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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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  • Pigeonnier de la Boissyère

    Cénac-et-Saint-Julien, Dordogne

    Grade
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    Ref: F24517

    This historic and unusual pigeonnier lies in a very elevated position in the grounds of the discreet owner’s home in the centre of this popular and lively village. The detached holiday property is simply and comfortably furnished for easy holiday housekeeping. The lower part of the garden includes a swimming pool and pretty vine covered terrace. The River Dordogne, 300m away, offers opportunities for canoeing and picnics. The fascinating Bastide town of Domme ‘Acropolis of the Dordogne’ with its charming cobbled streets rises above Cénac. An ideal location for exploring.

    30 steps to entrance: Living/dining room with corner kitchen. Narrow stone stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Shower room (no WC). WC. External stone steps to second floor: Twin bedroom

    • Landscaped garden
    • Terrace
    • Pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.8m to 1.8m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French)
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: Village centre (weekly market, shops, bars, bakers, restaurants, tennis, riding, chemist and bank), 300m from River Dordogne and canoe hire, 2km S of Domme (historic village, restaurants, tourist and craft shops), 12km S of Sarlat (historic town, twice weekly market, all facilities).

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  • Quettehou

    Quettehou

    Grade
    4
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    Ref: FNM435

    This charming, beautiful, terraced, stone holiday property, has an entrance porch dating from the 12th-century and sea views over the Tour Vauban of Tatihou Island. Located in the heart of the Regional Park of Cotentin and comfortably furnished, this lovely holiday home is ideal for relaxing in the spectacular countryside. The lovely lawned garden looks out over the nearby sea 1.7km away. The surrounding area has so much to offer, with Tatihou Island and its Tour Vauban, which is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, at low tide take the amphibious boat across to the island. There are several water sports available in the area and you can walk on the D-Day landing beaches, including the world famous Utah Beach or Sainte-Mère-Église. Further north is Cherbourg, its harbour, Fort de Querqueville and the Cité de la Mer maritime museum. Trips to the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey are available 50km away. Shop 2.5km, beach 1.7km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet with basin. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 twin bedrooms.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Steps in grounds.

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  • Maison Fleurie

    Pezilla La Riviere, Pyrénées-Orientales

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: F66142

    Peacefully located on the outskirts of a pretty Catalan village with shops and restaurants, this attractive light and airy, air-conditioned detached property has been furnished and equipped to a good standard. It enjoys a private, beautifully maintained garden and its large pool has a removable hinged cover, helping to maintain the pool temperature high during the cooler seasons. 15km from the historical town of Perpignan. Only 36km from the endless golden sandy beaches. Excellent walking awaits in the Albères Mountain Range and on the Côte Vermeille, which boasts the stunning resort of Collioure. Take a trip to the Spanish border, or to the high mountain peaks of the Pyrénées. Wander around the local market towns then return to enjoy an al-fresco meal, with a glass of the local wine in a lovely setting.

    Ground floor: Living room with woodburner, beams and patio doors to terrace/dining room/kitchen. Utility. One double bedroom with patio door to terrace and en-suite shower room/WC. First floor: One double bedroom with single sofa bed, patio door to terrace and en-suite shower room/WC

    • Private garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.4m) with Roman steps
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • Woodburning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Radio/cassette/CD
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 800m from village centre (most facilities), supermarket 5km, 15km W of Perpignan (airport), 36km from beaches and 36-hole golf course.

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  • Mimosa

    Les Conches, nr. Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: F85316

    Set amidst a fragrant pine forest and situated just 600 metres from the glorious sandy beach at Les Conches, this semi-detached holiday property is situated in a region second only to the south east of France in terms of sunshine. Enjoy the private enclosed courtyard, including a covered terrace to unwind and relax. The house is served by a network of cycle paths and there are also numerous walking tracks in the forest and across the dunes onto the beach. From the beach you can see the Ile de Ré, take a trip on the boat from La Tranche-sur-Mer (6km) to one of the islands, around Fort Boyard or to la Rochelle.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only) and corner kitchen with French doors to terrace and tiled floor. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Enclosed gravel courtyard
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 200m from shops, bar and restaurant, 6km from La Tranche-sur-Mer (shops, cafés, supermarket, pool complex), 30km S of Les Sables-d’Olonne (famous prom with street cafés, shops), 60km N of La Rochelle (shopping centre, museums).

