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..
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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