When the weather gets damp and cold, the crowds fade away, at least to a certain degree, some towns get positively deserted.
France is less crowded in the winter
With the exception of school holidays, you’ll find that France in the off season is your oyster when it comes to seeing its top sights. And speaking of oysters, Winter is the time to eat them in France.
France is cheaper in winter
Winter is a favourite time to head to Europe. Airfares can be significantly less and gites are more affordable.
Earthy Winter Cuisine
French food in winter takes on a heartening, earthy feel. And nothing is earthier than those famous black truffles. You can go on a truffle hunt yourself, or buy the black riches at the weekly Friday truffle market, that lasts from mid-November to early March. Mushrooms in all forms are sold in markets and appear on restaurant menus.