1. En Vau
This is one of those beaches that makes you think, ‘Surely it doesn’t look like that in person?’ But it does. This is the ultimate destination for a romantic holidays, surrounded by towering cliffs and characterised by a series of narrow limestone coves. The beach stretches across 20 kilometres of coastline between Cassis and Marseille, and if you’re up for a hike, you’ve got to check out Calanque D’en-Vau, an isolated little cove which is definitely worth it.
Why we love it: you’ll never, ever tire of the mere setting. En Vau’s calanque location is magical.