France has always been a popular holiday destination for people from the UK, and the Auvergne region is one such area that is well visited. Something of a hidden gem, it boasts valleys and mountains, forests and rivers, and due to its geology, also has a number of hot springs. There are many places with accommodation to choose from when considering taking a vacation in Auvergne, with a good option being to stay in a holiday rental house in Ouides. Coming with all the mod-cons that make life comfortable, as well as a kitchen to prepare meals in, it is ideally placed to both act as a peaceful retreat from the stresses of everyday life and to explore the surrounding area.
Enjoying the beautiful French countryside is definitely a highlight of any holiday in Ouides, and one of the best ways to do this is by trying the leisure activities that are available in the area. Road cycling or mountain bike riding are two good suggestions as a way to do this; and for those after a more sedate way to spend a few hours, fishing can be a good method of enjoying the peace and quiet. Adrenaline junkies need not fear, though, as white-water rafting is just the thing to raise the pulse!
Visitors staying in self catering accommodation in Ouides should definitely consider having the use of a car during their vacation there. Having it means that it will be far easier to explore the area, and see first hand its rich cultural and historical heritage. One such place that can be visited is the lace making city of Le Puy, which has some unusual stone pinnacles at its centre. Other suggestions of places that can be visited on a day trip include the Vulcania theme park, Clermont Ferrand which is the Auvergne regions capital and the amazing Aven Armand cave system which is set in the Cevennes National Park.
The Auvergne region has something of an oceanic climate, which means that summers are warm and winters cool. The most popular time of year to stay in a holiday rental house in Ouides is during the summer, between May and September. The daily average high temperatures at this time are 23 degrees Celsius, which compares to daily average low temperatures of -1 degree during the winter. Rainfall is spread evenly throughout the year, with approximately 60mm per month falling.
Holidaymakers intending to stay at self catering accommodation in Ouides can decide between either driving to the village directly, or flying into France first. From the ferry ports at Calais, the driving time is just about 9 hours. The other alternative is to fly, and the best airport to use would be Nimes Airport (FNI). As this is a small airport, flight choices are limited, although many people from the UK may make use of Ryanair flights from London Luton (LTN). Car hire is available on arrival, and is all but essential in order to make the most out of a holiday in Ouides.