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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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  • La Petite Grue

    St Philbert du Peuple, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: F49137

    Set in the heart of the Loire Valley, this charming little stone-built cottage makes a perfect base for a couple to visit the area’s many attractions. The helpful English owners live next door. The local village has shops and a bar, and just a few minutes away Longué has a weekly market and good restaurants. The impressive riverside town of Saumur lies just fifteen minutes to the south, and is home to the famous Cadre Noir cavalry school, hillside château and vineyards producing the famous sparkling white wine of the same name. Nearby, in the bustling city of Angers, at the heart of the Anjou wine region, the fascinating ‘Apocalypse’ tapestry can be seen in the château.

    All on ground floor: Open plan living/dining room with woodburner and kitchen area. Double bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Woodburner
    • Electric convector heaters
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • M/wave
    • TV (UK digital channels)
    • DVD player
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Small garden with terrace
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km W of St Philbert du Peuple (bar, shops), 3km E of Longué (most facilities), 14km S of Baugé (golf, shops), 14km N of Saumur (château, vineyards, shops), 16km S of Baugé (golf, shops).

  • Les Vignes au Soleil

    Lirac, nr. Avignon, Gard

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: F30159

    This functional and peacefully located semi-detached holiday property, within the discreet owners’ garden, enjoys its own private garden area with views over the vineyards and shared use of the swimming pool. The picturesque neighbouring village of Saint Laurent-des-Arbres preserves some interesting medieval ruins. This is an excellent touring base; excursions include the sun-drenched towns of Avignon and Nîmes. Admire the amazing feat of Roman engineering of the Pont du Gard, wander around the stunning Saturday markets in Uzès and Saint Rémy-de-Provence or take a trip into the Camargue National Park with its endless miles of golden sandy beaches.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors. Double bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Electric heating
    • Shared enclosed garden with three steps
    • Patio
    • Shared pool (9m x 4m, depth 1.4m)
    • Shared w/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from shop and restaurant, 20km NW of Avignon, 28km E of Pont du Gard, 40km SE of Uzès, 40km N of Saint Rémy-de-Provence, 40km NE of Nîmes, 90km from beaches.

  • Festalemps

    Festalemps

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: FAD338

    This lovely, comfortable semi-detached holiday home is situated next to the friendly but discreet English owners. The property has a private patio area and an above ground swimming pool (18m², open May-Sep), in a walled front garden, along with badminton net. Lac de Jemaye is 10km drive and is great for swimming with a sandy beach and play park for children, as well as water sports and a pleasant walking trail around the lake. Ribérac is 11km away, and has a supermarket, bank, restaurants and all commodities, plus a fabulous market on Fridays and live music. Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France and is 9km away, it boasts a monolithic church, a river beach with canoeing available, as well as several restaurants. Shop 10km, restaurant 5km.

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

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance. Very low beamed, sloping ceiling on mezzanine level. Slopes in garden.

  • Savignac-Lédrier

    Savignac-Lédrier

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: FAD236

    This pigeonnier with outdoor swimming pool (50m², open Jun-Sep) is situated in the very beautiful and spacious grounds of the English owner’s home, whom houses 3 dogs. An exterior stone staircase leads to the accommodation and first floor dining terrace, with far-reaching views across open countryside. Places of interest locally include Lac Rouffignac, 9km, with its leisure lake and summer beach, Ségur-le-Château, 10km, a pretty riverside village, Excideuil, 11km, with its Thursday market and château, and Montignac, 45km, with its famous caves. Shop and restaurant 2km.

    External stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Central heating, cot, satellite TV, CD player, internet connection, microwave, garden, terrace, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. No children. NB: Pond in garden.

  • Romarin

    Le Barroux, Vaucluse

    Grade
    2
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    1
    Ref: F84316

    Enjoying panoramic views over the village of Le Barroux and the majestic Mont Ventoux from its hillside perch, this modern, single-storey property is ideal for couples seeking a tranquil holiday, or those who love cycling. The comfortable, well-equipped interior captures the sun in all seasons through large picture windows, as does the private terrace (ideal for al fresco dining). Romarin lies on the edge of Le Barroux, a picturesque 11th-century village hugging the hillside, midway between Carpentras and Vaison-la-Romaine. The famous ‘Route de Vins’ and many attractive villages are within easy reach. Fly also via Marseille or Avignon.

