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Where to travel in France during the month of October?

Dreaming of a vacation where you can relax, refresh, and recharge ? So are we ! As the school rush and after-school activities kick into high gear, the October vacation can’t come fast enough. 

Fall is one of our favorite times to get away; the crisp, sunshine-filled days are energizing to our very core, and the breathtaking autumnal colors nourish the body, mind, and spirit.  

This year, we are feeling inspired by a fall break rooted in nature and far from the crowds.  To inspire and motivate you, we have selected our top 5 favorite nature get-aways in France, each showcasing the best that nature has to offer.

So sit back and allow the wonder of each location to reveal itself!

Bonifacio, Corsica

Its location on a cliffside makes it an unusual perched village overlooking the Mediterranean. This fortified town where you can still admire its ramparts and forts has a picturesque look and a small port that attracts travelers.

When you discover Bonifacio, take the 65-metre-high King of Aragon's Staircase, which finally reaches the sea. Its 187 steps have been hand-carved by man... A colossal work perfectly preserved which makes it a listed historical monument.

Where to stay?  Cala Di GrecoA ChedaVersion Maquis

Where to eat?  Les Quatres Vents, L'an Faim

Gréoux-les-Bains, Provence

Situated in beautiful Provence, Gréoux-les-Bains is not only a typical Provençal village but also the 3rd largest spa resort in France, renowned for the benefits of its waters. The town, situated at an altitude of 365 m, is at the gateway to the Verdon and Luberon Regional Natural Parks. Thanks to its central location, this village allows a total discovery of Provence. Fields, lakes and outdoor activities make it an ideal destination for your next holidays!

Where to stay?  Maison au coeur de Gréoux Les Bains, T3 avec jardin et jacuzzi privatif

Where to eat?  Villa Borghese - La Table de Pauline, La Caverne

Castelnou, Occitanie

Castelnou est située dans le département des Pyrénées-Orientales dans la région de l’Occitanie, à 18 kilomètres de Perpignan. Un village d’exception en pleine nature sauvage avec en toile de fond, le Canigou, montagne mythique des Catalans. Ce village fortifié vous invite à voyager dans le temps. Pittoresques ruelles, château vicomtal, artisanat d’art font de cette cité une destination incontournable et pourtant très reposante.

Where to stay?  La FontCharming Lodge

Where to eat?  L'hostalArbequina

Gourdon, Midi-Pyrénées

Gourdon is the capital of Bouriane and is surrounded by famous tourist sites such as Sarlat or Rocamadour. Lose yourself in the narrow streets of the city and discover the castle and its ramparts as well as an old town marked by a strong influence of the Middle Ages. Discover also, 3km north of Gourdon, the famous Cougnac caves. For your accommodation, we recommend the "Hôtel de la Bouriane" which is a large and old mansion, run by the same family since 1898!...

Where to stay?  Maison en pierre GourdonLa Lysiane

Where to eat?  La recreation, La Taverne Provencale

The Quiberon peninsula, Brittany

All travel guides on Brittany will tell you that the Quiberon peninsula is a must. Indeed, this magical place exudes serenity. It is the ideal place to soak up the iodized sea spray, to stroll for a long time on the beach, and to be pampered. Moreover, the thalassotherapy centre was created precisely for stressed vacationers.
Where to stay?  La Maison BretonneMaison Quiberon, Les Goelletes

Where to eat?  Le Vivier, Villa Margot

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