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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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  • Sarzeau

    Sarzeau

    Grade
    5
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: FBM019

    Peacefully situated in a rural setting, this small, detached wooden house enjoys a lawned garden and a terrace. The walled town of Vannes can be reached within 25 minutes. Wander around the medieval streets, or enjoy a harbour-side lunch and take in the wonderful views. A day trip to Morbihan Gulf is a must, the towns and villages around the edges of the gulf are a popular destination, while the bay itself contains numerous small islands and is a haven for wildlife. Beautiful sandy beaches are just a short drive away. Shop and restaurant 3km, beach 1.5km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 3 single.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread, open-sided turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings in bedrooms. Step to lawned area.

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  • Pertuis

    Pertuis

    Grade
    5
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FPV106

    This attractive, semi-detached, air conditioned house is located in a peaceful area, close to the town centre of Pertuis, and has a shared, outdoor swimming pool (100m²). Its position is just 20 km from Aix-en-Provence and 45 minutes from the beaches and the city of Marseille. Pertuis is a traditional town with many narrow streets, vaulted arches and architecture dating back to the 16th century. Shop 2km, restaurant 100m.

    Lounge, second lounge/kitchen, dining room, bathroom with basin (no toilet), shower room with basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets, 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 single. Mezzanine.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, 3 satellite TVs, stereo/CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, shared lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Step to entrance.

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  • Peillac

    Peillac

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FBM203

    This charming, typically Breton stone holiday lies peacefully amidst trees. Its cosy interior opens into a conservatory which, in turn, opens into the large garden with a small pond. Enjoy walking and cycling, or discover the medieval town of Rochefort-en-Terre, as well as neighbouring Malestroit and La Gacilly with their ancient houses and lovely shops. The beaches of southern Morbihan (Pénestin and Damgan) are 50km away. Shop and restaurant 1.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Bathroom (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single.

    Electric heater, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, 2 colour TVs (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, carport for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceilings in some rooms. Ground floor shower room accessed via bedroom, first floor bathroom is not partitioned from bedroom. Step to garden with pond.

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  • Pirou-Plage

    Pirou-Plage

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: FNM229

    This beautiful house, surrounded by a shady terrace and an enclosed garden, is just 300m from magnificent beach in the pleasant seaside resort of Pirou-Plage, where a sea water swimming pool can be enjoyed on the beach at low tide. This location, which is within equal reach of Mont Saint Michel and La Pointe de Jobourg, is an ideal base for exploring the numerous historical and other attractions of the Cotentin Peninsula. The long sandy beaches at Créances are also close by and are ideal for exploring the wild footpaths through the sand dunes. The town of Coutances (20km), has an impressive cathedral, several historic churches and a botanical garden dating back to the 17th century. For those who enjoy sporting activities, there are watersports and fishing available at Pirou-Plage and a golf course at Agon Coutainville (15km). Shop 200m, restaurant 250m, beach 300m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 single.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Step to entrance. Sloping ceilings in bedrooms. Step to garden.

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  • Villa Lavandins

    Sanary-sur-Mer, Var

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FCV243

    Located just 2km from a selection of pebble or sandy beaches, this detached house has an enclosed garden, which provides privacy for the swimming pool area and will allow you relax. The interior is beautifully furnished, has a spacious living room which opens to a bright veranda, its four lovely decorated bedrooms and equipped kitchen with bright colours all provide guests with ideal holiday comfort. The property is located in Sanary-sur-Mer, an authentic fishing port with scents and aromas of the sea. Here, the colourful facades are bathed in sunshine and accompanied by shaded squares from another era, refreshed by water from fountains. You will find all amenities, shops and restaurants that you need in order to ensure a care free holiday. Must see places; the island of Porquerolles or the Gien peninsula, without forgetting the varied Provencal markets or the vineyards of Bandol.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. Twin bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Three bedrooms: One double, two single. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Swimming pool
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • No smoking
    • NB: Steps to pool, 3 steps to one double bedroom.

    Location: 1.5km from restaurant, 2km from shop and beach, 10km from Toulon (shops, restaurants, opera house, mountain tour, historic walking areas, gardens), 30km from La Ciotat, 31km from Hyères.

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  • Noemie

    Port Manec’h, Finistère

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F29466

    Noemie is a traditional detached, stone holiday cottage with interesting antique Breton pieces. Renovated to keep some of its original features and decorated in local style, it features tiled floors downstairs and exposed stone walls. Sitting within a natural and wild garden, in a peaceful location among other villas, at only 5-minute walk from the delightful sandy beach. Visit Pont-Aven, which was made famous by the Gaugin, discover the many galleries and the local musems. Concarneau, a fortified town is one of the most important fishing ports, with its delicious seafood.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors to garden. One double bedroom. Bathroom/WC. Separate WC. Spiral staircase to first floor: Three bedrooms: One twin, two single. Shower room/WC

    • Private garden
    • Terrace
    • Central heating
    • D/washer
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Radio/cassette/CD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: Centre of Pont Manec’h, 100m from shops, 400m from beach and restaurant, 12km E of Concarneau (all facilities, touristic town, fishing harbour), 15km W of Pont-Aven (galleries).

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  • Gite Angele

    Maisoncelles-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: F77004

    This delightful semi-detached holiday property benefits from having a converted attic giving added space as well as having a garden for families to relax in. Located in Seine-et-Marne, this region is famous for its cheeses. Why not take advantage and sample some Brie which to this day is still made in the region. Situated in a small village just a short drive from Disneyland, Paris, this property is ideal for families wanting to experience French village life, but having the advantage of being able to spend the day at this famous park. For those wanting to explore further afield and sample a taste of city life, Paris is only an hour away by car.

