Seeing the sea is one thing, but hearing it is quite another. Villa La Tosca is an absolutely unique property: built in 1903, it has turn-0f-the-century charm and a suggestion of real history, but recently completely made over. Tall windows let the light pour in, and from most of the house, the sea views are amazing. The beach is at the end of the garden, literally (and when the tide comes in, the sea is just feet away). On site services include a full-time concierge service to organise day trips in this fantastic part of France: or you might choose to just stay by the pool which is fed from a natural spring. Particularly suitable for wine fanatics: Bordeaux vineyards are just 30 minutes drive.