Our Top 5 reasons why September is an excellent time to visit the South of France.
Do you need a holiday after the summer holidays? September is a brilliant time to visit the South of France, Summer is coming to a close and Autumn is thinking about showing its colours.
Here are our top 5 reasons to come to Languedoc (or Occitanie as it is now officially known), Cote D’Azur or Provence in September.
1- Fewer crowds, the majority of the local French people have gone back to work & the French Tourists have gone home, Le Rentrée as it is fondly known. Less people means it is easier to get a table in the best restaurants, less traffic on the roads and easier to park!
2- The Weather, with average temperatures of around 25 degrees, perfect for an early morning hike, a lazy afternoon on the beach, or a day out and about sight-seeing. The evenings are very pleasant with some stunning sunsets, you may need a jacket if you are sitting outdoors.
3- The Wine, Harvest time “Les vendanges” will be in full flow. It is truly spectacular to see how the grapes are picked, processed, stored and then bottled! The wine-makers will be busy, so wine-tasting may need to be prior arranged. Watch out for the cute little tractors setting off together in the mornings, almost like a grand prix in slow motion!
4- Value for money, many of our French holiday villas have excellent prices in September and the larger ones offer discounts for smaller groups. Flights and Ferry crossings are also much cheaper, giving you more to spend whilst in the South of France!
5- Beaches, the Mediterranean is still warm following the high summer temperatures, many of the private beach bars are still open, no need to reserve your sunbed in advance! There will be plenty of space to spread your wings, and pre-school age children and babies can happily play without the intense heat.
So if you fancy a trip to the South of France, let us plan your holiday the way you would plan your own! We are proud to be human and love to chat to our clients.
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