Just like mountain air, seaside air is rejuvenating and allows you to recharge your batteries. For those who are not so keen on snow, head for the coast to discover all the charms of the French coasts or fill up on vitamin D on the beaches of the West Indies. 


Deauville is a leading destination and needs no introduction. Known for its casino, its golf courses and its large sandy beach bordered by Les Planches – the famous 1920s promenade with its beach huts – it remains a timeless destination for a breath of fresh air this winter.

Where to stay?
In the Bâtiment des Douanes, one of the oldest buildings in the resort still standing, restored by Pierre & Vacances in 2021. Part of the Pierre & Vacances premium residence Presqu’île de la Touques*****, it is now composed of 28 spacious, bright and elegant flats. Holidaymakers can enjoy the services of the main building: indoor swimming pool, sauna, hammam, Algotherm Spa, fitness room, breakfast, concierge service… 

Extra info: Located right next to the SNCF train station, the residence is also directly accessible by train from Paris!

From 270 € for 2 nights in a 3 person flat


Stretching from the tip of Hourdel to the tip of Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont, the Baie de Somme is almost 70 km long. Recognised as one of the most beautiful bays in the world, it is home to the largest French colony of seals, which the curious can observe from the Bay of Authie at low tide or from the port of Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme at high tide. A spectacle not to be missed!

Where to stay?
The Pierre & Vacances premium de la plage residence**** benefits from an exceptional location on the edge of Le Crotoy beach. It blends into the landscape with the traditional Picardy architecture of the Côte d’Opale. The bright flats open onto the sublime colours of the Baie de Somme. Designed as a cocoon, each interior is decorated with driftwood and pastel shades that bring a touch of serenity and a resourcing atmosphere.

Extra info: as in all Pierre & Vacances residences and villages, pets are welcome!

From 540 € per week in a 4 person flat


Karukera or Madinina? It’s hard to choose: pleasant temperatures all year round, water sports, Creole traditions, colourful villages, diving in the Caribbean, volcanoes and natural parks… The two islands offer many attractions and it’s difficult to choose between them objectively. However, with its 300 km of trails, Guadeloupe will delight hikers and nature lovers, while families will prefer Martinique and its developed cultural and historical heritage.

Where to sleep?
There is no need to choose with Pierre & Vacances which offers a village on each of the islands: Sainte-Anne*** in Guadeloupe and Sainte-Luce*** in Martinique. Privileged access to a picture-postcard beach, Creole restaurants, typical tropical flats with terrace and outdoor kitchen, children’s clubs, local and à la carte activities and entertainment, a spa offering sea view treatments… All the ingredients are there for a winter 100% idle. 

Extra info: 150 flats in the Sainte-Anne village have been renovated, with a modern and refined decoration.

From 920 € per week in a 3 person studio


Rising from the waters, Douarnenez was born, according to legend, from the town of Ys, the city of King Gradlon, which was swallowed up in the bay by the cunning of Dahut. Its greatest wealth comes from fishing when Douarnenez became a Mecca for sardines in the 19th century. Old houses, churches, workshops and small fishermen’s houses remain from these epic events. In the past, the rhythm of the trawlers and canneries, the quays with their colourful facades are today dotted with cafés and restaurants where it is good to stroll to warm up.

Where to sleep?
In the Tréboul district, in the Pierre & Vacances premium residence Le Coteau et la Mer**** which opens onto the Atlantic Ocean with an unobstructed view of Douarnenez Bay.  The marine atmosphere extends to the interior of the flats and their blue tones, for a relaxing effect. Some of them have a balcony to contemplate the ocean. To relax, head for the indoor swimming pool and its solarium. 

Extra info: To prolong your relaxation, the “Thalasso-Douarnenez” institute, located just nearby, offers a wide range of cures at low prices.

From 130 € for 2 nights in a 3 person flat