In a travel feature called ‘France for Less’, last Saturday’s Daily Mail gave top tips on budget France, including holiday rentals from French Connections. With a better exchange rate, lower petrol costs and our holiday homes from under £200 a week, now is a great time to rediscover France for less. That’s what the feature concluded – and naturally we agree!
A search on the site for a holiday home for four people in late July- early August brings up the choice of dozens of apartments, luxury chalets and cottages in various regions of France from just £176 for a week, many of them on holiday complexes with a pool and loads of fun things to keep the children happy.
If you head for Brittany, our featured region this month, a family of six could stay in the two-bedroom stone cottage apartment at Menhir-ty gîtes in Bogas near the gorgeous town of Josselin for just £380 for an August week and enjoy a shared swimming pool, barbecue, fishing lake and large garden.
Travel in larger groups often means a good price per person and for around £100 a head, eleven people could share adjacent character-filled gîtes at Poulmarvezen, also in Brittany, and enjoy four acres of rural tranquility with a swimming pool and a 25 mile drive to the coast.
There are more great ideas for discovering France for less, including short breaks and fantastic value ferries, flights and car hire in our guide to Budget Holidays in France