Located in the Calvados area, in Normandy, France, Falaise is proving to be a popular holiday destination for those people that want to experience a more authentic side to France. Self catering accommodation in Falaise comes more often than not in the form of a cottage (gite), although farmhouses and town apartments are also available. Fully equipped and well maintained, taking a rental property as opposed to staying in an hotel will enable you to have all the comforts of home whilst on vacation.
If you would like to partake in outdoor activities whilst you are in Falaise, then never fear, there is plenty to do! Either in the town itself, or the surrounding area, there are any number of pursuits that can be followed, such as mountain biking, jogging, swimming, zip lining and dozens more. If golf is more your thing, then there are also courses nearby where you can get a game or two in, and if you are travelling with children, then you might be interested in one of the nearby zoos.
There are many things to see and do in the general vicinity of Falaise, but for many of them, it will be better if you have your own transport. Half an hour away, the fromageries at Camembert will be interesting to anyone with a passing interest in cheese, and even if you haven’t, will make for a pleasant half day. The Normandy landing beaches are also worth visiting, as are some of the monuments scattered throughout the Normandy area commemorating the Second World War. Whilst in the Normandy area, you will certainly be stumbling across a lot of Norman castles and other such buildings. A visit to Bayeux, therefore, is also a must do in order to see the world famous tapestry.
The weather in Falaise is quite mild, with no extremes in cold, although that said, the best time of year to visit is during the summer months. Average highs of 22 degrees Celsius in both July and August, with night time average lows of 14 degrees mean that the weather is warm and pleasant as opposed to oppressively hot. During the coldest months in winter, it is a rare day that the temperatures should ever drop below freezing, although it can happen on the odd occasion. Rainfall does happen in this region though, with an annual figure at around 23 inches.
Some people from the United Kingdom may decide that they wish to use their own cars whilst on holidays in Falaise, and decide to drive over to France. With Caen being a major port, and quite close by, this can be an excellent way of reaching France. For others, flying is still the way to go. The closest airport to Falaise is Dinard (DNR) which offers affordable flights through Ryanair from London Stansted (STN) and East Midlands (EMA).