French riviera: private beach clubs at risk under demolition plans

Authorities are serving notice to owners of 'private beaches' on France's coastline that buildings must be pulled down once permit comes to an end.

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Storm clouds are gathering over the private beach cafés of the French riviera. But it's not the weather that worries the operators of the exclusive private beaches along the coast, which is the playground of the international jet set. They're up in arms because the government has decided to crack down on construction at private beach resorts, reports The Guardian.