Popular Accommodations in Atlantic Coast of France
Highlights in Atlantic Coast of France
- Bathing region
- Dune du Pilat
- Aquarium La Rochelle
- Lighthouse Cordouan
- Surfer's paradise
Most popular in Atlantic Coast of France
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Apartments on the Atlantic Coast France
The Atlantic coast of France seduces with its fine sandy beaches in the south and its steeper cliffs in the north, where there are beautiful bathing bays. Enjoy a wonderful beach holiday not far from the Spanish border, where from Le Verdon to Hendaye stretches a wide, fine sandy coast, with the beaches of Aquitaine. From a coastal holiday apartment in this region you can experience a successful family holiday, as here the beaches drop particularly shallow into the sea and the water offers pleasant temperatures.Family-friendly accommodation for the whole family
A vacation rental on the Atlantic coast of France offers you plenty of space, often your own garden and in many cases a magnificent view over the sea. So that your children can romp in the garden, there are also many offers that offer a fenced property. Often the holiday houses on the Atlantic coast of France are built in the traditional French country house style or from old stone walls, which is why you can experience the flair of France very closely in such an accommodation.
Vacation on the Atlantic Coast France
Location and orientation
The Atlantic coast of France runs from north to south from Normandy to Brittany, from the Pays de Loire region to Poutiou-Larentes and Aquitaine. Along the coast, there are numerous, kilometre-long and fine sandy beaches in the south, which are characterized by steep cliffs towards the north. Bathing is possible everywhere along the Atlantic coast of France, where the water temperatures become warmer towards the south.
Travelers and Activities
Due to its location to the sea, the Atlantic coast of France is predestined to have a wonderful bathing holiday. Along the coast you will find numerous holiday homes, apartments and flats from which you can reach the beaches within walking distance. Bayonne and Biarritz in the south are among the most popular seaside resorts on the Atlantic coast of France. An apartment near the towns of La Rochelle and Rochefort is also ideal for reaching beautiful sandy beaches in a short time.Explore one of the most beautiful surfing areas
The Atlantic coast of France is one of the most popular and best European regions for surfers. Especially in the southern Bay of Biscay there are some places for surfers and sailors. Especially the 250 km long coastal section from the Pyrenees on the Spanish border to Bordeaux offers unique waves for this adrenaline-growing sport. Especially since the nightlife of the neighbouring towns and cities is a true paradise for young and young-at-heart.
The largest sardine port on the Atlantic coast is in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. About 1,250 tons of sardines are caught here every year by about 250 fishing families.
Top travel tips
Built in 1611, the Cordouan lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Europe. The lighthouse is still in operation today and is the only one of its kind that you can visit from the inside. The majestic building can be found at the entrance to the Gironde estuary. After an ascent over 311 steps you have a magnificent panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean.2. One of the largest aquariums in Europe
In the town of La Rochelle is the Aquarium of the same name, just opposite the port of Vieux Port. This aquarium is a huge glass tank filled with more than three million litres of sea water and home to around 12,000 marine animals.3. Visit Europe's highest dunes
In Bassin d'Arcachon lie the Dune du Pilat, the highest dunes in Europe and up to 110 metres high. The Pâques à Toussaint staircase, with a total of 160 steps, was built to make this sandy natural wonder easily accessible. However, for the last ascent to the summit, which offers a magnificent panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, you have to walk up the sand. Picnics are allowed on the dunes, by the way. And the descent promises funny somersaults.