June 26, 2015 16:15 IST

France's Vanishing Beaches

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The Hourtin beach is protected with sand walls to prevent erosion of the Atlantic coast Credit: Reuters
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A view shows the Biarritz beach, sand dune, and the promenade near the Casino during a winter storm on the Atlantic coast, southwestern France Credit: Reuters
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A view shows sea walls on the beach in front of damaged sand dunes due to the erosion along the Atlantic Ocean coast in Soulac, southwestern France Credit: Reuters
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An aerial view shows sea walls on the beach that protect sand dunes from erosion along the Atlantic Ocean coast in Anglet Credit: Reuters
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An aerial view shows sea walls on the beach that protect sand dunes from erosion along the Atlantic Ocean coast in Anglet Credit: Reuters