This sweet fishing village has a population of just 17,000 — but it more than quadruples to 80,000 in summertime. Located 35 miles southeast of Marseilles, it's perhaps France's sunniest spot, with 300 days of soleil per year. Jacques Cousteau lived, dived, and invented in Sanary. The town was also popular with early 20th-century writers (Aldous Huxley wrote "Brave New World" here) and harbored German intellectuals who fled the Nazis, including Bertolt Brecht and Thomas Mann. While there's not a lot to see, Sanary is a pleasant gateway to Provençal delights, including wineries and the perched stone town of Castellet.