Argeles-sur-Mer beach, South of France

x Argeles plageArgeles sur Mer beach, South of France, is situated in a long sweeping bay that looks out onto the Pyrenees and the warm Mediterranean sea. Argeles Plage beach is certainly one of the best beaches in South of France and has the European blue flag award in recognition of  the quality of the water and cleanliness of the beach. Argeles-sur-Mer also boasts an interesting history and has some excellent restaurants and decent shops. 

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5 best beaches in Cote d'Azur, France

Best Cote d'Azur beach South FranceThe most frequent question we get asked by customers is to recommend a good beach to visit in the Cote d'Azur. We have spent many years travelling up and down the Cote d'Azur coastline with our 3 boys, so what I have collected together here are our 5 personal favourite beaches to visit in Cote d'Azur. If you are coming to the Cote d'Azur on holiday this summer, then follow our guide to the most beautiful beaches along the Cote d'Azur coastline. 

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Best Cassis France beaches

cassisCassis is blessed with some of the most dramatic beaches in the South of France. The stretch of the French Riviera coastline between Marseille and Cassis has quite a few dull beaches, but the beautiful inlet near Cassis called Les Calanques, offers the most amazing beach in the South of France. 

 

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8 best beaches near Perpignan, France

le franqui beaches PerpignanPerpignan is situated 8kms inland from the Mediterranean coast. If you are looking for the best beaches near Perpignan, France, to visit in 2019, then there are many to choose from, but they are of varying quality. In my opinion, the best beaches Perpignan has to offer are on the Cote Vermeille. Here is our selection of the 8 beaches that are worth visiting near Perpignan.

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Cannes South of France beach

cannes 1The beaches in Cannes, France, tend to divide people into two camps. Some people love the feel of this beach right in the centre of glamorous Cannes, with its world famous film festival. Others complain about this crowded South of France beach and the quality of the sand. To be honest I am in the latter category and would recommend you make the short drive round to Theoule-sur-mer (a lovely little coastal village).

 

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Frejus beach France

frejus beach1 366The old Roman port town of Frejus has one of the nicest beaches on the French Riviera. Frejus beach is a lovely sandy beach located right in the heart of the town. Frejus beach provides 2kms of golden sand, stretching down to the lovely marina. The beach has a nice palm-tree lined promenade at the rear, providing stunning views out over the beach and the Bay of Saint-Raphael.

 

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Best beaches in the French Riviera

nice beach paraglidingIf you are coming to the French Riviera on holiday this summer, then follow our guide to the best French Riviera beach resorts. All of these French Riviera beaches have been road-tested by our 3 sons during many days spent on the beach in the French Riviera. Here is their selection of the best beaches in the French Riviera, France.

 

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Best places to go wild swimming in South of France

swimming_franceIf you are staying in the South of France on holiday this summer and you do not have the luxury of your own private pool, then you maybe interested in finding some great places to cool off from the hot South of France sun. Whether it be lakes or cool mountain rivers, or even outdoor pools in towns, the South of France has an abundance of good places for swimming. There is no need to rent a villa with a pool, just follow our guidelines for the best places to go swimming in the South of France.

 

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5 Best beaches near Montpellier France

espiguette 365The main beauty of the beaches near Montpellier is that you can easily reach them without a car - you simply take a tram from Montpellier city centre (Line 3 to Perols Etang de l'Or and then walk to Carnon beach). The nearest Montpellier beach (Carnon Plage beach) is just 13kms from the city. Here is a list of the 5 best beaches near Montpellier, France, and a guide of how best to reach them. 

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10 Best beaches in France - South coast

cap Ferrat3The Brittany coast has some lovely coves and the Vendee and the Atlantic coast between Bordeaux and Biratitz have some fantastic beaches, with great rollers excellent for surfing and wake boarding. But if you are looking for the best beaches in France to chill out on this summer, then there is only one place you need to head for and that is the Mediterranean coast of Southern France. 

 

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4 Best Beziers beaches France to visit

best beaches near beziers franceThere are a number of excellent beaches near the town of Beziers in South France. Beziers is located 15kms inland from the Languedoc coast. The city is located on a high rocky plain, overlooking the Orb valley down towards the beaches of the Languedoc. There are 4 main beaches near Beziers: Portirangues Plage, Serignan Plage, Valras Plage and Vias Plage. All of these Beziers beaches can be reached in 20-25 mins.

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South of France beach holidays: Les Issambres

x les issambres beach2Les Issambres is a popular destination for South of France beach holidays. Situated on the beautiful coastline of the Bay of St. Tropez, between the Mediterranean sea and the wooded hills of the Massif des Maures, Les Issambres provides 8 km of inlets and fine sandy beaches. This French Riviera resort provides a calm and tranquil holiday base and is especially popoular with the French, Scandanavian, German and British holidaymakers.  

