France is a popular destination for holidaymakers embarking on self-catering holiday. Self-catering traditionally takes the form of luxury accommodation in a villa or cottage that is used as your very own ‘holiday home’ for the duration of your stay. There are many reason why France and in particular south of France are popular with so many holidaymakers and here are just some of these reasons.
Easy Access – Its unique geographical position means that it is possible to arrive by rail, road, sea and air. If your idea of holiday is spending time escaping the rat race of life rather than spending time ‘on the road’ it is an ideal destination. In particular, European travelers could simply jump into their cars and often achieve a better time compared to traditional travel methods. The vast use of toll roads in France mean that the roads are often empty if you are willing to pay a bit as locals prefer to save and use traditional and busy motorways.
High Level Of Accommodation – France is very much about style, luxury and finesse. This is clearly visible in the level of private self-catering accommodation. Holiday homes tend to take the form of villa or cottages. Villas are properties that are quite modern and were built with high level of luxury in mind, while cottages may be similar in size but these tend to be more period properties that over time have been converted to accommodate holidaymakers. France villa with pool is the ultimate in holiday pampering and in the warmer south of the country, you can often use it for many parts of the year. Note that the high level of accommodation means that most landlords do not allow pets so do your homework beforehand should your idea of holiday is to bring the family pet with.
Much To Do – The heritage of the country and its varied population means that you and more importantly members of your party will always find an interest and something to do. It has to offer modern and authentic activities in the same degree of interest. You can walk amongst the vineyards in the countryside in the Dordogne region or visit historical places in the cities. You can simply relax on the beach at the Atlantic Coast region or take a track around the mountains in the Béarn & Landes region. As promised there is plenty to do and see.
If France is a destination you are considering be sure to try the local markets and perhaps visit many of the local festivals on show for vast parts of the year.
Article by Affair Travel. London based travel agent offering over 200 exclusive holiday villas in Croatia (in Split, Istria and Dubrovnik), Corsica and of course France.