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Self Catering Holiday Destinations in France

Mar 26, 2008
France is one of the most popular self catering family holiday destinations in Europe. There is a tremendous selection of holiday villas with swimming pools, apartments and gites to choose from. France is such a popular holiday destination because it has such a diverse range of things to see and do. It is a country of beautiful clean beaches, spectacular mountain scenery and cities packed full of culture, good shops and fine wines and cuisine.

Paris is the top tourist destination in France with a superb choice of self catering holiday apartments available for rental direct from their owners. Paris is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and many tourists go there for a romantic break or long weekend holiday break. It is a city full of fine wines, good cuisine and friendly people.

The West of France sits on the Atlantic coast and here Normandy and Brittany are popular with tourists. Many stay in one of the numerous holiday cottages and farmhouse that are available to rent. They act as an ideal base for families on holiday to explore the sandy beaches.

To the East lie the regions of Alsace, Lorraine and Burgundy. It is an area full of beautiful towns and spectacular rolling hills. Tourists like to visit Nancy and Dijon and many stay in holiday gites and apartments and explore the famous vineyards of the region.

In the middle of France lies the Loire valley. This is probably one of the most beautiful regions of France and still remains quite unspoilt. There are some charming gites and farmhouse cottages available for rent in this region. It is a popular vacation destination for family holidays and the tourists like to explore the local castles and sample the farmers markets in the local towns. The locals boast that Chartres, with its famous cathedral and Tours are the most beautiful French cities.

The French Alps are one of Europe's most popular skiing destinations and tourists also come to the region in the summer for the hiking. Albertville, Grenoble and Chamonix are better known amongst winter sports enthusiasts for the part that they played in the Olympics. Annecy and Grenoble have chalets and self catering apartments available for rental.

The South of France is very popular with tourists looking for a relaxing holiday in the sun. It has great weather, good food and the famous Riviera. Here there are some luxurious holiday villas with swimming pools available to rent direct from their owners. To the South west of France lies the Dordogne. This pretty valley has some charming holiday cottages and gites available to rent and holiday makers love the excellent food and wines that are available locally.

In the Languedoc lie the Pyrenees, a mountain range with stunning scenery that separates France from Spain. Here you can hike and ski. The towns of Toulouse and Montpellier have numerous self catering holiday apartments to rent.

Many holiday makers to France now take advantage of the superb range of self catering accommodation available to rent in this marvellous country. Tourists on their family vacation to France may book a quaint Alpine chalet while skiing in the French Alps; Chamonix is an extremely popular destination. Some families feel that their ideal vacation is a holiday gite in Normandy. Holiday villas with swimming pools and farmhouses are used as ideal holiday home bases to explore the Dordogne.

No matter what your taste or budget, France has some of the best self catering holiday accommodation in Europe. It has great wines, mouth watering local cuisine, beautiful clean sandy beaches and skiing suitable for all levels of ability. It is no wonder that France is the top self catering holiday rental destination in Europe.
About the Author
Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It is one of the fastest growing on line holiday home rentals websites. To see an example of why Direct Holiday Bookings is growing so rapidly have a look at Holiday Villas in France
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