Five reasons to take a group holiday to France
Are you trying to find inspiration for a holiday to remember? A group holiday can be a great idea, as you’ll be making some fantastic memories with many of the people closest to you, whether it’s your extended family or a group of friends you’re looking to gather together.
The next stage is to think about where you should all travel to. Offering a change of scenery yet being within easy reach of the UK, then France is the ideal destination. If you’re not yet convinced, The Big Domain, who specialise in spectacular large houses and group holidays around the world, have given a few reasons why a group holiday in France is something that everyone needs to try at least once in a lifetime.
The villas – excellent group accommodation
There is just something about staying in a villa of your very own that makes a holiday extra-special, and the selection of villas in France just can’t be beaten. The architecture, the unique features, the setting and the sheer amount of space you get to yourselves – a French villa has all the ingredients for the perfect holiday base. Imagine spending lazy days by the pool and relaxed evenings on the terrace with a glass of wine, or perhaps having a long and leisurely evening meal around the dining table French-style.
With both stunning countryside and an extensive coastline, France offers an endless range of activities for you and your group to spend your days doing. Relive the magic of the Tour de France on a cycling adventure along the many quiet country roads, or perhaps head to the nearest lake for some water-based fun, which can include swimming, kayaking and pedalo-boating – there is something to do to suit all tastes.
French food is renowned for being amongst the best in the world, and there’s no better way to sample what it has to offer than buying it locally, from soft cheeses to freshly baked bread and deliciously gamey meat. A long evening spent around the dining table is one of the most important parts of the day in France, and it’s also a great way for you and your group to spend some quality time together over some tasty food and a few glasses of wine.
It may be tempting to plan a group holiday in the UK instead, but France always has the upper hand when it comes to the climate – its climate opens the door for so many more ways to enjoy your time together as a group. In the summer months, you’ll find the temperature often reaches 30°C, with the non-stop sunshine making the days perfect for spending in the garden or the pool, while in the winter, the hills are blanketed in a lovely covering of snow, and the mountains are primed for a season of skiing, snowboarding and other thrilling adventures.
Some of the most famous sights in the world can be found in France, from the glistening seaside towns of the Cote d’Azur to the many landmarks of Paris, which include the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Moulin Rouge. It means that France has something to offer for everyone, and on a group holiday, you’ll also be able to enjoy seeing these amazing sights up close together with your closest family or friends.
*Information and images provided by Travel Chapter