Monday, 6 July 2015

7 Things to know before you book your holiday.

Holidaying in the South of France is just as amazing as it sounds. The sunny days, sandy beaches and crystal clear swimming pools aren't all myths, but there are some things that you need to be aware of before booking your holiday; just small things that you wouldn't usually think of, so I'm here to help!

1. This is the South of France, during summer it can get very very hot, I'm talking about 35-40 degrees hot, even at night! Not all of our properties have fans, but they can be hired from us beforehand if you need them. So whilst making your booking, check with us if there are fans in the house, because trust me, you'll need them!

2. For a booking lasting about 2 weeks or more, a mid stay linen change might not be included, so you will either have to wash your linen yourself, or you can just send us an email and we will get it sorted for you!

3. Aircon, phone lines and mobile signal aren't always available at properties, so again, check with us before booking if you think that you will need any of them. 

4. This region has so many beautiful places to visit, so if you're planning on discovering everything that the South of France has to offer, then you'll most likely be needing a car. In order to rent one, a credit card is essential, no other form of payment is accepted, not even cash! You should also make sure that the car hire desk will be open when you arrive at the airport.

5. Saturdays are always busy, no matter where you are in the country. Everyone is rushing around trying to get to the beach, so there's often loads of traffic. Setting off early sometimes doesn't even make a difference, so be prepared to be stuck in some traffic for a while (still nothing compared to England, it's ok, you're trained for this.)

6. Late arrival at your holiday home (after 9pm for example) can be arranged, you just have to let us know beforehand!

7. Communal swimming pools in France can be a bit strange sometimes, they usually don't allow swimming shorts to be worm in the pool, only the tiny little speedos we all know and love (hate). This isn't so commun anymore, but it would be a good idea to bring some with you just in case, as they can be quite pricey if you need to buy them from a public swimming pool. 

That's just some of the basic things that you need to know, but obviously there are a million other things that are useful to know! If you have any questions at all, feel free to head on over to the website and leave us an email or give us a call. You can go directly to the website (which is currently being redesigned) by clicking HERE!