Named after the beautiful Marne River in the northern part of France, close to the capital city of Paris, is the department known as Val-de-Marne. A Val-de-Marne holiday is ideal for those who want to be close to the action yet still stay in a quiet area, where you can get to taste the traditional French way of life. What’s more, a beautiful Val-de-Marne holiday rental apartment will offer spectacular views of plains and forests, not to mention the bright lights of Paris in the distance.
The best thing about a Val-de-Marne holiday is that it can be as active or as relaxed as you want it to be. There is a broad range of activities available for visitors to enjoy, including tennis, golf, walking, cycling, swimming, horse riding, fishing, roller blading, rock climbing, archery and water skiing.
Of course, it is very likely that whilst on a Val-de-Marne holiday you will want to travel into the heart of Paris to see many of the great attractions on offer. There are many great sights to see in the French capital, including The Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. If you are looking for something different to see in the capital, then it is worth heading to the Montmartre area of Paris. Here you will find the famous Moulin Rouge with its landmark red windmill; but also worth visiting is the Musee Grevin, a small wax museum. It looks very unassuming from the outside, but as well as being home to some of the most important figures in French history, the building has been designed in a wonderful Baroque architecture.
Should you now be considering reserving a fabulous Val-de-Marne holiday rental house then you will be able to experience a typical continental climate, which means that there is no big extremes in temperature. The warmest months to have a Val-de-Marne holiday tend to be July and August when the daytime temperature soars to around 25°C. The cooler winter months of January and February see the daytime temperature fall to between 2°C and 8°C. The annual rainfall amount for the department is 16 inches.
Travellers on a Val-de-Marne holiday will most likely arrive at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG) which is approximately half an hour away from the department. Air operators that have frequent, affordable flights to the area include Air France, BMI Baby, Easy Jet, British Airways and Flybe. Passengers can depart the UK from several airports including Newcastle(NCL), Glasgow (GLA), London Heathrow (LHR), Liverpool (LPL) and Cardiff (CWL).