France remains the world’s number one holiday destination, and it’s little wonder why when you take a look at what the country has to offer visitors. For previous visitors, the south of France in particular will no doubt usher up a wealth of fond memories ranging from trips to the beautiful and expansive coastline, to wine tasting days in some of the world’s best vineyards. Family holidays in the south of France really do offer something for everyone, whether it’s visiting historical sites, exquisite art galleries, fine restaurants, enjoying the countryside, or simply a relaxing round of golf.
France is divided into 27 administrative regions, many of which are household names due to the popularity of exploring everything the country has to offer. From Normandy and Brittany in the North, to Champagne in the east and the Pyrenees in the South, France is a country both varied and diverse. Family holidays in the south of France can be unique and exciting for a number of reasons. Firstly, France is a world-renowned centre for art and culture. Whether it’s fashion, art or literature, France has led the world through its development of culture and art which is ever-present in the big cities, but also beautifully distilled throughout the many small towns and hamlets. The south of France offers a number of excellent attractions for art lovers including numerous examples of Romanesque architecture.
If on the other hand you’re looking for a family holiday with a bit more action and adventure, then the south of France has plenty to fit the bill. With the Pyrenees mountains offering some of the best skiing in the world, and the west coast of France providing excellent fishing and watersports opportunities, one thing you can count on is not being bored during your stay. The west coast of France plays the role of regularly hosting many prestigious international sporting events including sport fishing tournaments as well as the highly anticipated ASP world surfing tour in Hossegor.
The south of France is also home to some excellent golf courses if you prefer to swing a club before retiring to the clubhouse in the afternoon. Why not finish the day off with a relaxing visit to one of the many superb vineyards in the area – or take a trip to Bordeaux itself, one of the wine capitals of the world. The historic city of Bordeaux is also interestingly a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its outstanding urban and architectural qualities.