The steady rise of slow tourism in rural France

Every edition we assess an aspect of the French zeitgeist. This month: the trend towards less frantic holidays

The way to holiday in 2018 is all about taking time to appreciate your surroundings and getting to know an area well rather than frenetically leafing through the tourist book and putting the kilometres in to see as much as possible in a very short time.

The key word in French is Slowtourisme, and it is becoming increasingly popular and accessible in France, a country with ideal facilities to welcome people who want to take their time discovering a new part of the world, stress free and at a leisurely pace.

Atout France, the France Tourism Development Agency, has created a ...

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