Save and Drive to France with Summer France


Summer holidays can be stressful experiences, with packing limitations, public transport strikes, and high costs. This year, Summer France is making holidays easier with flexible arrivals and stays and its brand-new fuel incentive.

For many, driving abroad is the most comfortable option – families and friends spend more time with loved ones, experience unexpected adventures along the way, and don’t need to worry about the weight of a suitcase or strict timings.

The recent series of flight cancellations and extremely busy airports is making driving to a holiday destination even more attractive. And to counter the rising fuel prices Summer France is offering £200 towards fuel prices when travelling to one of its properties. The company also offers Free Cancellation on most of its accommodation; clients can cancel up to 30 days before arrival without any costs incurred.

Summer France has a wide selection of properties in northern and western France, meaning the drive to the perfect self-catered villa, holiday cottage, or apartment, isn’t ludicrous.

Les Cottages de Valjoly
Les Cottages de Valjoly

90 minutes from Calais by car

Stay a stone’s throw from the beach in Cayeux sur Mer, on the French Atlantic coast
Located opposite Cayeux sur Mer’s shingle beach, on the northern end of France’s Atlantic coast, the Résidence les Terrasses de la Plage offers peaceful surroundings within close proximity to the town centre. The accommodation is ideal for those wanting to explore the north of France, with pretty seaside villages as well as a Natural Park just under two hours’ drive away. Each apartment sleeps between four and eight people and offers cosy interiors with large windows to make the most of the sea views. The apartments are all equipped with a kitchenette with hot plates, a microwave, fridge, and a dishwasher, and guests have access to an indoor swimming pool and fitness room. A week’s stay, from 16 July 2022, at Résidence les Terrasses de la Plage, costs from £609 total, and with £200 off using Summer France’s Fuel Saving promotion, means it’s only £409 total for a two-bedroom apartment with sea view sleeping up to six. Accommodation only, transport and food extra.
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Three hours from Calais by car

Family fun in Val Joly in Northern France
Summer France’s Les Cottages de Valjoly (sleeping up to eight guests) reside on the banks of the Lac du Val-Joly in the heart of Avesnois National Park, five minutes’ drive from the centre of town. Families can take part in numerous water sports (including canoeing, sailing and pedalo trips) or take their pick of three pools, two of which are indoors and have water slides and rapid rivers. When it’s time to dry off, explore the lush grassy areas or the whispering woods of the Nostrimont forest, home to numerous walks (many of which have perfect picnic spots). Learn to ride a bike without stabilisers on the varied cycle paths, alternatively, try horse riding, archery, or a game of mini golf. Plus, there is even a fresh-water aquarium that houses 50 species of local fish to spot and learn about. Each wooden cottage comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, comfy living room, spacious terrace, and double and single rooms. A week’s stay, from 16 July 2022, at Les Cottages de Valjoly, costs from £511 total, and with £200 off using Summer France‘s Fuel Saving promotion, means it’s only £311 total for a one-bedroom cottage sleeping up to four. Accommodation only, transport and food extra.
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Six hours from Calais by car

Enjoy the natural beauty of Saint Jean de Monts on the west coast of France
Set in 16 acres of preserved parklands on the west coast of France, the villas at Le Domaine de Vertmarines  allow guests to enjoy the natural beauty of the region whilst being a short walk from the shops, cafés and restaurants of Saint Jean de Monts. The self-catered accommodation means visitors can indulge in local delicacies whilst dining al fresco by their villa’s private pool. The historic port city of Nantes is a little over an hour’s drive away, where the iconic castle has been adapted to be a museum of the town’s history. Plus, why not learn about the Atlantique Oyster Route  with a local oyster farmer, or visit the incredible  Puy du Fou  theme park, renowned for its spectacular extravaganza shows depicting iconic moments in history? A week’s stay, departing 16 July 2022, costs from £1,259 total and with £200 off using Summer France’s Fuel Saving promotion, means it’s only £1,059 total for a three-bedroom villa for six people. Accommodation only, transport and food extra.
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Ride a horse in Lac du Val-Joly

For those who fancy a longer drive through the beautiful French countryside, to discover the allure of the Landes coastline and glamourous Biarritz, head to the wonderful town of Moliets-et-Maa, in south-west France.

Discover the prestigious Villas la Clairière aux Chevreuils in south-west France
Escape to the relaxing, tranquil landscape of Moliets-et-Maa in south-west France. The villas are all tastefully decorated in a style to match the forest and natural surroundings, with wooden beams and lodge style roofs. Inside, there are high ceilings and large windows to let in the natural light. Villas la Clairière aux Chevreuils offer luxury accommodation set within stunning surroundings on the Atlantic Coast in the idyllic south of France. Set within a preserved woodland and found between the Atlantic Ocean and the Landes Forest, the villas offer gorgeous and serene surroundings to your holiday. A week’s stay, departing 16 July 2022, costs from £2,767 total and with £200 off using Summer France’s Fuel Saving promotion, means it’s down to £2,567 for a luxury four-bedroom prestige villa for 10 people. Accommodation only, transport and food extra.
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Offer details: Summer France is offering £200 towards fuel costs when holiday makers spend £500 or more on Summer France accommodation. To take part in the offer, call Summer France on 0203 475 4756, before 24 July 2022, and quote FUEL200. This offer is only valid for arrival dates before 29 October 2022 and on holidays with a minimum stay of seven nights. For more information, please visit:

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