Rendez-vous on the Coasts of Continental France

  • Porquerolles Island, Mediterranean

    Porquerolles Island, Mediterranean

  • The Mediterranean coast stretches out along the Corniche d'Or route.

    The Mediterranean coast stretches out along the Corniche d'Or route.

  • Espiguette Point, Mediterranean

    Espiguette Point, Mediterranean

  • Horses training on the beach with Cabourg coast, English Channel

    Horses training on the beach with Cabourg coast, English Channel

  • Sunset on the rocky CapeRaz, Channel coastline

    Sunset on the rocky CapeRaz, Channel coastline

  • Surfers along the Basque coastline, Anglet. In the background is the seaside resort of Biarritz, Atlantique

    Surfers along the Basque coastline, Anglet. In the background is the seaside resort of Biarritz, Atlantique

  • The beach at Hossegor, a surfer find himself a barrel to ride, Atlantique

    The beach at Hossegor, a surfer find himself a barrel to ride, Atlantique

  • Bidart, a small seaside resort on the Basque coast below the Pyrénées, Atlantique

    Bidart, a small seaside resort on the Basque coast below the Pyrénées, Atlantique

  • In southern Corsica around Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio.

    In southern Corsica around Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio.

Rendez-vous on the Coasts of Continental France 75000 Paris fr

Continental France boasts over 4,828 km of coastline of incredible diversity, ranging from tall cliffs to beaches with fine sand or pebbles, and from marshland to rocky coasts. The vegetation is also highly varied.

For more information on what not to miss along the coastline, region by region, see our four chapters:

The Channel and Breton Coastlines in the northwest (2,640 km), a choice between wild coastlines versus Normandy Invasion beaches;

The Atlantic Coastline in the southwest (1,187 km), magnificent seaside landscapes;

The Mediterranean Coastline in the south (900 km), famous for its many Riviera resorts;

Finally, The Corsican Coastline (800 km), with its wild and preserved nature and rare biodiversity.

Things to see

Point of interest