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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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  • The Little House

    Étaples-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais

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    Ref: F62138

    Rare to find in such a good location, this ground floor of a traditional townhouse is just off the main square of Étaples-sur-Mer. Decorated in contemporary style, this holiday property has a light and airy feel, and benefits from a private courtyard at the rear. Across the River Canche is the resort of Le Touquet Paris Plage with its shopping, restaurants and sandy beaches. There is twice a weekly market in Étaples or visit the town of Montreuil-sur-Mer. Cyclists will adore the quiet roads and walkers can enjoy woodland or beach strolls. Great destination all year round.

    All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only)/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor throughout. Double bedroom with patio doors to courtyard and en-suite shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Courtyard
    • Electric heating
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • On street parking (car park must be used on twice-weekly market days, free of charge 100m)
    • Garden furniture
    • No smoking.

    Location: In immediate vicinity (bar, restaurant, twice weekly market), 5km from Le Touquet (all commerces, golf, sandy beach), 12km from Montreuil-sur-Mer (restaurants, ramparts), 8km from Merlimont (amusement park), 50km from Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme (steam train, medieval town, seal colony).

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  • Le Muy

    Le Muy

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    Ref: FCV563

    This holiday apartment is located in a residential area on the outskirts of Le Muy, 15km north west of Saint-Raphaël. It benefits from an outdoor swimming pool (51m², open May-Sep), shared with the discreet owner, and terrace. Located at the foot of the Massif des Maures, a region characterized by its pine tree covered hills, guests can enjoy the beautiful countryside while being close to the French Riviera. The Le Muy has the biggest market in the Var which takes place twice a week, and there are several golf courses nearby. Shop and restaurant 400m.

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

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue. 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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  • Eymet

    Eymet

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    Ref: W14669

    This pair of cottages (Cottage l, ref W14669 and Cottage ll, ref W14670) are situated in two hectares of gardens with lovely countryside views from their south facing terraces and the shared outdoor swimming pool (9m x 4m, open May to September) with terrace. Simply but comfortably furnished in rustic style with many beams and stone walls they are most suitable for couples wanting an affordable holiday in a very popular area of the Dordogne, ideal for golfers and canoeing enthusiasts. The discreet English owner lives in the grounds. The historic bustling bastide town of Eymet is close by with a weekly market, cafes, bars and restaurants. The charming bastide towns of Duras and Monségur are within a short drive and also have colourful weekly markets. Nearby Bergerac straddles the River Dordogne and is the largest town in the Périgord Pourpre département, an area that derives its name from the purple grapes that grow in the region’s 125 sq km of vineyards. The most famous wines are the sweet whites produced around Monbazillac with château open to the public. The old city and harbour retain their charm making Bergerac a good place to spend a day exploring. There are opportunities for cycling, walking, and wine tasting and canoeing in the area and for sampling the regions delicious local produce at one of the many local restaurants. Shops, café/bar and restaurant 4km.This pair of cottages (Cottage l, ref W14669 and Cottage ll, ref W14670) are situated in two hectares of gardens with lovely countryside views from their south facing terraces and the shared outdoor swimming pool (9m x 4m, open May to September) with terrace. Simply but comfortably furnished in rustic style with many beams and stone walls they are most suitable for couples wanting an affordable holiday in a very popular area of the Dordogne, ideal for golfers and canoeing enthusiasts. The discreet English owner lives in the grounds. The historic bustling bastide town of Eymet is close by with a weekly market, cafes, bars and restaurants. The charming bastide towns of Duras and Monségur are within a short drive and also have colourful weekly markets.

    Nearby Bergerac straddles the River Dordogne and is the largest town in the Périgord Pourpre département, an area that derives its name from the purple grapes that grow in the region’s 125 sq km of vineyards. The most famous wines are the sweet whites produced around Monbazillac with château open to the public.

    The old city and harbour retain their charm making Bergerac a good place to spend a day exploring. There are opportunities for cycling, walking, and wine tasting and canoeing in the area and for sampling the regions delicious local produce at one of the many local restaurants.

    Shops, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

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

    Colour TV, wi-fi, shared washing machine, freezer, microwave, enclosed patio, terrace, shared garden, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets. No children. NB: Steps in garden.

