The summer holidays are finally coming out and you are surely dreaming of escape to decompress … But where to go in July? For now, we must stay in France and we can only dream of faraway destinations where we will go later … Here is our selection of destinations in July in the heart of France, and there are some has something for everyone!
Where to go in July to enjoy the sun?
Not far from Paris, Normandy offers a beautiful coastline with magnificent beaches, far from the crowds of the Côte d’Azur and with very pleasant temperatures. Among the wildest beaches in Normandy, we particularly recommend Lindbergh-Plage in the English Channel and those on the Chausey Islands, a little further south.
On the Atlantic coast , Belle-Ile-en-Mer , the largest of the Ponant islands, just 14 km off Quiberon, is a pleasant destination in July: it is not too hot and tourists are there. less numerous than elsewhere. Superb landscapes are gathered there: fertile fields, cliffs and jagged coasts of the Atlantic coast with the famous needles of Port-Coton, and of course beaches of fine and golden sand facing the continent …
Where to go in July to take a big bowl of oxygen?
To find a little freshness in July, what could be better than one of the most pleasant in France, namely Lake Annecy ? Beyond the pleasures of swimming, it is an ideal destination for the practice of outdoor sports including water activities (sailing, water skiing, diving), hiking, paragliding, mountain biking, canyoning …
In Brittany, the Crozon peninsula is a very pleasant nature destination in July. You can admire the coast, very picturesque and rugged, including the Cap de la Chèvre: at the southern tip of the peninsula, it faces the northern coast of Cap Sizun and closes the bay of Douarnenez. Other points are to be discovered at the option of walks: the point of Kador, the point of Dinan, the point of Lostmarc’h, the point of the Dolmen, the point of the Caves, the point of the Menhir and many others. In addition to a jagged coastline, Crozon and its surroundings are home to a rich but fragile fauna, populated by gray herons, ducks, harriers and other marsh birds.
Where to go in July for a city break ?
In the south of France, head for the city of Carcassonne which celebrated its 20th anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2018. This sublime medieval architectural ensemble is one of the jewels of French heritage … Visible from afar and especially from the A61, it appears in the landscape as an anachronism, posed in this Mediterranean environment. It must be said that it imposes some, with its 52 towers topped for the most part in slate and its 3 km of ramparts. An image straight out of a history book! A journey through time that will open the doors of medieval art to you, in all its splendor.
A port city on the Gironde estuary , Bordeaux is a major tourist destination that is not too crowded in July and August, with most tourists concentrating on the coasts. This prestigious city is distinguished by a perimeter classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and architectural jewels including Saint-André Cathedral . Discover, on the right bank, the Darwin alternative space occupying a former military barracks with an urban farm, skatepark, organic grocery store and recycled-style decoration. Enjoy the Miroir d’eau as a familyplayful and romantic with its fog effects, from the public garden in the heart of the city which houses the oldest Guignol in France. Among the other pleasures of Bordeaux: boarding a river cruise, strolling on the banks of the Garonne, playgrounds and green spaces, or even strolling through the historic district of Saint-Pierre …
Where to go in July for a family vacation?
If you are a fan of camping, go to Ardèche . The many activities offered by the region will satisfy your desires of escape. By planning your family trip well in advance, you should get away with very good value for money.
Bordered by 7 km of fine sandy beach on one side, by wild ponds on the other, Palavas-les-Flots located in the Hérault is also a destination suitable for families with many campsites and hotels, rentals or holiday villages at affordable rates and in any case less expensive than on the Côte d’Azur during the same period.
For small budgets or those who have not had time to organize their stays, remember to check regularly the offers of tourism professionals. At the last moment, we can find good deals. Taking advantage of the latest promotions is a great way to go on vacation at the last minute!