25 March 2021 by Jessica Boston
Five reasons your next holiday in France will be worth waiting for!
It’s probably been a while since you’ve experienced anything resembling a foreign holiday. Many of us are simply longing for the next time we get on a ferry or board a plane again to visit our favourite destinations or discover exciting new places we’ve never been before. However hard it seems now, holidays will return, and when they do we will enjoy every aspect more than ever before! Here are five reasons that your next trip to France will be well worth the wait…
Crusty baguettes and buttery croissants fresh from the bakery, luxurious truffles, cheeses, seafood and
pates, wafer thin crepes doused in orange juice, moules mariniere eaten overlooking the harbour… whatever your favourite gastronomic treat, France is the place to go! Incredible fresh produce, a world
renowned culinary history, and a serious culture of food excellence that runs all the way from the smallest village bistro or cafe right up to the most famous Michelin starred restaurants.
2. Friends & family
Never have we understood the value and joy in spending quality time with friends and family more than now. After a year of restrictions and rules, the chance to relax in the company of our favourite people will come as a most welcome treat! Plan a multi-generational family holiday or group getaway to look forward to; self-catering accommodation is perfect for this type of holiday with properties to suit every party. Choose a chateau, large villa or manor house to accommodate everyone, or find a small group of separate cottages or chalets with a shared pool for plenty of space apart, and together.
3. Fresh air
After a million walks in your local area, have a proper adventure discovering pastures new on your French holiday. France has nine Natural Parks and endless countryside and coastal paths. Venture into the Broceliande forest steeped in magical myths and legends, visit the stunning Gorges du Verdon, hike the volcanic landscape of the Auvergne, the Pyrenees mountain range or the lovely GR34 coastal path in Brittany. You really are spoilt for choice, and don’t forget to take binoculars and a camera for wildlife spotting and getting that perfect shot of the sunset!
4. Famous sites
Maybe you’ve always meant to visit Mont Saint Michel, the DDay beaches or see the Dune du Pilat? Perhaps climbing the ramparts at Carcassonne walled city, seeing the spectacular Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard or riding on the incredible mechanical elephant in Nantes has always been on your travel bucket list? Wherever you have been longing to go, make plans to seize the opportunity as soon as you can!
5. French culture
There are so many things about the way of life in France that have visitors coming back year after year; the quiet country roads and peaceful pace of rural life, the simple pleasures of ripe fruit and vegetables from the market, tiny restaurants with a set menu using the best local produce, boules in the town square under shady trees, bunting decorating whole towns and villages with colourful fluttering flags for summer festivals… once you fall in love with France it will always have a place in your heart.
Dream now and travel later with our destination guides and browse our lovely selection of holiday accommodation to find the perfect place to stay for your next French adventure… we so hope it won’t be much longer to wait!