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Holiday cottages in France offer the perfect opportunity to explore wonderful culture and heritage while you relax and unwind in complete comfort. In fact there are few better ways to immerse yourself in the local community and enjoy a completely unique and authentic French experience than a holiday cottage. But with so much fantastic variety you’re going to be a little spoiled for choice, so we’re going to make a few suggestions for the best places to enjoy your holiday in France.

Famed for romance, gastronomy, art and culture, for many, Paris is the French ideal. Holiday cottages in and around the ‘City of Light’ often offer unrivalled access to its many attractions. Take a bird’s eye view from the Eiffel Tower, enjoy the masterpieces in the Louvre or just go for a leisurely stroll in the park, a holiday home in the capital presents you with a wealth of welcome options. Then again, you may choose a holiday over the channel to get away from it all, soak up the relaxing ambience and bask in a more inviting climate. If this is the case then we’d highly recommend taking a look at our featured French holiday cottages on the Riviera. Renowned for glamour, golden sands, sparkling blue waters and grandiose cultural celebrations, it’s the perfect place to join the jet set or sit back and relax by the pool! If you’re seeking more rural pastures then the northern France is the perfect place to get out and explore the country's heritage. Alongside spectacular castles and medieval towns there’s a wonderful culture of wine and gastronomy to enjoy. If all that sounds a little passive then, thankfully, the north is filled with fantastic locations to get out and about.

Wherever you choose to enjoy your break, you’ll find a wealth of choice in our featured French cottages. In fact, one of France's biggest attractions is that it’s an all year round destination, with activities to satisfy in every season. Beach breaks are one of the highlights of the summer months, and you’ll find a wealth of fantastic stretches of coastline, offering surfing, sailing, or the well-earned opportunity to sit and soak up the sun. The rural regions offer rolling landscapes that are perfect for exploring on foot or by bike. Then of course there are the vineyards and historic regions for those looking to explore France's heritage. And things barely cool down in the winter months, as thousands of holidaymakers take a short trip to the Alps to enjoy snow sports, the wonderful après-ski and the stunning scenery.

If you're ready to begin your own exploration take a look at our featured holiday cottages in France today.
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  • Fontenay-le-Pesnel, nr. Caen

    Fontenay-le-Pesnel, nr. Caen

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    Ref: W11944

    This delightful detached house has the living/dining room, which opens onto a balcony, on the first floor giving it great views of the garden which leads down to the river, and also boasts exposed stone walls in the bedroom. The property is located in a village just outside the centre of Caen. It is a good place to relax or enjoy walking and cycling. It makes a good touring base with historic Caen, with museums, great shopping, horse racing and William the Conqueror’s castle and abbey, and the Peace Museum being only 6.25 miles (10km) away. Bayeux with its famous tapestry and medieval part with cathedral is 10 miles (16km) and the landing beaches are also within driving distance. Shop and café/bar 550 yards (500m), restaurant 15km, beach 15.5 miles (25km).

    Ground floor: Shower room with basin, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner.

    Electric heating, colour satellite TV, video, radio, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep stairs to first floor.

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  • La Passonière

    Couesmes-Vaucé, Mayenne

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    Ref: F53112

    This semi-detached holiday cottage sits on the border of the Normandy and Loire regions and enjoys a rural setting surrounded by fields and trees. It retains many character features, including beamed ceilings, and has a wood-burning stove. The cottage is set in ¾ acre of unspoilt natural garden, with its own barbecue and garden furniture. Complimentary home-grown vegetables are provided (when available). Ambrières has a leisure park offering swimming and canoeing; horse-riding and lake fishing can be enjoyed locally. Nearby are the medieval towns of Domfront and Mayenne. Cancale and the Mont St. Michel are within easy reach. Fly via Rennes (109km), Dinard (130km) or Paris (288km).

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wood-burning stove, beamed ceilings and kitchen area. Steep stairs to: Mezzanine bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine (on request)
    • M/wave
    • Digital TV/DVD/CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km from Couesmes village, 9km NW of Ambrières (all facilities, leisure park), 22km N of Mayenne (town, all facilities), 23km SW of Domfront (medieval town, all facilities).

