The eight most beautiful beaches in France

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The eight most beautiful beaches in France

Secret creeks, vast expanses of sand, crashing oceans or calm seas… A tour of France's most beautiful beaches with something to satisfy everyone.

The eight most beautiful beaches in France

Palombaggia to Porto-Vecchio

Always named as one of the Top 10 most beautiful beaches in Europe, this stunning stretch of golden sand surrounded by mountains and chestnut tree groves can be found in Corsica. In the distance lies the rugged archipelago of the Cerbicale Islands.

Make a date with the Island of Beauty

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The eight most beautiful beaches in France

Deauville Beach in Normandy

Surrounded by parasols in five different colours, sit back and enjoy the beach made famous by Claude Lelouch in his film ‘A Man and a Woman'. Then, stroll down the famous seafront Boardwalk, reading out the names of US actors painted on the cabins.

Two hours from Paris: sea and cinema become one

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The eight most beautiful beaches in France

La Corniche Beach at the foot of the Dune du Pilat

After climbing to the top of the magnificent Dune du Pilat, you head down its slope to La Corniche Beach below: sit and admire the shimmering sandbanks where hundreds of migrating birds come to rest every year.

Head for the heights from Bordeaux

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The eight most beautiful beaches in France

Pampelonne Beach in Saint-Tropez

You can stroll along the beach for almost five kilometres, just like Brigitte Bardot did in the film ‘And God Created Woman'. The beach huts have been upgraded to removeable and recyclable structures in order to preserve this little corner of paradise.

Discover an iconic cinema set from Toulon

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The eight most beautiful beaches in France

The Basque Coast in Biarritz

The perfect waves make it an El Dorado for French surfers, but this long sandy beach framed by light-coloured cliffs will charm anyone with an eye for stunning scenery. From the headland, you can make out the Spanish coast on the horizon.

Check in for a well-being break in Biarritz

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The eight most beautiful beaches in France

The Calanque de Sugiton

After an hour's hike from Luminy along a succession of wooded paths and marked tracks all with stunning views, the Calanque de Sugiton comes into view to your utter amazement. Recover from your walk with a swim in the crystal-clear, fresh waters of its two small creeks.

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The eight most beautiful beaches in France

The Plage des Huttes at Saint-Denis-d'Oléron

Facing the Atlantic Ocean, this beach is regularly battered by the winds, making it a perfect spot for water sports enthusiasts. Lots of footpaths criss-cross the golden sand dunes where couples and families stroll hand in hand.

Take off for island adventures from Bordeaux

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The eight most beautiful beaches in France

Mala Beach at Cap d'Ail

The incredible colour of its waters, a palette of every shade of light blue, means it is often considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the French Riviera. Steep cliffs blanketed in Mediterranean vegetation form the backdrop to this enchanting coastal gem.

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