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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 Bastide

    Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84177

    This ’maison de gardien’ is a five minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, a pretty riverside village famous for its fountain. It shares a walled courtyard and garden with the caretaker, and has a private swimming pool with sunbathing terraces and loungers. There is also an interesting, small spring fed pool in the pretty dining room. Beautifully decorated and furnished to modern Provençal style, it is equipped to a very good standard. The popular market town of Cavaillon is 15km away and a twenty minute drive through fine wine country brings you to Carpentras.

    Electric gates into courtyard and garden. Well-equipped dining kitchen. Dining room with small spring fed pool and patio doors out to the garden. Open-sided stairs from kitchen to landing area leading to living room/bedroom with double bed and comfortable seating. Shower room/WC

    • Pebbled courtyard and garden
    • Small private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m to 2.2m)
    • Small pool, fed by spring
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking for one car
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: No children.

    Location: 5km E of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (riverside driving, famous antique market, canoeing), 10km W of Gordes (stunning hilltop village in honey coloured stone), 20km W of Roussillon (famed for its ochre coloured rocks and pigment museum), 20km E of Avignon (Papal Palace, River Rhône, summer festival).

  • Castagniers

    Castagniers

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    Ref: FCA060

    This charming duplex apartment, located in the centre of the small village of Castagniers, makes an ideal holiday base for visiting this region. It is decorated and furnished very tastefully; the lounge has a vaulted ceiling and there is a private terrace leading from this room with wonderful panoramic mountain views. The cosmopolitan city of Nice is 19km away with its old lanes, markets and bustling newer quarters and from here you can visit Monaco and Cannes. Don’t miss a trip to the wonderful perfume capital of Grasse with its factories less than an hour away or the ancient village of Vence. Shop 4km, restaurant 2km, beach 15km.

    Ground floor: Lounge. First floor: Kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet with basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), stereo/CD player, washing machine, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. One pet welcome. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Step to shower room. Steps on terrace.

  • Beaucaire

    Beaucaire

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    Ref: FLG139

    This lovely holiday studio is very comfortable and located in an ancient building in the centre of Beaucaire, making it an ideal touring base. It is close to the pretty river harbour, shops and restaurants. In the centre of Beaucaire, there are often many local events, especially in July and August, for example the Camargue Races. Places to visit in the surrounding area include the Abbey of Saint Roman, Le Mas des Tourelles and Le Vieux Mas. Tarascon, Les Baux, Arles, Nimes, Avignon, the Gard Bridge, Roussillon, Gord or Isle-sur-la-Sorge are also close by. Shop 1.5km and restaurant 300m.

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

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, internet connection, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, on street parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Avignon

    Avignon

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    Ref: W14186

    This delightful ground floor holiday apartment is peacefully located, yet only 400m from the fortified historical centre of Avignon. Its swimming pool (32m²) is shared with only the discreet owners. Avignon, stretching in all its beauty along the banks of the River Rhone, with its famous July arts festival is a superb base for discovering some of the jewels Provence is famous for. Discover and explore Nîmes, Uzès, the Pont du Gard, Saint Rémy de Provence, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, the Luberon Mountain Range, Lourmarin, Marseille, La Camargue or some of the lovely resorts along the Mediterranean coastline. Shop 400m, café/bar and restaurant 100m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom (separated from lounge by panel screen only).

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

  • Antibes

    Antibes

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    Ref: FCA100

    Antibes, the historic town and famous tourist resort on the French Riviera, has a lovely sand and pebble beach, where relaxing or water sports can be enjoyed. These air conditioned holiday apartments are set on a complex, located just 900m from Port Vauban, with its Mediterranean courtyards and flagstone streets. All the apartments are air conditioned and equipped with a balcony and elegant garden furniture. The reception is open around the clock from May to September and the hospitable staff can communicate in three languages. A shared swimming pool is located in the garden with a children’s pool, and another one on the roof with sunny terrace and panoramic views of the sea and the old town. Shop 200m, restaurant 375m and beach 900m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, twin beds in lounge.

    Satellite TV, wi-fi, dishwasher, balcony, shared grounds, outdoor furniture. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

  • Jasmin

    Ginestas, Aude

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    Ref: F11111

    Just half an hour from the coast, this cosy apartment is situated on the edge of the pretty village of Ginestas, surrounded by vineyards of the Minervois Region. Set in the owner’s attractive garden, provides simple, open-plan accommodation with a mezzanine bedroom overlooking the living room, and a private dining terrace outside, as well as use of the owner’s swimming pool in the mornings. Good walking locally and boat trips on the Canal du Midi, just a few minutes away. Nearby, the ancient Cathar citadel of Minerve and the fortified city of Carcassonne transport visitors back in time, while the sandy beaches offer relaxation, with sea fishing and sailing at Gruissan.

