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9 July 2020

Why not staying in France this summer?

After the outbreak of COVID-19, the travel and leisure industry has been among the hardest affected industries in the country. Despite closed bars, shops, restaurants and hotels with severe travel controls in place, France (along with most other countries around the world) has since March been devoid of visitors. 

It was therefore extremely exciting that the French government declared at the beginning of June, a major easing of lockout measures which means that hotels, gĂ®tes, campsites, bars and restaurants will be open again (although with certain restrictions in place).  

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Notre-Dame de SĂ©nanque – Provence

The good news for travelers who wish to spend an extended stay in France is that it is possible now!  

Start planning on your vacation, this summer in France, with different activities! 

Cycling

Summer months in France is a Fine! The heat is undoubtedly a big draw for visitors. Physical sports such as cycling are much more challenging in the sun. France offers so many routes for a cycling holiday, such as the French Chateau Route in the Loire Valley, the Viarhona along the Rhone from Geneva to South of France, tour of Corsica and so many more! Cycling can be truly unique in discovering the best places in your area.  

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The French landscape is beautiful, and you’ll be able to cycle through vineyards in the different wines regions. It normally results in several wine-oriented events, so look out for them, if you like it! 

Walking

Summer in France is filled with miles and miles of magnificent trails, much of which can be accessed on foot. For running, this an excellent time to do some heavy exercise and a chance to add up the miles. This might be the perfect chance to get back into shape after months of the lockout and maybe less exercise than usual! 

Yet don’t let that scare you off enjoying some fantastic food and en-route drinks! If you’re stuck on where to start for ideas, then look at the Calanques. The Calanques, a protected national park, gives walkers the chance to discover the beautiful stretch of coastline from Marseille down to the charming Cassis fishing port. 

Boating

The turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea have an overwhelming allure and there are few ways to enjoy them more than by cruise. 

There is no shortage of professional sailing and boating companies that cover the coastline of South of France and can help you get out on the water for just a few hours or for a week at sea enjoying the Med inlets, coves and coastal ports. Also, discover the different lakes in France, and spend a relaxing moment on a boat.

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Leman Lake between France and Switzerland

Discovering the French gastronomy 

You’ll double up an appetite with all this action. You’re in the right place! France is a gastronomic joy at any time of year! 

Finding good restaurants in this part of the world is rarely a challenge … Usually, advice would be to go to restaurants where there are crowds but unsurprisingly, restaurants with terraces and a little more space may be especially appealing on this occasion. 

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Golfing

Golf is a perpetual invitation to explore a destination’s diversity, with courses in the alps, past vineyards and castles or at glorious beaches. Do you know that in Pau lies the oldest golf course in continental Europe? There are currently more than 500 golf courses in France, each with its particularities based on its climate and history. While you are staying in France, you can find the ideal course for your game, whether you are traveling for a weekend or a whole week, with friends, family or as a couple. 

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Golf court of Evian Resort

Chilling

For most people, life has been difficult, the last few months. Let’s hope things are looking better soon. If so, then maybe it is time to begin and unwind and throw off the stresses of the last few months. 

Allow yourself by taking a long soak in your private villa or relaxing with a nice book on the beach! 

Enquire for summer luxury chalets or summer villas in France

Email us info@lodgedestinations.com or call us on +41 77 521 66 34

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