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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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  • Ardentes, Loire Valley
    Ardentes, Loire Valley×

    Ardentes

    Ardentes, Loire Valley

    14
    7
    4
    1
    Ref: FEC003
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Set in idyllic countryside, with green fields and vineyards on the doorstep, the pretty towns of Blois and Tours are within driving distance
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    Set in idyllic countryside, with green fields and vineyards on the doorstep, the pretty towns of Blois and Tours are within driving distance. The house is set on the banks of the Indre river, along which you can fish for approximately 3 km. In the garden you will find tennis, volleyball, badminton, basketball and a sandpit for the children. There is also a games room with table tennis and a gym for adults. The outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by a terrace and there is a garage for 2...

  • Gabot, Bourlens, Dordogne and Lot
    Gabot, Bourlens, Dordogne and Lot×

    Bourlens

    Gabot, Bourlens, Dordogne and Lot

    14
    7
    2
    1
    Ref: FAT037
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This charming 18th century property is an ideal house for peaceful holidays, situated only a few kilometres away from the royal bastide of Tournon-d’Agenais and offering 7 bedrooms to accommodate up to 14 guests
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    This charming 18th century property is an ideal house for peaceful holidays, situated only a few kilometres away from the royal bastide of Tournon-d’Agenais and offering 7 bedrooms to accommodate up to 14 guests. You can enjoy the quiet setting, the large shaded terrace with a view over the valley and the beautiful and inviting outdoor swimming pool as well as table tennis. Make sure to visit the historical city of Tournon-d’Agenais and its medieval heritage,...

  • Cressé, Poitou-Charentes
    Cressé, Poitou-Charentes×

    Chez Gill

    Cressé, Poitou-Charentes

    15
    7
    6
    0
    Ref: FA236
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    A delightful, spacious property, beautifully renovated to provide comfortable and stylish holiday accommodation
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    A delightful, spacious property, beautifully renovated to provide comfortable and stylish holiday accommodation. In a tranquil setting on the outskirts of the village, with views over the fields beyond, this lovely old mill house with small river running beneath and separate cottage are set beside a stream with a central courtyard separating the two properties. (Although the stream may dry up in Summer, careful supervision of young children is recommended). It has a good-sized garden with...

  • La Seyne-sur-Mer, Côte d’Azur
    La Seyne-sur-Mer, Côte d’Azur×

    La Seyne-sur-Mer

    La Seyne-sur-Mer, Côte d’Azur

    15
    5
    2
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    Ref: FCV098
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    This lovely, large holiday apartment is situated in a huge, tastefully decorated house
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    This lovely, large holiday apartment is situated in a huge, tastefully decorated house. As well as the outdoor swimming pool, from which you can see the nearby sea, there is a large terrace for eating and relaxing outdoors in the calm of the Mediterranean. The sandy beaches are just 2km away, ideal for adults and children alike. The beautiful coastal road offers a magnificent view of the sea and numerous watersports are available nearby. Don’t forget to explore inland, where there...

  • Carpentras, Provence
    Carpentras, Provence×

    Carpentras

    Carpentras, Provence

    15
    7
    2
    1
    Ref: FPV433
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This detached, holiday property is a beautiful Provencal farmhouse located in the quiet countryside near Carpentras, with beautiful grounds and private outdoor swimming pool
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    This detached, holiday property is a beautiful Provencal farmhouse located in the quiet countryside near Carpentras, with beautiful grounds and private outdoor swimming pool. This lovely property offers lots of privacy to guests, with table tennis, a large courtyard, pretty shaded terrace and a lush green garden with olive trees and lavender. Walk or cycle the largest of Vaucluse canals with a shaded route of 11km, where you will come across vines, cherry, apricot and olive trees, along...

  • Sauzet, Provence
    Sauzet, Provence×

    Sauzet

    Sauzet, Provence

    15
    5
    3
    2
    Ref: FPD193
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
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    This holiday home is the ideal base for a large group of family and friends looking to explore this delightful location, or to celebrate a special occasion. This large mansion is situated in the Drôme Provençale, within the countryside, and offers a lovely outdoor swimming pool, with its own secluded pool house with shower room. The interior of the holiday house is warm and comfortable, with a large lounge with a cosy woodburner to snuggle up in front of on colder evenings....

