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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.