Holidays in France: discover new local destinations

How to holiday post-lockdown? Stay local and discover new destinations. Pictured: Tillac main street, Tarbes, France.
How to holiday post-lockdown? Stay local and discover new destinations. Pictured: Tillac main street, Tarbes, France.

How to holiday post-lockdown? Stay local and discover new destinations.

The lockdown brought the chance to explore our local area like never before. Nick Inman has 10 tips to enable you to enjoy new hyperlocal travel discoveries.

A new found appreciation for freedom

One of the big lessons of the lockdown was how much we took our freedom of movement for granted. Before February, we regarded travel as a human right without restrictions. If you had the money, you went as far as you wanted to see the famous sights of the world.

We don’t know whether the right to roam will ever return in its full form but in the meantime we can turn necessity into an opportunity. The 100km restriction taught us to look around us more and, actually, it wouldn’t be a bad thing for us to change our tourism habits.

Read more: when can we travel to our second home in France?

Sustainable tourism makes a difference

Séméac’s Oustau brickyard, Tarbes.
Séméac’s Oustau brickyard, Tarbes.

In my capacity as a travel guide writer, I teach a seminar on sustainable tourism at my local university. ...

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