The weather is finally getting milder! It's a good opportunity to get out of winter with a little trip to France. But where to go in April? Here are some ideas for getaways that should help you get back in shape and take your mind off things

Where to go in April to sunbathe?

If you're a lover of wide open spaces, take a trip to the Bay of the Somme to enjoy the Picardy coastline and its superb beaches and unspoilt countryside. Go to Quend, a huge beach not very frequented. The 15 km long sandy beach is so wide that you can put your towel wherever you want. Quend-plage offers many activities: for example, it is the ideal place to discover sand yachting or horseback riding on the Henson, the typical horse of the Somme bay.

April is also a good time to spend holidays in the Var on the Mediterranean coast. The weather is mild and there are still few tourists.

We advise you first of all the beaches of the peninsula of Giens in Hyères. It is a superb wild and preserved peninsula, in the middle of nature, with beaches with crystalline waters which really make you think of the Caribbean. There are beaches for all the family like those of the Capte or the Badine with calm shallow waters, perfect for children. The more sporty will prefer the more windy beaches where many water sports are practised, such as at Almanarre for example

Where to go in April for a city trip to relax?

Amiens, only an hour and a half by train from Paris, is the ideal destination for a weekend away. The narrow streets of the Saint-Leu district with their shops and cafés, the canals with their floating markets, the famous hortillonnages, are all attractions of this city bathed by the Somme River, on whose banks it is pleasant to stroll. Amiens also has a rich heritage, the emblem of which is the Gothic cathedral of Notre-Dame and the nearby belfry

Reims is also a very pretty city to discover in spring. With an impressive historical heritage, the city is marked by a thousand years of royal coronations in its famous cathedral, which is a must-see in the city. Here you can also taste the gastronomic specialities of Reims, which are renowned throughout the world, and, of course, discover the wine-tourism activities around champagne. Underneath the city is an impressive network of 120 km of cellars, real underground cathedrals, the most remarkable example of which is the Crayères de la butte Sainte-Nicaise, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Where to go for an immersion in nature?

For a change of scenery, we recommend the Hautes-Pyrénées, which is a concentrate of nature in its purest form! This Occitanie department has a multitude of preserved natural sites: the Gavarnie cirque, listed as a Unesco World Heritage site, the Pic du Midi which offers a splendid panorama of the Pyrenees mountain range, or the Néouvielle Reserve with its 70 turquoise lakes

And if you like cycling, we recommend you to take a ride on the road that goes from Mont Saint-Michel to Roscoff and will make you discover mythical cities and superb coasts. You won't be able to get enough of this route where you will be able to visit some of the most famous places in Brittany such as Saint-Malo, Dinard, Cap Frehel, the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, the Pink Granite Coast, the Bay of Morlaix..

Where to go in April with your family?

Before the beginning of the high season, tourism professionals offer all-inclusive stays that are beneficial to households.

Take your family to Corsica to enjoy milder temperatures during the April holidays. For nature adventures, visit the turtle village of Cupulatta. Sail to the Lavezzi Islands or Carvallo Island. Petit Futé has also shared with you its 10 favourite villages in Corsica. Choosing the island of beauty for your next holiday is the assurance of discovering one of the wonders of the Mediterranean basin.

Check out our article on where to go in May, for more travel ideas!

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