Enjoy France in Autumn & Winter with Novasol Holiday Homes

September 26, 2016

The end of summer has arrived, and although this may signal the end of beach breaks for some, many other doors open in the form of France’s vibrant colours in autumn, twinkling Christmas markets in winter, alpine adventures and curling up beside a loved one in front of a roaring fire. In fact, as temperatures cool, we are warming up to the idea of a self-catering holiday. Whether it is Calvados calling with the appeal of mulled wine and pancakes, an indulgent spa break just off the coast, or perhaps trailing through the historical streets of Dunkirk; be sure to make the most of this special time of year and enjoy your time in a NOVASOL holiday home.

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For Francophiles, an autumnal trip is rewarded with delightful hues of red and orange, setting natural places ablaze with colour. Visit some of the country’s most beautiful forests in Northern France, like la Forêt de Brocéliande – an already magical place imbued with Arthurian legend. It is not just the forests and parks that truly come alive in autumn, but the markets burst into a spectrum of beautiful seasonal fruit and vegetables. Enjoy sitting in cosy restaurants getting your fill of pumpkins, peppers, apples, pomegranates and, of course, grapes. Or collect your produce and try your hand at a homemade Tarte Tatin or butternut squash soup, which you may prepare in your private NOVASOL holiday villa in destinations like Manche, Côtes-d’Armor or Finistère.

 

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Approaching Christmas, you can look forward to a myriad of traditional festivals, festive fairs and Marchés de Noël with their quaint wooden huts, charming decorations, rides and sweet treats. For those looking to keep warm, winter is also a great time of year for shopping the sales and enjoying museums and galleries whilst staying in one of over 4,000 French NOVASOL properties. Burn off any extra calories from Christmas dinner with an invigorating ski trip just a train ride away from many of France’s major cities and enjoy the view of crisp snowfall blanketing dramatic mountains.

 

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The romantic scenery and family oriented events aside, autumn and winter are far cheaper times of year to have a NOVASOL holiday in France. Reduced fares and rental prices fall in the off-season category, whilst you may struggle to find an affordable solution for you and your family otherwise. Why not avoid the crowds of people that may usually flock to France in the summer and see a different side to a diverse and multi-faceted country this year?

 

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