The schools are breaking up, the weather is finally due to improve, it must be time to go on holiday! Which part of France shall we head for? At one time it would have unthinkable to leave our summer holiday plans until the last minute, but these days it suits many of us to be more flexible. What fun and freedom to just search, decide, book and go. Personally I know this only too well as I once went on a last minute holiday to a sunshine island and stayed eleven years. But that's another story....
The great thing about a last minute summer break in France is the range of both accommodation and transport options. If you want to fly/drive, there are so many regional airport destinations with budget flights - and we're rather proud of our new search facility to get the best car hire deal from top providers.
Lots of us prefer to load children, luggage and the kitchen sink into the car and head for the tunnel or a ferry port. Again, even at the busiest times you can usually grab an early morning crossing and tuck the little ones up safely in the back with a duvet and DS, hoping that they'll quietly sleep or play through much of the journey.
And what excitement to arrive at your summer holiday home in France and delve into every room - or immediately pull on the swimmie and head straight to your very own pool to cool off and relax. There's a real frisson to settling into a house that's all yours for a week or fortnight and yet everything's new, different and exciting - and beyond the gate is a whole new French world to discover and explore.