With the best month for long bank holiday weekends just around the corner, Airbnb has released its list of the “most welcoming” coastal destinations in France and Èze-sur-Mer is the only Riviera town to make the Top 10.
For a region that lives off its top-quality appeal to tourists, it’s perhaps surprising that only one place in the French Riviera made the cut. Èze-sur-Mer came in fourth position on the new list from Airbnb, which places La Hague in the northwest, Port-en-Bessin-Huppain in Calvados and Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré in the Charente-Maritime at the top.
Èze deserves to be on the list. Stunning scenery, world-class restaurants and an enduring authenticity – plus it’s mere minutes from Monaco by road, boat or train – are just some of the reasons why it’s a beautiful place to spend a day, weekend or longer.
Overall, the list was dominated by destinations on the Atlantic coast of France, with places in the Loire-Atlantique, Vendée, Côtes-d’Armor, Morbihan and Somme filling in the remaining Top 10. The only other Mediterranean hotspot to rank – Airbnb filtered for the highest number of five-star rated stays to compile the list – was Olmeto in southern Corsica.
Our stretch of the coast fared better in the second half of the report, which features the most popular listings on the bord de mer.
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