Holidaymakers looking for a fun vacation in the north of France might like to try the commune of Saint-Symphorien-des-Monts in the Normandy region. Located in the department of Manche this is a delightful area with many things for tourists to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, gites and apartments.
Saint-Symphorien-des-Monts and the surrounding areas offer lots of Green Routes, which are reserved for hiking and horse riding. Mountain biking and cycling are other good ways to enjoy the scenery here. Holidaymakers can swim in the English Channel or sunbathe on the beaches of the north coast, which are a 40 minute drive away. Various watersports can be tried off the coast including waterskiing, swimming, diving, sailing and wind surfing. The sea and rivers also offer opportunities for fishing. There are numerous golf courses in the Manche department as well as tennis courts. Visitors will find some good restaurants, cafes and bars in the area serving delicious French fare. Some shops can be found here as well, where self catering holidaymakers will be able to buy food and beverages as well as souvenirs.
Holidaymakers will find plenty of interesting places to visit during their vacation to Saint-Symphorien-des-Monts. The rocky tidal island and World Heritage Site of Le Mont St Michel is only about 40 minutes away. People interested in nature may like to see the reptiles at Alligator Bay near Le Mont St Michel, the zoo at Champrepus and the aquarium at St-Malo, which are all less than an hour away. Trips around the splendid chateau and wine regions of the Loire Valley are well worth doing too. Holidaymakers may also like to take a trip to Paris. The French capital city is about three and a half hours away and features amongst many other things world famous sites like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.
July and August are the warmest months of the year in Normandy with average high temperatures of 21 degrees centigrade. January and February are the coolest months with average highs of 9 degrees and lows of 4 degrees centigrade. As well as being one of the coldest months, February is also usually the driest with an average of 49mm of rainfall. December sees the highest level of precipitation with an average of 84mm.
Rennes –Saint Jacques Airport (RNS) is about an hour and 20 minutes drive from Saint-Symphorien-des-Monts. Flights arrive here from a handful of French cities as well as Southampton(SOU) with Flybe, who also offer seasonal flights from Birmingham (BHX), Edinburgh (EDI), Exeter (EXT) and Manchester (MAN). Seasonal flights also arrive here from Barcelona courtesy of Brit Air and from Cork and Dublin with Aer Arann. Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National/Citer and Sixt are car hire companies represented at the airport.