Hiring a cottage in France – best areas for a young(ish) couple
We have next week off work and unfortunately didnt realise it was half term. I also didnt realise my passport expires mid June so restricted to travel with the EU as you only need a passport for the duration of your stay…
Anyhoo, we were thinking of heading over to France as the idea of a week in a French cottage, having some nice homecooked food and exploring the local area is really appealing. It’ll be the girlfirend and myself and we’re looking to drive over rather than fly.
She quite fancies somewhere in relative close proximity to the coast, which is fine by me, though neither of us can spend a whole week lying on a beach so nice walking and activities is a plus point.
I’ve driven down to Biarittz before and that was an amazing holiday so would like to try a different area, and perhaps one not as far South to minimise the driving.
Any recommendations for some areas to look at?Posted 5 years agogrumMember
Is the trip going to involve any biking, or just sightseeing, eating out and whatnot?
However, we’ve found the weather in Brittany to be a bit hit or miss. Last year we went down to the Vendre region, weather was boss there, or maybe we were just lucky.
My friends mother has just been there and apparently it’s been lashing it down there while we’ve had glorious sunshine.Posted 5 years agoanokdaleMember
As a regular traveler to Normandy via the Western channel you have picked the worst week to tavel by ferry to Normandy, Brittanny etc as it is D Day celebratios week this half term, i am going over on Saturday but booked the ferry to Caen months ago so any spaces left are expensive. That said if you can get there you can enjoy the celebrations and also the kids will enjoy the beaches as well, ironic i know.
Accommodation will be hard to find in Normandy and the Northern parts of Brittany but it is not impossible to find somewhere to stay and we have always found somewhere. I have a house there now so it is not a problem and if the weather is bad there are lots of things to do there and see next week.
Lots of other places as suggested above and all good options.Posted 5 years ago
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