Best time to visit Provence & French Riviera

Beach Season

Provence is famous not only for wine and lavender ​but also for the beautiful beaches and the bright-blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea


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The French Riviera is famous for its gorgeous sandy beaches. Here you'll find a beach that suits your needs whatever they may be. For example, if you're looking for a noisy, busy, and vibrant city beach you'll find it in Cannes, right next to the Palais des Festivals where the film festival takes place. If you want to meet a celebrity, for example, you should aim for the area around Nice and Villefranche​-sur-Mer where there are white sandy beaches and a bohemian atmosphere. For windsurfing and kitesurfing go to Plage de l’Almanarre in Hyères or the beaches around Marseille when the mistral winds are blowing. In Saint-Tropez, there are some chic beaches with all the facilities and exclusive clubs right next to them. And, of course, there are the Frioul islands where unlike the continental part, the beaches are small and rocky, ​and the water is a pure azure blue.

Calanques, Cassis 2020
Calanques, Cassis
Beach in Menton 2020
Beach in Menton
Beach Season in Provence & French Riviera - Best Season 2020