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  • La Colle-sur-Loup

    La Colle-sur-Loup

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    Ref: FCA451

    This small studio, adjoining the owner’s Provençal-style, vine-covered villa, has exclusive use of the private swimming pool (30m², open May to September). It is situated on a hillside opposite the very popular mountain village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence (4km) in La Colle-sur-Loup, a very old village, where art and music are very popular. The studio is ideal for exploring the surrounding area, including the coast which is located only 7km away, Vence, which is less than 10km, Nice, 17km, and Biot and Antibes which are both less than 15km away. Shop 1km, restaurant 500m and beach 7.5km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. Shower room with toilet and basin. Double sofa bed in lounge.

    Central heating. Cot. Cable TV (French channels only). Wi-fi. Shared washing machine and tumble dryer. Microwave. Shared lawned garden. Terrace. Shared grounds. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steps in grounds.

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  • La Vigne

    Orgeval, nr. Laon, Aisne

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    Ref: F02131

    This detached holiday property, next to the owner’s home, stands in a quiet village in southern Picardy, between Reims and Laon, and is easily reached from Calais. Nearby is Ailette lake, with its beach, sailing and golf facilities. Visit the fortified city of Laon with its cathedral and panoramic views, or spend time at the Chemin des Dames, with its history of the First World War. Center Parcs is nearby and day passes can be arranged via the Ainse Tourist Board (subject to availability). The champagne capital of France, Reims, is easily reached by motorway, as is Paris for a day sightseeing.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. Steep open-tread stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower and double basin. Beams and sloping ceilings throughout

    • Shared lawned garden with 4 steps
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • Glass-fronted fire
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: Orgeval (village, passing baker), 5km from Bruyères (basic shop), 7km N of Lac d’Ailette (Center Parcs, sailing, golf), 12km SE of Laon (medieval town, all facilities, swimming pool), 15km N of Chemin des Dames (1st WW memorials), 60km N of Reims (champagne vineyards, cathedral), 150km NE of Paris.

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  • Le Muy

    Le Muy

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    Ref: FCV563

    This holiday apartment is located in a residential area on the outskirts of Le Muy, 15km north west of Saint-Raphaël. It benefits from an outdoor swimming pool (51m², open May-Sep), shared with the discreet owner, and terrace. Located at the foot of the Massif des Maures, a region characterized by its pine tree covered hills, guests can enjoy the beautiful countryside while being close to the French Riviera. The Le Muy has the biggest market in the Var which takes place twice a week, and there are several golf courses nearby. Shop and restaurant 400m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to terrace.

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  • Plouguernével

    Plouguernével

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    Ref: FBC618

    This little house, called a "penty" in Breton dialect, is in an ideal location for visiting and touring the region since it is situated in the very centre of Brittany. The property is on the ground floor of the owner’s home and is on hand if you need any help or advice during your stay. For swimming and water activities, Lake Guerlédan is only 15 minutes away and the beautiful pristine shores are perfect for relaxing and taking in the sun. For hiking and walking enthusiasts there are plenty of paths for you to walk along such as the ones along the canal stretching from Nantes to Brest. The region has a lot of historical and cultural gems for you to discover. Traditional villages and towns such as Plouguernével are perfect for experiencing the "Breton way of life". Shop 2km and restaurant 10m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner. Kitchen. Bathroom with toilet and basin. 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating. Woodburner in lounge. Satellite TV. DVD player. CD player. Washing machine. Fridge. Microwave. Garden. Terrace. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep open tread stairs.

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  • Les Farinettes

    Ménerbes, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84239

    Situated just beneath the fascinating medieval village of Ménerbes (but with quick, direct access to the village centre), Les Farinettes offers bright, comfortable holiday accommodation in a tastefully renovated barn. Access to the property via steps up from the pavement take you directly to your private sun terrace and patio. From here and from within ‘Les Farinettes’ you can enjoy stunning views over the Luberon Hills. Ménerbes is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Nearby are the beautiful villages of Lacoste, Bonnieux, and Gordes. This property is an ideal spot to relax in whilst still enjoying all that Provence has to offer.

    Ground floor: Steps to entrance. Living/dining room with corner kitchen, tiled floor, patio doors to terrace. Double bedroom, en-suite shower room/WC

    • Shared lawned garden with drops
    • Three private terraces
    • Shared swimming pool (7m x 3m, depth 1.6m), Roman steps
    • Central heating
    • Open fire
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Garage and separate parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Unsuitable for the infirm.

