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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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  • Lirac, nr. Avignon

    Lirac, nr. Avignon

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    Ref: W14650

    This charming, single-storey stone holiday cottage is set within the discreet owner’s manicured garden. Air conditioned, it enjoys shared use of the outdoor swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1m to 2m, open May to September), while the garden’s mature trees provide a shady haven in which to relax. With vineyards all about, this peacefully located property is ideal for couples, and is within walking distance of the local café/bar. The picturesque neighbouring village of Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres once belonged to the Bishops of Avignon and preserves some interesting medieval ruins. This is an excellent touring base. Excursions include the sun drenched towns of Avignon, 20km, which stretches along the banks of the River Rhône, and Nîmes, 45km, a great city of the arts, and very proud of its prestigious Gallo-Roman past. Admire the amazing feat of Roman engineering of the Pont-du-Gard, 28km. Wander around the stunning Saturday market in Uzès, 40km. Take a trip into the romantic La Camargue National Park, and roam the miles of golden sandy beaches, 90km. The neighbouring village of Tavel, 5km, produces France’s best rosé wine. Shops 4km, café/bar and restaurant 1km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom.

    Reversible electric heating/air conditioning, colour TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, shared landscaped garden, terrace, garden furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Le Grangeon du Trignolet

    Vaison-la-Romaine, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84167

    Enjoying lovely views over the countryside to Mount Ventoux in the distance, this converted, stone built apartment lies within walking distance of the village of Villedieu. It adjoins the home of the discreet owners, sharing the very pretty gardens and swimming pool (open 10:00 -12:00 & 16:00 -18:00). The delightful interior offers a simple kitchen and Provençal furnishings, and the bedroom has an exposed stone wall and attractive en-suite shower room. A dining terrace overlooking the garden offers the perfect place to relax. Nearby Vaison-la-Romaine boasts a Tuesday morning farmers’ market offering local produce, and the region is renowned for its wines. Visit Mont Ventoux spectacular views over lavender fields and vines.

    Entrance from dining terrace to living room and corner kitchen. Six open steps to living area with two single sofa beds. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with double basin. Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Shared pool (10m x 4m, depth 1m to 2m) with Roman steps
    • Terrace
    • Garden furniture
    • Electric heating
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD/radio
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking on site for two cars
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from Villedieu (bakers, bar, restaurant, shops, tennis), 6km N of Vaison-la-Romaine (Roman remains, château, Tuesday morning market), 30km NE of Orange (attractive towns, larger shops), 25km N of Beaumes-de-Venise (famous for its dessert wine).

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  • Miramas

    Miramas

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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.

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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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  • Lanester

    Lanester

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    Ref: FBM209

    Located in a quiet residential area on the outskirts of Lorient, and just 8km from the harbour, this beautiful ground floor holiday property enjoys a private garden and terrace, just perfect for a relaxing stay in the heart of Brittany, the discreet owner lives on site. Lanester sits on the meeting place of the River Scroff and the River Blavet, and benefits from a weekly market. Lorient lies at the mouth of the two rivers and the port is home to many yachts and the buildings surrounding the port reflect its naval history, and the German submarine base is now a tourist attraction. Shop 150m, restaurant 200m.

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

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, DVD player, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Glandage

    Glandage

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    Ref: FPD155

    This huge, semi-detached property is on the heights of a village in the pretty region of the ’Drôme des Collines’, in the Vercors Regional Park, popular for its hiking trails and mountain bike trails. It is simple yet functional, and a retired couple live at the other end of the house. Enjoy a truly peaceful holiday, and admire the panoramic views from the raised wooden terrace. Another small covered terrace is equipped with garden furniture and a barbecue. Situated in the Baronnies, visit the admirable ’Aiguilles-de-Borne’, the sites of the Saut-de-la-Drôme, the Rio Sourd (ideal for canyoning), the Jocou Mountain and the Gorges du Gats. The lovely botanic village of Châtillon-en-Diois is 13km away. You will also discover Die, 17km, famous for its Clairette and other products such as picodons cheese, nuts or honey. Shop and restaurant 13km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. NB: Ramp to entrance.

    Electric heating, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, internet connection, washing machine, freezer, microwave, grounds, 2 terraces, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. NB: Step to entrance.

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  • Le Clos de La Jacquière

    Saugirard, Loir-et-Cher

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    Ref: F41109

    This beautiful cottage is prettily decorated with antique oak furniture, including an old grandfather clock. Enjoy eating outside in the evenings in the flowery garden and open conservatory. The enclosed private swimming pool offers total privacy to enjoy the sun. If you ever get tired of relaxing in this beautiful place, there’s plenty to do in the area from cycling, boating, water-skiing and lovely country walks. Conveniently situated for exploring the Cher Valley, the medieval town of St. Aignan with its château and famous zoo and the impressive Château of Cheverny with a luxury golf course. Nearby is the beautiful city of Blois with its gothic château. There are many local vineyards in this region. The owners are close to hand to give help and advice.

