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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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  • La Mignonne

    Savignac-de-Miremont, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24360

    Le Petit Village is situated at the end of a quiet country lane with sweeping panoramic views in almost every direction across the valley. These two cottages and the owner’s house are set amidst seventeen private hectares of beautiful open countryside. Exposed stone, beams and historic features have been retained to preserve their charm and character. A magnificent swimming pool is situated in the grounds and a picnic and barbecue area has been provided in one of the surrounding copses. There is a partially fenced wildlife pond 300 yards from the properties, children must be supervised. The nearby riverside market town of Le Bugue is just three miles away and offers restaurants, bars, a Tuesday market, shops, canoeing, kayaking, riding, tennis, aquarium and a crystal cathedral. Les Eyzies de Tayac with its National Museum of Prehistory is also close by and offers opportunities for exploring the shelters that were once home to prehistoric man. There are many water sports facilities in the area, especially at the charming village of Trémolat and in the 7-hectare park of Les Etang du Bois. The nearby pony club allows parents to accompany their children on country rides. Further afield is the historic town of Bergerac with its wine making traditions and the medieval market town of Sarlat. The whole area is steeped in historic villages, magnificent châteaux, oak and chestnut forests, fields of tobacco, maize and sunflowers.

    Ground floor: Porch leading into living/dining room with corner kitchen and door to covered terrace. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC, shower cubicle

    • Electric heating.

    Location: 6km N of Le Bugue (market town, river, all facilities), 7km N of Les Eyzies (museum of prehistory, caves), 10km S of Grotte de Rouffignac (caves), 10km N of Limeuil (river and boat trips), 18km N of Trémolat (water sports), 32km NW of Sarlat (medieval market town, all facilities), 54km E of Bergerac (historic town, airport, all facilities).

    Both Cottages: Shared grounds of 17 hectares

    • Private terraces
    • Shared swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.3m-1.8m) with Roman steps
    • Underfloor heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Internet access
    • Ample parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

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  • Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

    Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

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    Ref: FAD238

    Set in the heart of the Dordogne, close to Lascaux, Sarlat and the caves of the Grand Roc, these holiday apartments are in the Vézère Valley surrounded by castles and prehistoric sites. You will find restaurants, cafés and bars in the centre of the village, and the apartments have use of a large shared swimming pool (72m², open mid June - mid September) and a large landscaped private lake for fishing. Threre is an impressive dam at the foot of the huge building, situated in a large park. The apartments each have a private entrance and have a wonderful view overlooking the water, as well as a spacious lounge and a private terrace with barbecue, ideal for outdoor eating. The National Museum of Prehistory, with its important paleolithic collection is also nearby. For sporting enthusiasts, there is canoeing on the Vézère and you can enjoy golf 12km away. Gastronomic specialties of the area include duck, truffles and nuts. Shop and restaurant 500m.Set in the heart of the Dordogne, close to Lascaux, Sarlat and the caves of the Grand Roc, these holiday apartments are in the Vézère Valley surrounded by castles and prehistoric sites. You will find restaurants, cafés and bars in the centre of the village, and the apartments have use of a large shared swimming pool (72m², open mid June - mid September) and a large landscaped private lake for fishing. Threre is an impressive dam at the foot of the huge building, situated in a large park.

    The apartments each have a private entrance and have a wonderful view overlooking the water, as well as a spacious lounge and a private terrace with barbecue, ideal for outdoor eating. The National Museum of Prehistory, with its important paleolithic collection is also nearby.

    For sporting enthusiasts, there is canoeing on the Vézère and you can enjoy golf 12km away. Gastronomic specialties of the area include duck, truffles and nuts.

    Shop and restaurant 500m.

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

    Electric heating, colour satellite TV, internet connection, shared washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, shared grounds, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Lake in grounds, dam close by.

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  • Les Musses

    Saujon, Charente-Maritime

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    Ref: F17200

    Less than 20 minutes’ drive from the coast, and the resort of Royan, this simple house enjoys a rural position surrounded by cornfields. It is on a site with F17232 and the owners property, sharing the well-kept gardens full of flowers, and offers an open plan living room with patio doors on to a private dining terrace. This is an ideal base to discover the treasures of the Charente-Maritime. Marennes, with its oyster beds and salt marshes, is a short drive away, leading to Ile d’Oléron. There are miles of sandy beaches backed by the forest of la Coubre, stretching to La Palmyre and its zoo, while inland is Saintes with its old abbey.

