The big vacations are finally here and you are probably dreaming of getting away from it all... But where to go in July? Here is our selection of destinations in July in France and in the world, and there is something for everyone!

Where to go in July to enjoy the sun ?

Head for Greece, a sure bet in July for those who love seaside pleasures! The coastline of mainland Greece and the 6,000 islands that dot the Mediterranean basin, symbolized by Crete, Corfu and the Cyclades, are indeed rich in fine sandy beaches and hidden coves. You will be spoilt for choice and you can find more intimate beaches on the islands. If you are looking for more excitement, go to Mykonos or to the resorts of the Apollo coast south of Athens!

In France, in Brittany, Belle-Ile-en-Mer, the largest of the Ponant islands, only 14 km off the coast of Quiberon, is a very pleasant destination in July: it is not too hot and there are fewer tourists than elsewhere. Superb landscapes are gathered there: fertile fields, cliffs and jagged coasts of the Atlantic facade with the famous needles of Port-Coton, and of course fine and golden sand beaches facing the continent...

Where to go in July to take a breath of fresh air?

To enjoy nature in July, Turkey is a good idea! It is indeed a formidable mosaic of landscapes. From the lush mountains adorned with monasteries overlooking the Black Sea to the reliefs sculpted by erosion and volcanic eruptions in Cappadocia, from the steppes and canyons of Anatolia to the 7,000 km of coastline bathed by four seas, this destination has something to fascinate lovers of beautiful landscapes


In Brittany, the Crozon peninsula is a very pleasant nature destination in July. You can admire the coastline, very picturesque and rugged, including the Cape of Goat: at the southern tip of the peninsula, it faces the north coast of Cape Sizun and closes the bay of Douarnenez. Other points are to be discovered during walks: the point of Kador, the point of Dinan, the point of Lostmarc'h, the point of Dolmen, the point of Caves, the point of Menhir and many others. In addition to a jagged coastline, Crozon and its surroundings are home to a rich but fragile fauna, populated by grey herons, ducks, harriers and other marsh birds

Where to go in July for a city break?

Located in easternSpain, on the Mediterranean coast, Valencia is a great city break destination, less crowded than Barcelona or Seville in summer. Among the sites to discover: Lonja da Seda, a trading post where the price of silk was negotiated (classified by Unesco), or the Water Court facing the imposing cathedral. The vibrant barrio del Carmen will seduce night owls, while the Russafa barrio will attract lovers of urban and emerging culture. Cosmopolitan, beach-lined, festive and modern, Valencia has some solid assets in its pocket for a romantic getaway or simply a cheap weekend to get away and stroll

A port city on the Gironde estuary, Bordeaux is a major tourist destination that is not too crowded in July and August, with most tourists concentrated on the coast. This prestigious city is distinguished by a UNESCO World Heritage Site and architectural jewels such as the Saint-André cathedral. Discover, on the right bank, the alternative space Darwin occupying a former military barracks with an urban farm, skatepark, organic grocery store and recuperation style decoration. Enjoy with your family the playful and romantic Miroir d'eau with its fog effects, the Public Garden in the heart of the city which houses the oldest Guignol in France. Other Bordeaux pleasures include embarking on a river cruise, strolling along the banks of the Garonne, playing fields and green spaces, or strolling through the historic district of Saint-Pierre...

Where to go in July for a family vacation?

If you like camping, go to the Ardèche. The numerous activities offered by the region will satisfy your desire to escape. By organizing your family stay well in advance, you should be able to get away with a very interesting price-quality ratio.

Bordered by 7 km of fine sandy beach on one side, by wild ponds on the other, Palavas-les-Flots located in the Hérault is also a destination adapted to families with many campsites and hotels, rentals or vacation villages at affordable rates and in any case less expensive than on the French Riviera at the same period.

For those with a small budget or those who have not had time to organize their stay, remember to check regularly the offers of tourism professionals. At the last minute, you may come across some good deals. Taking advantage of the latest promotions is a good way to go on a last-minute vacation!

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