The season of long summer vacations has started! But before packing your bags to go to your favorite destination, you can also take advantage of the good weather to spend some nice weekends in some of the most beautiful cities in France. By the sea, near the mountains or in the middle of ancestral castles, there is something for everyone in France, a country renowned for its wide variety of landscapes. A city break is an opportunity to settle down comfortably in a hotel with an intimate atmosphere, to discover the heritage, the museums, the local gastronomy, without forgetting the surrounding nature. Need advice for a successful city break in France? Here are some ideas for destinations to visit as a couple, with family or friends.

Before discovering the cities, stay in a hotel with good quality/price ratio

The sun is back, temperatures are rising, it's the ideal season to take a few well-deserved breaks during the weekends. Close to home or in another region, many cities are ready to welcome visitors to have a good time and discover all the treasures of each town. But before taking the car or the train, equipped with a few things, a good guide and a camera, you have to think about booking your accommodation. With Cit'Hotel, you can take advantage of a large network of hotels located in the city center or nearby. These are 2 to 3 star hotels with an excellent quality/price ratio and all the comfort you need in a modern setting. Smart, friendly, connected hotels, located in the four corners of France in dynamic regions and which emphasize a warm and personalized welcome. We also note partnerships with local restaurants and producers so that vacationers can enjoy the best of local gastronomy, especially during reasonably priced breakfasts.

Staying at a Cit'Hotel for a weekend city break also means enjoying financial benefits, thanks to a loyalty program that allows you to earn euros to use on future stays. Moreover, booking is easy and totally intuitive on the internet, with the selection of the destination, the dates of stay and the number of people involved. The payment is done in a secure way directly on the site.

With Cit'Hotel, it has never been so easy to organize the accommodation part of your future city break in France.

Where to go for a weekend city break in France?

Looking for inspiration for a future weekend in France? A multitude of hotels are waiting for travelers all over the country. The idea is to offer an ideal geographical location to explore the urban centers. Afterwards, everyone is free to visit the natural and cultural treasures around them. Brittany is one of the must-see destinations of the summer. Staying in a hotel in Landerneau in Finistère allows you to discover the rich built heritage of the town, including the Rohan Bridge, the only bridge still inhabited in Europe, and the beautiful houses around it, whose origins date from the 16th to the 19th century. It is also possible to canoe on the Elorn River, to see contemporary art at the Fonds Hélène et Edouard Leclerc, and to discover the secrets of the Brest harbor. Another option is to go to a hotel in Dinard, a city in the Ile-et-Vilaine region that cannot be ignored. The ideal way to soak up the charms of this seaside town is to stroll along the Clair de Lune promenade, with views of the sea, the Rance estuary and Saint-Malo. Staying in a hotel in Dinard also allows you to go and see the beautiful villas of the Pointe du Moulinet or to go and get good local products at the Halles de la Concorde. At some point, you will inevitably end up spreading your towel on the Ecluse beach, with its beautiful blue and white striped cabins.

If you are looking for a city trip to the mountains, there is nothing like staying in a charming hotel in downtown Annecy. The city at the foot of the Alps is full of things to see and do. The old town is sublime with its canals, its buildings with colorful facades and its emblematic monuments such as the Palais de l'Isle and the castle of Annecy. The city is totally open on a breathtaking nature, with on the one hand its lake with translucent waters around which you can walk or bike, and on which you should not miss to sail in a boat or stand up paddle. The surrounding mountains are a great playground for hiking lovers. Several high mountain walks are possible on the heights of Annecy, and it is a real treat for the eyes.

Back to the sea, on the French Riviera this time, for a weekend city trip in a hotel in Cagnes-sur-Mer. We begin by joining Haut-de-Cagnes to stroll in the medieval lanes which surround the castle. Then, we walk through the pretty alleys of Cros-de-Cagnes to have the feeling to be in Italy and to admire the buildings with the warm colors. And then, there are no less than 3.5 km of beaches in Cagnes-sur-Mer where you can enjoy the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and various water sports.

There are many other possibilities for an intense city trip in France. In the Landes region, Mont-de-Marsan is a lively and gourmet city, with a lively market on Saturday mornings. This is the opportunity to try the Landes pastis! Mont-de-Marsan also has a beautiful Romanesque heritage, rivers whose banks offer peaceful walks and a park, that of Jean Rameau, which remains the ideal place for a nature break. Another nice Cit'Hotel is located in the historic city ofOrleans, in the Centre-Val de Loire region. From the Joan of Arc House to the Place du Martroi, via the sublime banks of the Loire, there is plenty to do, both for lovers of heritage and preserved nature. Moreover, the forest of Orleans, the largest state forest in France, is a giant green lung for relaxation. It can be explored on foot or by mountain bike. Lined with ponds, it is a wonderful place to disconnect and recharge your batteries, while trying to catch a glimpse of the many animals that inhabit it: pheasants, roe deer, ospreys and other thousands of birds.