    Location: 200m from restaurants, grocers, bakery and bar, 15km E of Cavaillon (Roman remains, theatre, restaurants), 20km W of Apt (all facilities, Saturday market, pedestrianised old quarter), 30km E of Avignon (summer festival, Papal Palace).

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  • Callac, nr. Carhaix

    Callac, nr. Carhaix

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    Ref: W14828

    In a traditional village with a pretty, secluded garden, this detached cottage is just a short walk from the village centre. Cosily and elegantly furnished, it is practical and well-equipped for a couple. An ideal base from which to discover central Brittany. Explore the well maintained foot and cycle paths, or go further afield towards the bustling village of Huelgoat, in the Monts d’Arree National Park. Carhaix is 20km, Brest airport 90km. Shop and café/bar 0.5km, restaurant 1km, beach 43km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower, toilet and basin.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour satellite TV, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, enclosed garden, garden furniture, on street parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steep, narrow stairs to first floor. 6 steps to garden, then further steps to entrance.

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  • Denipaire

    Denipaire

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    Ref: FTV009

    This air conditioned holiday property enjoys a quiet location on a hill near the village of Denipaire in the Northern Vosges Mountains, 10km from Saint-Dié with its aquatic centre and bowling. The Regional Natural Park of Ballons des Vosges offers excellent hiking and cycling. Take a day trip to the charming city of Colmar, with its timbered houses and an old church. Venture a little further south and you can taste wines from Alsace. The owners are only 25 metres away should they be needed. From this comfortably furnished cottage you can enjoy spectacular views of the hills and fields. Visit Lake Pierre Percée and Lake Gérardmer (25km). Shops 10km, restaurant 6km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Woodburner in lounge, electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), internet connection, washing machine, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Bollene

    Bollene

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    Ref: FPV092

    This detached holiday property is very pretty and stands in the owner’s grounds. It benefits from a terrace, a private garden, direct access to the shared swimming pool and the owners grounds which consist of lovely gardens and shady woodland areas. The house is close to the ancient town of Bollene, with a ’brocante’ or flea market. Activities nearby include swimming, surfing, tennis, fishing and there is a golf course just 12km away. Closeby are the villages of Laplaud, Lamotte-du-Rhône and also Montdragon. Further afield you can drive easily to the lively historic city of Avignon (45km) with its imposing Papal Palace or only 25km south is the beautiful town of Orange which has a homely village atmosphere but also many fascinating remains of Roman architecture and civilisation. Shop/restaurant 1km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom, separate toilet, 1 twin bedroom.

    Heater, satellite TV, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, shared grounds, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry no pets.

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  • Nice

    Nice

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    Ref: FCA505

    This ground floor apartment is located next to the owner’s villa, facing a beautiful pond covered with water lilies in the summer. It consists of a small comfortable kitchen, a lounge/bedroom and a bathroom. Enjoy breakfast under the trees surrounded by the scent of fragrant flowers and orange and lemon trees of this beautifully maintained Mediterranean garden. Situated on the heights of Nice, the area is particularly quiet and is an ideal base for exploring the old town of Nice, 6km, and the renowned Promenade-des-Anglais, 7km. Shop 1km, restaurant 2.6km and beach 7km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin, double bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, garage parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps from road to garden. Unfenced pond in garden.

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  • Bastia

    Bastia

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    Ref: FKO095

    This air-conditioned studio apartment is located in a residence of 30 independent apartments, all conveniently situated in front of the sea. The double bed is located in the lounge. The pretty Miomo pebble beach is 50 metres from the apartment, just across the small road crossing Cap Corse. The shops are located in the street in front of the residence and everything is within walking distance. On foot, bike or car, you can discover and explore the magnificent landscapes of the very rugged coastline that Cap Corse is famous for. Wander along and explore its sandy and pebbled coves, framed by the pristine turquoise sea. Bastia is just 4km away and the tower in the old town is a must see. Various water activities are available on the wide sandy beach of Marana on the edge of the city. Shop, restaurant and beach 50m.

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. Shower room with toilet and basin. Double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating. Wi-fi. Washing machine. Fridge. Freezer. Microwave. Balcony. Outdoor furniture. On street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: External open-tread staircase.

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