    Ground floor: Beamed living/dining room with corner kitchen. Shower room/WC. Separate WC. Open-tread stairs to mezzanine sitting room. First floor: Double bedroom

    • Private lawned garden
    • Patio
    • Swimming pool (7m x 4m, depth 1.2 to 1.6m)
    • Pool house
    • Outdoor conservatory
    • Electric heaters
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 4km from Selles/Cher (all facilities), 42km SE of Blois (château, large town), 32km SE of Cheverny (château, golf), 16km E of St. Aignan (zoo, restaurants, shops), 32km S of Chambord (park, château).

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  • Cannes Apartment

    Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes

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    Ref: FME703

    A wonderful opportunity to stay in a character 1st floor Cannes apartment within magnificent building and grounds approximately 1km from the seafront. With views from the apartment over Cannes to the sea beyond. The lush communal grounds have seating areas and there is parking on site. Cannes studio apartment is within 20-25 minutes’ downhill walk to the centre of this glamorous town with its famous “La Croisette” strip. If you can tear yourself away from the tempting shops, restaurants, yacht marina, beach activities and nightlife why not have a day out in Monaco, 60km, or St-Tropez, 80km, or explore the hilltop villages and towns.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room with door to Juliet balcony, kitchen area with breakfast bar and partitioned area with double bed, door to Juliet balcony and en-suite bathroom/WC with shower over Jacuzzi bath, shower attachment and separate shower cubicle

    • Shared grounds
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • No children under 6 years (except babes in arms).

    Location: 700m from food shops, 1.1km from beach, 8km from golf, 13km from Antibes (old fort, marina), 34km from Nice (old town character and beach front promenade), 56km from Monte Carlo.

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  • Salernes

    Salernes

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    Ref: FCV093

    These light and welcoming, single-storey, neighbouring holiday properties (refs FCV092 and FCV093) are conveniently situated in large grounds next to a river, ideal for fishing and sailing. They are in the perfect location for exploring one of the most beautiful and truly rural regions of France, being close to the Haute-Garonne. Visit the Gorges du Verdon and the Lac de Sainte Croix, which are only 30km away; or Sillans-la-Cascade with its waterfalls and forest setting. The two properties share natural grounds with a feature fountain, and both have terraces with sitting-out areas, sun loungers, parasols and outdoor furniture. Shop and restaurant 3km.These light and welcoming, single-storey, neighbouring holiday properties (refs FCV092 and FCV093) are conveniently situated in large grounds next to a river, ideal for fishing and sailing. They are in the perfect location for exploring one of the most beautiful and truly rural regions of France, being close to the Haute-Garonne. Visit the Gorges du Verdon and the Lac de Sainte Croix, which are only 30km away; or Sillans-la-Cascade with its waterfalls and forest setting. The two properties share natural grounds with a feature fountain, and both have terraces with sitting-out areas, sun loungers, parasols and outdoor furniture.

    Shop and restaurant 3km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner with curtained off double bed, shower room with toilet.

    Central heating, colour satellite TV, CD player, washing machine, microwave, natural grounds, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Fountain and steps in grounds.

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  • Moussidière, nr. Sarlat-la-Canéda

    Moussidière, nr. Sarlat-la-Canéda

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    Ref: W15209

    This ground floor holiday apartment, situated within the owner’s home, has a private entrance and terrace and is set in an attractive lawned garden. In an elevated position, the property is high above the medieval town of Sarlat-la-Canéda with its quaint cobbled streets, twice weekly market, cultural festivals and many boutiques and restaurants. The famous tourist sights of the area, including Domme, a Bastide town, and La Roque-Gageac, a historic village on the banks of the Dordogne, are within a very short drive. Visit Montignac, a riverside market town, with its canoe hire and Lascaux II cave paintings. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, separate toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room (no toilet).

    Central heating, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Pond in garden.

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  • Just for 2 - Tuquet

    Trie-sur-Baïse, Haute-Pyrénées

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    Ref: F65100

    This self contained converted barn is part of a traditionally built farmhouse which is the home of the British owners, situated on the edge of a small village in a quiet secluded area of Gascony. A covered balcony leads off the first floor lounge overlooking the garden and pool with distant views of the Pyrénées. The ornamental garden pond contains goldfish and is visited by herons, kingfishers and other birds. Trie-Sur-Baise offers restaurants and shops around the main square where a market is held every Tuesday. Golf, fishing, horse riding, tennis, canoeing, cycling, bird watching and walking can all be enjoyed. Spain and the Pyrénées are an easy drive.

    Ground floor: Galley kitchen. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Stairs to first floor: Living/dining room with balcony

    • Large garden with fish pond (care needed with children)
    • Swimming pool (shared with owners) (7.5m x 5m, depth 0.9m to 1.2m)
    • Central heating in all rooms
    • W/machine (shared with owners)
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD/video
    • Free internet access
    • CD/stereo
    • Parking
    • Garden and pool furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2.5km NW of Trie-sur-Baïse (all facilities), 30km NE of Tarbes (large city, edge of Pyrénées), Toulouse and Pau (airports).

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