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Take advantage of off-peak season visits and enjoy the most beautiful towns and cities of France without the crowds. Taking a late break holiday is easy with French Connections Special Offers and Last Minute Deals…

Visiting France in the low season

Plan your autumn or winter break in France and enjoy the relaxing peace and quiet of late season destinations. You’ll find that in the off-season (November to end March) accommodation is cheaper (except for the French Alps of course where the snow makes this the peak season for visitors). This is also when you can find some great offers – we’ve got a comprehensive listing here – easy to browse and find your dream holiday home.

When it comes to sight-seeing, you’ll have museums and chateaux to yourself, no crowds standing in front of the glorious paintings and sculptures or queuing to traipse through gorgeous rooms. Some of the busiest places in France become so much more accessible out of season and if you like to roam cobbled streets and ogle stunning buildings in peace – now’s the time to do it.

Some of our favourite out of peak season visits in France include:

Carcassonne in Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie). The citadel with its castle and hilltop town is teeming with romantic turrets and winding medieval lanes taking you on a trip back through time (top photo).

Annecy in the Haute-Savoie has pure air, lakeside strolls and mountain views. Wander the streets of this little Venice of the Alps as it’s known and you’ll feel like you’re in a town straight out of a fairy tale.

Sunny Avignon in Provence is known as the city of the popes with its monumental Palace that popes once called home. It’s a great base for touring Provence and is lively all year round.

Bordeaux city is a great place to visit in winter with its mellow climate. There are loads of museums including the terrific Cite du Vin. It also has the longest pedestrianised shopping street in Europe so leave plenty of room in your case for a bit of retail therapy.

The Loire Valley is great to visit in the winter. The chateaux aren’t all open week round, some only at weekends but you will feel like you have them all to yourself!

Nice is always nice – whatever the time of the year. In winter you’ll often find its warm enough to dine al fresco even in January though it’s a bit chillier at night.

At French Connections, we make it easy to find your destination and choose your accommodation, so start searching for your off-season break now and check out our Discounts and Special Offers