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cassisCassis is blessed with some of the most dramatic beaches in the South of France. The stretch of the French Riviera coastline between Marseille and Cassis has quite a few dull beaches, but the beautiful inlet near Cassis called Les Calanques, offers the most amazing beach in the South of France. 

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menton beachThe lovely coastal town of Menton benefits from some of the cleanest waters on the French Riviera on account of a state-of-the-art water purification system located in the bay. The Menton beaches are also scrupulously clean. Menton has a wide variety of beaches which stretch from Garavan, right on the Italian border along to Carnoles. You will find a mixture of both sandy and pebble beaches, as well as public and private beach clubs.

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hyeres plageClose to Hyeres, near Toulon in the South of France, you will find some magnificent beaches. The beaches of the Golden Islands, situated just a few minutes away from the coast by boat, are some of the best beaches in France. Here are some of the best we've found... but since there are so many hidden creeks and intimate coves, we're sure you'll discover your own favourites too.

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plage tortueThe 30kms of Cote d'Azur coastline around Saint Raphael boasts around 30 different beaches to choose from. These vary from golden sandy beaches to rocky inlets. The beaches in the centre of St Raphael get very busy during July and August, but if you venture slightly further afield, you are sure to find a nice beach.

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roquebrun cap martinRoquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, is beautifully situated on the French Riviera and enjoys spectacular views of the bay of Menton and the Italian Riviera. This pretty French Riviera vacations resort is one of the most picturesque places to visit on the Côte d’Azur. The beaches around the Roquebrun Cap Martin are stylish and chic, offering visitors a true taste of the Riviera lifestyle. Roquebrun Cap Martin’s proximity to Monaco ensures that it is very popular with visitors throughout the tourist season.

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x theoule-sur-merThéoule-sur-Mer is an idyllic small town located in a prime spot on the French Riviera between Cannes and St Tropez. French Riviera. The town is a favourite holiday destination for the rich and famous, seeking some seclusion from the crowds. Théoule-sur-Mer provides a number of public and private beaches, together with a Marina and provides the perfect base for a beach holiday in France.

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x les issambres beach2Les Issambres is a popular destination for South of France beach holidays. Situated on the beautiful coastline of the Bay of St. Tropez, between the Mediterranean sea and the wooded hills of the Massif des Maures, Les Issambres provides 8 km of inlets and fine sandy beaches. This French Riviera resort provides a calm and tranquil holiday base and is especially popoular with the French, Scandanavian, German and British holidaymakers.  

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swimming_franceIf you are staying in the South of France on holiday this summer and you do not have the luxury of your own private pool, then you maybe interested in finding some great places to cool off from the hot South of France sun. Whether it be lakes or cool mountain rivers, or even outdoor pools in towns, the South of France has an abundance of good places for swimming. There is no need to rent a villa with a pool, just follow our guidelines for the best places to go swimming in the South of France.

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sttropezIf you are staying near St Tropez this summer, then finding a great South of France beach to soak up the sun must be high on your list of priorities. We have had many great holidays in St Tropez and if you can find a quiet beach, then the place is perfect (minus the traffic jams of course). Go South France has compiled a list of the best South of France beaches in and near St Tropez.

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cannes-1The beaches in Cannes, France, tend to divide people into two camps. Some people love the feel of this beach right in the centre of glamorous Cannes, with its world famous film festival. Others complain about this crowded South of France beach and the quality of the sand. To be honest I am in the latter category and would recommend you make the short drive round to Theoule-sur-mer (a lovely little coastal village).

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canadel royalIf you are coming to the Cote d'Azur on holiday this summer, then follow our guide to the best South of France beach along the Cote d'Azur coastline. All of these beaches have been road-tested by our 3 sons during many holidays in the South of France. Here is their selection of the best beaches Cote d'Azur, South France.

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nice beach paraglidingIf you are coming to the French Riviera on holiday this summer, then follow our guide to the best French Riviera beach resorts. All of these French Riviera beaches have been road-tested by our 3 sons during many days spent on the beach in the French Riviera. Here is their selection of the best beaches in the French Riviera, France.

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le franquiHere is the Go South France selection of the best South France beaches to visit this summer. Following a summer spent visiting the coastline of Southern France, here is our insider's guide to the best South of France beaches you will find along the French Riviera coastline.

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cassisThis June will be our 10th year anniversary of living in the South of France. We have always been on the look out during this time for a good beach to take our 3 boys to. The Brittany coast has some lovely coves and the Vendee and the Atlantic coast between Bordeaux and Biratitz have some fantastic beaches, with great rollers excellent for surfing and wake boarding. But if you are looking for the best beaches in France to chill out on this summer, then there is only one place you need to head for and that is the Mediterranean coast. So let us take you on a tour of what we think are the 10 best beaches in France.

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