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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Les Farinettes

    Ménerbes, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84239

    Situated just beneath the fascinating medieval village of Ménerbes (but with quick, direct access to the village centre), Les Farinettes offers bright, comfortable holiday accommodation in a tastefully renovated barn. Access to the property via steps up from the pavement take you directly to your private sun terrace and patio. From here and from within ‘Les Farinettes’ you can enjoy stunning views over the Luberon Hills. Ménerbes is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Nearby are the beautiful villages of Lacoste, Bonnieux, and Gordes. This property is an ideal spot to relax in whilst still enjoying all that Provence has to offer.

    Ground floor: Steps to entrance. Living/dining room with corner kitchen, tiled floor, patio doors to terrace. Double bedroom, en-suite shower room/WC

    • Shared lawned garden with drops
    • Three private terraces
    • Shared swimming pool (7m x 3m, depth 1.6m), Roman steps
    • Central heating
    • Open fire
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Garage and separate parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Unsuitable for the infirm.

    Location: 200m from restaurants, grocers, bakery and bar, 15km E of Cavaillon (Roman remains, theatre, restaurants), 20km W of Apt (all facilities, Saturday market, pedestrianised old quarter), 30km E of Avignon (summer festival, Papal Palace).

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  • Patrimonio

    Patrimonio

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    Ref: FKO092

    These two ground floor apartments are simply, yet comfortably furnished, and the owner lives conveniently on site should you need help or assistance during your stay. There are a number of similar apartments on site, and they all share the extensive grounds. Each property has its own sitting out area and furniture for dining al fresco whilst enjoying the views over the hilltop church to the mountains beyond. Corsica is a delightful island off the south east coast of France, but its close proximity to Italy lends a distinct Italian influence. Located in Patrimonio in the north east of the island, apart from the lovey views you can enjoy historic sites, gift and speciality shops, with cafes and restaurant to tempt your palate. In Bastia you can visit the old port, the church of St John the Baptist, chapels, museums and market squares. Shop and restaurant 600m, beach 3.6km.

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

    Electric heating, wi-fi, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Step to terrace.

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  • Bastia

    Bastia

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    Ref: FKO095

    This air-conditioned studio apartment is located in a residence of 30 independent apartments, all conveniently situated in front of the sea. The double bed is located in the lounge. The pretty Miomo pebble beach is 50 metres from the apartment, just across the small road crossing Cap Corse. The shops are located in the street in front of the residence and everything is within walking distance. On foot, bike or car, you can discover and explore the magnificent landscapes of the very rugged coastline that Cap Corse is famous for. Wander along and explore its sandy and pebbled coves, framed by the pristine turquoise sea. Bastia is just 4km away and the tower in the old town is a must see. Various water activities are available on the wide sandy beach of Marana on the edge of the city. Shop, restaurant and beach 50m.

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. Shower room with toilet and basin. Double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating. Wi-fi. Washing machine. Fridge. Freezer. Microwave. Balcony. Outdoor furniture. On street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: External open-tread staircase.

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  • Montpinchon

    Montpinchon

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    Ref: FNM211

    This holiday property, attached to the owner’s home, offers a cosy interior and is the departure point for rural walks along the country footpaths. Manche offers plenty of diverse walking opportunities from woodland walks to coastal cliff-top walks, as well as sandy beaches and, of course, you can visit the Mont-Saint-Michel. From here, visit nearby places which include Cherbourg with its historical monuments and large aquarium, the village of Barfleur, one of the most beautiful villages in France and the town of Valognes, known for its art and history. Attractions include museum of cider, brandy and old trades, Roman baths of Alauna, a church and much more. Golf 20km away. Shop 5km, restaurant 3km and beach 23km.

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

    Heater, colour satellite TV, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Sloping ceiling in shower room, slopes in garden.

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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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  • Le Mas du Bosca-Brun

    Cheval Blanc, nr. Cavaillon, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84329

    This charming 19th-century house, situated at the foot of the Luberon Regional Nature Park and on the outskirts of the village of Cheval Blanc, is ideal for relaxing in a peaceful countryside environment. Just 1km from all facilities, this traditional Provençal cottage is perfect for a couple seeking calm and serenity. Sympathetically restored with beamed ceilings, tasteful decoration and comfortable antique furniture, this semi-detached house, adjoining the owner’s home, is an excellent touring base with interesting and varied excursions within an hour’s drive. The lively riverside town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, famous for its antique fairs, bustling Sunday market and riverside restaurants, is within a 15-minute drive. Visit Roman ruins at Glanum, or Les Baux-de-Provence with its medieval castle with stunning views over the valley. Day trips could include the elegant Aix-en-Provence with its Haussmann architecture or the Luberon valley, where you can admire the beautiful hill-top villages.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams and French doors to terrace. Dining room/kitchen with beams and French doors to terrace. Super-kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Shower room/WC

    • Enclosed lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (6m x 3m, depth 1.5m)
    • Central heating
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No children.

    Location: 5km SW of Cavaillon (shops, supermarket), 12km from Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (antiques shops, market), 20km from St. Rémy-de-Provence, 25km from Avignon, 30km from Lourmarin and Les Baux-de-Provence.

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  • Anneville-sur-Mer

    Anneville-sur-Mer

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    Ref: FNM100

    This former windmill has been tastefully renovated to provide a unique holiday base that guests will love. It has been decorated in the traditional style of the local buildings and will delight those who are looking for something a bit different. It is sitaued in the town of Anneville-sur-Mer, just 1.5km from the sandy beach. Ideally located for those wanting to explore the local area and visit the many attractions close by including Coutances (12km) the beautiful gardens of Argences (16km), the Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin national park (29km), Granville (31km) and children will love the animal at the Parc zoologique de Champrepus 37km away. Shop and restaurant 5km.

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

    Electric heating, CD player, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Steep, narrow, open-sided, open-tread spiral stairs with rope handrail to first and second floors.

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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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  • 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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