France Beaches

France Beaches
Many travelers love the culture and cuisine of France but don’t automatically associate this country with beaches. The truth is, the French do beach culture quite well, and while it is seasonal, if you know when and where to visit your beach trip to France will be full of many different types of pleasures. The first way to break down France beaches is by their location: You can visit beaches that are along the Atlantic Coast of France or the Mediterranean. Each offers its own atmosphere, and travelers must find the best match based on your preferences.

Of all the beaches in France, the most popular area is easily the French Riviera. Not only are the beaches gorgeous and the yachting culture outstanding, but these oceanfront towns are also chic and glamorous as well. Whether you choose to work on your tan in Nice France, Monaco, Cannes, or St Tropez you will experience one of the most stylish beach destinations on the planet. If you’re less worried about style and more interested in stunning beaches, a trip to the island of Corsica must be on your itinerary. Located right in the Mediterranean Sea, this island offers gorgeous beaches and a more relaxed atmosphere.

On the Atlantic Ocean, one of the best beaches in France is Biarritz. Located near the Spanish border, this is also a fascinating place to see how two cultures overlap near their borders. This resort town is known historically for attracting royalty to its shores. No matter where you choose to sink your toes in the sand in France, the beach will have a certain jet set quality to it. The most popular time to visit is during the months of July and August, but if you want to avoid the crowds and still soak up the sun, another great time is the spring months of May and June, and early September.

Narbonne Beach

Narbonne Beach

Narbonne Beach is a 1.8-mile stretch of fine sand close to the seaside resort town of Narbonne in the coastal region of Languedoc, France. Just a short walk (about 1.25 miles) from the center of town, Narbonne Plage is an urban beach with plenty of resort amenities, but is less crowded than many of the […]

Leucate Plage

Leucate Plage

Leucate Plage is a popular beach resort area in the south of France on the Mediterranean coast. It is situated near the town of Leucate, although the beach area is quite secluded and offers a calming beach resort experience. The beaches here boast some eleven miles of fine golden sand, and they’re some of the […]