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Summer holidays for the French

  • Two thirds of the French go on summer holidays.
  • Just over half of the French holiday in France (higher % than in other European countries where most holiday outside their own country).
  • The seaside is the most popular destination for the French with two thirds of people choosing to go to the beach. The countryside, mountains and cities were other popular destinations.
  • The French have the longest holidays of any other European country, with just under half holidaying for >3 weeks.  

Source: Ipsos / Europ Assistance Group barometer Intentions and Concerns of Europeans in relation to Holidays 2009 – Summary – Tuesday June 16 2009 and Facts and Figures on The Europeans on Holidays A Eurobarometer survey carried out on behalf of the European Commission March 1998

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