France's undiscovered holiday locations

France is a large country and parts of it are sparsely populated which, so soon after the coronavirus lockdown in France was lifted and travel permitted from other countries, makes them ideal holiday destinations.

Yes, you can socially distance on French beaches

For those wishing to be by the sea with no people around, the answer remains, as it always has, to find a car-park near the long beach of the Côte Argent and to walk. Almost 200 km of golden sand stretches from the mouth of the Gironde estuary down to the mountains of the Basque country.

The Côte d'Argent at Lacanau

Even on the busiest days after a kilometre or two, the crowds of sunbathers thin out and you can set yourself down on the beach with at least 30 metres between you and anyone else.

Space is not at a premium at beaches here...

Be careful about going into the water, though, especially at times when tide variations are high – at full moon and new ...

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