Are you getting bored of life in dark, dreary UK this winter? Well in that case, why not opt for a winter break in France? There are so many ways in which you can make the most of this most culturally and historically interesting of countries at this time of year. It’s hard to beat some of the below suggestions, with many destinations easily reachable by car following a cheap ferry to France.
First of all, let’s get the obvious suggestion out of the way – which is that France in the winter is absolutely synonymous with skiing. One reason for that is the vast range of ski resorts that the country has to offer, from the resorts with lower altitudes in the northern Alps to the likes of Chamonix in the south.
Skiing is an activity that really gets the adrenaline coursing through your veins, but can also be enjoyed by the whole family. Many French ski resorts are also well-equipped with enviable city attractions, activities and infrastructure, from the finest bars, restaurants and cafes to historical and natural attractions, making them a great choice if you’re looking for the complete holiday.
Plus, France’s vicinity to the UK and the popularity of skiing among Britons means that you can meet many of your fellow countrymen at these resorts, lending them a real ‘home from home’ feel.
A holiday in France in the winter doesn’t have to be all about skiing! Indeed, while many people are hitting
the slopes, other people head to the country’s rich countryside – especially the south – to make the most of the great deals that are on offer at this time of year for self-catering cottages in some of the country’s most idyllic rural locations.
A winter cottage holiday in France can be ideal for those hankering for a change of pace or scenery, with a wide choice of quaint, but well-equipped villages surrounded by sprawling countryside for you to explore on foot or bike.
Throughout the winter, France’s cities remain as popular as ever among holidaymakers, who are attracted and enchanted by the many historical and cultural treasures, not to mention the romance and chic, of places like Paris.
Certainly, it’s hard to beat the capital for everything from great shopping to the chance to see the Mona Lisa, but don’t overlook many of the
country’s overlooked cities either. The likes of the lovely old town of Cahors and the prestigious heritage sites of energetic Montpellier deserve more appreciation from British holidaymakers.