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France is a member state of the European Union located in its western region, extending from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean as well as several overseas territories and islands located on other continents. France may be is quite small, but very few countries can compete with the number of its magnificent beaches. The famous Mediterranean beaches of the country annually attract thousands of tourists from all the corners of the globe.

Best beaches of France

Argeles sur Mer

Beau Rivage beach

Cap Ferrat beach

La Grande Motte

Argeles sur Mer beach

Beau Rivage beach

Cap Ferrat beach

La Grande Motte beach

Saint Jean de Luz

Saint Tropez

Sete beach

Villefranche sur Mer

Saint Jean de Luz beach

Saint Tropez beach

Sete beach

Villefranche sur mer beach


Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a tiny beach town which enjoys a special affection from foreign tourists. Located on the border with Spain and the Pyrenees, it is the heart of Basque land with its own type of architecture and elements of culture.
Villefranche sur Mer. Located only a few minutes drive from Nice, this sandy beach is much more quiet and picturesque than its famous neighbors. This is expressed in a small number of cafes, restaurants, shops and other similar establishments.
La Grande Motte. Located two steps away from Montpellier, the provincial capital of Languedoc, this beach resort deserves a special attention. The water sports, hiking, sightseeing, playing golf or tennis, as well as visiting to the Camargue nature reserves and its not a complete list of options here. The Blue Flag beach facilities are excellent for families - with 15 public toilets on site, lifeguards on duty in July and August, numerous child-friendly activities such as bouncy castles and a skateboard park, and even an area of beach reserved for dogs!
Cap Ferrat is a picturesque peninsula, located near the center of the French wine region of Bordeaux, famous for its magnificent beaches since the ancient times. Cap Ferrat is ideal for tourists tired of city life and want to spend their vacation in a complete isolation from the outside world. The three beaches such as Paloma, Passable and Cro de Peï Pin are probably the best attraction for the casual visitor.
Sète is a lovely fishing village filled with museums and monuments of architecture, elegantly combined with the clean beaches of the Gulf of Lyons.
Argeles-sur-Mer. This beach town has a very nice downtown with numerous cafes and shops and many kilometers of beaches. The beach resort is kept very clean with new equipment to assure our visitors' comfort. The 4-km sand-beach is now equipped with six toilet blocks and six shower blocks.

The beaches of Saint Tropez
Some of the best beaches of France stretch for 5 miles along the Route des Plages. The most famous of them is De Muri (Moorea) and Club 55. The most advanced is a topless beach of Tahiti. The beaches of Saint Tropez, located close to the city are Plage des Grenier and Boillabaisse. Most people prefer the sandy beaches of Les Salin and Plage des Pampelonne extending for over 10 km.
Nice beaches stretch along the Baie des Anges. Public beaches are interspersed with private beaches with bars and restaurants. Private beaches of Nice offer umbrellas, deck chairs, water scooters and boats. One of these is a conveniently located beach in the center of Nice is Beau Rivage, just opposite the Opera House. Ruhl is another private beach, which is also located on the Promenade des Anglais, directly opposite to the Casino.
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