The best beach hotels in France

The best beach hotels in France

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La Marine

La Marine

Barneville-carteret

"Seven days of great comfort in a superb location" were enjoyed at the Cesne family"s holiday hotel in a pieds dans l"eau position on the Cotentin peninsula, south of Cherbourg.
From £103 per night
2
Le Mas de la Fouque

Le Mas de la Fouque

Saintes-maries-de-la-mer

'An idyllic luxury hotel in the Camargue", this neat whitewashed mas is isolated by a lagoon just north of the Camargue"s little seaside capital.
From £193 per night
3
Manoir du Sphinx

Manoir du Sphinx

Perros-guirec

Built as a private villa in the early 20th century and "tastefully extended" in the 1960s, this hotel on the north Brittany coast "stands dramatically above pink granite rocks that lead to the sea"s edge, which one can scramble down to", according to a visitor.
From £96 per night
4
Hotel des Pins

Hotel des Pins

Soulac-sur-mer

On the edge of a pine forest, near the southern tip of the Médoc peninsula, "Soulac is a proper little seaside town", and l"Amélie is a "sort of suburb".
From £58 per night
5
Le Corps de Garde

Le Corps de Garde

Ile De Re

The Île de Ré, offshore from La Rochelle, is a popular bolthole for wealthy Parisians. It has miles of glorious sandy beaches, an interior of pine forests and vineyards, and plenty of charm (planning regulations forbid unsightly hoardings and oversized buildings).
From £145 per night
6
Miramar Boutique Hotel

Miramar Boutique Hotel

Propriano

In an area popular with tourists attracted by the fine beaches, this small luxury hotel stands high above the sea, in sumptuous gardens with superb views across the Gulf of Valinco.
From £190 per night
7
Le Homard Bleu

Le Homard Bleu

Ile De Oleron

Facing the sea, near the spectacular bridge which links Oléron to the mainland, this white-fronted property is in a village in the south-east of the island. 
From £54 per night
8
Hotel-Restaurant Les Tourelles

Hotel-Restaurant Les Tourelles

Le Crotoy

This fin-de-siècle villa is a former home of the parfumier Pierre Guerlain. "Winningly eccentric", it has a "pieds-dans-l"eau position" on the north side of the Somme estuary (excellent birdwatching and "very special, pearly light"). 
From £80 per night

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