Posted on 31 July 2009 by Dan Johnson
There’s no need to miss out on your barbecue summer, you can still holiday in France and enjoy some sizzling sunshine.
The frogs are out in Charente Maritime, which local tradition decrees is a sign that August will be hot (this method seems at least as accurate as the Met Office!)
Indeed, Charente Maritime is officially the sunniest part of France after the south coast, so a holiday here is sure to shine.
We still have accommodation at La Pignade holiday parc in August. For a family, staying seven nights from 14 August, accommodation with Dover/Calais ferries is available from just £1,145.
Slightly further north is the Vendée, which is also looking promising according to weather forecasts, hitting highs of 29oC in the next few days. A seven night stay at Le Bois Dormant for a family from 10 August is available from £1,121 with Dover to Calais ferries.
And there’s still a smattering of availability of the south coast, where it will be hot, hot, hot.
Le Montourey on the Côte d’Azur has two-bedroom holiday homes from 18 August, with prices from £1,038 for a family with Dover to Calais ferries.
Tourers can also find a deal on the south coast, with Les Sables du Midi on Languedoc offering pitches for seven nights from 14 August for just £482, with Dover/Calais ferries included.
So don’t pack away thoughts on burnt sausages and black burgers just yet, you can still enjoy a barbecue summer.