The Ultimate Guide to Holidays in France

Welcome to French Holiday Inspirations 2020!

It's that time of year again, when we start to imagine salty air and sandy beaches, warm sunshine glinting on a glass of rosé and the pleasure of discovering ancient villages and chic shops. Whatever kind of holiday you dream of for 2020, France will always deliver.

La Belle France is blessed with boundless diversity, which means there is something for absolutely everyone. Welcome to our annual celebration of the most inspiring holidays this country of plenty has to offer!

French Holiday Inspirations is organised by theme to help you plan your next break. In our FAMILY FUN zone, we've tracked down the most stunning beaches, exciting theme parks and family attractions fit for the perfect fun-filled summer holiday. FOOD & DRINK serves up a tasty menu of festivals, local markets and tempting gourmet trails, while WHERE TO STAY offers a delightful selection of spa breaks, top hotels, châteaux and campsites. Our ACTIVE HOLIDAYS section highlights the finest cycling and walking trails, mountain-based pursuits and leisurely boating trips along the nation's waterways.

Buckle up and prepare yourself for the ultimate celebration of all the best things to see and do in France. Bonnes vacances!

Guy Hibbert Editorial Director, French Holiday Inspirations 2020