I'm planning our first family France trip for this year and wondered if anyone had any decent tips or advice ?
Here are our details :
Myself & wife in our 30s with our daughter who will be 1.
We figure that with as much coastline as France has, we must be able to find somewhere with a half decent beach that isn't too crowded and a good chance of sunshine between June & September (aiming for outside of school holidays).
I figure it must be hotter south of Bordeaux ? We're open to visiting the med but am I right in thinking its gets more expensive over towards marseille & nice ?
I'm happy to train/ferry & drive from the uk but I reckon I may end up spending 2 days driving if we go that far south so we should consider flying & car hire.
Obviously it's budget dependant but we'd love our own small gite (possibly with access to a pool) and we prefer self catering.
We love French wine and food - I'm particularly keen to find somewhere that may have a market nearby. Also, I'd quite like to visit and WW2 sites as I'm very interested in the war history.
For comparison , we usually get a self catering appt in Cornwall and love it but we're hoping France has a bit more space/choice and guaranteed sun !?
Any help gratefully received !