France is always a great holiday destination, but autumn in France is always a bit more special. Golden leaves falling from the trees, hot chocolate, steaming stews, acorns crunching under your feet are just some of the reasons why France in Fall can be a magical experience.
The five regions below are especially perfect for autumn trips. Each has its specific autumn charm, and you can find a selection of Chic Villas that can be rented to make your trip even more enjoyable.
This is a special region that spreads over the French borders and into Spain. Its Spanish part is a mix of tradition and natural beauty. Corniche Basque is a 10 km long stretch of strikingly beautiful scenery whose autumn charm is one of a kind.
The red scarf festival in Bayonne, the pretty village of Espelette, La Rhunne mountain, Biarritz’s La Côte des Basques beach, are just some of the most popular spots. The best part of all is that you can rent some of the many Basque country villas, explore the entire region, and make the most of your Autumn trip to France.
Burgundy in Fall
Beaune is a medieval town that is in the center of this incredible wine region. The entire town is surrounded by vineyards and is best known for its annual wine auction. The local cuisine is exceptionally tasteful, as so are the local wines.
Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, Cote d’Or vineyards, The Route des Grands Crus (also known as the Champs-Elysées of Burgundy), are local attractions you must visit in the autumnal sunshine.
The city of Reims and its magnificent cathedral are perfect for starting your autumn trip in this exquisite region. Veuve Clicquot and Maison Mumm are where you can enjoy some of the best bubbles in the world. Avenue de Champagne in Epernay, the old city of Troyes, the rolling hillsides of Champagne, the many local vineyards, all are covered in autumn colors. Breathtaking, inspirational, one of a kind, those are the terms used by their first-time visitors. The best part is that there aren’t too many tourists, and everything is tuned in perfect harmony.
This is where you can find some of the best wines made in France like Saumur, Pouilly Fume, and Sancerre. Combining an autumn chateaux tour with wine can be a delight for the romantic soul and those that want to have a real taste of this incredible region. There are many chateaux in the area, but the most beautiful ones are Chateau de Langeais, Villandry, Chenonceau, Chambord, and Chinon.
Imagine lively market stalls brimming with freshly picked sun-swollen fruit, flower-strewn streets, small restaurants serving chilled glasses of rose, and old town architecture. That’s what’s on the menu in Provence every autumn. The local cuisine is a story on its own and something that stays with you for a long time.