France in summer; it’s all about the beaches

Published on September 12, 2017
  • In Touquet-Paris-Plage, the fresh breeze and fine waves are a kitesurfer’s delight.

    © Simon Bailly

    In Touquet-Paris-Plage, the fresh breeze and fine waves are a kitesurfer’s delight.

    © Simon Bailly

  • On the Deauville boardwalk the only thing missing was an ice cream cone

    © Simon Bailly

    On the Deauville boardwalk the only thing missing was an ice cream cone

    © Simon Bailly

  • Not a soul in sight, taking in the sunrise on the tip of Quiberon’s spur.

    © Simon Bailly

    Not a soul in sight, taking in the sunrise on the tip of Quiberon’s spur.

    © Simon Bailly

  • How about an aerial view of Arcachon, paragliding over the Dune du Pilat?

    © Simon Bailly

    How about an aerial view of Arcachon, paragliding over the Dune du Pilat?

    © Simon Bailly

  • Catch some Atlantic surf in Biarritz.

    © Simon Bailly

    Catch some Atlantic surf in Biarritz.

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  • In Cassis, the turquoise Mediterranean sparkles at the bottom of a green and white creek.

    © Simon Bailly

    In Cassis, the turquoise Mediterranean sparkles at the bottom of a green and white creek.

    © Simon Bailly

  • Dusk in the Côte d’Azur’s most famous village: Saint-Tropez

    © Simon Bailly

    Dusk in the Côte d’Azur’s most famous village: Saint-Tropez

    © Simon Bailly

  • Summer is far from over on the Corsican beach of Palombaggia

    © Simon Bailly

    Summer is far from over on the Corsican beach of Palombaggia

    © Simon Bailly

France in summer; it’s all about the beaches fr

From the sweeping bays of northern France to the secret coves of the Mediterranean, we dispatched the
illustrator Simon Bailly on a special assignment taking in all of France’s most iconic seaside resorts. Bon voyage!