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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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  • Le Touquet-Paris-Plage

    Le Touquet-Paris-Plage

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    Ref: FNP138

    Ideally located in a quiet residential area of this famous resort, within easy walking distance of the sandy beach and amenities, this lovely studio apartment is less than an hour from the northern ports. The discreet owner lives next door. Tastefully decorated with a well-appointed kitchen and bright bedroom/lounge, this property is within easy walking distance of Le Touquet, and is ideally placed for a round of golf on the magnificent course. Wander along the vast beaches, visit the rampart town of Montreuil-sur-Mer, the market town of Hesdin or venture down the coast to Saint-Valery with its steam train and seal colony. Enjoy shopping and gastronomic restaurants or walk through the forest on the dunes to the enormous sandy beach. Shop 250m, restaurant and beach 300m.

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

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

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  • Plavilla

    Plavilla

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    Ref: FLA098

    This charming, spacious, terraced and well equipped holiday property is located between the discreet English owner’s home and another holiday cottage. The property provides an excellent base to explore this beautiful region of France with varied excursions waiting in all directions, including the pretty village of Mirepoix where there are 13th century castles to explore. Discover the historical towns of Carcassonne, Foix and Toulouse, or maybe take a trip to the golden sandy beaches of the Mediterranean (approximately 1.5 hours). Shop and restaurant 10km.

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

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared grounds, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Open tread spiral stairs to first floor.

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  • Pentrez-Plage, nr. Châteaulin

    Pentrez-Plage, nr. Châteaulin

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    Ref: W12228

    This spacious first floor apartment, situated to the side of the building, has views from the balcony of the beautiful fine golden sands of Pentrez, which are across the road. It has an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen and a balcony, and is accessed by a lift. Just north of here is the lovely Crozon Peninsula. Inland are many pretty granite-built villages with the particular local features of ornate stonework and walled churchyards, the most famous of which is Locronan. Locally, there is a plethora of activities available; walking, surfing, sand yachting, sailing and paragliding. Shop, café/bar and beach 5.5 yards (5m) restaurant 3.25 miles (5km).

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, balcony, outdoor furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Les Henardiers

    Ste. Cécile, Manche

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    Ref: F50134

    In a secluded hillside setting by a small hamlet, not far from the coast, this detached cottage is an ideal setting for a relaxing holiday. The cosy rustic interior retains many traditional features, including beamed ceilings, and the living room features a large open fireplace with wood burning stove. Outside, the south-facing terrace boasts fine views across the valley. The nearby town of Villedieu-les-Poêles has a bell-making and copperware industry stretching back 900 years, and copper pots and ornaments gleam from almost every shop window in its picturesque streets. The coast and fishing port of Granville are only half an hour’s drive away, and the spectacular Mont St. Michel is also within easy reach.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen with access through to bathroom/WC. Double bedroom

    • Garden area
    • Orchard
    • Electric convector heaters
    • Wood-burning stove
    • M/wave
    • TV (for DVD use only)
    • DVD (small library)
    • Video
    • CD/stereo
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Terrace
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km S of Ste. Cécile (shop, bar), 4km S of Villedieu-les-Poêles (all facilities), 20km NE of Avranches (town, Mont St. Michel Bay), 25km E of Granville (beach).

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  • Eyragues

    Eyragues

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    Ref: W14878

    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.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. Shower room with toilet and basin. 1 kingsize bedroom. Mezzanine.

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

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  • Barneville-Carteret

    Barneville-Carteret

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    Ref: FNM408

    Set within a château, a magnificent property with direct access to the beach of Barneville, this beautiful holiday studio overlooks the sea, Cape Carteret and the Channel Islands (to go to the islands, take the boat in Carteret). On the beach, you can go fishing, yachting, sailing, surfing or horse riding. There are many attractions worth visiting in the Cotentin Peninsula, including the famous Mont St Michel, the Normandy landing beaches or the Hague. Do not forget to take a nice walk on the old coastal path. Cherbourg, 38km, is situated on the Contentin Peninsula and has a ferry port, race track, basilica, theatre and the Cité de la Mer, a large maritime museum. For golf enthusiasts, a golf course can be found 5km from the property. Shop 3km, restaurant 50m, beach 30m.

    All on second floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), microwave, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps to entrance.

