France is an amazing place for a summer holiday and there are so many different things that you can do. Whether you are travelling with a group, in a couple or on your own, you are bound to have an excellent time. Here are 5 perfect areas of France for your summer holiday.
Brittany is the northwest region in France and it is a hilly peninsula that is dotted with beach resorts. The most popular ones are the chic Dinard and the walled Saint-Malo which is built on a rock in the English Channel. It is a great area to go camping and there are plenty of locations that are near the l beach. Be sure to visit Côte de Granit Rose where you will pink granite, stunning cliffs and lighthouses. Be sure to visit Fort-la-Latte, a sandstone castle with a network of walls, dungeons, where you can see medieval weaponry. Visit Saint-Malo Cathedral, a spectacular building with stained glass windows that depict the city’s exciting history.
Bordeaux is a famous wine region in South West of France and it is also a port city on the Garonne Rive. The Garonne River is a popular cycling location and the 602-kilometer river flows into the Atlantic. Be sure to visit the various architectural wonders of Place de la Bourse, The Cathedral of Saint Andrew of Bordeaux, Pont de Pierre, Basilica of St. Michael and Church of the Holy Cross. Spend an afternoon at Cité du Vin, a high-tech wine museum with interactive displays and wine tasting. You could rent a holiday home in the countryside or if you want to be closer to the action then a stylish city-centre holiday apartment could be the best choice for you.
The Cote d’Azur is France’s most glamorous destination. You can visit the city of Nice and it a great city to walk around. You can take a stroll through the Promenade Des Anglais which is lined up with restaurants, shops, clubs, and cafes. Stop and have ice cream at Fenocchio, a popular ice cream parlour with over 90 flavours to offer. Be sure to visit Parc De La Colline Du Chateau that sits on top of a cliff and you can see stunning scenery including a magnificent waterfall. You can also visit the port of Nice and you can see the boats lined up and restaurants that have fine dining at reasonable price.
Southern French Alps
The Southern French Alps region receives almost 300 days of sun and is a great location to enjoy outdoor activities year-round. During the summer you can take part in activities such as canyoning, mountain biking, caving, fly fishing, horse riding, kayaking and boating. Explore Ecrins National Park that has soaring mountains, beautiful lakes and lush meadows. You can go rock climbing or mountain biking as there are several rock climbing routes with different grades and mountain biking paths. You can also indulge in Paragliding to see an aerial view of this stunning location.
Languedoc-Roussillon, often called Languedoc, is located in southern France and is an historical coastal region. You can visit Pont du Gard which is Roman aqueduct built in the 1st century and has 3 tiers. Spend the day at Camargue where you can see beautiful flamingoes in the nature reserve and park. Be sure to go cycling and rent a boat at The Canal du Midi. Take a day trip to Étang de Thau, a string of lagoons that are popular for oysters, seahorse and fishing. Try camping at Gorges du Tarn.