 

From Bonifacio you can take one of the many boats that shuttles to the Lavezzi Islands and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on one of the most beautiful beaches in France.

 

 How to get there: Book your flight to Figari - Sud Corse airport (30 min by car) and take a taxi or rental car to Bonifacio  

 

 Where to stay: If you are staying in Bonifacio, we advise you to book at the best price at the hotel "Solemare" located in the heart of this beautiful medieval city.

 


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Bestouan Beach

Cassis

Cassis is a perfect destination for travellers looking for beautiful beaches, coves, nature and sun. Located in the South of France, in the "Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur Region" this destination is preserved from mass tourism. Cassis is one of the pearls of the French Riviera, a destination of rare beauty.

 

You will enjoy  the numerous beaches and creeks of Cassis such as the Creek of En Vau, the Calanque of Port-Miou, the Beach of the Corton, the Beach of the Arena and the "Beach of the Grande Mer". With a view of the port of Cassis, lulled by the scent of umbrella pines, and a few minutes from your hotel, come and rest on the beach of Bestouan, one of the most beautiful beaches in France and one of the best beaches in Europe.

  

 How to get there: Book your flights to Marseille (the airport is located 50 minutes from this beach) and your accommodation at the best price guaranteed and your tours and activities in the French Riviera such as a Catamaran Cruise & Lunch in the Calanques National Park.

 

 Where to stay: If you want to wake up just a few metres from this dream beach and be pampered like a star, we recommend the hotel "Les Roches Blanches", it is also perfect for a honeymoon. 

 


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Cote Sauvage Beach

Carnac - Quiberon Peninsula

The Quiberon peninsula is perfect for those who want to merge with nature. 8 km of wild beaches are available to you. The air may sometimes be cool and the wind strong, but it's really paradise on earth.

 

Book your hotel at the best price in Carnac, one of the most famous seaside resorts of France. 

 

 How to get there: Book your flights for the airport "Lorient - South Brittany" 

 

 Where to stay: We advise you to stay at "Carnac Lodge & Hotel" located in Plouharnel or the hotel "The Churchill", both rated as "fabulous" by travellers.

 


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Grande Sperone

Bonifacio - Corsica

Book your flights for "Figari-South Corsica" and your hotel at the best price in Bonifacio and discover the beach "Grande Sperone" located just 15 minutes’ drive from the historic centre of Bonifacio. Crystal clear waters, fine sand and sun 300 days a year, welcome to Paradise, welcome to Corsica.

 

 How to get there: Book your flight to Figari - Sud Corse airport (30 min by car) and take a taxi or rental car to Bonifacio  

 

 Where to stay: If you are staying in Bonifacio, we advise you to book at the best price at the hotel "Solemare" located in the heart of this beautiful medieval city.

 


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Saint Malo Beaches

Saint Malo - Brittany

The beaches of Saint Malo have recently been rewarded among the best beaches in Europe and even among the most beautiful beaches in the world!

 

This ancient corsair city is one of the jewels of tourism in Brittany, a must-see destination for travellers looking for authenticity.

 

The beaches of Saint Malo are a very good choice for travellers looking to escape the heat wave. Temperatures rarely rise above 30 degrees in Brittany. 

 

 How to get there: Book your flights for Lorient airport and your hotel in Saint Malo at the best price.

 

 Where to stay:  We recommend the hotel "Oceania Saint Malo"; it lies on the sea-front and has a gym and an open-air spa.

 


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Centennial Beach

Nice

The city of Nice offers 7 km of beaches to enjoy the sun and blue waters of the French Riviera. Labeled blue flag, the beaches and the sea are very clean. Centennial beach and Carras beach are two public beaches and therefore free.  

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Nice as well as your hotel at the best price and your tours and activities in Nice, such as as a "2-person parasailing flight on the French Riviera".

 

 Where to stay: The particularity of Nice is that one of its five stars, the famous Hotel Negresco, now belongs to a dog since his deceased mistress bequeathed all her belongings to him. 

 


 

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