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Large Group Holidays in France
In today's busy lives, finding time to spend with extended family and friends can seem like 'mission impossible'; a quick phone call here and there and the odd Sunday lunch.
So holidaying with all the family is the perfect opportunity to catch up and spend some quality time together.
Plus, you can make considerable savings on the cost of your holiday if you rent one larger self catering property rather than two smaller ones, and share the cost of travel to France.
Large Group Holiday Accommodation Ideas
Many holiday property owners recognise that families often holiday together and so cater for larger parties at a range of different types of accommodation:
Gite Holidays in France
Gites in France are often grouped around a shared pool. Booking all the gites on site for your group can create a shared holiday retreat where each family still has a degree of privacy in their own accommodation. Attractive discounts can also be available if you book a whole gite complex.
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Manoir Holidays in France
A Manoir is a fortified French rural manor house, and today many Manoir have been renovated into spacious and flexible holiday accommodation which is ideal for a larger family or group. Most Manoirs are situated in rural areas, particularly in Brittany and Normandy, but also parts of Charente, Aquitane and the Loire.
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Chateau Holidays in France
Renting all or part of a chateaux in France through French Connections needn't be as expensive as you'd think, especially if you travel in a larger group. You can rent an apartment, a wing or an entire chateau, either on a self-catering basis or with some meals provided. Our chateaux have everything you would expect of a luxury holiday home, with beautifully furnished bedrooms, a fully equipped modern kitchen, your own swimming pool with stylish outdoor dining and complete privacy.
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Large Group Holiday Benefits
The expression 'the more the merrier' is certainly true if you take a large group holiday in France. Holidaying together with friends or family offers many benefits:
- The rental cost can be split giving you better value for money. For example, you may get a private swimming pool for your budget compared with renting a smaller property for the same money. Bigger properties are usually accompanied by large, well maintained gardens, particularly desirable if you have younger children.
- Not only is the cost of the accommodation shared, but so can the daily tasks. For example, sharing the cooking will give you a break without the expense of eating out. Babysitting is another excellent reason to holiday with another family.
- Holidaying with another family need not mean living in each others pockets, but it's nice to know that you have the company of another family for keeping the children entertained during the day, and dining together in the evening.
- If travelling in a larger vehicle like a people carrier or mini bus to your holiday destination, driving can be shared which can make it easier cope with long journeys.