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  • Denipaire

    Denipaire

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    Ref: FTV009

    This air conditioned holiday property enjoys a quiet location on a hill near the village of Denipaire in the Northern Vosges Mountains, 10km from Saint-Dié with its aquatic centre and bowling. The Regional Natural Park of Ballons des Vosges offers excellent hiking and cycling. Take a day trip to the charming city of Colmar, with its timbered houses and an old church. Venture a little further south and you can taste wines from Alsace. The owners are only 25 metres away should they be needed. From this comfortably furnished cottage you can enjoy spectacular views of the hills and fields. Visit Lake Pierre Percée and Lake Gérardmer (25km). Shops 10km, restaurant 6km.

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

    Woodburner in lounge, electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), internet connection, washing machine, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Plouzane

    Plouzane

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    Ref: FBF009

    This holiday apartment is located in a quiet area in the owners’ house but has its own separate entrance. There is a terrace in the cosy garden where you will be able to relax, dine al fresco while drinking a glass of wine. Visit Brest (10km) where you can walk around the National Navy Museum, see the sea life at Oceanopolis or relax on one of the boat trips at Les Vedettes Azenor. Visit Plougonvelin where you can admire the views at Pointe Saint Mathieu a historical site with beautiful surrounding area which can be seen clearly at the top of the hill where the lighthouse can be found. There is fishing available 3km away. Shops 500m, restaurant 2km and beach 4.5km.

    Lounge with double bed, kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom in lounge.

    Central heating, cot, colour satellite TV, shared washing machine, microwave, freezer, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

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  • La Vigne

    Orgeval, nr. Laon, Aisne

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    Ref: F02131

    This detached holiday property, next to the owner’s home, stands in a quiet village in southern Picardy, between Reims and Laon, and is easily reached from Calais. Nearby is Ailette lake, with its beach, sailing and golf facilities. Visit the fortified city of Laon with its cathedral and panoramic views, or spend time at the Chemin des Dames, with its history of the First World War. Center Parcs is nearby and day passes can be arranged via the Ainse Tourist Board (subject to availability). The champagne capital of France, Reims, is easily reached by motorway, as is Paris for a day sightseeing.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. Steep open-tread stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower and double basin. Beams and sloping ceilings throughout

    • Shared lawned garden with 4 steps
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • Glass-fronted fire
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: Orgeval (village, passing baker), 5km from Bruyères (basic shop), 7km N of Lac d’Ailette (Center Parcs, sailing, golf), 12km SE of Laon (medieval town, all facilities, swimming pool), 15km N of Chemin des Dames (1st WW memorials), 60km N of Reims (champagne vineyards, cathedral), 150km NE of Paris.

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  • Nailhac, nr. Hautefort

    Nailhac, nr. Hautefort

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    Ref: W12854

    This spacious and well equipped semi-detached holiday cottage has a partially covered terrace/patio area, panoramic views of the private garden and undulating countryside, and provides an ideal place to relax in this beautiful area of the Dordogne. The nearest town is Hautefort, famous for its château and the gardens, where shops, restaurants and other facilities can be found. For those who wish to combine relaxing with visits in the region the historic town of Périgueux, the medieval town of Sarlat, Montignac, Les Eyzies, La Roque Gajeac and the Bastide of Domme are all within 60km. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, second lounge, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom.

    Woodburner in second lounge, gas central heating, radio, cassette player, stereo/CD player, dishwasher, microwave, private lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping banks in garden.

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  • Nice

    Nice

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    Ref: W13728

    Hidden away in the discreet owners grounds on the hills of Nice, this pleasant and independent villa enjoys private use of a swimming pool, which has stunning panoramic views and also a large shady terrace ideal for dining al-fresco. Previous holiday makers have arrived with the intention of discovering some of the beautiful excursions the Côte d’Azur has to offer, yet barely have left the property. Access is by a steep gravel track, but once reached it is a haven of peace and quiet with such views is difficult to leave. However it is nice to know that within a short distance one can enjoy and discover towns such as Nice (3km), Cannes (35km) and Monaco (17km). Or head inland to wander around picturesque villages such as Saint Paul and Vence. Maybe even take a trip over the Italian border. Shop, café/bar, restaurant 0.5 km, beach 6 km.

    All on one floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric central heating, cot, highchair, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, garden, 2 terraces, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car, welcome pack. Sorry, no pets. NB: There are 20 steps down to the pool.

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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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