The world has so much to offer us: new scenery, new cultures, new gastronomy… The desire to travel abroad for a holiday is so tempting that you almost forget to spend a holiday in France! However, France is the most touristic country in the world, welcoming no less than 82 million tourists a year! Here are some reasons to look forward to spending your holidays in France this summer.
1. Discover breathtaking landscapes
In terms of decor, France has nothing to envy to other countries! French landscapes are famous all over the world, and for good reason: seas and mountains mingle to satisfy all tastes. We are lucky to have a country that borders the English Channel, the Mediterranean but also the Atlantic Ocean! Also, you can escape to Brittany to see the pink granite cliffs, take a dose of exoticism by going to the Pilat dunes in the Landes and swim in the ocean or visit the Côte d’Azur in the south.
For those who do not wish to spend the summer at the beach, many mountain ranges are also available to you, offering very varied scenery and activities: the Pyrenees and their many hikes, the Ardèche gorges and their famous bridge d’Arc, the chamois of the Alps or the volcanoes of Auvergne…
If you are neither sea nor mountain and you prefer the city, the French regions have a whole different history which is felt through the architecture. You will be spoiled for choice between the farmhouses of Provence, the Haussmann buildings of Paris, the mining houses of the ch’nord or the chalets of Savoy.
The destinations are numerous and above all, available in a short travel time! No matter where you live, you will always have cool places to discover within an hour’s drive! You will understand, France is full of wealth, it would be a shame to miss it, right?
2. Discover local specialties and artisans
Beyond the discovery of landscapes, the trip also offers the opportunity to discover local specialties. Taking the time to take an interest in a region will therefore allow you to discover the local know-how as well as the craftsmen who develop this know-how. Pottery, local cuisine, ironwork, cabinetmaking, jewellery, engraving, sculpture… there are many arts everywhere in France.
Often open to sharing their knowledge, you may be able to learn from the craftsmen the origin of their crafts or even have some manufacturing secrets!
3. Travel differently and enjoy more
To prefer holidays in France to a trip abroad is to travel with a light mind. No more endless calculations of exchange rates and hours spent organizing and booking the different means of transport! The currency remains the same, transport is less complicated and the travel time is also shorter! In short, the organization of the stay is much simpler and gives you the opportunity to make the most of your vacation time… What more could you ask for?
4. Reduced budget
Going abroad often involves high expenses in transport, accommodation etc… not to mention the famous tourist traps! If you used to go to very touristic destinations, your expenses should considerably reduce this year by swapping the plane for the train or your car, the hotel for a campsite and the starred restaurants for local specialty restaurants, for example. !
5. Support local tourism
Traveling locally also means supporting players in the sector in your region! This is an opportunity to allow local players such as craftsmen, leisure providers or tourism players to develop their activity and highlight their beautiful region and what it has to offer.
6. Make Friends Nearby
Going on vacation is sometimes an opportunity to meet new people. For once, by going to France, you will maximize your chances of making friends that it will be easy for you to see again! Why not take the opportunity to go with them to discover a new corner the following year? If you have children, they will be the happiest in the world to see their holiday friends again!
7. No need to learn a new language!
When we tell you that your holidays will be much simpler, we are not lying! This year, you will speak the language of the country you are visiting perfectly. No language barrier problem, the dish you order will be the one you will be served, to your delight!