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France for all Seasons  18/10/2014

France is a country with year round appeal; spring, summer, autumn or winter, there is plenty to attract visitors to this European destination.


Autumn has arrived and the majority of people who are heading to France over the next few months will be heading for the cities. These urban destinations are open for business all year around, but in autumn the sites, streets and attractions can be less busy than in the height of summer. In autumn, the temperatures can still be relatively warm, but the shorter days mean that the streets are lit up for romantic evening walks and there is an added appeal to cosy restaurant interiors. The cities offer a full range of accommodation, from budget hostels to exclusive hotels.


In winter the French Pyrenees and Alps draw many outdoor enthusiasts. The snow covered mountains offer some of Europe’s finest ski resorts; attracting novices through to experienced skiers, snowboarders and other adventurers. Comfortable Chalets are serviced by chefs and chalet maids meaning that visitors get to make the most of time on the slopes and this is complimented by plenty of après-ski activities.


As in Britain, spring in France can be a wonderful time of year to see the emerging beauty of the countryside. With 80% of France being rural, many people head for a relaxing break in destinations that offer spectacular views of rolling hills, forests and winding rivers. The protected natural reserves of France can offer amazing opportunities to see migrating birds and other wildlife in its natural habitat. Gites are popular for rural breaks, as you can pick the right size for your holiday requirements and have the freedom of self-catering or eating out.


With an expansive coastline, the best place to head in the summer is to France’s beaches. French people agree, as most of them choose to head for their own sandy beaches, rather than travel abroad. Along the coastline there are opportunities to find exactly what you want from your holiday, be it a lively resort or a secluded bay. There are places to be seen and places where you can escape. You can find family friendly areas and those filled with the rich and famous, coastal cities and traditional fishing harbours.

Camping is a popular option for French summer holidays. You can find basic sites, but the majority of campsites are well-equipped with hot showers, swimming pools, on-site shops, bars and restaurants and a range of other facilities. Coastal campsites often have prime position, within walking distance from the beaches and seas.

At Carisma, we offer accommodation on high quality campsites along the West Coast of France in Brittany, Vendee and Aquitaine, all with easy access to the beach. To find the ideal destination for your summer holiday, visit our website for details of our campsites, their location and their facilities.

Any views or opinions expressed in all articles under the title “Carisma News” are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Carisma Holidays Limited


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