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Price and Availability Index in France
Holiday Letting Price Information in France
The price graph will give you the nightly price average for the upcoming months. Prices rise in July and reach an average of £104 a night (13/07 - 20/07), making it the most expensive time to book a rental in the next 12 months. France is cheaper during one week in April (13/04 - 20/04), when prices are on average £80 a night.
Holiday Home Availability Information in France
The graph shows the weekly availability rate in France for the next twelve months. The week with the highest booking rate in the next 6 months is in February (23/02 - 02/03), when 47% of the holiday lettings are booked. It is easier to find a rental during one week of March (30/03 - 06/04), when only 27% of the holiday lettings on offer are booked.
Holiday lettings in France: A gateway to culture and natural beauty
France is one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, and for good reason. This country offers everything you could want from a holiday, including rich history, world-class cities, beautiful vineyards, beaches and mountains.
With a holiday cottage in France, you’ll be able to explore the great sights of this European giant at your leisure, while also soaking up the joie de vivre that defines the laid-back yet sophisticated French lifestyle.
How to get to France
France is a large country, so how you get there will depend on which part of the country you wish to visit. Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris is the largest in France; other major airports include Nice, Lyon and Marseille. It's also possible to travel to London and take the Eurostar from there, if you prefer not to fly!
You can easily get around the country via train, but booking a hire car will give you easier access to some of the more out-of-the-way attractions.
Weather in France: Different climates
The weather really depends on where you book your holiday letting in France. If you’re in the south then you can expect hot summers and mild winters; in the north, you’ll get warm summers and chilly winters. Near the Alps you’ll be at the mercy of the mountains, which usually means snowy winters - perfect for skiing - and warm summers.
If you’re heading to the north, you’d be advised to take an umbrella with you. But don’t despair – a rainy stroll down the Paris Left Bank is just about one of the most idyllic scenes the country has to offer.
France's top sights
It’s impossible to do justice to the magnificence of France in just a few paragraphs. This is a country with many superb attractions and a broad range of different landscapes. The best advice is to base yourself at a comfortable holiday letting, then explore as much as possible from there.
Paris is the number one French destination. The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame and Left Bank are all magnificent, must-visit sights, but the real joy is simply in strolling the streets and soaking up the atmosphere. Grab a coffee at one of the curbside cafés, relax and watch the world go by.
The French Riviera is another stunning part of the country, with plenty of holiday villas available to rent. This area, once a seasonal retreat for the rich and famous, has retained all of its character and charm. Côte d'Azur is a laid-back oasis with world-class amenities and exciting cities. Spend some time in Saint-Tropez or the beaches of Antibes, or get ritzy in Monaco.
Take a brief drive away from the major holiday hotspots and you’ll be in what locals might term “the real France”. The landscape is beautiful in itself, and the scattered villages and towns are charming. Rent a holiday cottage in the peaceful countryside, or load up the car with supplies and take a tour.
The best annual events in France
France hosts some of the leading annual events in a number of fields. For starters, there’s the internationally famous Cannes Film Festival, the Monaco Grand Prix and Le Tour de France, all of which have buzzing atmospheres.
There is also Bastille Day, the national day of celebration, which takes place on 14th July and is marked by fireworks and a carnival atmosphere. Also worth visiting is the Fete de la Musique, an annual event celebrating the very best of, well, music.
Of course, France is a highly cultural country, and there are myriad events taking place throughout the year. Whatever time you book a holiday letting in France, there will undoubtedly be some interesting events taking place nearby.
Self-catering in your France holiday letting
A holiday cottage in France will allow you to sink into the authentic French way of life. Whether it’s sourced from a local supermarket or a farmers' market, the quality of food across the country is simply staggering.
If you’re in the south of the country, buy some cheese, red wine and high-quality ingredients to enjoy a picnic in the sunshine around one of our France. In Paris, you’ll be visiting the nearest bakery to your holiday letting for croissants and pain (bread) - a typically French start to the day.
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