2014 summer holidays in France

Enjoy the summer sunshine in the best French destinations



Summer holidays in France France is a wonderful destination year-round, with fantastic skiing in the winter and balmy weather in the spring. But French summers are some of the best in Europe, and here are a few reasons why.

Firstly, French festivals abound during the summer months, with both the Tour de France and Bastille day taking place. The sun-drenched south is the best place for beaches, whilst the cities come alive with celebrations and culture. From luscious vineyards to sweeping vistas of the sea, France's landscapes are equally breathtaking at this time of year.

For delectable food, fun-filled festivals and cultural hotspots, summer holidays in France simply can't be beaten.



 

Top destinations for your 2014 summer holidays in France


   

2012 summer holidays in Paris Summer holidays in Paris

Paris in the summertime is quite different to any other time of year. Parisians flee the city in search of beaches and mountainous landscapes, leaving the influx of visitors with the entire city to themselves!

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2012 summer holidays in Provence Summer holidays in Provence

Provence is a delightful region in France, and the French Rivera is in many ways the quintessential summer destination. A mixture of hilltop villages and cosmopolitan cities overlook the Mediterranean Sea, and the region's climate, cuisine and rich history herald a fantastic holiday.

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2012 summer holidays in Brittany Summer holidays in Brittany

Brittany lies along France's northern shore, offering tourists a rugged coastline characterised by breathtaking views. The warm climate and ideal conditions make the coast the perfect place for water sports, including sailing, canoeing, kayaking and scuba diving.

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2012 summer holidays in Normandy Summer holidays in Normandy

Summer holidays in Normandy can take you anywhere you want to go: from beautiful coastlines to historic attractions, this is a diverse region with so much to offer. Many visitors are attracted to the Normandy beaches to learn about the World War II D-Day Landings.

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2012 summer holidays in Aquitaine Summer holidays in Aquitaine

Summer holidays in Aquitaine promise fine wine, cuisine, culture and history. Its cosmopolitan cities include Bordeaux and Limoux, the latter a lesser-known city, but home to the first true sparkling wine.

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Summer is the height of the tourist season in France - locals leave the city for the country's mountainous, cooler regions, and foreign visitors flock to the cities in turn. The likes of Paris, Nice and Montpellier can therefore become extremely busy, but there are great ways to avoid the bustle.

HomeAway can find you a piece of paradise in the countryside, so you'll be able to travel to the main attractions by car or public transport. Enjoy balmy evenings with a glass of local wine one night, and immerse yourself in lively celebrations the next. By booking private accommodation you have more control over where you stay, and HomeAway can find you the right apartment, villa or cottage, wherever you'd like to visit.

Of course, if you want to stay in the heart of the city, we'll find the accommodation to suit. You'll save money by avoiding package holiday operators, so a summer spent in France can be a summer filled with fun.

Make this summer one of the best yet, and enjoy a getaway in beautiful France.

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