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Are the booking websites playing around with me ??

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For the past couple of days, I have been trying to book two rooms in the Gorge du Verdon area, specifically near La Palud. It seems everything for the dates of June 20-26 are fully booked or only have one room left. A couple of months ago, I was looking at possibilities and even then the site was saying the place I wanted to stay was fully booked. Ten months in advance?? I was suspicious since the tourist season doesn't even start in this area until April and many places are closed until then. So I put in dates the last of April and it still came up fully booked. Didn't believe that.

I had a similar situation in Cassis. I tried to book a hotel there for one night in June, and this was some 9/10 months in advance, but it was apparently fully booked. I tried again just a couple of weeks ago ( same dates) and got exactly what I wanted.

I have run into this once before where hotels either don't or are unable to accept bookings more than 6 months or so in advance and the room availability comes up negative. The websites make it appear as if there is nothing available for your dates…fully booked/no rooms etc. for your dates. Thinking I'll go ahead and book something ( with free cancellation ) even if it's not what we want and hope something opens up later.

Anyone run into this problem?

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