    Open-plan living/dining area with corner kitchen and patio doors, separated by large door from sleeping area with twin beds. Shower/WC

    • Garden, unprotected drops
    • 2-acre hillside grounds, unprotected drops
    • Terrace
    • Shared use of owner’s swimming pool (12m x 5m, depth 0.8m to 2.2m)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Unsuitable for children under 5 except babies in arms.

    Location: 0.5km from Le Barroux (shop, restaurants), 4km from Caromb (fortified village), 12km from Carpentras (ancient city, market), 17km from Vaison-la-Romaine (riverside Roman city), 35km from Châteauneuf-du-Pape (medieval wine village).

  • Binic

    Binic

    Grade
    2
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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.

  • Bollene

    Bollene

    Grade
    2
    1
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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, colour TV, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, shared grounds, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry no pets.

  • Beausoleil

    Beausoleil

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: FCA160

    These holiday apartments (FCA160, FCA161 and FCA162) are located a 10 minute walk from the beach, 400m from shops and near to the principality of Monaco. The resort of Beausoleil is near to the Larvotto Beach in Monaco, as well as having various activities nearby including tennis, bowling, table tennis, swimming, boat trips, hiking, a casino, night clubs and golf. Monte Carlo has bars and restaurants. Apartment FCA160 sleeps 2, FCA161 sleeps 3 and FCA162 sleeps 4. All are fully equipped with satellite TV, internet access, air-conditioning and a balcony. They benefit from a shared solarium on the roof, and a breakfast room with terrace, and a launderette. Shop and restaurant 400m, beach 1km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Satellite TV, internet connection, microwave, balcony, outdoor furniture. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to balcony.

  • Cannes

    Cannes

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: FCA145

    These 7th-floor holiday apartments (FCA145 and FCA146, with lift access) overlook the old town of Cannes, also known as Suquet. Sharing an outdoor swimming pool, they are equipped with hot/cold air conditioning, and enjoy a central location 1km from the Palais des Festivals and the Croisette. Cannes is an ideal point to discover the riches of the Côte d’Azur and the hinterland. Discover the wine route of the Côtes de Provence and cross over to the nearby Lérins Islands. Do plan a visit to Saint-Raphaël, Saint-Tropez, Nice and the State Monaco. Sports lovers come here to enjoy sailing, diving, water skiing, golf, tennis and horse riding. Shop 50m, restaurant and beach 100m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, double bed in lounge.

    Internet connection, dishwasher, microwave, balcony. Sorry, no pets.

  • Miramas

    Miramas

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W10949

    This tastefully furnished ground floor apartment is set in the beautiful gardens of the owner’s property, yet retains total independence. The views over the Berre Lagoon are stunning and the large infinity swimming pool will be appreciated by all. It is an ideal holiday base to discover the beauty of Provence, as within a short drive Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Salon-de-Provence, the golden sandy beaches and the Camargue, the most original and romantic region of Provence and possibly France, can all be reached. A friendly welcome is assured. Shops, restaurants and café/bar 3km, beach 25km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin, separate toilet, 1 twin (can be double) bedroom, sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, air conditioning, colour TV, DVD player, wi-fi, microwave, shared lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Maximum sleeps 2.

  • Nice

    Nice

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    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, colour TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, 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.

  • Plouha

    Plouha

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC504

    Situated next to the owner’s house, this holiday property has an open plan living area which opens onto the terrace and a beautiful garden. Bright and spacious interiors, which are very comfortable and fully equipped. The beach of Pors-Moguer is only 1.2km away. The coast of Paimpol à Binic is a succession of sandy beaches and cliffs that you can enjoy as well as fantastic views of the sea, by taking the coastal hiking trail. St Quay Portrieux and Paimpol are two places to visit, one for its marina and casino and the other for its charm of old maritime fishing harbour and cobbled streets. There are plenty of fishing opportunities only 1.2km away and an outdoor swimming pool only 12km away. Shops 3km, restaurant 2km.

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

    Central heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV, DVD player, CD player, internet connection, dishwasher, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

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