    Open plan living/dining room with clic-clac (double sofa simple bed). Sliding bay windows opening on to terrace with kitchen area. Double bedroom. Shower room. Separate WC

    • Large enclosed shared lawned gardens
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • T/cot
    • Car parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 4km N of Saujon (shops, cafés, restaurants, market, pool), 15km NE of Royan (casino, ferry to Médoc), 10km from Cadeuil (bird watching, lake, fishing), 25km from Saint Palais (riding, golf, beaches), 28km W of Saintes (Charente River, abbey).

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  • Arcachon

    Arcachon

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    Ref: FAG208

    These two compact apartments are located in the popular seaside resort of Arcachon, on the French Atlantic coast, and are situated amidst an extraordinary landscape. They are set within Villa Regina, dating back to the late 19th century, and boasts shared use of an outdoor swimming pool, as well as a library, a billiard room, a cycle store and bowling alley. Free wi-fi is also available on the ground floor of the resort. Close by, discover the fascinating Dune du Pilat or visit the l’Île aux Oiseaux, the picturesque villages and the city of Bordeaux. They are conveniently located close to the shops, beach and city centre, which can be reached by an electric bus. Shop 500m and beach 800m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet with basin, 2 single beds in lounge.

    Dishwasher, microwave, shared garden, shared garden furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry no pets.

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  • Guern

    Guern

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    Ref: W14588

    Nestling in a quiet hamlet in the heart of Brittany, this pretty 16th-century stone-built cottage and converted water mill are set amidst acres of idyllic grounds, complete with river, mill pond and a large stocked lake with trout (free fishing available for guests). Lovingly restored and traditionally decorated by the British owners, incorporating beamed ceilings and log burners. The quaint mill house "Le Moulin" with its millstream trickling alongside, provides cosy accommodation for two, with views across the mill pond and lakes from its rear patio, while the spacious "Maison de Niziau" features exposed stonework and a pretty patio overlooking the river. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking and cycling. The historic town of Pontivy, with its château set on the River Blavet, weekly market and restaurants serving traditional Breton fayre is 12km away. Also within easy reach are the lake of Guerlédan and slightly further afield, Mûr de Bretagne, with their beaches and watersports. The coast is easily accessible, with the Golfe du Morbihan, inner sea, well worth exploring. Carnac is renowned for its rows of 2000 standing stones which constitute the most important prehistoric site in Europe. Shops 12km, café/bar and restaurant 3km.Nestling in a quiet hamlet in the heart of Brittany, this pretty 16th-century stone-built cottage and converted water mill are set amidst acres of idyllic grounds, complete with river, mill pond and a large stocked lake with trout (free fishing available for guests). Lovingly restored and traditionally decorated by the British owners, incorporating beamed ceilings and log burners. The quaint mill house "Le Moulin" with its millstream trickling alongside, provides cosy accommodation for two, with views across the mill pond and lakes from its rear patio, while the spacious "Maison de Niziau" features exposed stonework and a pretty patio overlooking the river. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking and cycling. The historic town of Pontivy, with its château set on the River Blavet, weekly market and restaurants serving traditional Breton fayre is 12km away. Also within easy reach are the lake of Guerlédan and slightly further afield, Mûr de Bretagne, with their beaches and watersports. The coast is easily accessible, with the Golfe du Morbihan, inner sea, well worth exploring. Carnac is renowned for its rows of 2000 standing stones which constitute the most important prehistoric site in Europe.

    Shops 12km, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. Single folding bed on request.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, colour satellite TV, DVD player, video, CD player, internet connection, washing machine, microwave, shared garden and grounds, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: River, pond and unfenced lake close to property. Open-tread stairs to first floor.

