A look at four sensational places to take a winter break in France…
A hot tub with a view – check; luxury experience – check, cosy nights in, fabulous food and wine, best après ski, winter wedding venue, Christmas break and Christmas markets, family accommodation and best ski-in, ski-out..
Brrr, it’s cold but we think it’s time winter holidays were brought in out of the cold. Heading off for a relaxing break when the daylight hours are shorter and the temperature is better suited to scarves than shorts might not be as appealing as a week or two in the blazing sunshine, but who likes mosquitoes and heatstroke? Nobody, that’s who.
OK, so that might not be the world’s most convincing argument, but some of these tempting activities might change your mind. With more amazing French properties than you’ll find anywhere else, Oliver’s Travels are real experts when it comes to finding you the very best winter accommodation and experiences throughout France. From the highlights of the snow season to the finest food and wine, these ideas are sure to keep you cosy in the cold:
Winter in Alsace
Alsace is the quintessential winter destination with its fairy tale like villages, especially with a dusting of snow. Museums are less crowded, menus reflect the season with robust and tasty dishes and there’s not much that beats enjoying a glass of wine in a cosy café. We look at some of the best things to do in winter in Alsace… Find out more: Winter in Alsace
Winter in Bordeaux
Bordeaux makes for an ideal winter city break with museums galore, a brilliant food scene and of course – fabulous wines… read more about Winter in Bordeaux
Winter in Burgundy
Winter is a great time to visit Burgundy. Its vineyards are known throughout the world and a little chill in the air adds something to the sublime wines from Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits-St-Georges, Vosne-Romanée and Chablis, to name just a few. And, there’s plenty of things to do in winter in Burgundy… More about winter in Burgundy
Winter in Paris
Winter is a great time to visit Paris, the crowds are thin (except at Christmas), the cobbled streets on the hill of Montmartre glisten with frost and the city of light is as vibrant and bustling as ever.
Any time of the year, this is a city you should wander. But in winter in Paris, it’s the perfect season to stroll wrapped up well and warming up with plenty of hot chocolate breaks! In fact it’s one of the best things to do! More about Winter in Paris