As a result the 6-8 week July and August period can become extremely busy. However, many retired or professional couples who don’t have those restrictions and remain flexible may be looking for that elusive magical break after the school holidays.
The advantage of this are fewer tourists to hustle you as you amble through that Saturday market or Bastide town.
Furthermore, you can turn up at the best restaurant in town without a reservation and of course it might be more peaceful as you take that long leisurely meal after a day spent by the pool.
One of the major benefits here in south west France is September, October and a lot of November are still very warm.