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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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  • Le Touquet-Paris-Plage

    Le Touquet-Paris-Plage

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    Ref: FNP138

    Ideally located in a quiet residential area of this famous resort, within easy walking distance of the sandy beach and amenities, this lovely studio apartment is less than an hour from the northern ports. The discreet owner lives next door. Tastefully decorated with a well-appointed kitchen and bright bedroom/lounge, this property is within easy walking distance of Le Touquet, and is ideally placed for a round of golf on the magnificent course. Wander along the vast beaches, visit the rampart town of Montreuil-sur-Mer, the market town of Hesdin or venture down the coast to Saint-Valery with its steam train and seal colony. Enjoy shopping and gastronomic restaurants or walk through the forest on the dunes to the enormous sandy beach. Shop 250m, restaurant and beach 300m.

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

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

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  • Perros-Guirec

    Perros-Guirec

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    Ref: FBC564

    Located on a hillside, this holiday studio apartment has exceptional views over the beach of Trestraou and the sea front. The nearby seaside resort of Trestraou, is famous in the Côte-de-Granit-Rose, and offers numerous activities such as a casino, sailing centre, thalassotherapy centre, gourmet restaurants and crêperies. Why not go for a boat tour of the seven islands? The island of Tommee can be seen from your apartment balcony. Ploumanac’h is nearby and is a must see, with its strange shaped rocks on the coastal paths, which follow the shore. Don’t forget to go to Trégastel with its heated sea water pool and fitness centre! The golf course of Saint Samson is just 5kms away. Shop 1.5km, restaurant and beach 200m.

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

    Electric heating, fridge, microwave, balcony, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Step to balcony.

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  • Breux-sur-Avre, nr. Dreux

    Breux-sur-Avre, nr. Dreux

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    Ref: W12147

    This detached cottage has an open fire in the lounge and a garden with patio area overlooking the ornamental pond. From the property you can enjoy the Normandy countryside, which is all around, by walking or cycling and this is also an ideal place for relaxing. It is located just 2.5 miles (4km) from a small town with all facilities along the Aure River valley. Historic Verneuil-sur-Avre is 6.25 miles (10km) away with its medieval part and the two large forests of Breteuil and Senonches are 7 miles (12km). Shop and café/bar 4km, restaurant 300m.

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

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV, video, radio, wi-fi, microwave, shared enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

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  • La Cachette

    Bonnieux, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84159

    La Cachette is a charming apartment in an old town house in the heart of this beautiful village. The large panoramic roof terrace has one of the most famous views of this area, overlooking terracotta rooftops, the church tower and the Luberon Valley. The apartment has a chic, uncluttered style with a modern corner kitchen and a living/dining room with sliding patio doors which open onto the furnished terrace. Shop for warm bread and croissants for breakfasts, stroll out to bars and restaurants or take the car and explore some of the beautiful Luberon villages right on your doorstep.

    Shared, street-level entrance. Two flights of stairs to second floor apartment. Open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area, patio doors to roof terrace with table, chairs and deckchairs. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with short bath

    • Roof terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • Street parking.

    Location: In the Luberon National Park, (vineyards, forests, ruined castles, Roman remains), 12km SW of Apt (Saturday market), 28km NE of Aix-en-Provence, 35km E of Avignon.

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  • Harmony

    St. Raphaël, Var

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    Ref: F83158

    Just across the road from a sandy beach, close to local shops and bars, this attractive first floor apartment is perfectly situated to enjoy all the attractions of the lively resort of St. Raphaël, with its colourful pavement cafés and shady squares. Set in a modern building, it is attractively furnished with a touch of Oriental style, and enjoys a balcony overlooking the shared swimming pool, with a glimpse of the sea to one side. St. Raphaël has sandy beaches, palm trees, a buzzing nightlife and bustling evening markets along the promenade, as well as a waterworld. Nearby is St. Tropez, with beaches and pretty harbour lined with artists, while Cannes has designer boutiques and magnificent summer firework displays.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room with doors to balcony. Kitchen with double hob (no conventional oven). Kingsize bedroom. Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC

    • Shared enclosed gardens with colourful rockeries
    • Shared swimming pool (13m x 6.5m, depth 1m to 3m), open mid-May to mid-Sept
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Parking within enclosed grounds
    • Balcony table and chairs.

    Location: 3km E of St. Raphaël (nightlife, boutiques, bars, safari park), 38km E of St. Tropez (beaches, boutiques, nightlife), 38km W of Cannes (all-year-round festivals, la Croisette).

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  • Nice

    Nice

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    Ref: FCA482

    This bright holiday apartment is located in a small renovated villa and has been beautifully decorated, offering plenty of comfort. It is situated close to shops and restaurants, and a small footpath leads you to the Villa Arson, a famous national art school. The location is perfect for those planning a getaway on the Riviera. The tram, 500m away, will take you to the rest of the city; the old town, the harbour and the Promenade des Anglais, 3km. The city of Nice offers exhibitions, fairs, festivals and concerts throughout the year, and the highway to Menton and Monaco is 1km away. Nice train station 2km. Shop 500m, restaurant 100m, beach 3.5km.

    Stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner with double bed. Shower room with toilet and basin.

