Does your French holiday home get a lot of sun? See whether your location is in the top 20 sunniest spots in the country according to a Météo France list based on weather over 2011.
The big hitters are departments on the Cote d’Azur, but the regions of Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées and the Rhône-Alpes also feature.
The Bouches-du-Rhône held on to its long-cherished number one spot, racking up 2,801 hours of sunshine in 2011.
These figures are a general guide as many French departments vary in size and have different climate zones within them. Check out the full chart on www.french-property.com