French Coastal Beautiful Islands

France, with the Mediterranean Sea on one side and the Atlantic Ocean and English Channel on the other side, offers beautiful islands where you can spend your holidays or retreats. Nature, culture and sea meet there, offering amazing holiday opportunities.
Go for a holiday in Brittany to discover Belle Ile en mer or the Brehat Island. Vendee and Charente Maritime have beautiful islands too. Finally, if you want to go to the Southern part of France, in the Var you’ll find beautiful islands with crystal clear water. Paradise is not that far!


The islands of the Atlantic coast

Start your tour of the most beautiful islands by Brittany. Discover the Island of Ouessant, with its pretty lights, lovely walks and a bird park comprising of over 400 species of birds. Amazing properties can be found on those islands but also on the coast of Brittany.

Spending holiday in the Morbihan, Arz Island offers adventures into salt marshes for an enjoyable and exotic ride. This small town on the island is full of charm.

The Groix and Belle-île also have this typical Breton charm with its terroir and craft atmosphere.

Bréhat Island, located in the Côtes d’Armor, is a good place for walks, during which you will come across many small stone houses with an old world charm, whose rocky coasts also provide an enchanting panorama. Some beautiful properties and places can also be found on the coast of Vendee.
Lower in the Vendee, you can visit Yeu Island, a citadel with an old castle and an authentic port. You can walk, ride a bike, or travel by carriage or donkey to discover the island during your holiday in the Loire Valley.
The famous Island of Noirmoutier offers a delicious cocktail of boating, nature, culture and land. Its castle, trails and museums ensure you a rich and interesting visit in a region proud of

its heritage.

Continue down and you will find yourself on the coast of Poitou-Charentes, with its two islands to visit. Its coast is also really nice and you can find charming properties, from amazing stone properties to beautiful Mansion. Here you can find your dream house!

Firstly, the Ile de Ré offers a wide variety of landscapes such as forests, marshes, dunes and beaches. Vauban’s fortifications will dazzle you with their size and by the impression of strength they exude. Finally, if you want to restore your health, a little spa therapy is offered on the island so you can enjoy all the benefits of the sea.
Resolutely dynamic, the Island of Oléron offers surfing, kite-surfing, windsurfing, sea kayaking, boating and yachting, and relaxation for beach activities. As the largest French island in the Atlantic Coast, the Island of Oleron also invites you to discover its features such as its citadels, harbor birds and the famous Fort Boyard. You can find nice houses and leaseback on this island.

The islands of the Mediterranean coast

Farther south in the Mediterranean, first are the Hyeres islands and their warm southern style. The best known is probably Porquerolles, its mill, its jazz festivals, and its warm Mediterranean sun! Just next door is the National Park of Port-Cros, which offers opportunities for exceptional diving and coastal strongholds rough stone to discover during a hiking tour.
The Giens Peninsula offers, in addition to beautiful walks, all kinds of water sports.
Finally, the Island of Levant is characterized by its typical Mediterranean flowers.
If you enjoy being close to the sea in a cosy apartment, there are also some really interesting properties in Nice, where you can also find apartments really close to the sea. Nice is also full of amazing leaseback and charming properties with a view on the “Promenade des anglais”.

So if you already love France or want to discover it, do not hesitate, find a property on the French Riviera and discover the joy of these islands!



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