Accommodation in France: the savvy traveller’s guide
We’ve all heard the horror stories. And sometimes they’re enough to make us snap our laptops shut and never book another holiday again.
When planning a trip, if you’re not sure whether to trust something, it’s always accompanied by that gut-wrenching feeling of ‘what if’. It keeps you awake for an extra 20 minutes each night, until you arrive at the door of your holiday ‘dream escape’: your fears are either confirmed or assuaged.
Or – gulp – perhaps it’s far worse than you could ever have imagined…
Facing our French fears
We’ve been there. And gosh – don’t we know how valuable peace of mind can be. It means you spend the time before your travels enjoying the feeling of anticipation, rather than dreading it! Because that’s how it should be when you’re planning your dream trip, right? We think so!
And then the other thing – that only applies to Francophiles comme nous – is the fact that for us, travelling to France for us is about experiencing the French way of life and French culture. It’s something that’s often quite hard to come by when staying in a hotel.
However nice the experience, most of the people around you will be speaking English and trying to make you feel at home – when all you want is to feel like you’re not at home at all but in a foreign country!
Too many options, too little time
The fabulous thing about France is that, as the country of tourism, it has a seemingly endless list of accommodation. The downside of this is of course that there are far too many options on the table.
Then the self-doubt and niggling little worries begin to creep up once again… Will I make the right choice? Will I compleeeetely ruin my holiday with just one mouse click (or three, and the entering of your credit card details)?
So we’re taking a stand: no more pre-holiday jitters. No more panic in the face of too many options and not enough helpful information with which to decipher them. Time to vanquish vacation uncertainty for good!
Perfect for who?
We’ve dug deep and compiled our best advice and research into an ultimate guide to selecting the perfect accommodation in France. And when we say perfect, we mean perfect for you. There’s never a one-size-fits-all approach here.
This is what this series is all about: sorting through the mess and coming out with a clear answer. So stay tuned for the next installments in our savvy traveller’s guide to staying in France!
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Do you have any horror stories to share? Or tips on how to overcome pre-travel nerves? What’s your accommodation style of choice? We’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions – share them below.