Discover the most incredible beaches in all of France
Stunning French beaches to visit this summer
Fine sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and long walks: summer is definitely around the corner, which means that now is the perfect moment to plan a last-minute holiday. And why not a visit to France? The country has been blessed with an astonishing variety of beaches that are among the most beautiful in all of Europe. France is one of the world's leading tourist destinations, with 2.8 foreign visitors stepping foot into the country every second. In 2018 alone, approximatively 90 million tourists visited France—a record, and this despite such incidents as the Strasbourg terrorist attack and the yellow vests movement.
Known particularly for its cuisine, arts, culture, museums and history, France has numerous seaside resorts that would make any other country envious. With more than 2,600 beaches, this European country is a destination of choice for those who want to explore different cities while still enjoying a day at the beach (and an escape from an inevitable heatwave). Whether close to the capital or found on the French Riviera, there are loads of splendid waters and secret beaches to explore. From the chic beach of Deauville, with its famous huts and boardwalk, to the magnificent Calanques, known for its crystal blue waters and natural rocks like limestone, your beach holiday will be memorable with a trip to France.
Click through this gallery to see which French beaches you absolutely can't miss this summer.
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