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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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  • Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

    Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

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    Ref: FAD238

    Set in the heart of the Dordogne, close to Lascaux, Sarlat and the caves of the Grand Roc, these holiday apartments are in the Vézère Valley surrounded by castles and prehistoric sites. You will find restaurants, cafés and bars in the centre of the village, and the apartments have use of a large shared swimming pool (72m², open mid June - mid September) and a large landscaped private lake for fishing. Threre is an impressive dam at the foot of the huge building, situated in a large park. The apartments each have a private entrance and have a wonderful view overlooking the water, as well as a spacious lounge and a private terrace with barbecue, ideal for outdoor eating. The National Museum of Prehistory, with its important paleolithic collection is also nearby. For sporting enthusiasts, there is canoeing on the Vézère and you can enjoy golf 12km away. Gastronomic specialties of the area include duck, truffles and nuts. Shop and restaurant 500m.Set in the heart of the Dordogne, close to Lascaux, Sarlat and the caves of the Grand Roc, these holiday apartments are in the Vézère Valley surrounded by castles and prehistoric sites. You will find restaurants, cafés and bars in the centre of the village, and the apartments have use of a large shared swimming pool (72m², open mid June - mid September) and a large landscaped private lake for fishing. Threre is an impressive dam at the foot of the huge building, situated in a large park.

    The apartments each have a private entrance and have a wonderful view overlooking the water, as well as a spacious lounge and a private terrace with barbecue, ideal for outdoor eating. The National Museum of Prehistory, with its important paleolithic collection is also nearby.

    For sporting enthusiasts, there is canoeing on the Vézère and you can enjoy golf 12km away. Gastronomic specialties of the area include duck, truffles and nuts.

    Shop and restaurant 500m.

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

    Electric heating, colour satellite TV, internet connection, shared washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, shared grounds, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Lake in grounds, dam close by.

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  • Dégagnac

    Dégagnac

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Maison de Grâce

    Barenton, Manche

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    Ref: F50216

    These delightful holiday cottages situated close to the town of Barenton have been renovated to excellent standards by the friendly English owners. Both offer guests tranquil accommodation amidst peaceful countryside surroundings. Maison de Lilli (F50200) peeks out from behind a hedge hiding its traditional Colombage exterior from passers-by. Inside, thoughtful detailing has guarded the spirit of the original property whilst providing a cosy yet spacious interior for guests. Although smaller than its sister property, Maison de Grâce (F50216) takes full advantage of its more compact dimensions by offering a comfortable and charmingly appointed open-plan living area and includes an elegant four-poster bed. Both cottages boast private garden areas with views over the surrounding countryside. The pretty hillside town of Mortain is within easy driving distance and is well known for its historic abbey and cascading waterfalls. A little further afield lies the ancient town of Domfront whose half-timbered houses and narrow streets remind visitors of its 11th century origins. Avranches, a strategic location during World War II, is only 50km.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with double four poster bed, beams and tiled floor. Steps down to kitchen with French doors to terrace, beams and tiled floor. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

    • Lawned garden
    • Electric heaters
    • H/chair.

    Location: 3.5km of Barenton (all facilities), 18km NE of St. Hilaire-du-Harcouët (market town), 15km NE of Domfront (château, old town), 50km of Avranches, 65km E of Mont St. Michel (Benedictine island monastery).

    Both properties: M/wave

    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

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  • Le Tilleul du Bois de la Poussel

    Saignon, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84344

    This detached, stone holiday cottage faces a stunning and unspoiled landscape and is situated in the heart of the wild Luberon National Park. Only 5km from Apt, and in between Lourmarin and Bonnieux, this authentic cottage is ideal for people seeking calm and tranquillity. Perfect for visiting hilltop villages such as Roussillon and Lacoste. Visit the city of Aix-en-Provence or explore the river banks of the Rhône, crossing at Avignon, renowned for its bridge and medieval Papal Palace. Lourmarin is an excellent village to taste Provençal cuisine, with restaurants, cafés and painting exhibitions each season.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility. Bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath and walk-in shower. WC. First floor: Super kingsize bedroom. Most rooms with beams

    • Garden with outdoor kitchen
    • Terrace
    • 1½-acre natural grounds
    • Heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture.

    Location: 5km from Apt (shops, restaurants and Saturday market), 12km from Bonnieux, 16km from Roussillon, 20km from Lacoste and Lourmarin, 24km from Gordes, 55km from Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, 65km from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

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  • Clécy

    Clécy

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    Ref: FNC168

    This delightful, holiday cottage is the perfect romantic retreat for couples looking to get away and enjoy a peaceful holiday in the north of France. In the heart of Clécy, its beautiful surroundings include the Orne river which runs along the superb backdrop of an abrupt and picturesque rocky ridge. The village is very much known for its local sports and of course its magnificent walks and hikes across its brilliant scenery. Within this region of Calvados, visitors will enjoy the vast culture on offer with a mix of festivals and celebrations. It has become a massive tourist area due to all its seaside resorts and culinary specialties. Shop 14km.

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

    Electric heating, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, microwave, garden, garden furniture, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep, turning stairs (no handrail) to first floor. Sloping ceilings.

