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Come For A Family Vacation In France And Stay In Rented Accommodations

by on Mar.13, 2013, under Vacations

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Each area of France has its own history, cuisine, culture and character. The fascinating mix of this nation has been the magnet making it the most visited country in the world year after year. Many visitors prefer to savor their visits and choose to rent a place or places during their vacation.

New statistics have indicated that in 2012, the number of worldwide tourists would exceed 1 billion for the first time. In the previous year, there were 982 million international tourists. Europe has been the most visited region and France with 79.5 million tourists topped once again.

A record of 467 million tourists in 2012 was counted between the first six months by UN WTO. It is known that foreign tourism is at a peak during July and August, while 45 percent of tourists travel within first 6 months of a given year. The new data for 2012 indicated that the count in 2011 would be surpassed.

The country has 22 regions and 96 departements or county level units of government. Fabulous architecture, world famous cuisine and wine, its beautiful landscape steeped in history is a constant draw for visitors from afar. The rugged coastline of Brittany, spectacular scenery and medieval villages of the Dordogne, the mountains of the Alps or the sunny sophistication of the French Riviera reflect a regional diversity that keeps travelers coming back for more.

A variety of places to rent can be found available to let whatever your taste. Self catering cottages, farmhouses, villas, manor houses and self catering apartments in cities are among a wide selection of rental choices on offer. Typically rentals will rent from one Saturday to the next. Rentals are let in one week segments as normally travelers stay for this amount of time. Accommodations are supplied with everything needed to stay in comfort. But, food is normally not provided. Some rentals may have a welcome basket supplied for new arrivals. Usually cleaning is done before new arrivals and after they leave.

When you decide where you want to visit, it is wise to check out any accommodation reviews, if available, to get an idea of what to expect. Of course, careful research will improve chances of a satisfactory visit. Normally, partial payments in advance are due on booking. Full payment may be required one or two months prior to arrival. Cancellations are not normally accepted at the last minute.

Most travelers choose to visit during summer months. Summer tourist season begins in June and runs until end of September. Peak travel is during July and August. Those traveling to ski will come during a season which extends from early December to April. Peak winter travel is during December and January.

Gites are typically selfcatering rentals in rural France. Their attraction lies in that they are cheaper than hotels and nicer than tents or campers. Such lodging is often a refurbished cottage or a transformed barn. These originally offered only simple comforts. But things have changed. Now, many offer more luxurious settings, especially if publicized abroad. Available rentals can suit any holiday budget and accommodate different preferences. There are so many options now, it is hard to chose between them.

When looking for self-catering holiday in France you should check out FrenchVillaRentals.co.uk. Some magnificent holiday cottages in France can be found to rent for your trip.

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