Riviera boasts some of France’s best beaches

According to the Riviera Times:

The shimmering waters that gave the region its namesake have landed the Côte d’Azur with four top 10 positions in TripAdvisor’s latest review of French beaches. From wild beauty in Pampelonne and city chic in Nice and Marseille to the glamour and celebrity of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat’s Paloma Beach, the diversity and richness of the region’s coastal destinations has triumphed once again.

Paloma Beach in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat came in fourth position. Copyright: Nicolas Timmermans

Biarritz’s Côte des Basques took first position in the recent poll, but Pampelonne and Paloma weren’t far behind in third and fourth spot respectively.

Both beach locations were applauded for their casual class and style, but TripAdvisor voters also gave the beaches a nod for their celebrity client base, describing them as ideal places for people watching and spotting the international A List.

Nice’s Blue Beach secured ninth position, with beachgoers praising its cleanliness and city centre location as well as its in-house restaurant.

Despite not being a city particularly known of its beaches, Marseille managed to squeeze into the top 10 with Parc Balneaire du Prado.

The list covered a variety of locations in metropolitan France, with beaches in the north, on the Atlantic coast and in the Mediterranean all featuring. The white sands of Plage de Saleccia in Corsica also won a mention in the shortlist.

Credit: Elsa Carpenter for The Riviera Times

2 thoughts on “Riviera boasts some of France’s best beaches

  1. Andy says:

    I’d love to check out the Riviera beaches. I have never been able to make it to the coast of southern France, but there is always next time. Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Andy – the beaches are either san, or pebbles, depending on the location, each having a following (personally I prefer sand but to each his/her own!) Merci for visiting and for commenting!

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