The autumn has truly kicked in. After an exceptionally dry September, you may be delighted that the rain has arrived to water your garden. You may love wrapping up warm and heading out for a frosty morning walk or the thought of cosy open fires. However, and as the nights draw in, it can set our minds to dreaming of next year’s summer holiday.
So, what makes your perfect holiday? Working out your most important criteria is a great way to start. You may be looking for a rural retreat, a stunning beach, a cultural site seeing trip or the chance to try something new. You may want to sit back and do very little or have a passion for action packed adventures. You could be heading off to a single destination or have more time to explore a number of places.
We often think that we need to travel long haul for our ideal holiday experience, but with our closest neighbour France attracting more tourists than any other country in the world this year, we may be wise to look closer to home.
With impressive beaches, cities that are rich in iconic sites, stunning countryside and a wealth of art, literature, music and cinema, France certainly has plenty of appeal. Add in world class gastronomy and romantic notions associated with French people, cities and rural life, there is little surprise that plenty of people choose a holiday in France.
As our neighbour, we have choices about how we travel to France. There are flights to airports across the country, but we have the option of taking the car on a ferry crossing or the Euro Tunnel, which can be convenient for getting around. It is also possible to reach many destinations in France via the train. If you are travelling with a family or as a group of friends, travelling by car, where you pay one price per vehicle rather than per person can be a cost effective decision.
The majority of tourists head for Paris, but if you are looking to avoid the crowds and enjoy the delights of more rural regions of France, the west coast has plenty of appeal. From Brittany in the north, with its similarities to Cornwall, through the pine forests and clean beaches of Vendee, down to the sandy dunes of Aquitaine, you can find the perfect match for your holiday requirements.
Carisma holidays offer well-equipped mobile home accommodation on Brittany, Vendee and Aquitaine campsites. The majority have direct access to the beach and are in walking distance from local towns with markets, cafes, restaurants and shops. When planning your next summer holiday check out Carisma’s French campsites.
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