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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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  • 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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  • 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
    • 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).

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  • Salernes

    Salernes

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    Ref: FCV093

    These light and welcoming, single-storey, neighbouring holiday properties (refs FCV092 and FCV093) are conveniently situated in large grounds next to a river, ideal for fishing and sailing. They are in the perfect location for exploring one of the most beautiful and truly rural regions of France, being close to the Haute-Garonne. Visit the Gorges du Verdon and the Lac de Sainte Croix, which are only 30km away; or Sillans-la-Cascade with its waterfalls and forest setting. The two properties share natural grounds with a feature fountain, and both have terraces with sitting-out areas, sun loungers, parasols and outdoor furniture. Shop and restaurant 3km.These light and welcoming, single-storey, neighbouring holiday properties (refs FCV092 and FCV093) are conveniently situated in large grounds next to a river, ideal for fishing and sailing. They are in the perfect location for exploring one of the most beautiful and truly rural regions of France, being close to the Haute-Garonne. Visit the Gorges du Verdon and the Lac de Sainte Croix, which are only 30km away; or Sillans-la-Cascade with its waterfalls and forest setting. The two properties share natural grounds with a feature fountain, and both have terraces with sitting-out areas, sun loungers, parasols and outdoor furniture.

    Shop and restaurant 3km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner with curtained off double bed, shower room with toilet.

    Central heating, colour satellite TV, CD player, washing machine, microwave, natural grounds, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Fountain and steps in grounds.

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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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  • Le Boncoin - Le Chic

    St. Sigismond, Vendée

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    Ref: F85301


    These two holiday cottages have been renovated by the owner who lives nearby, and who will advise on places to visit in this lovely area on the Vendée side of the Marais Poitevin. Le Chic (ref F85301) is a semi-detached cottage and features original stone walls, exposed beams and a cosy wood-burning stove in the living room. It has a small sitting-out area to the front and a grassed area to the side. La Grange (ref F85303) is a detached property with original stonework, wooden floor, exposed beams and a wood-burning stove. Outside there is an enclosed garden which is perfect for sitting quietly in the shade of the hot summer sun. Hire a canoe (payable locally) and explore the local canal network, or visit the pretty villages, markets and beaches of the Vendée and Charente.

    Ground floor: Living room with wood-burning stove and beams. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom with sloping ceiling

    • Grassed area (across small road)
    • Natural grounds
    • Patio
    • Electric heating
    • Blu-ray
    • Cot
    • On street parking
    • Barbecue
    • F/freezer.

    Location: 3km from Le Mazeau (shops, bar and restaurant), 4km from Damvix (bars, restaurants), 11km SW of Benet (supermarket, most facilities), 25km W of Niort (large town), 50km E of La Rochelle (beaches).

    Both properties: Wood-burning stove

    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • Wi-fi
    • H/chair
    • Garden furniture.

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  • Ectot-l’Auber, nr. Rouen

    Ectot-l’Auber, nr. Rouen

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    Ref: W11622

    This semi-detached house set in a vast garden is ideal for a couple to rest after discovering the Norman country around. Only 16.75 miles (27km) from the coast with Veules-les-Roses, a delightful little seaside resort hidden between high wooded cliffs, and near St. Valéry-en-Caux a little harbour with a casino. Dieppe 25 miles (40km) is an interesting historic town popular with British tourists for two centuries. Rouen is only 18.5 miles (30km) with its wonderful gothic cathedral and its superbly restored city, which you must explore on foot. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1.25 miles (2km), beach 16.75 miles (27km).

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

    Electric heating, colour TV, radio, wi-fi, washing machine, freezer, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No children under 6. NB: This property is not suitable for children due to the deep pond in the garden.

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  • Ploëzal

    Ploëzal

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    Ref: FBC096

    This semi-detached holiday property invites you to take a relaxing break in the heart of the magnificent region of Brittany, where you will be able to enjoy the peaceful countryside setting. Not far from here is the small town of Pontrieux, as is the Château of Roche-Jagu which overlooks the Trieux estuary. Also worth a visit are Lannion, 18km with exposed timiber framed buildings and Paimpol, 13km with its narrow streets and alleys. A choice of beaches include Côte de Granit Rose, 14km, Perros-Guirec, 20km and Tregastel 24km. Don’t miss a day out at the enchanted forest at Huelgoat, 56km. Shop and restaurant 4km, beach 14km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/curtained area with double bed (access from one side only), kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), internet connection, microwave, shared grounds, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

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  • Naussannes

    Naussannes

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    Ref: FAD322

    These three stone holiday properties adjoin one another and share lovely grounds which lead down to the river surrounded by peaceful countryside. Each property has its own terrace where you can sit and enjoy a meal outside. There is also use of a shared outdoor swimming pool (55m², open June to September) with an area with sun loungers for soaking up the sun. The area is replete with many bastide towns in the surrounding area - notably Monpazier, 14km, which is classed as one of the ’most beautiful villages in France’; it is also one of the most complete bastide towns in France. You can wander down quaint side streets and stop at one of the cafes for refreshment whilst soaking up the ambience. Bergerac 25km. Shop and restaurant 5km.

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

    Electric heating, microwave, shared lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Unfenced river frontage.

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  • Jasmin

    Ginestas, Aude

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    Ref: F11111

    Just half an hour from the coast, this cosy apartment with air conditioning 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
    • 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.

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  • Festalemps

    Festalemps

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    Ref: FAD338

    This lovely, comfortable semi-detached holiday home is situated next to the friendly but discreet English owners. The property has a private patio area and an above ground swimming pool (18m², open May-Sep), in a walled front garden, along with badminton net. Lac de Jemaye is 10km drive and is great for swimming with a sandy beach and play park for children, as well as water sports and a pleasant walking trail around the lake. Ribérac is 11km away, and has a supermarket, bank, restaurants and all commodities, plus a fabulous market on Fridays and live music. Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France and is 9km away, it boasts a monolithic church, a river beach with canoeing available, as well as several restaurants. Shop 10km, restaurant 5km.

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

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance. Very low beamed, sloping ceiling on mezzanine level. Slopes in garden.

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  • Le Petit Chambon

    Gabillou, near Thenon, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24526

    This charming cottage with private swimming pool and lawned garden is situated in nine acres of grounds in a haven of rural peace and tranquillity. The former barn is very spacious, has been decorated, furnished and equipped to a high standard and has easy wheelchair access to all rooms. The cottage opens onto a pretty south-facing courtyard terrace and a covered barbecue area perfect for dining al fresco. The market town of Thenon and the Dordogne’s main attractions are within easy reach. The whole area is dotted with market towns, fields of maize and sunflowers, and pretty sun-drenched stone villages.

    Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility. Kingsize bedroom, plus single bed (alternative sleeping). Shower room/WC

    • Garden
    • Shared grounds with unfenced stream
    • Terrace
    • Private pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.1m to 1.4m)
    • Heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: No children.

    Location: 7km N of Thenon (market, banks, shops, restaurants, supermarket), 25km N of Montignac (market town, canoe hire, Lascaux II caves), 31km E of Périgueux (cathedral, museums, all facilities), 48km N of Sarlat (historic market town, most facilities).

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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 three 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 outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court 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
    • Microwave.

    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).

    All Cottages: Shared grounds of 17 hectares with unfenced water feature nearby

    • Private terraces
    • Shared outdoor swimming pool (50m², depth 1.3m-1.8m), open mid May-mid Sep, with Roman steps
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • Fridge
    • Wi-fi
    • Ample parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

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