Condé Nast’s 11 Best Beaches in France

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Etretat, Alabaster Coast, Normandy. The Alabaster Coast, has been named after its remarkable yet fragile dramatic looking clay cliffs. Since 2009 it has been classified as a Natura 2000 site. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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The first rule on finding the best beaches in France? Don’t assume they’re all on the Riviera. While the famed stretch of coastline does have some unforgettable beaches, you won’t want to discount the Normandy shore or the Bay of Biscay…

Read Full Article And View Photo Gallery, Condé Nast (07-27-2016)

The Great Painters And The Beach, Part 1: The European Masters, Claire Le Guern (10-21-2011)
The artful encounter of the Great Painters and the Beach is a love story, a celebration of life, a communion with eternity…
Since the early nineteenth century, Normandy’s beaches have attracted many artists, Édouard Manet and Claude Monet, gloriously painted the western coastal France, the beaches of Berck and Etretat. The clarity of the air, the quality of the light and amazing cliffs embracing the bay of Etretat, greatly inspired Monet…