The Rhone River flows from Switzerland into the south-eastern part of the country of France and is one of the largest rivers to be found in Europe. Along the banks of the Rhone are many great French towns and villages which make for a perfect getaway. A Rhone holiday allows visitors to experience real French tradition and culture for a truly memorable, enjoyable trip. What’s more a Rhone holiday rental house is the perfect base from which to explore this part of France without having to compromise on comfort and style.
With so much water around the towns and villages of the Rhone area it comes as no surprise that visitors on a Rhone holiday can choose from a variety of water-based activities such as swimming, fishing, sailing, water skiing and surfing. Other activities available on a Rhone holiday include walking, cycling, tennis, golf, horse riding and mountain biking.
If you have had your fill of physical activities during your trip and want to explore some of the area surrounding your Rhone holiday rental house then it is suggested that you take a day trip to the town of Tournon-sur-Rhone in the Ardeche Department. The town may be small in size but it has some incredible attractions worth visiting whilst there. This includes the Chateau de Ventadour, a magnificent ruined castle which sits on a rocky outcrop above Tournon-sur-Rhone. The castle not only offers some spectacular views, it has architectural elements from the 11th, 12th, 15th and 16th centuries.
Tournon-sur-Rhone is also home to the Pont Grand Bridge, built between the 14th and 16th centuries. The bridge contains one single arch and was one of the largest arch bridges in the world before the 1600s.
We all like to have wonderful weather on our holidays and so you will be pleased to hear that if you book a Rhone holiday rental house you can expect to enjoy relatively hot summers and mild winters. July and August are generally the warmest months of the year, which sees visitors enjoying temperatures up to a maximum of 27°C. The winter months of December and January see the daytime temperature drop to anywhere between 2°C and 6°C. The annual rainfall amount for the area is 24 inches.
Travellers jetting off on a Rhone holiday are likely to land at Lyon Airport (LYS) which is in the heart of the Rhone-Alps Region. Airlines that have affordable, regular flights to Lyon include Air France, British Airways, BMI and easyJet. Passengers can leave the UK from a variety of airports such as Liverpool (LPL), Bristol (BRS), Edinburgh (EDI), Birmingham (BHX) and Gatwick (LGW).