Praia do Francês
French beach is located in the municipality of Marechal Deodoro, Alagoas State, in Brazil. The local population claims that the beach has this name due to the fact that, at the time of Colonial Brazil to be one of the places frequented by smugglers French pau-brasil ("Caesalpinia echinata").
The city was founded as Vila Madalena in 1611, and features a number of historical buildings from the colonial period. The first president of the Republic of Brazil, Marshal (Portuguese: Marechal) Deodoro da Fonseca, was born in Vila Madalena and the city was later renamed in his honour.
The left corner of the beach has infrastructure with bars, restaurants, pools and calm waves because it is protected by the reef. The opposite side is more wild, with strong waves, reason is sought by surfers, and to surf Championships. Its waters range from turquoise to dark green and sand is light and fluffy. Among the various attractions, ultra-light flights are available, banana-boat rides, boat and jet-skis, plus several craft shops.
Alagoas is situated in the eastern part of the Northeast Region. Land of the sururu (or Charru Mussel), lagoon shellfish which serves as food for the coastal population, and of coconut water, Alagoas also possesses some of the country's richest folklore.