It is one of the nations of the United Kingdom. Located in the southwest of the island of Great Britain, Wales - Wales in English, Cymru in Welsh - offers 1,200 km of coastline with seaside resorts, national nature parks, wild mountains and a wealth of heritage, including Cardiff, the capital, and preserved traditions. A student and cosmopolitan city, alternating futuristic architecture and historical monuments, Cardiff is particularly attractive. We must see the new Assembly building, made of glass and slate or the Millennium Centre, on the waterfront, a major cultural and artistic centre and, of course, Cardiff Castle, a jewel in the city centre. You have free access to seven national museums, including the National Museum dedicated to art and natural history. In Big Pit, you will discover the National Coal Museum, which evokes a local epic and allows you to go down into the mine with a miner 90 m underground. Three national parks await hikers and lovers of green biodiversity. The largest is Snowdonia at the foot of Mount Snowdon, which houses the huge natural lake of Llyn Tegid. Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park protects a spectacular coastline of beaches and cliffs. Finally, the peaceful Brecon Beacons National Park invites you to discover a wooded environment, bathed in rivers, waterfalls and waterfalls, with bat caves. Golfers can enjoy beautiful green golf courses and lovers of giant zip lines. For all, leaving for this destination with your travel guide is recommended.

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When to go to Wales?

When to go to Wales? You can stay in Wales all year round without any worries even if the resorts are dormant. But if you want to hike or enjoy the beach, it is better to come in summer. It is then the high tourist season. However, winter does not lack charm, especially if you stay in a charming cottage. Autumn and winter are very humid, you will often have to protect yourself from the rain. In winter, temperatures are around 6°C. From April, the weather is mild and the sun is generous.

How to go to Wales? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Travel agencies offer various formulas for staying in Wales from France, stays in Cardiff, itineraries to discover national parks on footpaths, discovery of Welsh history and culture, golf holidays, etc. Stays of 8 to 10 days are recommended.

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There is no difficulty in organising your stay in Wales on your own. Of course if you speak English it's better, at least simpler. You can find hotels and homestays on site, as well as small and very affordable restaurants. The ideal way is to travel with a car that allows you to organize your itinerary and time.

Due to the relief, the roads and railways from north to west make a detour to the east through England. Don't miss getting on a steam train. The M4 motorway links London to the south of Wales, via Newport, Cardiff and Swansea, to the Abraham Bridge where it joins the A48 to Carmarthen. If you rent a car, be careful when driving on the left

Prepare for your trip Wales

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

When to go to Wales? You can stay in Wales all year round without any worries even if the resorts are dormant. But if...
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Weather forecast

Wales enjoys an oceanic climate, therefore a certain mildness. It is also characteristic for being humid, windy and o...
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Budget

The currency in force is the Pound Sterling. All major credit cards are accepted in Wales. Life in Wales is no more...
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Formalities

You need a valid passport or identity card to enter and even leave Wales. Some airlines refuse to take you back if yo...
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Health

Health conditions in Wales are identical to those in France and no specific vaccination is recommended or required. V...
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How to travel by yourself?

There is no difficulty in organising your stay in Wales on your own. Of course if you speak English it's better, at l...
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How to get organized?

Travel agencies offer various formulas for staying in Wales from France, stays in Cardiff, itineraries to discover na...
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Getting around

Due to the relief, the roads and railways from north to west make a detour to the east through England. Don't miss ge...
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