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There are thousands of places to stay in France. You can choose a standard hotel accommodation, villas for rent, campsites, apartments or guesthouses. It’s up to you, which type of accommodation you’ll stay in France. To make it easier, read below a short description of each type.
Tourist hotels in France are approved and examined by the authorities. There are 5 categories of hotels according to their facilities, areas and services. The categories from 1-star to 3-star are hotels of great comfort, and from 4-star – it’s luxurious. The prices of hotels vary according its category and meals you choose to have in it. The price starts from 20 euros for person in 1-star hotel and might end by 150 euros for person in a luxurious 5-star hotel. Rooms must usually be left by noon on the day of departure. If you didn’t book a room by sending a letter or making a phone call in advance, reservations can be made for the day of arrival at the Syndicats d’Initiative or Tourist Offices in Paris and other cities.
Like hotels, regulated camping or campgrounds are classified according to a star-rating system, from one star to four stars, according to their amenities. Compared to a one-star site, a four-star camping is a very different experience indeed. Prices generally reflect the number of stars, the number of people per pitch, and vary according to the period. The average cost of a night’s camping for four in the summer holiday peak season is about 28 Euros. This price includes tents, caravans or mobile homes (camping cars), showers, toilets and washing areas. The main differences between 1-star and 4-star campsites are: 1-star campsite might not have hot water; pitches are not so spacious as in 4-star campsites; 3 and 4-star campsites offer safe-keeping for valuables and there is a food store on site or close by; the price for 1-star campsite pitch starts from about 8€ per night, whereas for a tent for four people in a 4-star campsite you’ll leave 50 € a day. Camping off-site is permitted with the authorization of the landowner, but prohibited on beaches, roadsides or at designated sites.
As in other countries, guest accommodation in France comes in different forms. While hotels provide the lion’s share of the market, other guest accommodation is available in the form of gites (holiday cottages), Bed and Breakfast, and other forms of collective accommodation such as Villages de vacances. The word “pension”, meaning lodging house or guest house, has more or less fallen out of usage. The average price of a room in a guest house is around 70 euros per night.
Villa in France is an ideal place to stay on your holiday if you go there with the whole family or with a bunch of friends for a longer time. It offers you a private holiday with spacious home far from home. The cost of villa rent depends on how long will you stay, how many of you there will be and when do you come. For example, for 10 persons for a week in peak days it would be around 3000 euros. Most of them have private pools right in front of the house.