Spring is well and truly here, the plum blossom is pretty amazing and the temperatures are rising nicely. This is just about the perfect time of the year for an activity holiday in France.
We had some friends to stay just recently and we got to talking about cycling holidays in France. Come to think of it, walking and running holidays in France as well.
They were of the opinion that this is the perfect location for someone looking to enjoy any of these activities from a single base. The reason was pretty straight forward and it was down to the fact that we have some lovely rolling hills, not unlike the English Cotswolds, loads of woodland walks and some pretty nice scenery with viewpoints all around that make your exertions worthwhile.
When we moved here it was partly to do with the fact that the location offered what we thought was a mixture of the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean. Both are places we loved in the UK and where we have lived previously. They are also pretty sought after for hiking and cycling holidays if France is thought to be a little far afield for you. Weather permitting of course.
Now would be a great time to consider a spring break in the South of France, especially as we have just dropped our prices and are now offering the first 3 weeks in May at April prices.
Finding a cheap flight shouldn't be too difficult at this time of year either. I remember going back to the UK for €15 all in (yes that was a return flight) at the beginning of May last year, so definitely deals to be done early season.
All I have to say is, before writing France off as too expensive, take a look into what it might actually cost, you may be pleasantly surprised.