The Most Beautiful Beaches of the French Riviera

Synonymous with paradise, the French Riviera is full of beautiful beaches to explore alone or with family. Sand, pebbles, rocks... There's something for everyone! Here’s a panorama of the five most beautiful beaches in the region.
By Justine Fiordelli

Plage Notre Dame in Porquerolles

Considered the most beautiful beach on the island of Porquerolles, the Plage Notre Dame offers an idyllic setting conducive to “peace and pleasure.” Easily accessible from the port via lovely little trails, this endless white sandy beach captivates by its wild landscape and turquoise water of exceptional clarity. Photographers will love it.

Plage Mala in Cap d'Ail

Wonderful but difficult to get to, the Mala beach in Cap d'Ail has an ideal location close to Monaco. After effort, pleasure! Even if you must go down no less than 152 steps to reach the beach, Mala is definitely worth a visit. Here, white sand, rocks and cliffs are the decor. What better than the true taste of vacation?

Plage des Fossettes in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Looking for a wild beach sheltered from tourists? Located on the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula, the Plage des Fossettes really should not be missed and has the advantage of being far less crowded than other beaches in the area. Small but heavenly, it reunites all the ingredients of a great day: sandy beach, turquoise water and sunshine.

Plage d'En-Vau in Cassis

Clear water, a wild setting, stones... Nestled at the foot of the cliffs of the Cassis calanques and accessible after a forty-minute walk, En-Vau beach is paradise! Surrounded by cliffs and located between rocks, it offers visitors the ingredients for a moment of pure relaxation. Incredibly romantic, it is particularly popular with lovers.

Plage de la Croisette in Cannes

Located in the city that has the honor of hosting the annual Cannes Film Festival, the Croisette Beach in Cannes is a true piece of paradise. Near the city center and the surrounding luxury boutiques, it brings together lots of tourists and famous celebrities each year.

Plage Notre Dame
Plage Notre Dame
Porquerolles
Fotolia
Plage Mala
Plage Mala
Cap d'Ail
DR, Mairie de Cap d'Ail

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