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Price and Availability Index in South of France
Holiday Letting Price Information in South of France
The graph shows average prices of holiday lettings in South of France for the next twelve months. The week with the highest average prices is in July (13/07 - 20/07). During this week, a night will cost on average £118. Prices are more affordable in April (06/04 - 13/04).
Holiday Home Availability Information in South of France
Check out the graph above to find out how many holiday rentals are available in South of France (in %). The week with the least available rentals is in December (22/12 - 29/12), with only 45% of the rentals available. People tend to travel to South of France least during a week in March (30/03 - 06/04) when only 26% of the rentals are booked.
The Weather in South of France
Check out the climate diagram for South of France. On average, the warmest month is July. No heat wave is expected in February, when minimum average temperatures usally hit a 3° low. The rainiest month is July, while the driest month is July.
Sun yourself in your own stunning South of France holiday letting
The South of France offers beautifully diverse scenery, historic cities and stunning beaches. You can relax on the shores of the French Riviera, dine in world class restaurants and shop in the plentiful boutiques. With a South of France holiday letting you can soak up the sun in Marseille, sample delicious wines in Bordeaux or head for the slopes to show off your moves.
Getting to the South of France: Montpellier and Nice airports
There are two major airports which serve the South of France; Montpellier and Nice. They can be reached by a number of European and intercontinental flights. For passengers arriving into Montpellier, there is a shuttle bus which takes 30 minutes to reach the town centre, while Nice airport offers both a shuttle and a very cheap local bus service. Toulouse and Bordeaux airports are ideally located if you're planning on booking a holiday home in the South of France that's located further inland.
Nice is also well connected to the French railway system. There are daily trains to Paris, taking approximately six hours. Most regions in Southern France are connected by an intercity bus. However, if you want to travel to more remote regions or move at your own pace then hiring a car is advised.
Weather and climate in the South of France: sun and snow in the South of France
The climate in Southern France varies wildly depending on the season and location. Low lying destinations such as Montpellier, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nice enjoy warm, dry summers while winter can see temperatures drop and occasionally bring snow.
This region is also home to the French Alps and Pyrenees. Winter brings the much-needed snow to the delight of winter sports lovers and summer will see temperatures climb, though it will be noticeably cooler than the cities and beaches.
Sights in the South of France: what to see and do in Southern France
There are endless things to see with a holiday letting in the South of France. In the winter, skiing is the predominant reason for visitors to the region. Alpe d'Huez and La Clusaz are just some of the resorts where you can partake in winter sports and enjoy an après ski with panoramic views.
The port city of Marseille has a laid back feel and this is reflected in its quaint but beautiful attractions. Spend an afternoon down at the old port (Vieux Port), be in awe at the Notre Dame de la Garde and stroll down the Boulevard Longchamp, to explore the classic French architecture. Nice also boasts the boulevard Colline du Chateau, which offers great views of the city and includes several museums including the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.
For those with a holiday letting in the South of France that's located a little further west, then Toulouse and Bordeaux are rich in culture, history, and attractions. The Capitole de Toulouse, which currently serves as the town hall and a theatre, is an architectural marvel situated in a square of the same name. Basilique St. Sernin is a pretty restored church for those interested in ecclesiastical buildings.
When staying in the South of France, a holiday letting near Bordeaux will not disappoint. Known for its wine and vineyards, the region is an excellent getaway. For wine, Château Haut-Brion, Château Lafite Rothschild, and Château Cheval Blanc are some of the most notable. Other attractions in Bordeaux include the Aquitaine Bridge, Musee D'Art Contemporain (Museum of Contemporary Art) and Victory Arch.
Food in the South of France: eating out in Toulouse and Marseille
Like much of France, Toulouse is famed for its cuisine. Some local specialities include Toulouse sausage, duck and a bean stew called Cassoulet. For fine dining head to Michel Sarran or Le Pyreneen. However, you don’t have to break the bank to eat well with holiday home in the South of France. Mezzo Di Pasta and Rue Pargaminière are just two of the many delicious budget eateries on offer. A good tip for those keeping an eye on their spending is to head out for lunch, as most establishments offer two or three-course set menus at a fraction of the cost you’ll pay in the evening.
Marseille has a distinct focus on seafood given its coastal location. La Bouillabaisse de Marseille is the region’s most famous dish. The fish based soup is best enjoyed at mid-range to high-end restaurants including Chez Fonfon and Chez Toinou.
Famed for its wine, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Southern France. It’s always a safe bet to go local. White wine drinkers should try Picpoul-de-Pinet and if you enjoy a glass of red, opt for a Chateauneuf du Pape.
Touring the South of France
Notre-Dame de la Garde
The cathedral of Notre-Dame de la Garde is a quintessential symbol of Marseille. Built at the city's highest point, it offers spectacular views along the coast, whilst the neo-Byzantine interior is a pleasure to explore.
Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations
Opened in 2013, this museum's permanent collection charts the history of people from across the Mediterranean, from ancient times to the modern day.
B000591-1: Pope's Palace
The Pope's Palace in Avignon is one of the most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. Take a guided tour of the enormous building to gain a deeper understanding of its history.
Promenade des Anglais
Nice's beachfront promenade is one of Europe's most famous and is the place to see and be seen, with spectacular sea views, chic cafés and traditional bars.
Place de la Comedie
Montpellier's central square features some of the best of French architecture and fountains. Drink it all in from an open-air café.
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