With so many great regions, where should you choose?

 

France is an incredible holiday destination, with superb beaches, wonderful countryside, breathtaking natural sights, pretty villages and vibrant towns and cities, awe-inspiring attractions, food and wine that is famous across the world, and all across the stretch of water the French call La Manche. 

But which part of France should you visit? Here's our run down of our favourite regions.

 

Normandy

 

Normandy is littered with religious and heathen beliefs, miraculous fountains, holy stones and supernatural legends. With its Celtic roots, the D-Day landing beaches and gastronomic delights, Normandy is full of discovered and undiscovered beauty. 

 

Where to stay in Normandy

Easy drive from Caen ferry port and the fabulous north coast beaches

20-Aug -
27-Aug

Brittany

 

Brittany, with the longest coastline in France, is most famous for its natural beauty - from its clear waters to natural sandy beaches and rocky waterfronts. It's also fun to explore the architectural heritage dating back to the Gallo-Roman era. Visit the cities of Nantes and Rennes, but don't miss the alleys and courtyards of smaller villages where history is evident in each and every home, cafe and shop window.

 

Where to stay in Brittany

A beautiful beachside park on the southern edge of Brittany

13-Aug -
20-Aug

Perfect for enjoying the beauty of southern Brittany

13-Aug -
20-Aug

On the tip of the Quiberon Peninsula, just metres from the beach

20-Aug -
27-Aug

Loire Valley

 

It's easy to see why the Loire Valley has always been popular with French kings and tourists alike. The Loire River flows from its source in the Vivarais mountains to the Atlantic at St Nazaire, and there are so many places of historic interest along the river that the whole Loire Valley has been named a World Heritage Site. 

 

Where to stay in the Loire Valley

Surrounded by fairytale Chateaux

20-Aug -
27-Aug

Vendee & Charente Maritime

 

These two west coast regions are much-loved for their golden sandy beaches, bustling seaside towns and harbours bobbing with colourful boats. Head to historic La Rochelle to explore the intimate shopping streets and giant aquarium, and venture inland for the Roman town of Saintes, and its superb amphitheatre, and Cognac, famous for the local tipple. You can also discover two of France's most famous attractions: the live-action historical theme park Puy du Fou, and the science-based Futuroscope.  

 

Where to stay in the Vendee & Charente Maritime

Action-packed holiday park that is less than 3km from the region's famous sandy beaches

20-Aug -
27-Aug

A forest location, its own riding school, a covered pool and glorious west coast beaches 

20-Aug -
27-Aug

Our largest parks, with fantastic facilities and a favourite for UK families

20-Aug -
27-Aug

Fantastic holiday choice on the Ile d'operon. Sun, sea and sand, what more do you need

20-Aug -
27-Aug

A summer favourite, with huge pools and waterslides, and big sandy beaches close by

20-Aug -
27-Aug

Relaxing choice with a great pool complex, lovely setting, and beaches within easy reach

20-Aug -
27-Aug

Aquitaine

 

In the south west corner of France, the Aquitaine reaches Spain in the south and the Pyrenees in the east, and offers the perfect combination of picturesque beauty and historical interest. The coastline is home to huge sandy beaches and the giant Dune du Pyla, Europe's largest sand dune. Head inland and you can explore the wineries of Bordeaux.

 

Where to stay in Aquitaine

Set in the Medoc, and a great choice for wine buffs and beach lovers

20-Aug -
27-Aug

A relaxing getaway in a beautiful, woodland setting

20-Aug -
27-Aug

Lakeside park with a private sandy beach
 

20-Aug -
27-Aug

Located on the famous Arcachon bay and with its own private beach

20-Aug -
27-Aug

Languedoc

 

France's less famous south coast region is still the perfect destination for a dazzling, sun-drenched summer holiday, with the coastal resorts offering golden beaches, bustling seaside towns and glamorous activities that include kitesurfing, scuba diving and jet skiing. The Languedoc is also the biggest wine-producing region in the world, and many vineyards throw open their doors for visitors who can sample and buy. 

 

Where to stay in Languedoc

A sun-drenched holiday experience

20-Aug -
27-Aug

Nature escape, seaside holidays, city break

20-Aug -
27-Aug

Lively park next to a Med coast beach

20-Aug -
27-Aug

Great for a sunny beachside holiday

20-Aug -
27-Aug

Provence and the Cote d'Azur

 

Most notable for Monte Carlo, St Tropez and Cannes, this region offers much more than jet setters and film festivals. The coast from Marseilles to the Italian border is brimming with quaint towns and secluded beaches, so you can get away from the glitziest excesses - if you want to! 

 

Where to stay on the Cote d'Azur

On the glitzy French riviera

20-Aug -
27-Aug