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  • Perros-Guirec

    Perros-Guirec

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    Ref: FBC564

    Located on a hillside, this holiday studio apartment has exceptional views over the beach of Trestraou and the sea front. The nearby seaside resort of Trestraou, is famous in the Côte-de-Granit-Rose, and offers numerous activities such as a casino, sailing centre, thalassotherapy centre, gourmet restaurants and crêperies. Why not go for a boat tour of the seven islands? The island of Tommee can be seen from your apartment balcony. Ploumanac’h is nearby and is a must see, with its strange shaped rocks on the coastal paths, which follow the shore. Don’t forget to go to Trégastel with its heated sea water pool and fitness centre! The golf course of Saint Samson is just 5kms away. Shop 1.5km, restaurant and beach 200m.

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

    Electric heating, fridge, microwave, balcony, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Step to balcony.

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  • Ergny, nr. Montreuil

    Ergny, nr. Montreuil

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    Ref: W13733

    This barn conversion has character, beams and romantic charm throughout. Set in a rural village but close to all amenities, this property makes an ideal location for a couple or can be booked with ref: W12803 to accommodate a larger group of friends or family. Visit the magnificent beaches of the Cote d’Opale with resorts like Le Touquet and Wimereux, play golf at one of the many courses in the area or visit Arras with its varied history. The ramparted town of Montreuil-sur-Mer, with its stunning Son et lumiere show of Victor Hugo’s Les miserables in summer, is close by. Local markets abound in towns and villages in the summer months or grab a bargain at a Sunday brocante. Can be booked with W12803. Shop 5km, café/bar 3km, restaurant 5km.

    Shop 5km, café/bar 3km, restaurant 5km.

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

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, shared, lawned garden, private patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Open-tread stairs.

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  • Saint-Tropez

    Saint-Tropez

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    Ref: W15238

    This compact holiday studio, located in the heart of Saint-Tropez, is well-equipped and features air conditioning. It is located a few hundred metres from the Places des Lices, with its cinema, restaurants, designer shops and famous nightclubs, and 600m from the old harbour. Around the corner from the harbour visitors will find a tiny beach and the Baie des Cannebiers is a 20-minute walk. There are many events throughout the year, including the International Polo Cup, Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez and the Giraglia Rolex Cup. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 500m, beach 800m.

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, all fuel and power included in rent May to September, €25 supplement October to April, bed linen and towels included in rent, colour satellite TV, washing machine, freezer, microwave, two balconies, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

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  • St. Siméon, nr. Domfront

    St. Siméon, nr. Domfront

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    Ref: W12672

    These semi-detached, stone holiday cottages have been completely renovated to provide ideal holiday accommodation in this lovely part of Normandy. The properties are adjacent to the owner’s working farm, breeding alpacas and have milking goats and pony trap rides available. The cottages provide views over the garden and surrounding fields. La Richardière is a tranquil hamlet, a stroll away from the sleepy Normandy village of St Siméon, ideal for walking or cycling. Historical Domfront with its medieval area is 20km, whilst Mayenne with its castle and good shopping is only 25km. Historical Fougères with the largest medieval castle in Europe is 35km, and the famous Mont St. Michel is 70km. Golf, horse riding and tennis nearby, water sports 30km. Fly via Rennes or Dinard. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.These semi-detached, stone holiday cottages have been completely renovated to provide ideal holiday accommodation in this lovely part of Normandy. The properties are adjacent to the owner’s working farm, breeding alpacas and have milking goats and pony trap rides available. The cottages provide views over the garden and surrounding fields in which there are donkeys, alpacas, goats, sheep and chickens.

    La Richardière is a tranquil hamlet, a stroll away from the sleepy Normandy village of St Siméon, ideal for walking or cycling.

    Historical Domfront with its medieval area is 20km, whilst Mayenne with its castle and good shopping is only 25km. Historical Fougères with the largest medieval castle in Europe is 35km, and the famous Mont St. Michel is 70km. Golf, horse riding and tennis nearby, water sports 30km. Fly via Rennes or Dinard.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

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

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, video, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, shared enclosed lawned garden, private patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor.

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  • Jasmin

    Ginestas, Aude

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    Ref: F11111

    Just half an hour from the coast, this cosy apartment is situated on the edge of the pretty village of Ginestas, surrounded by vineyards of the Minervois Region. Set in the owner’s attractive garden, provides simple, open-plan accommodation with a mezzanine bedroom overlooking the living room, and a private dining terrace outside, as well as use of the owner’s swimming pool in the mornings. Good walking locally and boat trips on the Canal du Midi, just a few minutes away. Nearby, the ancient Cathar citadel of Minerve and the fortified city of Carcassonne transport visitors back in time, while the sandy beaches offer relaxation, with sea fishing and sailing at Gruissan.

    Living/dining area with corner kitchen. Narrow open-tread stairs to first floor: Double mezzanine bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Shared garden
    • Terrace
    • Pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.5-1.7m)
    • Jacuzzi bath
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • M/wave
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • TV (French channels)
    • H/chair
    • Garage
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 20km NW of Narbonne (Gruissan and Narbonne beaches), 45km E of Carcassonne, 62km N of Perpignan, 100km SE of Montpellier.

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