Some Thoughts on Holidaying in France

By • Oct 1st, 2008 • Category: Travel

France is a very popular holiday destination as it is close, it has a wide range of famous tourist attractions and sights to visit and also offers a variety of culture. There are several regions in France each offering something different: from Disneyland and the Eiffel tower offered in Paris to the fine wine of Burgundy to the French Alps.

France is easily accessible from Britain by air, rail or ferry. In addition to this, once you get to France there are many travel deals available for you to choose to go to the destination of your choice. The different regions of France offer a variety of culture, attractions and various cuisine. When you have chosen where you would like to go in France you should see the travel options offered in Britain as there are many companies offering deals in Britain to the region of your choice as well as packages or travel in France. Many local French businesses offering holiday accommodation offer packages with local travel companies. It is a good idea to look at both British and French deals before deciding upon your holiday. Obviously the cheapest deals will be those at off peak holiday season or last minutes but it is well worth looking at several websites and contacting a few companies to ensure you get value for money. Some French companies may give you prices in Euros so check the exchange rate and work out the equivalent value in British pound coins. You should also check weather variations from region to region as climates differ around France. Information on each region is easily available from the internet and gives an indication as to what the weather is like with regard to annual forecast.

French Regions

The regions themselves each have something unique and exciting to offer. There is a region in France to suit most visitors and each is well known for its particular offerings. There are twenty two main regions in France ranging from coast regions to valleys to the mountains. Some of the most popular regions include the Midi Pyrenees, Paris, Corsica, Brittany and Alsace.

People enjoy the three main parts of the Midi Pyrenees- the mountains, the countryside or the calm of the centrally located Gers. Within the Midi Pyrenees you can visit Lot which includes the Lot valley, the Gramat animal park and an array of pretty villages. This region is very scenic and further from Lot there are ancient bastide towns and the red brick and medieval villages such as Gallaic. For a relaxing holiday with a lot of preserved and natural attractions this region is ideal.

In Alsace there are other attractions such as the ancient castles and the Vosges ranges. There are many historical attractions such as the museums of Mulhouse, the chapel at Elfig and the abbey at Murbach. The only WW11 concentration camp in France, Le Struthof, is also part of this region as contrastingly are the three villages considered the most beautiful in France. If you are interested in history and culture then this region has a comprehensive offering.

Of course if you wanted a seaside holiday then you might want to consider Corsica as it has two hundred beaches- reputedly the best the Mediterranean has to offer. Again this is a place of beauty and like the other regions it is also a visual feast.

The regions of France have a host of offerings. It is simply up to you to decide where you want to go; and to make some enquiries about the variety of holiday packages, travel discount codes and other deals available for when you want to go.

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