5 Resort Towns in France to Enjoy a Complete Holiday
France is Europe’s most visited country with over 85 million foreign tourists trickling in 2015. Not only does tourism account for more than 8% of the country’s GDP, it has also created two million indirect and direct jobs for its citizens. There are a huge variety of beaches, architecture, wildlife and amazing museums like the Musee de Orangerie, Musee de Orsay, Musee de Armee, Musee Marmottan and Musee Rodin to name but a few! France has so much to offer as for tourism and holidays and also offers some amazing resort towns. You can travel to France via affordable flights from London to Paris, and here are 5 resort towns in France to enjoy a complete holiday once you get there.
1. Urville Nacqueville, Normandy
A short cycle or drive from Cherbourg swiftly brings you to a sweeping vast of fine sand and tranquil coastal countryside. Urville Nacqueville, is a popular tourist destination, and plenty of stunning resort towns are found here. There is surfing, sailing, horse riding, diving, as well as windsurfing, and the long distance GR-223 footpath passes most of the resorts as it circles the Cotentinn peninsula.
2. Sainte Marine, Brittany
Sainte Marine is a little resort town in Brittany cradling lovely fine sand and perched within neat lawns. It is home to what is unanimously considered as France’s prettiest river. You will enjoy your vacation in some very sumptuous resorts, with spacious, bright bedrooms, balconies, and superb dining areas.
3. Plage de Gatseau, Ile de Oleron
The Ile de Oleron is on the radar of most holidaymakers, largely because of the fact that most of the area has breathtaking sandy beaches backed by good weather. But perhaps the prettiest strand in Oleron is the Plage de Gatseau situated near St. Trojan les Bains. It overlooks the channel between the mainland and island and its soft sand is splattered with shells. Oleron Les-Pins-Indigo-Campsite is an enchanting, ‘back to nature’ site set in a lovely forest, ten minutes by bike rentals available from Plage de Gatseauu.
4. Menton, Provence
Menton has two vast beaches of shingle and sand, Alps and unambiguous light dropping straight to the sea. Long ago, wintering nobles from Britain set a tone here, establishing Belle Epoque elegance, gardens and good manners. It has the best of all worlds, including the art in the new Jean Cocteau Museume, should the sun, sea and sand fail to provide an aesthetic test. The resort town is easily accessible by rail if you are going for long enough (a week, say).
5. Argeles Sur Mer, Languedoc
Oh, the excitement of an amazing seaside family vacation – the sand, the sea, the occasion reading and sitting, laughter of children, the pleasure of being together with loved ones, somewhere bright and warm. Head over to Argeles Sur Mer, where the flat coast meets the final Pyrenees descent. This is a 6-mile beach, as big as the northern desert. The town is as brazen and jolly as a summer resort ought to be, with scores of campsites surrounding it. These include the 5-star La Sirene with a suburbia studded with awesome facilities and chalets, and the most interesting and biggest water park you will ever see.
Argeles Sur Mer
Enjoy the best of French tourism via flights from Newcastle to Paris or from wherever other place in the world today.
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Images credit (under CCL) by order: feature, Urville Nacqueville, Plage de Gatseau, Argeles Sur Mer