Holiday Villages in France for next year’s vacation

By • Dec 24th, 2008 • Category: Tourism

Holiday Villages in France

There are various alternatives for people planning a vacation in France – hôtels, holiday rentals, camping and Holiday villages are among the most popular. But perhaps it is time to consider Holiday Villages in France.

The Dordogne in Périgord.

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Hotels offer the advantage that everything is laid on – no cleaning to do or meals to prepare – and are often located in the best town centre locations. Holiday rentals provide a chance to stay in a typical house of the region, and give the freedom to come and go that may be missing with a hotel.

Camping holidays are a great way for a young family to visit France. Entertainments are usually laid on for adults and children alike, and most campsites offer bars, restaurants and swimming pools with slides and water games. Facilities depend, as always, on the price you pay.

Don’t confuse these large family oriented campsites with ‘camping a la ferme’ (on the farm) French-style when you make your booking! Camping at a farm is a cheap, traditional camping experience where you pitch your tent in a field – and very few facilities beyond running water and toilets are made available.

The last main option is French holiday villages, and perhaps these offer the best of all possible worlds.

A well run modern holiday village offers numerous facilities with a selection of bars and restaurants, night-time amusements, day time entertainment, tennis and other sports, and a dazzling choice of pools and associated fun.

But on-site enjoyment is only part of a successful holiday. Sometimes you need to get away and enjoy the French countryside or beaches! The best of the villages are found in the best locations. Usually they are near the coast, perhaps the Cote d’Azur, the Atlantic surfing beaches or the beautiful scenery of the Brittany region, but sometimes they are located in the most impressive country ide such as the Dordogne or the Gorged de l’Ardeche.

Whichever type of holiday you are looking for you are sure to find it in France from one of the options above – just spend some time deciding what is best for you and your family to be sure you make the best possible choices.

You can find some of the best villages available for a visit at holiday villages in France. If you need some ideas about which part of France to visit first, visit regions of France to start exploring.

Marcus Smith


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