The sun is finally here and the temperatures are all mild. A good reason to take advantage of it by going on an exotic getaway! For now we must stay in France, and we can only dream of faraway destinations where we will go later … But where to go in June? Here are some travel ideas in the heart of France, to help you recharge your batteries!
Where to go in June to bask in the sun
The Côte d’Azur in June is a good plan. The stream of summer visitors has not yet landed on the coast and the prices of hotels and restaurants are much more affordable than in July / August. And, above all, you can already swim in most of the region’s seaside resorts, the water is barely cooler than in the middle of summer. The beaches of Bandol, Juan-les-Pins, Porquerolles or Hyères are yours … A little relaxation away from the crowds on the French Riviera, it’s a dream that comes true at this time of year.
To enjoy the sun at a reasonable price, we also recommend Argelès-sur-Mer in June , a seaside resort which enjoys an exceptional location at the foot of the Albères, the last links in the Pyrenees chain. Argelès-Plage, 2 km to the east, is the ideal playground for long and beautiful walks on the fine sand, before taking a dip in generally warm water in June.
Where to go in June to discover the great outdoors!
For a facelift in June, a large bowl of oxygen in the heart of nature is always welcome.
Less than 100 km from Paris, the Oise is the closest green lung to Île-de-France with thousands of hectares of forest, in particular the Compiègne forest which is particularly pleasant with its bushy oaks and its marked trails. You can even practice sylvotherapy, or forest therapy. Accompanied by a guide, we set off to discover the trees and their history, we walk in slow motion, we recharge our batteries. And we can take the experience to hug the trees.
Further south, the Pays de Volvic in Auvergne is a superb destination for nature lovers, mainly thanks to the Puys chain, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. It is the only natural site in metropolitan France to be classified in this way. The Puys have been dormant volcanoes for thousands of years … They offer exceptional landscapes and culminate at more than 1,000 meters above sea level. They are the ideal setting for an exotic hike. You can even take guided tours with specialists who tell you all the history of these volcanoes and take the opportunity to take a tour of the Volvic Waters nature reserve where explanatory panels tell the whole story of this famous source. .
Where to go in June for a city break to unwind
Nantes is a good idea for a city break in June because of its pleasant climate during this period. On the banks of the Loire, at the mouth of the estuary and 50 km from the Atlantic Ocean, Nantes is regularly ranked at the top of the list of cities where life is good. The city stands out for its commitment to environmental protection. Green capital of Europe in 2013, Nantes is home to more than 100 parks and gardens. Take advantage of the protected routes and greenways on the banks of the Loire to cycle around.
Also in France, La Rochelle is a superb city to discover in June, when summer visitors have not yet arrived! Located on the edge of the Atlantic, this city with strong green trend is characterized by its medieval timbered houses and Renaissance architecture, and its narrow streets to arcades (XVII th century), but also great biodiversity given the variety of its natural ecosystems: low coasts, sandy coasts, coasts with cliffs, inlets, small capes, promontories … Four ports and three beaches have been built on this magnificent coastline.
Where to go in June for a sporting holiday?
June is the official start of summer. It is therefore the return of our outdoor activities. Take advantage of the temperatures to embark on a trek in the Basque Country . This is the best time for mountain hikes, as the temperatures are mild in the morning and moderate in the afternoon.
Also in New Aquitaine, Lacanau is a good plan for athletes of all levels. It is synonymous with surfing, but not only! The facilities dedicated to the practice of sports and to the discovery of the environment are numerous: dozens of kilometers of cycle paths, marked footpaths, the Pitrot lake dedicated to the practice of water skiing, the lake which delights fishermen, windsurfing enthusiasts … Finally, the resort has dream equipment for golfers, but do not forget horse riding, tennis, squash …
Where to go in June for a family vacation?
June is the right time to go to Corsica with the family, because the prices are much lower than during the summer season, which will allow you to save some money. With the family, the ideal is to take a road trip to discover the picturesque Corsican villages, its mythical port towns like Bastia or Bonifacio, or its dream beaches like in Porto-Vecchio or its mountains to cut breath like Bavella’s needles.
Gateway to the south of France, Drôme is an ideal destination for recharging your batteries and having fun with the family. The sun is shining, the luminosity adds to the beauty of the landscapes. From hilltop villages to country markets, we trace a route of charming stops in a magnificent environment, between olive groves, vineyards and lavender fields, the wild massif of Vercors.