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Top 5 Winter Holidays In France

Published on February 25, 2016 by AHIF Administrator

Planning a trip for the Holidays? Winter is finally here and with it the magic of the season. Chilly as it may be, enjoying the break with snow all around you and cozy surroundings has never sounded better. With these beautiful locations to chose from, there is no room for doubt that France is where your vacations should be spent.

Paris is always a good idea!

Paris winter

No matter how cold the weather is, Paris is always magical. You definitely don’t want to miss the magnificent museums, restaurants, stores, and activities winter has to offer.

One of the activities your to-do list should include is the Galeries Lafayette and see the Christmas tree with its wonderful decorations. Also shouldn’t miss the lights of Champs-Elysees- you will find everything Christmas related and certainly the best of the best. You can find a lot more about Paris during the winter on 5 Reasons Why Winter Is the Best Time to Go to Paris.


Likewise, there is always the option of staying in and enjoying the warmth of your temporary home with the family apartment located on Place de la Bastille, literary facing the Opera and the “Colonne de Juillet”. Also having the option of staying a few blocks from the Champs de Mars, the Rodin Museum, the Invalides, the Luxembourg garden, Montparnasse and the Eiffel Tower just to name a few of the best Parisian landmarks.

Surprising Winter Holiday in Provence!

Provence Paris France

Visit Provence during the winter to find many dreamlike surprises! During the winter, this region changes its charm completely. The cold isn’t extreme, therefore you can explore comfortably without worrying about layering up. One of the best perks that comes with the season is that you are able to visit the best landmarks without them being too crowded or not finding reservations. At night, you are guaranteed to find the best lodges with the most comfortable settings in the heart of a picturesque village where you can relax and always feel at home.


You will find houses with picturesque Provençal style and quality amenities. The properties feature a beautiful landscape park with a variety of shrubs, tall trees, lawn and natural gardens. >> Click here and here to see two of our best Provençal style homes.  

Lovely Cote d’Azur

Cote d'Azur France

It would be a mistake to think the French Riviera is just about glamorous beaches and the sea. The Alpes Maritimes is mostly comprised of mountains and forests with few people living there, you can find beautiful villas to make your stay even more peaceful.


The villa you can stay at features a spacious garden surrounded by hedges, an extensive lawn, and an array of native trees and plants. Built on two levels, the villa is bright with white walls and marble floors. Only a 15 minute drive to Cannes, this amazing villa lays all the famed cities and sights of the Côte d’Azur at your feet. You can also opt to stay at a two-and-a-half-acre property featuring tall trees, old olive trees, a rose garden, meadowland, terraces with teak furniture and a large swimming pool surrounded by a stone terrace.

Corsica, the Isle of Beauty

Corsica France

When summer comes to an end, Corsica offers the best of the best. The island doesn’t lose its magic because of winter, on the contrary its ski resorts open during this season. Also, it’s mountainous terrains such as Ghisoni and Val d’Ese come to life with all the snow falling down, making this region a great hiking spot.


You can peacefully rest and enjoy amazing dinners and warm beverages in an 18th Century gorgeous stone property, which has been exquisitely renovated with contemporary amenities while preserving its original charm and character. If you want to go on vacation with your friends and family, this impressive villa, which can accomodate up to 18 people, provides the perfect point of departure for your Corsican vacation.  

Skiing down the Rhône-Alpes


Last but not least, Rhône-Alpes, where you can find more options for skiers and snowboarders than any other region. The French Alps offer the best variety of resorts of any country in the world, such as Val d’Isère, Tignes, Méribel, or Courchevel. You can enjoy downhill or cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe walks, sled rides, ice diving, or curling. Go trekking in the Vanoise Park, horseback riding in the Regional Natural Park of Pilat, or take a trip to the Sea of Ice with the Montenvers Train.  

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