Anyone seeking to escape the stresses of everyday life and stay in a rural retreat would do well to consider taking a holiday in Bourg-de-Visa, in France. Its idyllic countryside setting sees it surrounded by rolling hills within good wine country, and offers access to many interesting medieval towns. There are various accommodation options within the area, with perhaps the better being a holiday rental house in Bourg-de-Visa. Suitable for couples, families or even groups of friends, it offers a home away from home feel with a touch of unique class, having an emphasis on privacy.
The countryside surrounding the self catering accommodation in Bourg-de-Visa is ideal for anyone that enjoys taking part in outdoor activities. Cycling and hiking are great ways to explore the surrounding area and other possible leisure pursuits include canoeing, golf, tennis and even paragliding. Anyone into long distance walking might like to take a trip up to the Pyrenees, where there are a number of famous hiking trails which can be walked either in part or in full.
A car is all but essential during a holiday in Bourg-de-Visa, and with it, many different day trips can be taken. One suggestion is to visit a winery or two, where tours can be taken. Not only can people discover more about the wine tasting process, but they can also taste and then buy locally produced wine to be enjoyed later on at the holiday rental house in Bourg-de-Visa. There are also many medieval villages that can be reached by car, and some of the most notable of these are Lauzerte, Moissac and Montcuq. Other suggestions for day trips include visiting the awe-inspiring Gorges du tarn, and taking the two hour journey up into the Pyrenees Mountains.
This part of France has a somewhat temperate climate, with summers being warm to hot and winters mild to cold. Between the months of May and September, the average daily high temperatures are around the 25 degrees Celsius mark, whilst during the winter, the average daily lows are 2 degrees. Rainfall is spread evenly throughout the year, with approximately 60mm falling in any one month. Anyone heading up into the mountains on a day trip should keep in mind that the weather can change quite rapidly. Some days may start out bright and sunny, but can end in cold rain.
As a car is an almost essential asset during a holiday in Bourg-de-Visa, many UK residents prefer to drive over rather than fly. This can be quite an undertaking, and so some preparations may be needed in order to make the 9 hour ride from Calais. The other alternative would be to fly into nearby cities such as Toulouse or Bordeaux, but by the time the price of a hire car has been factored in, most people decide that driving is more preferable.