- the thematic guide to France
page is a hub. Use the links below to discover the different types of
holiday accommodation that are available in France - a wide choice that
goes well beyond just staying in a hotel..
Other hotel and accommodation pages
information and regional selections
regional hotel pages.
hotel map - Hotels carefully chosen for their location near
main tourist attractions
near railway stations
in Paris and other main
cities - Strasbourg, Lyon, Nice, Marseille, etc.
near railway stations
in other cities: Lille,
Avignon, Dijon, Besançon, Cannes, Grenoble, etc.
A hand-picked choice
motorways - Hotels that are easy to find
by the sea
in Brittany - Hotels right on the coast
in Normandy - Hotels with good user reviews
in the Alps - Selected hotels in the main resorts
types of accommodation
From up-market holiday villas and campsites to backpacker hostels and
camping "à la ferme", France has an extensive range of
holiday accommodation options.
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number one tourist
destination, France is extremely well equipped in accommodation
facilities; it has the largest number of hotels of any western country
outside the USA, and a range of hotels varying from the
expensive to the cheap and friendly.... even
sometimes the cheap and
France's Accor group is the
largest hotel chain in Europe, and one of the largest in the world.
But hotels are by no means the only option for finding
in France. France also has plenty of backpacker hostels and youth
hostels, as well as a good network of holiday villages - though these
usually cater essentially to French tourists.
France, and to a lesser extent in French towns and cities, many local
residents, including plenty of English-speaking expats, run friendly
and attractive bed and breakfasts. And throughout the French
countryside, there are thousands of "gites", the French word used to
describe holiday rental cottages. For hikers and cyclists in
particular, there are also "gites d'étape", cheap and simple
accommodation often fairly similar to the youth hostels of bygone years.
France is also a camper's paradise, with thousands of
vary from luxury five-star campgrounds offering ready-equipped tents,
chalets and even yourts, as well space for campers to pitch their own
tent, RV or caravan, down to simple small "campings à la
ferme" or farm
camping, with no facilities beyond a friendly welcome and awashroom
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