 

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Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France beaches

roquebrun cap martinRoquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, is beautifully situated on the French Riviera and enjoys spectacular views of the bay of Menton and the Italian Riviera. This pretty French Riviera vacations resort is one of the most picturesque places to visit on the Côte d’Azur. The beaches around the Roquebrun Cap Martin are stylish and chic, offering visitors a true taste of the Riviera lifestyle. Roquebrun Cap Martin’s proximity to Monaco ensures that it is very popular with visitors throughout the tourist season.

 

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Serignan Plage, South France beach

x serignan plage3Serignan Plage is a popular South France beach destination for thousands of holiday-makers each year. Serignan Plage has a wild and natural look to the beach and offers plenty of space to spread out and enjoy beach games. The beach is protected by wild sand dunes at the back, which gives the beach a lovely character.

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Saint Raphael beaches Cote d'Azur

plage tortueThe 30kms of Cote d'Azur coastline around Saint Raphael boasts around 30 different beaches to choose from. These vary from golden sandy beaches to rocky inlets. The beaches in the centre of St Raphael get very busy during July and August, but if you venture slightly further afield, you are sure to find a nice beach.

 

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Cap d'Antibes beaches, South France

cap antibesLike Cap Ferrat, Cap d'Antibes has had a long association with the rich and famous. Since 1870 the glamorous Hotel du Cap high up on the dense tree covered cliff has been one of the most luxurious resorts in the world. Here is the Go Languedoc selection of the best Cap d'Antibes beaches.

 

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Rochelonge Plage, Cap d'Agde beach

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Rochelongue Plage, the best Cap d'Agde beach is situated in the heart of Cap d Agde has long been regarded by holiday-makers as one of the best Languedoc beaches. The long expanse of sand and cool beach bars make Rochelongue Plage an ideal beach to chill out on during those hot sunner days in Languedoc.

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3 best St Tropez beaches in South France

st tropez beachesIf you are staying near St Tropez this summer, then finding a great South of France beach to soak up the sun must be high on your list of priorities. We have had many great holidays in St Tropez and if you can find a quiet beach, then the place is perfect (minus the traffic jams of course). Go Languedoc has compiled a list of the best South of France beaches in and near St Tropez.

 

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4 Collioure France beaches to visit

collioure beaches franceWith its four beaches, Collioure in France, has to be up the top of the list as the best Languedoc beach resort. Although the beaches are small and often busy, the views of the tranquil sea and Pyrennees are spectacular. You also have the wonderful town of Collioure on-hand with its restaurants, boutiques and artist trails to keep you amused. This is one of our favourite Languedoc beaches.

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Best Languedoc beaches: Vias Plage beach, South France

Vias Plage beach FranceVias Plage is a quiet beach, ideal for children and adults alike. With shallow warm waters and golden sand, this is certainly one of the best Languedoc beaches. This popular Languedoc beach is sheltered and easily accessible even in the height of summer. There is also plenty of bars and cafes behind the beach to keep you in supply with cold drinks and ice creams.

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5 best Menton beaches France to visit

menton beachThere are 5 great beaches to visit in and around Menton, France. The lovely coastal town of Menton in South France, benefits from some of the cleanest waters on the French Riviera. The Menton beaches are also scrupulously clean. Menton has a wide variety of beaches which stretch from Garavan, right on the Italian border along to Carnoles. 

 

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Point Zero beach near Montpellier, France

x Point zeroIf you are looking for one of the best beaches close to the city of Montpellier in Southern France, then you could probably do no better than Point Zero plage in La Grande Motte. Sheltered waters safe for small children, long stretches of golden sand and plenty of bars and restaurants nearby, what more could you ask for?

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Best Languedoc beaches: Gruissan Plage, France

x gruissan plage4Gruissan Plage, close to Narbonne is a marvellous wide open stretch of flat sand that guarantees you and your family plenty of space, even in the height of summer. This is one of our favourite amongst all the Languedoc beaches. All the Languedoc beaches around this area of the coast are characterised by open, flat expanses of golden sand.

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Valras Plage, South of France best beaches

x Valras plageValras Plage beach close to Beziers is a typical Southern France beach resort. Ringed with lots of decent restaurants, a harbour and plenty of shops, Valras plage also offers you plenty of things to do when you want a break from the beach. This Southern France beach has clean, warm water and the beach itself is well maintained.

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Théoule-sur-Mer beach holiday in France

x theoule-sur-merThéoule-sur-Mer is an idyllic small town located in a prime spot on the French Riviera between Cannes and St Tropez. French Riviera. The town is a favourite holiday destination for the rich and famous, seeking some seclusion from the crowds. Théoule-sur-Mer provides a number of public and private beaches, together with a Marina and provides the perfect base for a beach holiday in France.

 

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