New Data Reveals South of France Holidays Popular With Families in 2011

Top Quote The south of France is becoming an increasingly popular destination, according to new data released by French holiday specialists French Connections earlier this week. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 10, 2011 - French Connections are pleased to report a record number of enquiries for holiday accommodation in the south of France in 2011. Due in-part to the steadily rising cost of some transatlantic airfares, coupled with a greater awareness of the potential environmental impacts of air-travel, holidaymakers from the United Kingdom are choosing to visit France's warm south coast for an affordable and comfortable getaway this year; lovingly referred to as the country's 'sunshine playground'

    The southern region of France boasts good travel links and is easily accessible from the UK. Low cost, short haul flights are available across the UK direct to the international airports at Nice and Marseilles. Those holidaymakers wishing to take a more eco-friendly journey will be pleased to know that a high-speed TGV train is available on routes travelling between Paris and Marseille, taking around 3 hours, and stopping at top-class destination such as Toulon, Nice and Cannes along the way.

    French Connections are also delighted to offer a greater range of accommodation options than in previous years to meet the increased demand for self-catering rental properties in the south of France. Stylish modern villas, quaint country cottages and rustic farmhouses are available throughout popular areas in the region; namely, Provence, Languedoc Roussillon and the Riviera. These well-maintained, comfortable properties allow couples, families and large groups to enjoy all the beautiful French countryside has to offer.

    South of France holidays are renowned for a fantastic range of activities - from cycling and hiking, to canoeing and even zorbing! The south of France is made all the more appealing to potential visitors by it's rich culture heritage; covering everything from art galleries and music festivals, to fantastic a culinary tradition which is heavily influenced by it's Mediterranean climate and coastal location.

    A holiday in the south of France has so much to offer visitors from the UK. They represent excellent value for money, and ensure a memorable experience which will be treasured for many years to come. For more information please visit

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