  • Cornillon-Confoux, Provence
    Cornillon-Confoux, Provence×

    Maison Cornillon-Confoux

    Cornillon-Confoux, Provence

    15
    6
    5
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    Ref: FPB262
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    This gorgeous property offers something truly unique. It is set within an 17th-century mill and even has an annexe set within a hidden cave.
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    You’ll enjoy true moments of relaxation at this holiday home which is set within an old mill dating back to the 17th century. All the rooms are furnished with great care using themed décor and antique furniture. A separate annexe built within the remains of a cave offers extra sleeping arrangements for guests. Relax in the shade of plane trees or by the swimming pool, which enjoys a panoramic view over a large field. Exceptionally well located, Carry-le-Rouet is easily...

  • Montauroux, near Grasse, Côte-d’Azur
    Montauroux, near Grasse, Côte-d’Azur×

    Villa Janus

    Montauroux, near Grasse, Côte-d’Azur

    15
    6
    4
    1
    Ref: F83352
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    With a private swimming pool and beautiful large grounds, this detached villa provides a fantastic base to explore the Riviera.
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    Peacefully located on the outskirts of a pretty village, this stunning detached villa, enjoying very private and large grounds of oak trees and shady grassed areas, has been furnished and equipped to a very good standard. It has a private swimming pool and a separate annexe (linked by an enclosed glass passageway) offering privacy for some family members. The property has delightful features including large glazed doors enabling maximum light and a superb kitchen breakfast room. It...

  • Escales, Languedoc-Roussillon
    Escales, Languedoc-Roussillon×

    Domaine de Bordeneuve

    Escales, Languedoc-Roussillon

    15
    5
    5
    0
    Ref: F11129
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    This impressive house is situated in a large domaine amidst vineyards and offers spacious, comfortable holiday accommodation
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    This impressive house is situated in a large domaine amidst vineyards and offers spacious, comfortable holiday accommodation. Set down a country lane on the edge of the village of Escales, there is an excellent restaurant just 500 metres away and for those travelling by air, Carcassonne airport is nearby. Reached by a tree-lined drive the house is well-equipped and prettily furnished in cool restful colours, and enjoys a private swimming pool, sunny terraces and large grounds....

  • Maninghem, nr. Montreuil, Pas-de-Calais
    Maninghem, nr. Montreuil, Pas-de-Calais×

    Maninghem, nr. Montreuil

    Maninghem, nr. Montreuil, Pas-de-Calais

    15
    5
    3
    1
    Ref: W12463
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    This comfortable property is a typical regional farmhouse with beams throughout and an open fireplace, making it ideal for all year round holidays
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    This comfortable property is a typical regional farmhouse with beams throughout and an open fireplace, making it ideal for all year round holidays. It has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a large courtyard and garden. There is also a games room with a pool table and football table. The walled city of Montreuil-sur-Mer is nearby with its panoramic views from the ramparts, cobbled streets, restaurants and festivals. The sandy beaches and coastal resorts of the Côte d’Opale are...

  • Capendu, Languedoc-Roussillon
    Capendu, Languedoc-Roussillon×

    Capendu

    Capendu, Languedoc-Roussillon

    16
    8
    2
    0
    Ref: FLA150
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    With its spacious rooms and beautiful swimming pool, this wonderful property is ideal for large groups enjoying a holiday together.
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    Nestled at the foot of Mount Alaric, this beautiful and charming mansion welcomes you into a pretty village typical of the Corbières region. The main street, called a ‘circulade’, follows the circular path of the ancient ramparts, and the steeple of the village church is a historical monument. The holiday house offers spacious rooms decorated in a distinctive style and boasts a large garden with a beautiful swimming pool, perfect for hot summer days. Carcassonne,...

  • St Clément Rancoudray, Normandy
    St Clément Rancoudray, Normandy×

    St Clément Rancoudray

    St Clément Rancoudray, Normandy

    16
    7
    6
    1
    Ref: FNM410
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This 18th-century, stately holiday house is situated in a haven of greenery, only a few kilometres from Mortain, a lovely city renowned for its monuments such as the Collégiale and the Abbaye Blanche, as well as its stunning landscapes
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    This 18th-century, stately holiday house is situated in a haven of greenery, only a few kilometres from Mortain, a lovely city renowned for its monuments such as the Collégiale and the Abbaye Blanche, as well as its stunning landscapes. You will particularly enjoy the beautiful 4000m² park with its ancient trees, outdoor lounge and barbecue, overlooking the valley of Mortain. There is a games room in the property. In Mortain and within the immediate vicinity, there is a lot to...

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