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  • Le Jas

    Rustrel, nr. Apt, Vaucluse

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: F84311

    In truly delightful settings enjoying a private enclosed garden and swimming pool, this detached holiday villa is peacefully located in the heart of the Rustrel, known as the ‘Little Colorado of Provence’ with its red rock formations. Perfect for those seeking calm and serenity in any season, in a quiet residential area at the heart of the village with a bakery, restaurant and two cafés within a 300-metre walk, it is also a paradise for hikers and ramblers. If the order of the day is not lying beside the pool enjoying a barbecue with local produce, excursions to see the best Provence has to offer are nearby. Explore the Luberon National Park, made famous by Peter Mayle, with hilltop villages such as Gordes, Roussillon, Ménerbes, Maubec and Bonnieux. Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, known as ‘Little Venice’, is where you can sample Provençal cuisine in one of the gourmet riverside restaurants, and is also famous for its antique fairs and over 400 shops. Visit Aix-en-Provence, 65km, with its July Music Festival, or the Papal city of Avignon, 64km, with its July Theatre Festival. St-Rémy-de-Provence has a Wednesday market.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with open fire and French doors to garden. Kitchen. Two double bedrooms. Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC. Tiled floors throughout

    • Enclosed lawned garden with three steps
    • Terraces
    • Private swimming pool (5.1m x 2.3m, depth 1.3m)
    • Electric central heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 4km from Villar (golf), 19km from Roussillon (hilltop village), 40km from Fontaine-de-Vaucluse.

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  • Saint-Roman-de-Bellet

    Saint-Roman-de-Bellet

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: FCA059

    This charming first floor apartment, part of the owners’ house, is set into the hillside in the heights above Nice. An ideal location for a quiet, peaceful holiday. With beautiful countryside views from the terrace. Overlooking countryside leading down to Nice with its famous ’Promenade des Anglais’, lined with cafés, hotels and the Naval Museum with its array of arms and weaponry, engravings, paintings and navigational instruments. The magnificent red building of the Matisse Museum stands on Cimiez hill, close to the ancient amphitheatre. Paintings, drawings and some early sculptures can be seen, as well as several black and white photographs giving glimpses of his private life. Shop 4km, restaurant 6km and beach 8km.

    All on first floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, video, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome.

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  • Le Bar-sur-Loup

    Le Bar-sur-Loup

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: FCA529

    This beautiful holiday apartment is located on the ground floor of a villa in a quiet location close to the village centre, the owner lives on site. It offers a private garden and terrace, and with a cosy outdoor dining area in the shade of the trees. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in either the sunbeds or the outdoor bed, both offering lovely views of the mountains and the Gorges-du-Loup. A small path leads along the river to a swimming area, while the road to the perched villages take you to Tourette and Saint Paul-de-Vence, 17km. In the old town of Grasse, 9km, you will discover the many perfumeries the town is famous for. Paragliding, horse riding, hiking, climbing and canyoning are some of the activities you can enjoy along the Loup River. Shop 900m, restaurant 450m, beach 23km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, shared grounds, garden furniture, gas barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Moëlan-sur-Mer

    Moëlan-sur-Mer

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: FBF304

    This pretty holiday house offers an enclosed garden and sea views. The interior is light, comfortable and practical, making this an ideal base for a holiday by the sea and close to Pont-Aven. The sandy beaches are just 300m away, ideal for sunbathing and swimming in the sea. Situated in the town of Moëlan-sur-Mer, there is much to see and do nearby, including Megaliths at Carnac (48km), Lac de Guerlédan (61km), Château de Kerguéhennec (67km) and Château de Josselin (82km). Shop and restaurant 2km, beach 300m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, stereo/CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • La Beaume

    La Beaume

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: FRA076

    This characterful single storey holiday cottage is beautifully placed in the region of Ardeche. Its French windows and attractive exterior are matched with its comfortable furnishings and thoughtful décor, you will certainly feel at home on your memorable holiday. The property is engulfed by a landscaped garden which has an array of trees and plants to admire, all of which is for guests to enjoy! This tranquil spot is perfect to relax or enjoy a barbecue on the open terrace, whilst you observe the beautiful panoramic views. Only 4km from Ruoms where you can visit its museums and restaurants. Shopping and restaurants 3km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric heating, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, landscaped garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Lorgues

