Seashore Law: The Core of French Public Maritime Law

In: The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law
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  • 1 University of La RochelleFrance
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As State property, the seashore is regulated by the general legal regime regarding natural publicly owned coastal land. With the advent of new preoccupations, particularly those promoting a global approach to the management of coastal areas, environmental law and urban planning now also play a significant role in the regulation of the seashore. This article traces the historical foundations of French seashore law and describes its current evolution.

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