OK you’ve decided on a location in France for your trip, now you need to choose somewhere where you can stay. We’ll leave the possibility of a holiday-rental for another day and just look at hotels.
As with hotels everywhere, the price varies considerably according to the location, the season, and the quality of the hotel. It is usually possible to find a hotel room for less than 50 euros a night, but it might be a bit rough around the edges. Pay 100 euros per night and it should be quite nice, pay more than that and the standard should continue improving.
How to choose your hotel in the south of France?
Of course, there are a lot of agencies that list hotels, and travel agents can also find you somewhere suitable to stay, but you will often get a better deal if you can do your own researches on the internet. Hotel listing sites never include all possible hotels (neither do travel agents) so a bit of ingenuity is needed.
For medium-larger sized towns in France try the listings at venere.com – they are an Italian company with a very comprehensive range of hotels available.
The possible shortcoming with this group of hotels is that they seem to overlook the small towns a bit too much, so if you are looking for a little place tucked away in a large village you might struggle a bit. If this is your challenge try pricelineeurope.com
Again, you might need to scroll down the page a little, but you will find they have a simply enormous number of locations available, many really quite small and out of the way vacation destinations.
Between the options above I am pretty confident that you will be able to find your ideal hotel or hotels in the south of France…but you will need to know where you plan to visit first!