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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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  • 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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  • Turret Apartment

    Marconne, Pas-de-Calais

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    Ref: F62129

    Just a short drive from the northern ports of France, you can experience life in a real French château, with five acres of shared gardens and mature trees together with a lake. The holiday properties have been lovingly restored by their English owners with great attention to detail and are within walking distance of Hesdin with its popular Thursday market, restaurants and bars to enjoy. The properties are ideally placed for exploring the 7 Vallées region with its pretty villages nestling in the valleys, yet under an hour from the lovely sandy beaches of the Côte d’Opale’s seaside resorts including Le Touquet and Hardelot. Enjoy the many summer festivals in the region, browse for bargains at the local brocantes or enjoy lunch and dinner in one of the many restaurants nearby. The area is very popular with walkers, cyclists and canoeists alike with excellent facilities nearby. Dine al fresco on the terrace in front of the château or enjoy a picnic in the grounds.

    All on first floor: Living room. Dining room with doors to balcony terrace. Kitchen. Double bedroom. Shower room/WC.

    Location: 300m from Marconne centre (shop, bar, restaurant), 700m from Hesdin (market, restaurants, bars, supermarket), 35km from Berck (beach).

    Both properties: Shared 5-acre garden with lawned area and small lake (take care with children)

    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

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  • Bollene

    Bollene

    Grade
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    Ref: FPV092

    This detached holiday property is very pretty and stands in the owner’s grounds. It benefits from a terrace, a private garden, direct access to the shared swimming pool and the owners grounds which consist of lovely gardens and shady woodland areas. The house is close to the ancient town of Bollene, with a ’brocante’ or flea market. Activities nearby include swimming, surfing, tennis, fishing and there is a golf course just 12km away. Closeby are the villages of Laplaud, Lamotte-du-Rhône and also Montdragon. Further afield you can drive easily to the lively historic city of Avignon (45km) with its imposing Papal Palace or only 25km south is the beautiful town of Orange which has a homely village atmosphere but also many fascinating remains of Roman architecture and civilisation. Shop/restaurant 1km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom, separate toilet, 1 twin bedroom.

    Heater, satellite TV, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, shared grounds, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry no pets.

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  • Dégagnac

    Dégagnac

    Grade
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    Ref: FML082

    This charming cottage is all on one level, and has exposed feature stonework in the lounge area. It makes a perfect holiday retreat for a couple, and has a delightful garden with different seating areas, as well as an outdoor swimming pool (6m², open mid May - mid September). Gourdon, with its medieval houses lies 12km away and is rich in prehistoric sites. There are many pretty villages surrounding it, each with their own charm. A visit to Sarlat, about 30km away, is also recommended - it is officially listed as a ‘Town of Art and History’ and boasts many medieval buildings, mostly built in honey-coloured stone. Shop 12km, restaurant 2km.

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

    Electric heating, colour satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, carport for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps, drops and uneven surfaces in garden.

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  • Fontenay-le-Pesnel, nr. Caen

    Fontenay-le-Pesnel, nr. Caen

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    Ref: W11944

    This delightful detached house has the living/dining room, which opens onto a balcony, on the first floor giving it great views of the garden which leads down to the river, and also boasts exposed stone walls in the bedroom. The property is located in a village just outside the centre of Caen. It is a good place to relax or enjoy walking and cycling. It makes a good touring base with historic Caen, with museums, great shopping, horse racing and William the Conqueror’s castle and abbey, and the Peace Museum being only 6.25 miles (10km) away. Bayeux with its famous tapestry and medieval part with cathedral is 10 miles (16km) and the landing beaches are also within driving distance. Shop and café/bar 550 yards (500m), restaurant 15km, beach 15.5 miles (25km).

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

    Electric heating, colour satellite TV, video, radio, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep stairs to first floor.

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  • Mas des Oliviers

    Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes

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    Ref: F06355

    Situated in the owner’s enclosed grounds, this holiday property sits between the sea and the mountains in St. Jacques, one of the most beautiful vantage points of the Côte d’Azur, in a nature-lover’s paradise. It enjoys shared use of the swimming pool and magnificent views, day and night, over the old villages and mountains of the Grassois area. Nestled in enclosed, wooded grounds approached by a private road, in a peaceful residential area on the outskirts of Grasse - perfume capital of the world. Visit Cannes, the star of the Côte d’Azur, Nice or Monaco.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor and French doors to terrace. Double bedroom. Bathroom/WC

    • 1000m² grounds
    • Terrace
    • Shared pool (11m x 5m, depth 1m to 2.5m)
    • Central heating
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Shared barbecue.

    Location: Outskirts of Grasse, 13km from Cannes and beaches, 14km from Gourdon, 15km from Théoule-sur-Mer and Mandelieu-la-Napoule, 25km from Antibes and Saint Paul-de-Vence, 30km from Seillans, 40km from Nice.

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  • 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.

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