France in summer, it’s all about the beaches

Published on September 29, 2017
  • Touquet-Paris-Plage

    In Touquet-Paris-Plage, the fresh breeze and fine waves are a kitesurfer’s delight. - © Simon Bailly

    Touquet-Paris-Plage

    In Touquet-Paris-Plage, the fresh breeze and fine waves are a kitesurfer’s delight. - © Simon Bailly

  • The Deauville boardwalk

    On the Deauville boardwalk the only thing missing was an ice cream cone… - © Simon Bailly

    The Deauville boardwalk

    On the Deauville boardwalk the only thing missing was an ice cream cone… - © Simon Bailly

  • Quiberon’s spur

    Not a soul in sight, taking in the sunrise on the tip of Quiberon’s spur. - © Simon Bailly

    Quiberon’s spur

    Not a soul in sight, taking in the sunrise on the tip of Quiberon’s spur. - © Simon Bailly

  • Arcachon and the Dune du Pilat

    How about an aerial view of Arcachon, paragliding over the Dune du Pilat? - © Simon Bailly

    Arcachon and the Dune du Pilat

    How about an aerial view of Arcachon, paragliding over the Dune du Pilat? - © Simon Bailly

  • Biarritz

    Catch some Atlantic surf in Biarritz. - © Simon Bailly

    Biarritz

    Catch some Atlantic surf in Biarritz. - © Simon Bailly

  • Cassis

    In Cassis, the turquoise Mediterranean sparkles at the bottom of a green and white creek. - © Simon Bailly

    Cassis

    In Cassis, the turquoise Mediterranean sparkles at the bottom of a green and white creek. - © Simon Bailly

  • Saint-Tropez

    Dusk in Provence's most famous village: Saint-Tropez. - © Simon Bailly

    Saint-Tropez

    Dusk in Provence's most famous village: Saint-Tropez. - © Simon Bailly

  • Palombaggia beach in Corsica

    Summer is far from over on the Corsican beach of Palombaggia - © Simon Bailly

    Palombaggia beach in Corsica

    Summer is far from over on the Corsican beach of Palombaggia - © Simon Bailly

France in summer, it’s all about the beaches

From the sweeping bays of Northern France to the secret coves of the Mediterranean, we dispatched the illustrator Simon Bailly on a special assignment taking in all of France’s most iconic seaside resorts. Bon voyage!