    Shared entrance. Ground floor: Living room with glass fronted fire. Kitchen. Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower cubicle. Separate WC. Second floor: Two single bedrooms

    • Private garden
    • Electric heating
    • Glass fronted fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Shared parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 11km to Coulommiers (famous cheese making heritage), 17km N of Meaux (year-round events and concerts), 22km W of Disneyland Resort Paris.

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  • Trelevern

    Trelevern

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FBC231

    This beautiful house with large French windows is built in a dreamlike setting. Situated in an elevated position in Trélevern, you can enjoy the energising sea air and the superb sea views over the Cote de Granit Rose with the Ile Tomée and the Ile aux Oiseau in the distance. There is also a lovely landscaped garden. This is a marvellous region with a rich and diverse heritage which is certainly worth exploring. Experience the beautiful sites in Lannion (15km), climb 140 steps to see the magnificent Brélévenez church. See Lannion from above with daily air trips or test yourself at kayaking on the sea or river. Join in with the culture as there are concerts, shows and events organised all year round. Fishing opportunities and beach 400km. Shops and restaurant 700m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, 2 colour satellite TVs, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

    Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W14026

    This cottage that is located just outside Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, is ideal for relaxing, walking, biking, swimming and sightseeing. The lounge/diner opens onto the garden and patio. The beaches and fishing harbour are within walking distance, with seafood restaurants, cafés/bars and shops within easy reach. Nearby beaches include Omaha (5km), and Arromanches, with its artificial harbour (10km). Bayeux, with its medieval cathedral and world-famous tapestry, is just down the road, while Caen is a short drive away. 27-hole Omaha Beach Golf Course, one of France’s premier courses, is a few hundred yards from the house and is open to the public. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, separate toilet and basin, utility. First floor: Bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 2 twin, 1 with en-suite bathroom with basin (no toilet), 2 single.

    Electric heating, satellite TV, DVD player, radio/CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, private lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking for 1 car, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor.

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  • Saint-Germain-sur-Ay

    Saint-Germain-sur-Ay

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FNM404

    This detached holiday property is stiuated in the town of Saint-Germain-sur-Ay and is just 350m from a sandy beach. Spend the day at Barneville-Carteret, 24km, a seaside resort with sandy beaches, seafood restaurants, a lighthouse and harbour. Take a stroll along the cliff tops to take in the wonderful views over the beach and sand dunes. Cherbourg, 60km, has a port, basilica, museums and a botanical garden, and children will love Cité de la Mer, which is a maritime museum. Slightly further afield, visit Bayeux, 84km, with its famous tapestry, cathedral and restaurants. Other places to visit include the D-Day landing beaches and Utah Beach with its museum. Within easy reach from the property are a public swimming pool and golf course, both 18km away. Shop 5km, beach 350m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 single.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), stereo, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Plouézec

    Plouézec

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC608

    At the end of a cul-de-sac in the heart of a small hamlet of 3 houses, including that of the owner, this charming holiday house is furnished with care, keeping its original features. In the lounge, accessible by two steps, sits a stove that will complement the cool evenings. The small garden overlooking the park will lead you to many short cuts to the great Bréhec family beach and many coves for those seeking tranquillity. This cottage is an ideal starting point to visit the beautiful coast of Goëlo and Treg, between Saint-Quay-Portrieux and Perros-Guirec. You can also enjoy a great trip to the Isle of Bréhat, known as the Island of Flowers, after a 15 minute crossing. Along the shore, on the hiking trails GR34, you will discover these magical landscapes with the tides. A small golf course is within 200m from the campsite. Shop and restaurant 2km, beach 3km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner. Shower room with basin (no toilet). 2 separate toilets. 4 bedrooms: 1 double,1 twin, 2 single.

    Electric heating. Woodburner in lounge. Cot. Highchair. DVD player. CD player. Wi-fi. Shared washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Microwave. Garden. Terrace. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: 2 steps to living area. 2 sets of open tread stairs. Sloping ceilings on first floor. Steps in garden.

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  • Cote Cantegrit

    Commensacq, nr. Labouheyre

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F40145

    This detached eco gite, once an old stable, has been converted into an ideal holiday property with an above-ground, private swimming pool. Situated in Landes near the forest and less than an hour’s drive from the beaches. The property has retained original features and has a wine cellar. Guests can enjoy the lovely covered terrace, which is ideal for eating outside overlooking the countryside. Quiet and peaceful, it is an ideal place to cycle in the forest or walk and discover the eco museum of La Grande Lande. Enjoy canoeing on the Grande Leyre or go horse riding nearby. Discover the Napoleon III museum and for the more adventurous the large lake at Arjuzanx offers many activities. For a day out, visit the beaches of Mimizan. This holiday gite is ideally situated with access to Bordeaux and Biarritz.

    Basement: Cellar. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams, tiled floor and French doors to terrace. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with wooden floor. Twin bedroom with wooden floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower (no WC). Separate WC

    • Lawned garden
    • Patio
    • Terrace
    • Private above-ground swimming pool (6m x 4m, depth 1.4m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • On road parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Gas barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from Commensacq (shop, cafe, restaurant, canoeing, kayaking), 7km from Labouheyre (shops, supermarket, restaurants), 45km E of Mimizan (sea, beaches, casino), 93km SE of Arcachon, 100km S of Bordeaux (airport).

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