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France offers a great range of beaches for people of all ages

Date published: | Maria Haesen

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10 best beach holidays in France

Is your dream to visit France for holidays coming true? Then you are to know that France isn`t only Paris and the Eiffel Tower, it has much more to impress you. Today we want to present you the information on best beaches which you can attend in France.

Get ready and let`s check where you can sunbathe this summer in France!

Urville-Nacqueville, Normandy

This ideal coast will bring you much pleasure to swim in warm water and lay under the sun. Hotel Landemer reopened last year here and offers all visitors luxurious rooms which look over the Channel. All furniture is modern and made of oak, so you will feel like a king or a queen staying here.

You can try here windsurfing, sailing and even diving, horse riding is available as well.

Etretat, Normandy

Etretat is one of the most breathtaking places in France, as it`s located among the cliffs. You can find here lots of modern activities, enjoy clean sand and water. As an accommodation you can choose between 2 hotels: Domaine Saint-Clair, which is a castle built in Anglo-Norman style, and another one which is ecologically clean and friendly. It`s up to you whether you look for luxury or for comfort.

Sainte-Marine, Brittany

You can get to Sainte-Marine beach with the ferry, crossing the river Odet and enjoy lovely and clean sand on the coast watching one of the best rivers in France. Century-old Villa Tri Men is a nice rebuilt hotel which is situated not far from the beach. It`s a hotel with light big bedrooms, with balconies and with fine restaurant. Only a 10-minute walk can bring you to the mouth of the river and to its best beach.

Trégastel, Brittany

Brittany’s Cote de Granit Rose is a great place for family. Golden-sand beaches, woods, pink-granite boulders makes you feel like in a fairy tale. Trégastel is situated on one of the best beaches and every day you can enjoy sun setting. Hôtel Beau Séjour offers big rooms with elegant décor, restaurant with tasty local dishes. The owners also have bakery, so breakfast buffet always smells good and wakes you up in the morning.

Plage de Gatseau, Île d’Oléron

The Île d’Oléron is often left behind by the British, although the island has sandy beaches and lots of green trees. You can play here different ball games and if the weather is favorable you can go surfing.

Plage de Gatseau is one of the prettiest places here with sunny golden sand where you can by bike (10 minutes of riding).

Conche des Baleines, Île de Ré

This island is favorite for French, there`s little traffic here, so you can let your children feel some kind of freedom. Conche des Baleines is sandy beach, fringed with pine woods, and this place is just ideal for picnics. There are different beautiful villages here, food markets, vineyards, salt pans, and you can discover this all riding a bike.

Gruissan, Languedoc

Gruissan is a little town which is located not far from the coastal territory. It has an old center. Nearby the modern bars and boats are combined with lagoons, marshland and beaches. Here you can enjoy not only the nature masterpieces but good wine as well. If you are lucky, you can even stay wine-maker`s house. In summer hot stones are changed into restaurant. So I wouldn`t hesitate.

Argeles-sur-Mer, Languedoc

Argeles is a great place for seaside rest as it offers 55 campsites and during summer period it population much grows. This beach is very beautiful and really large, so everyone has enough space. You can even gallop a horse there. Here you can enjoy not only sea, swimming and beach discos, but you can go hiking in the mountains, biking or horse riding.

There are all facilities, chalets, bars, restaurants, so you are probably to spend here great time.

Cavalaire-sur-Mer, Provence

This place offers everyone sun, sand, warm water. It`s a good choice for family rest, as every movement is well-seen. You can try here diving and it can be rewarding in some way. If you go farther you can notice the wild life of this place. Camping de la Baie is good to stay in for families.

Menton, Provence

This place is a good combination of sandy beaches, and the Alps which touch the sky. The old town is built mostly in the Baroque style. You can also visit interesting museums here. The best way to get here is by train. It`s not also a problem to find a good hotel here.

So make your mind which of the beaches you are to visit this summer!