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  • Grau d’Agde

    Grau d’Agde

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    Ref: W14782

    Located only 250m from endless miles of fine golden sandy beaches, this pleasant holiday apartment has been well-equipped and tastefully furnished. Grau d’Agde is a family resort whose neighbouring resort of Cap d’Agde (8km) is one of the most popular along the Mediterranean coastline. Visit the historical, sun-drenched towns of Béziers, the wine capital of Languedoc (25km), Narbonne, a very pleasant town to wander around in the shade of its plane trees (53km), Carcassonne, one of the world famous medieval cities and Montpellier, recently voted the nicest town in France (63km). Grau d’Agde is only 15km from Béziers-Cap d’Agde airport (easy reach from airport with a shuttle bus - direct flights from Bristol, Luton, Manchester and Southampton). Shops, café/bar and restaurant 0.2km, beach 0.25km.

    Second floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with double basin, separate toilet, mezzanine with double bed.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave (no oven), freezer. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Plouézec

    Plouézec

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    Ref: FBC466

    This pretty, single-storey holiday property is part of the discreet owner’s house, situated at the heart of the town of Plouézec, with independent access and opening to a terrace and a small garden. Close by are the large beaches of Plouha with their impressive cliffs, notably Bonaparte and Bréhec. There are numerous walks along the ‘chemins des douaniers’ (customs’ officers paths) which enable you to enjoy exceptional views of the shore along this superb craggy coast. For day trips, visit Tréguier (22km), Lannion (41km) and Saint-Brieuc (43km). Shop and restaurant 500m.

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

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to terrace.

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  • Binic

    Binic

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    Ref: FBC275

    This first floor holiday apartment has been renovated to produce a very individual, personalised décor, with nicely coordinated materials and colours. On the ground floor is a small, discreet, fine grocery shop. The large beach of La Banche is ideal for children, and Binic, known as ‘the beauty spot of the Côtes d’Armor,’ is brought to life by many small shops and a weekly market on Thursdays. Just 500m from the house is a large modern swimming pool. You can also visit the museum of Brittany’s past traditions. Further afield, Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac’h (77.5km) is where you can admire the gorgeous natural sites and enjoy pleasant walks along the beautiful beaches. Shop, restaurant and beach 50m.

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

    Central heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, microwave, balcony, on street parking. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue

    Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue

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    Ref: FPV253

    Located in a beautiful town, this well-furnished, semi-detached holiday cottage is a perfect retreat for couples wanting to get away from it all and relax in a quiet setting. The large town of Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue is placed in the south east of France, giving way to lots of summer sun and close by for trips to the beach and the Mediterranean Sea. Take a walk and explore what this pretty town has to offer, from culture and a typical market to old buildings, rich in history, giving visitors a link to the past. Further afield is the city of Avignon, the main city of Vaucluse, which is filled with many tourist sites such as the Place du Palais, Le Pont Saint-Bénezet or its many museums. Shop and restaurant 500m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, Bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Cannes

    Cannes

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    Ref: FCA145

    These 7th-floor holiday apartments (FCA145 and FCA146, with lift access) overlook the old town of Cannes, also known as Suquet. Sharing an outdoor swimming pool, they are equipped with hot/cold air conditioning, and enjoy a central location 1km from the Palais des Festivals and the Croisette. Cannes is an ideal point to discover the riches of the Côte d’Azur and the hinterland. Discover the wine route of the Côtes de Provence and cross over to the nearby Lérins Islands. Do plan a visit to Saint-Raphaël, Saint-Tropez, Nice and the State Monaco. Sports lovers come here to enjoy sailing, diving, water skiing, golf, tennis and horse riding. Shop 50m, restaurant and beach 100m.

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

    Internet connection, dishwasher, microwave, balcony. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Trégunc

    Trégunc

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    Ref: FBF568

    This charming holiday home is situated in a quiet hamlet between the beautiful traditional villages of Névez and Trégunc. It has a contemporary kitchen and a spacious lounge with a high vaulted ceiling, a wood burning stove and windows opening onto a patio and large garden. The mezzanine bedroom is located above the lounge with 2 single beds that can be pushed together. A short walk will take you to a small river estuary for a quiet and picturesque promenade, while the villages are accessible by foot or bicycle, and excellent markets with local products. Discover Pont Aven with its shops and its artistic heritage (6km). The port of Concarneau with its walled citadel and its beautiful beaches is also worth visiting. Shop and restaurant 1.5km, beach 4.5km

    Ground floor: lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, separate toilet and basin, mezzanine with twin beds.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Open tread turning stairs to mezzanine bedroom.

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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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