Spring has definitely arrived and there's good news for anyone dreaming of a last-minute Easter getaway. Not only is France a fantastic destination, but you can also still choose from a range of fabulous accommodation from budget to luxury, giving you a chance to savour the romance of Paris, the glorious Normandy countryside or the glamour of the Cote d'Azur along with all the traditions, celebrations, food and drink associated with the season of Pacques.
If you feel lured by the charms of Paris, then check out the peaceful one-bedroom Greneta apartment in the buzzing Montorgeuil district, close to the Eurostar terminal. At £100 a night for two people, it's excellent value and allows you to live like a Parisien for the weekend. Also great value is La Barberie, a beautifully restored and modernised rural cottage in the Calvados area of Normandy. With two bedrooms, it has plenty of space for four people and costs just £250 for the week.
Anyone looking for luxury in Normandy with a larger group of people will surely be delighted by the mouthwatering Chateau du Mont, set in its own gated 50 acre estate and resplendent with French antiques and period features at 6,000 euros for a week for up to 16 people. Luxury is also on offer at an architect's villa near St Tropez on the Cote d'Azur, with a pool and amazing sea and Corniche views. La Lezardiere has five bedrooms and four bathrooms and accommodates up to 10 people for £1,500 per week.