Atlantic Beaches

There are a variety of fantastic beach spots within driving distance from Le Joie de Vivre. Only 1h 30 mins from Bonnefont, the South-West coastline has some of the most impressive sandy beaches in the world with lot’s to do, whether you want to surf at Hossegor, explore nature along the Cote d’Argent, or visit charming coastal towns like St Jean de Luz along the Basque coast.

Mediterranean Beaches

The city of Narbonne, your gate to ‘The Med’ is just under 3 hours drive from Bonnefont! Moving 10 km south, past Port-la-Nouvelle, you come to La Franqui, with its wide sands and clear water, safe for swimming. 

The contrast with these beaches and those of the Côte d’Azur is the lack of commercialisation: there’s no paying to get on the beach. You pick your spot, plant your umbrella and have more euros for beer and ice-cream. Joy!