The richness of France's Atlantic Coast is a consequence of its diversity. There are so many different types of landscape to enjoy: from the steep terrain of Brittany to the bays of the Basque Country, via the long, sandy beaches of Landes. The tides are also a distinguishing feature of this coast, allowing small scale fishing and revealing a different coastline every day. Finally, the salty air of the Atlantic Ocean has long been recognised as beneficial to health. A relaxing atmosphere throughout your stay in a hotel on the Atlantic coast of France.
The Atlantic coast is more than 800 km of coastline stretching from Brittany to Spain, offering a wide variety of landscapes. Staying in a hotel on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean is therefore a wonderful opportunity to discover a rich heritage, green nature and magnificent beaches.
The south of Brittany
In the shape of a cross, the Crozon peninsula has several remarkable natural sites. Considered as one of the most beautiful pages in the world, the one of the Virgin Island invites you to swim in its turquoise waters. Between the banks of the Alder Maritime and the scattered coves, discover a wild and authentic Brittany.
Located in the south of Finistère, Bénodet attracts many visitors for the diversity of its activities: boating, walks along the coast, the seaside museum... In addition to its 4 fine sandy beaches, Bénodet allows you to reach by boat the Glénan archipelago where transparent water and white sand beaches will enchant you. It is the ideal place to stay in a hotel on the Atlantic coast.
Pornic is both a seaside and cultural destination. The castle of Gilles de Rais, known as Barbe-Bleue will transport you to the Middle Ages. After this journey back in time, the customs trail will offer sumptuous walks.
Islands full of charm
Surrounded by its 8 km long beach, pine forests and salt marshes, Saint-Jean-de-Monts is a pleasant stop on the Atlantic coast. It is the starting point to get to the island of Noirmoutier and Yeu Island.
To reach the Ile de Ré, you have to take the second largest bridge in France, almost 3 km long. On site, the 100 km of bike paths will allow you to discover this charming island. Traditional houses of white color and XVIIth century fortifications, the island of Ré is ideal for a weekend on the Atlantic coast.
Oyster lovers will not hesitate to visit the island of Oléron, famous for its oyster production. On foot or by bike, discover the island and its colourful houses, its historical heritage and salt marshes. Take advantage of your presence to observe the iconic Fort Boyard on a boat trip.
From Arcachon to Biarritz, a succession of beaches for all tastes
There is no shortage of beaches in this part of the coast. Swimmers and water sports enthusiasts have the choice to put their suitcases in a hotel on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean: Biscarrosse, Mimizan or Hossegor, it's up to you to choose the place that makes you dream.
Located in the basin of Arcachon, the dune of Pilat is the largest dune in Europe with a height of more than 110 m. At the top, it is the extraordinary panorama and the multiple colors that will seduce you. It is undoubtedly a marvel and a force of nature.
Capital of surfing, Biarritz is the leading destination for lovers of snowboarding during a weekend on the Atlantic coast. Enjoying the Gulf Stream, the climate is pleasant all year round. Cité de l' Océan or the aquarium are two places to visit.
With its fishing port dating back to prehistoric times, Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a famous seaside resort. With 6 beaches and a pedestrian historic centre, it is ideal for spending a few days in a hotel on the Atlantic coast.
The last city before Spain, Hendaye is ideal for water sports. But its medieval old town is a jewel not to be missed. Situated on a hill, you will be captivated by the panoramic views.