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Low Cost Family Holidays in France
Take the family on a good old fashioned family holiday in charming France, all for a price you can afford.
If you're looking for a low cost family holiday, why not consider renting a holiday property in France? Low cost crossings and realistic driving times to your holiday destination make France a favourite for families with young children.
If you are holidaying on a budget, self-catering holiday accommodation allows you to dictate how much or how little you spend. You'll have the option of eating in rather than out at a restaurant all the time, and when you reach your destination you want to know that the activities you and family will be enjoying on your break aren’t going to cost the earth.
Traditional Seaside Holidays in France
France boasts some of the best and varied coastlines in Europe and offers plenty of opportunity for a traditional seaside holiday. The coastal stretch along the North West of France is unmistakable for its craggy faces and rocky appearance. The delightful French coastal resorts you will find along this coastline will have you reaching for your bucket and spade in seconds.
For real convenience, the popular seaside resorts of Wimereux and Le Touquet-Paris-Plage are within easy distance of the Northern ferry ports but far enough away from home to feel different. Both resorts are timeless in appearance and offer good old fashioned traditional seaside holidays with days spent building sand castles and fishing in rock pools.
Travel further west to the pretty Côte Fleurie of Normandy and the attractive Côte de Granit Rosé and majestic Emerald coast of Brittany. The family friendly resort of Trégastel-Plage (Cotes-d’Armor, Brittany) offers sandy beaches, hidden coves and rock pools, perfect for all ages. The famous pink granite lines the beaches and the resort even has an aquarium.
Low Cost Alternatives to Family Beach Holidays
For an affordable alternative to a beach holiday head inland and explore some of France's lac’s or plan d’eau’s; man-made lakes which cater for all ages with pedalo’s, swimming, fishing and other water sports. Often, there's even a stretch of sandy beach beside the lake. And holiday properties further inland are usually more affordable
Popular lac’s for family holidays include Lac de Gerlédan in Brittany, Lac d’Orient and Lac du Temple in the Aube (Champagne) and Lac du Der in Reims (Champagne), which is the biggest artificial lac of Europe with 6 man-made sandy beaches.
Not mad on endless days spent by the water? Why not load up a backpack with a yummy picnic, jump on your bikes and divide your time by exploring the beautiful French countryside and woods, scenery often unrivalled by other holiday destinations. Taking your bikes with you will save on the cost of hiring once you get there, freeing up the cash so you can relax with a regional bottle of wine when you return to your self-catering accommodation.