French provinces: most popular holiday destinations for French people 2015

In 2015, when asking the French in which of the regions of France they would like to spend their summer holidays, 43 percent answered Corsica. This island, located in the Mediterranean Sea, is one of the 18 regions of the country and benefits from a Mediterranean climate alongside with beautiful landscapes. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations among French tourists, but the island also welcomes a large number of visitors from other European countries such as Germany or Italy.

Summer vacation means sea destination

Corsica is a region that seems particularly attractive for summer holidays. In another survey conducted in 2015 about the preferred city destinations for summer vacation in France, Ajaccio and Bastia, the two most populous Corsican cities, were on top of the ranking. It seems that when it comes to summer holidays, the French have a strong preference for the sea over the mountains or the countryside. Beside Corsica, other coastal regions like Brittany or Provence-Alpes- Côte d’Azur were among the favorite of French tourists.

Summer in France

French workers have a minimum of 36 paid vacations days, while French children enjoy a summer break of nine weeks. During summertime, French cities are unusually calm, with French citizens leaving the town for the countryside or the sea. Every year, a large majority of French people plan to go on vacation and most of them choose to spend their summer holidays in their own country. In 2013, more than 88 percent of holiday trips in France were domestic.

If you could go anywhere, which French province would you rather go to for a holiday this summer?*

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Sources

Release date

June 2015

Region

France

Survey time period

June 11-12, 2015

Number of respondents

989 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Si vous aviez le choix, dans quelle région française préféreriez-vous partir en vacances cet été ?"
Percentage points are exceeding 100 percent because respondents were able to give up to three answers.

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