MAP. Blue Flag 2023: where are the seaside resorts labeled near you?
The list of 511 sites in France that have been awarded the 2023 Blue Flag was unveiled this week. This label guarantees that the water is of good quality, that the beaches are clean and safe.
When the Blue Flag label is made public every year, the summer holidays are approaching. This week, the 2023 Blue Flag was awarded. It has been awarded to 511 sites in France, including 406 beaches spread over 192 municipalities and 105 marinas. 14 new sites enter the rankings this year, including the Lac Vert at Catus Plage in the Lot region of Occitania.
Occitania is the first region on the list with 108 beaches and 20 labeled ports. The PACA region is in second place with 86 beaches and 27 ports. Nouvelle-Aquitaine is third with 60 beaches and 2 ports.
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In Occitania, of course, the Pyrénées-Orientales, the Hérault and the Aude boast the largest number of Blue Flag sites. The interior of the territory is no less with a Blue Flag awarded again this year to:
- The Salles-Curan lake beach in Aveyron
- Montréjeau lake in Haute-Garonne
- White Montcuq-en-Quercy and Catus in the lot
- Monclar-de-Quercy and Molières in the Tarn-et-Garonne
- Blaye-les-Mines, Nages, Rivers and Trébas-les-Bains in the Tarn
In the Lot-et-Garonne, in New Aquitaine, it is the lake of Lougratte that is awarded.
One hundred criteria
The Blue Flag takes into account a hundred criteria such as the cleanliness of the beaches, water and waste management, the conservation of biodiversity, town planning or taking into account the handicap. It has been awarded for almost 40 years by the Teragir association, which rewards sustainable tourism.