Where should you spend your vacation in France this summer?
France may be the world’s leading tourist destination, but there remain many parts of the country undiscovered by the world’s travelers. Step away from the Eiffel Tower and southern French beaches to discover our selection of the best places to visit in France during the summer! Go visit them using home exchange and our members’ tips for the best ways to discover, or rediscover, their regions.
Rediscover Paris for your French vacation this summer
Step off the beaten track to rediscover France’s capital. Stay with one of GuesttoGuest‘s members and experience the city like a true Parisian!
What to do in Paris during your vacation.
Forget the Champs Elysées, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. You have the freedom to discover the city’s hidden treasures: stroll through the Musée du Quai d’Orsay, discover the Musée Gustave Moreau, get your shopping fix on the Rue des Martyrs, have dinner in one of Montmartre’s many picturesque restaurants and spend your Sunday at the marché de Villiers or at the parc Monceau.
Did you know? The average price for a hotel room in Paris is 138€. Use home exchange instead and avoid paying a single cent.
Where to sleep during your vacation in Paris for a very low price.
Use home exchange to stay with one of our members in Paris during your summer vacation in France. Just as Laure did, bring your entire family on a trip to France using GuesttoGuest.
“Our Parisian host was charming! My granddaughter and I had an excellent time there and we sincerely recommend this experience!” – Laure
The Côte d’Azur: vacation at the beach with lush nature just two steps away
Discover the Côte d’Azur away from the typical spots by going to the Luberon, in the Gorges du Verdon or to the Mont Ventoux. Embark on a day trip to discover the palaces of the Popes of Avignon.
What to do on the Côte d’Azur during your vacation in France.
Cannes, Nice, Saint-Tropez, Toulon … these cities provide some of the best summer experiences in France. Why not instead visit a beautiful inland home with a pool in order to escape the crowds? Take a different approach to your visit of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. Take advantage of and enjoy the region in its entirety, from provincial markets in the morning, visiting historical monuments and cultural wonders in the afternoon, to enjoying an ocean swim in the evenings.
Where to sleep on the Côte d’Azur for a low price this summer.
Avoid overpriced hotels and take your family to a large summer home by using home exchange this summer. Come check out our beach-side homes and apartments in the south of France.
Did you know? There are over 15,000 home exchange user who are prepared to welcome you in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. Plus, over 2,000 of them have a pool!
Brittany: going green for a summer vacation in France
Western France is among the top 3 favorite places to spend the summertime in France. Brittany is perfect for families wanting to spend their vacation in the sun without being overtaken by crowds. Brittany is overflowing with activities for families to take part in.
What to do in Brittany during your vacation in France.
Are you more of a city person? Come check out the most beautiful cities in Brittany: Brest, Rennes, Vannes, Quimper. Treat the family to an afternoon spent in the Saint Malo aquarium or take advantage of the seasonal Interceltique de Lorient festival. Do you actually prefer the nature? Put on your hiking boots and make for the Pointe de Pen-Hir, Carnac, the Pointe du Grouin or the Cap de la Chèvre.
Where to sleep in Brittany for a low price this summer.
Discover our modern and classic homes in Brittany and be free of stress thanks to our insurance, deposit, and verification services.
Did you know? Brittany is one of the French regions with the most home exchanges. More than 7000 are currently exchanging their homes in Brittany using GuesttoGuest.
The other south of France: between beach, countryside and mountain
Beyond the Côte d’Azur, the southwest region of France deserves to be discovered this summer.
Between the balanced lifestyle and the relaxation, there is no doubt that this is the ideal vacation spot for children. Discover the magnificent cities of France’s southern region: Toulouse, Albi, Carcassonne, Bordeaux and again the French Pays Basque.
“Our hosts offered us a pretty home. There was nothing but great things: a green corner, large rooms and a well-equipped home. In return our guests respected our home perfectly. My first exchange was a real success!” -Fabienne
Normandy: the art of living the French way
Would you like to escape the overwhelming heat while still enjoying sunny summer afternoons? Head over to Normandy.
Le Mont Saint Michel, the Pointe du Hoc, the Musée du débarquement, or the gardens of Claude Monet; rejoin your family in Normandy for your summer vacation this year. Show your children the American cemeteries, walk along the Etretat cliffs or simply enjoy a relaxing bike ride.
Did you know More than 4,000 people are currently exchanging their homes in Normandy through GuesttoGuest.
When should you go on vacation in France?
- To Paris : All year! Take refuge in museums during the cold winter months and relax in the parc des Buttes Chaumont during the warm summer season.
- On the Côte d’Azur and in the south of France: All year; enjoy the comforts of a large hometo resist the harsh temperatures of August.
- Normandy and Brittany: From May to September; the best vacation times vary depending on the location.
How can you get to France?
By train : France’s railways are extremely efficient and reliable. Find the map of train routes here.
By plane: the principal international airports are those in Paris Charles de Gaules, Paris Roissy, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse and Bordeaux. Find the map of France’s airport here.