    Electric central heating, all fuel and power included in rent, colour cable TV, DVD player, internet connection, microwave. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Les Oliviers

    Villedieu, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84218

    The impressive panoramic views from this bright holiday cottage over the peaceful plains to the Dentelles-de-Montmirail hills, all overlooked by the majestic Mont Ventoux, would be hard to fault. Adjoining, but not overlooked by the discreet owner’s property, this property has its own shady dining terrace, beneath the mature olive trees, with colourfully-cushioned, forged-iron day beds. The well-maintained garden edges the pool with its south-facing terraces. It’s a short walk to the village centre with fresh bread, groceries, cafés and restaurants. Visit the local wine routes with some of France’s biggest names grown here, historic Avignon, the Pont-du-Gard and the Lubéron, all around an hour away.

    Entrance from garden into living/dining room with corner kitchen, double bed and French windows to balcony. Shower room/WC

    • Shared grounds
    • Enclosed garden
    • Shared swimming pool (7m x 5m, depth 1m to 1.6m) with Roman steps
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • Flatscreen satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Unsuitable for the infirm.

    Location: 6km NW of Vaison-la-Romaine (castle, summer festivals, shop), 38km N of Carpentras (museum, flower market).

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  • Ambleteuse, nr. Boulogne

    Ambleteuse, nr. Boulogne

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    Ref: W11664

    Set in a quiet hamlet near the coast, situated next to the owner’s home this detached holiday cottage is an ideal base to discover this pleasant area. It is decorated and is well equipped. In the village there is a museum of WWII and nearby there is a sandy golf course. Boulogne offers many restaurants and shops and do not miss the sea centre of Nausicaa and the old city. The hinterland has various landscapes with pretty little villages, appreciated by cyclists, runners or riders. Shop 0.75 miles (1.2km), café/bar and restaurant 0.75 miles (1.2km), beach 1.25 miles (2km).

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom, sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, colour digital TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, freezer, shared courtyard, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: There are low ceilings in the bedroom and bathroom, and a steep spiral staircase at this property.

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  • Chez Viviane

    Montagnac-la-Crempse, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24559

    This charming, stone holiday cottage is situated in the courtyard of the discreet and friendly owners’ beautifully restored home (also a B&B). The cottage faces the main courtyard and a very pretty, ancient, rose-covered well. The property is ideal for couples seeking simple accommodation and features the shared use of the owners’ outdoor swimming pool and attractive gardens. This sleepy hamlet is an ideal place to return to after a day’s sightseeing in nearby Bergerac or exploring the vineyards. All the attractions of the Dordogne are within easy driving distance.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and corner kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC

    • Shared 2-hectare grounds
    • Shared swimming pool (13m x 6m, depth 1.4m)
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Parking
    • Shared garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Shared barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 8km S of Villambard (shops, restaurants, cafés, bank, post office, tennis, horse riding), 23km N of Bergerac (market town, airport, all facilities), 34km S of Périgueux (capital of Dordogne, cathedral, Wednesday market, all facilities), 72km W of Sarlat (historic picturesque town, Wednesday market, all facilities).

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  • Lanester

    Lanester

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    Ref: FBM209

    Located in a quiet residential area on the outskirts of Lorient, and just 8km from the harbour, this beautiful ground floor holiday property enjoys a private garden and terrace, just perfect for a relaxing stay in the heart of Brittany, the discreet owner lives on site. Lanester sits on the meeting place of the River Scroff and the River Blavet, and benefits from a weekly market. Lorient lies at the mouth of the two rivers and the port is home to many yachts and the buildings surrounding the port reflect its naval history, and the German submarine base is now a tourist attraction. Shop 150m, restaurant 200m.

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

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, DVD player, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Trève

    Trève

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    Ref: FBC599

    On the outskirts of the small town of Trève, this detached holiday property is ideal for a couple with a small child to discover Brittany, the descreet owner lives on site. Situated near to a renowned fishing lake with a lakeside walk to enjoy. The kitchen opens onto one of the 2 terraces, one of which is covered with a pergola, it also offers a small vegetable garden, which is available to guests. The region is rich in heritage, and you can enjoy visits to the ’Maison-des-Toiles’ at Saint-Thélo, or the shoemaker of Chèze, and just 5 minutes away Loudéac has a steam room and Jacuzzi available. Shop and restaurant 700m, beach 50m.

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

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, 2 terraces, garden furniture, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Uneven surface in grounds.

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  • Cuttoli-Corticchiato

    Cuttoli-Corticchiato

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    Ref: FKO086

    This air-conditioned holiday studio, sleeping two on a sofa bed, adjoins the owners’ villa and is located in a wooded and flowery garden. The beautiful shared outdoor swimming pool (21m², access times will be agreed with the owner) is nestled in the heart of lush Mediterranean vegetation. From the pool, enjoy views of the Monte Gozzi, the red rocky mountain. Approximately 1km away, discover the turquoise basins of the Gravona River and its wild beaches. The large sandy beaches of Porticcio and Ricanto are a 15-minute drive and many water activities are available. Ajaccio with its old town and the birthplace of Napoleon are a must to discover. Mountain walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep. Shop 3.5km, restaurant 2km, beach 9km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, cot, wi-fi, washing machine, fridge, microwave, shared garden, shared terrace, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps down to pool area. Steps to terrace.

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