    Lorgues

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: FCV698

    This wonderful apartment is located on the second floor of a shared residence with other apartments. It has its very own balcony with lovely views over the green gardens and shared outdoor swimming pool (66m², open mid May-Sep). The old town of Lorgues, with its rich historical heritage sights, is only 400m away, and staying in this charming village is perfect for exploring the Var region. Cultural and historical gems such as the Clock Tower or the Collegiale Church, many fountains, houses and old oil mills in typical Provencal style await you. Discover and admire wonderful olive groves, lavender fields and vineyards that cover the landscapes, as well as woods and rivers. If you are willing to take part in sporting activities then there are locations for horse riding, hiking, water sports, bungee jumping and many more sports available for you to try. The village of Gonfaron is worth a visit, and the Caves of Villecroze or the Castle Entrecastaux are places where you can see the importance and influence that the Knights Templar had on the region. The Lac de Sainte Croix is brilliant for swimming and relaxing and it is only 20km away. Shop 950m, restaurant 70m and beach 40km.

    All on second floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. 2 bathrooms with toilet and basin. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating. Satellite TV. DVD player. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Microwave. Balcony. Garage parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Eyragues

    Eyragues

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: W14877

    Located on the edge of the lively village of Eyragues, these detached, single storey, air-conditioned holiday villas (refs W14877 and W14878) have parking behind electric gates and enjoy a shared, fenced swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.3m to 1.6m, with children’s pool). They are ideally situated in the famous ‘Golden Triangle’ area of Provence. Good quality facilities in both properties create a cosy enivronment to come back to after a long day visiting Camargue and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Within easy walking distance of the main shops, restaurants and bars in Eyragues, Avignon (7km) is very close by. Also not to be missed is the bustling Wednesday morning market in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. For sports lovers there are two 18-hole golf courses at Mouries and Les Baux-de-Provence, horse riding and tennis courts available within easy reach of Eyragues, or guided walks can be taken through the Alpilles limestone mountains. Travel up to Les Baux-des-Provence and Maussane-des-Alpilles, famous for producing excellent olive oil, by panoramic road and on the way back explore the beautiful architecture of the old city of Arles. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1km.

    Within easy walking distance of the main shops, restaurants and bars in Eyragues, Avignon (7km) is very close by. Also not to be missed is the bustling Wednesday morning market in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. For sports lovers there are two 18-hole golf courses at Mouries and Les Baux-de-Provence, horse riding and tennis courts available within easy reach of Eyragues, or guided walks can be taken through the Alpilles limestone mountains.

    Travel up to Les Baux-des-Provence and Maussane-des-Alpilles, famous for producing excellent olive oil, by panoramic road and on the way back explore the beautiful architecture of the old city of Arles.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 800m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. Shower room with basin. Separate toilet. 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 twin.

    Electric central heating. Cot. Highchair on request. Satellite TV. DVD player. CD player. Wi-fi. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Microwave. Enclosed lawned garden. Terrace. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Gîte de Bacchus

    Monteriou, Loir-et-Cher

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: F41111

    On the edge of the village, within 5km drive of the River Cher. This charming holiday cottage was built in the early 19th century, and has been carefully restored to retain many of its original features, exposed beams, and a large, open, stone fireplace. It stands in the grounds of the friendly owner’s home with its own private terrace and garden. There are bicycles available for guests to use. This is a wine-producing region, and many vineyards offers visits and tastings. An ideal location for exploring the Loire Valley, the château of Cheverny, Chambord, and Blois, with its old quarter, museum, and fine restaurants well-worth visiting. For golf lovers, the 18-hole golf course at Cheverny is only 20km.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen, open fire and double sofa bed. Bathroom with shower. Separate WC. Double bedroom. Open tread staircase to mezzanine (sloping ceiling): two single beds (one 1.2m)

    • Private garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heaters
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • Shared t/dryer
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • Two TVs (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km S of St-Romain-sur-Cher (bar, shop), 4km N of St Aignan (zoo, restaurant, shops), 23km S of Cheverny (château, golf, restaurant), 25km S of Blois (large châteaux town).

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