But that doesn't mean it's not worth a visit. Rebecca Pintre, a Brit who calls Lorraine home, told us at the time that it was “a great area with all the variety of British weather with a few occasional extremes of heat and cold”.
If reasonably decent weather isn't enough to swing you, there's also the stunning town of Nancy (below), some brilliant cathedrals, and the best quiche Lorraine you're ever likely to taste.
(The town of Nancy, in Lorraine, is beautiful – but often wet. Photo: MorBCN/Flickr)
Other cheaper regions in the study included central Auvergne, and Haute Normandie in the north, a week in both of which would cost you under €650.
If you're looking for the coast and you don't want to break the bank, the best option is Brittany in the north west for an average of €838.
Otherwise, Aquitaine in the lower west coast was the only other region to top €1,000, with all the rest falling between €650 and €1,000.
Here is the full list, with the average price for a week in a 2-bedroom property on the right.
Bison Futé, the government-run website that monitors traffic levels in France, has put most of the country on orange alert (third highest) on Friday for departures, except for the greater Paris Île-de-France region and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, which were on red alert (second highest).
On Saturday the whole country will also be on orange alert for departures except for the Île-de-France region, which will be on red alert. And the same will be the case on Monday for returns.
Rail disruption for trains to Marseille and from Paris to Toulouse
With SCNF carrying out works at the Saint-Charles station in Marseille, there is expected to be significant disruption in trains arriving in the southern French city from Saturday 22nd and Monday 24th of May.
This includes the TER trains between Marseille and Aix-en-Provence, Avignon via Arles, Narbonne and Lyon; the Intercités between Marseille and Bordeaux (a bus service will be available on Sunday 23rd of May) and the TGV Inoui and Ouigo trains.
— SNCF TER SUD Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (@TERSUD_SNCF) May 17, 2021
The Intercité line from Paris to Toulouse will also be severely disrupted due to building works. There will be no trains running on Sunday, and will restart progressively from Monday.
From Wednesday May 19th, the curfew has been pushed back from 7pm to 9pm. So if you are travelling between 9pm and 6am, you need to fill the latest version of the attestation, which can be found on the TousAntiCovid app.
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