    Living/dining area with corner kitchen. Narrow open-tread stairs to first floor: Double mezzanine bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Shared garden
    • Terrace
    • Pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.5-1.7m)
    • Jacuzzi bath
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • M/wave
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • TV (French channels)
    • H/chair
    • Garage
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 20km NW of Narbonne (Gruissan and Narbonne beaches), 45km E of Carcassonne, 62km N of Perpignan, 100km SE of Montpellier.

  • Au Fil de l’Eau

    Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84236

    In an idyllic position on the leafy banks of the River Sorgue, it is hard to believe the shops, cafés and restaurants of the town centre are only a short walk away. This small studio villa opens onto the lawned gardens with a sunny pool and pool house, which are shared with the discreet owners and one other holiday property (F84314). It has its own private dining terrace overlooking the river where you can watch the jade dragonflies, ducks and trout drift by from the comfort of the hammock slung between the trees. The town is criss-crossed by the clear river, and renowned for its antiques shops and lively market. The property is well placed for discovering this interesting area of Provence.

    Entrance from riverside dining terrace into living/dining room with corner kitchen and patio doors. Kingsize bedroom with patio doors (with curtain, no door). Shower room/WC

    • Large enclosed shared garden
    • Terrace
    • Shared swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.45m), Roman steps
    • Pool house
    • Air conditioning
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Radio/CD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: The river is close by - sorry, no children.

    Location: 3km from golf course, 17km E of Gordes (famous hilltop village, stunning views over Luberon), 23km E of Avignon (Papal Palace, historic city, famous bridge, lively summer festival, airport), 28km NE of St. Rémy-de-Provence, 63km N of Aix-en-Provence, 70km from Marseille airport, 80km from beaches.

  • Nice

    Nice

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    Ref: FCA481

    This holiday apartment is located in an artistic neighbourhood at the foot of Villa Arson, the famous national art school. The apartment is comfortable and cheerfully decorated, with two windows overlooking the town. At 500m, the tram will take you to the rest of the city of Nice - the old town, the harbour and the Promenade des Anglais, 3km. Nice offers exhibitions, fairs, festivals and concerts throughout the year. The highway to Menton and Monaco is 1km away and Nice train station 2km. The location is ideal if you are planning a getaway on the Riviera. Golf 13km. Shop 500m, restaurant 100m.

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

    Electric heating, colour cable TV, DVD player, internet connection, microwave. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps outside of property.

  • Moulin de Molac

    Le Cours, Morbihan

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    Ref: F56208

    Not far from the coast, nestled in the valley of Arz amid the wooded hills of Landes de Lanvaux, this charming cottage forms part of a beautiful old watermill. Perfectly restored, it offers cosy accommodation, alongside some bed and breakfast rooms. Outside is a dining terrace surrounded by a tiny flowery garden, a branch of the river and a large meadow. From here, the pretty village of Elven is a short drive, with restaurants, cafés and bars, as is the town of Questembert with a beautiful, half-timbered marketplace. The Gulf of Morbihan is just a 20 minute drive, where the pretty main islands offer absolute tranquillity with no traffic. There are many sandy beaches to explore, including Damgan, while the medieval city of Vannes is a great day out.

    Ground floor: Large living/dining room with corner kitchen. First floor: Large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with double basin. Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Shared grounds
    • Electric convector heaters
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • Shared swing
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Parking.

    Location: 1km S of Le Cours village, 9km E of Elven (restaurants, cafés, supermarket), 22km NE of Vannes (city, shops, restaurants).

  • Lorgues

    Lorgues

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    Ref: W13409

    This charming apartment, with private terrace, enjoys shared use of the large swimming pool with only the English owners and one other holiday property. A haven of peace and quiet, set on 2 acres of natural garden amongst trees and vineyards. At only 2km awaits the small medieval town of Lorgues, which has one of the most impressive and largest markets in the region. To the North awaits the stunning Gorges de Verdun (30km), and to the South the dazzling St. Tropez (50km). Excursions to Draguignan (15km), Ste. Maxime (40km), and only slightly further afield all the glamour of the Riviera which can only mean Cannes, Nice and Monaco. Yet also some impressive villages hidden behind it, including Vence, St. Paul and Grasse. Shop 2.5km, café/bar, restaurant 3km and beach 30km.

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

    Electric heating, colour TV, radio/cassette/CD player, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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