We're already in the middle of the summer holidays and you still don't know where to go in August? For the moment, we have to stay in France and we can only dream of faraway destinations where we will go later? But here is our selection of destinations in August in the heart of France, and there is something for everyone!
Where to go in August to enjoy the sea?
If you want to make a beach destination in France, we recommend a short stay on the Emerald Coast in Brittany, which owes its name to the pretty colour of its waters. This north-eastern coast of Brittany, between Cancale in the east and Cape Frehel in the west, straddling the Ille-et-Vilaine and Côtes-d'Armor, offers wild beaches of great beauty. The Soussaye beach and the Chevrets beach are particularly recommended. And if you can't stand the heat wave, you should know that on this coast it is generally a little cooler than in the rest of France
And why not the Landes? The Côte d'Argent is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean with 106 kilometres of beaches, bordered by dunes and protected by a forest of maritime pines. This department has some very beautiful spots for surfers: the beach of la Gravière in Hossegor, Capbreton, Seignosse and Biscarrosse. For more idleness, Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains is a seaside resort not to be missed with its fine sand beaches, its marine lake, its summer animations and its festive atmosphere
Where to go in August for a breath of fresh air?
To stretch your legs and enjoy the joys of hiking, we advise you to take the Via Garonna. Less well known than the Canal du Midi paths, this 170 km footpath was rehabilitated only two years ago. It starts in the centre of Toulouse and ends at Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges. Along the way, you can discover 41 communes and admire several UNESCO World Heritage sites
Straddling the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and the Vaucluse, the Luberon is a little gem with splendidly preserved landscapes: lines of vines, fields of lavender or cherry trees sometimes overlooked by perched villages (Bonnieux, Lacoste...). A landscape where the small roads are as many veins that criss-cross the hills and forests. We follow the paths that cross the garrigue before arriving in charming and colourful little towns: Apt, Lourmarin, Manosque, Cavaillon, Roussillonand its ochre path....
Where to go in August for a city break?
Concarneau is a beautiful seaside town that is good to discover in August because it is less hot than elsewhere. This 15th and 16th century fortified town, built on an islet, offers a magnificent view of the fishing port, the marina and the bay of Concarneau. With its beaches, its coastal paths, its architectural and cultural heritage but also its marina located in the heart of the city, Concarneau has a real tourist attraction. A town that cannot be ignored in the Breton landscape.
Further south Perpignan is also a city that will delight lovers of city breaks, especially in August because it is not invaded by tourists who concentrate mainly on the seafront. In the heart of the Roussillon plain and at the foot of the Pyrenees, Perpignan enjoys a remarkable environment. But it is the richness of the monuments of the destination, the charm of its canals and gardens, the atmosphere varying from one district to another that will seduce you above all. Let's dare to say it: Perpignan is a splendid city! No less than 34 buildings are listed in the inventory of historical monuments, mainly of medieval origin. There is also a unique Art Deco heritage.
Where to go in August for a family holiday?
The month of August turns out to be the peak of the high season in France . The prices are high however you can always find all-inclusive stays at low prices. Other solutions exist such as home exchange: a practice that families are adopting more and more.
This period of the year is the best time to visit our beautiful regions of France. The professionals of the tourism industry use great means to offer you a plethora of possibilities. Wherever you choose to go on holiday in France, you will have the choice between many activities such as visiting picturesque villages or going out in the open air.
For family holidays during the month of August, why not consider a holiday in Normandy? Despite the high season, temperatures are always milder and prices remain affordable. Take advantage of Normandy's great sandy beaches. The little extra: in August, the temperatures are generally milder than in the rest of the region where it is sometimes stifling due to a summer heatwave that is becoming more and more frequent
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