La Croix-Valmer - France

Situated between Le Lavandou (26km.) and St. Maxime (16km.) on the Cote d'Azur, this pretty summer resort has seven sandy beaches, including the famous Gigaro beach. The towncentre is some distance from the beaches but it has nature reserves and is a magnificent place for walking in the woods and along the coast from Gigaro beach to Cap Lardier (the sentiers des douaniers). The Domaine de Cap Lardier is a coastal conservation area around the tip of the St Tropez peninsula.