Holidays in South of France 🇫🇷

Statistics and surveys all agree upon one thing: South of France is the perfect holiday destination.
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An Introduction

Known for its incredible cultural riches and relentless pursuit for the good life, France has captured the imagination of the world.

Holidays in South of France have something for everyone – from hardworking parents after a wallet-friendly family package deal to France, to the sophisticated traveller looking for the height of luxury in an urban bolthole or a country château.

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Local Language

French is the official and most widely spoken language in France.

Average Flight Time

The average flight time from the UK is 1.5 hrs.


The official currency in France is the euro (€).

Local Time

France is 1-hour ahead of the UK (CET).

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French adventures aplenty

The 22 regions of France teem with diversity.

Fancy a beach break? Look for 2018 holidays in the South of France where the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera awaits. Further west is Provence, a region bursting with rustic charm. If you’re looking to spend your holidays in France enjoying the simple pleasures, there are few better places to start.

Off on a culinary adventure? France is a gastronomic delight, and the gourmand will find the crème de la crème in Lyon. Add in the wine-growing regions of Côtes du Rhone, Burgundy and Champagne on a holiday to France and you will have a bounce in your step.

The cities are unlikely to be swamped, even when it comes to big events such as Bastille Day, though it’s always wise to book holidays well in advance if you know your break coincides with a major event.

May’s glitzy Cannes Film Festival will affect holiday prices, so if you’re determined to mix with the silver-screen luvvies, make a move quickly and book that break.

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France city breaks to remember…

Paris, the city that spawned a thousand epithets, is the perfect spot for a city break.

It’s romantic, sophisticated and culturally rich, while its museums alone will leave little time for anything else. Take a stroll along the Seine, indulging in a spot of retail therapy among the boutiques of the Marais, and sit down for a delicious meal at the local bistrot (replete with surly waiters) – you’ll feel like an extra in an art-house film. Literary types and history buffs are enthralled by the storied history of France.

The region of Languedoc is famous for the mediaeval citadel of Carcassonne. The castle is France’s second-most visited tourist spot after the Eiffel Tower, with plenty of package tours on offer. The châteaux of the Loire Valley have Insta-appeal too – cheap holidays to France don’t come much more fairy tale than this.

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High-altitude attitude

France knows how to let loose too.

The magic of the French mountains is easily accessible, meaning you can book last minute ski holidays in France in the Alps or the Pyrenees. If you have kids, France’s all-inclusive ski package deals mean adventure on a budget.

France is a beacon of diversity and there’s no way you’ll ever discover it all. But that’s all the more reason to keep going back, non?

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When is the best time to travel to France?

With seasons similar to those in the UK, France has lots to offer whatever the time of year.

In the summer months, luxury holidays in South of France mean beach-filled days and cocktail-crammed nights, plus daytime temperatures between 25 and 30C.

Winter means snow at the higher altitudes. This is the perfect time for ski adventures of course, but it’s also a chance to visit the major cities minus the major crowds of summer.

There’s an added benefit to off-season breaks: it means you are much more likely to find a cheap holiday to France, whether you’re after a swift romantic getaway in a chic boutique or an all-inclusive holiday in one of France’s rural idylls.

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*Based on an individual aged 30 with no pre-existing conditions taking single trip cover for 3 days to France. Cover starts on April 7, 2021 and ends April 10, 2021. Price correct as of January 25, 2021. Your policy will not be valid if you travel against FCDO advice.

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