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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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  • Gite Akiole

    Limoux, Aude

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: FR0268

    One of a group of three wooden chalet style cottages located high on a hilltop on the grounds of a renowned working vineyard. All on one level, the cottage is furnished in a comfortable style, and is well separated for privacy, with a magnificent view over the valley below. The chalet has wooden decking, ideal for outside dining, leading to a small private south facing pool. The property benefits from far reaching views towards the hills and 11th century castle of Roquetaillade. 8km drive to the vibrant town of Limoux with restaurants, bars and market. The surrounding hills are ideal for nature lovers as well as hiking and biking.

    All on one floor: Living room/dining area. Kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC. Twin bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Shared grounds with large drops
    • Private terrace
    • Private outdoor swimming pool (5.5m x 3.5m, depth 1.2m)
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 8km from Limoux (restaurants, bars, local market), 31km from Carcassonne (castles, gift shops, cafes, restaurants), 33km from Canal-du-Midi (cycling, walking).

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  • La Bergerie

    Cucuron, Vaucluse

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: F84212

    This charming stone holiday house awaits you for an enchanting vacation in the heart of the beautiful Provence region, south of the Luberon and its natural park, just outside the picturesque village of Cucuron. Enjoy the private pool and wide beaches secluded on a green wooded park, dotted with flower beds. Inside, the bright walls contrast with the polished tiles and antique furniture. The mosaics, noble dishes and the standard equipment are a real pleasure. All the rooms have south-facing windows and the bedrooms are located at either end of the farmhouse with their own en-suite bathrooms. Discover the banks of the Etang de la Bonde, ideal for swimming, or the stunning natural sites such as the sublime Gorges du Verdon refreshed by the turquoise river water and Esparron lake, perfect for water activities. Do not miss visiting the beautiful villages of Ansouis and Lourmarin, or the animal park in La Barben. For lovers of history and art, the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence is a must to see, as well as the walled city of Manosque.

    Open plan living room with French windows and double sofa bed. Dining room. Kitchen area with Godin range. Utility room. Twin bedroom (beds can be pushed together) with en-suite shower room/WC. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with shower cubicle. Bedrooms have French windows to poolside terrace. Exposed beams and stone throughout

    • Large enclosed private garden with pergola-covered terraces
    • Private swimming pool, Roman steps (3.5m x 8.5m, depth 1.6m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Parking
    • Garden and poolside furniture
    • Electric barbecue.

    Location: 5km E of Lourmarin (Provençal village, castle, cafés, restaurants), 13km S of Bonnieux (hilltop village with stunning views, galleries), 20km S of Apt (walled old town, Saturday market), 30km NE of Baux-en-Provence (elegant city centre, famous festivals and exhibitions).

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  • Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 1

    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F85296

    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie is a bustling little seaside town on the sun-drenched Atlantic coast. The town itself, an old fishing port, is home to some attractive buildings and excellent beaches including the Grande plage with 3.6km of fine white sand. There is also plenty to explore in the region, with miles of walking and cycling tracks to follow, local salt marshes to discover and some excellent theme parks to keep the children happy in the event of a rainy day. Tennis and golf are available locally and boat trips and fishing can be enjoyed either on the sea or on La Vie river. The Domaine des Fontenelles enjoys a superb countryside location, nestled in the heart of the Vendée countryside, on the edge of an 18 hole golf course just 8km away from St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie. On site you will find a reception, an outdoor swimming pool (depending on season and weather), children’s pools, outdoor play area, television and parking. Payable locally are laundry, tennis and golf. Accommodation is allocated on arrival.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio door to terrace/kitchen. Two double or twin bedrooms. Two separate WCs. First floor: Bathroom or shower room. Bedroom may be on either floor.

    Location: 8km from St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie (all facilities), 80km from Nantes (all facilities, airport).

    All properties: Enclosed terrace

    • Shared outdoor swimming pool
    • Electric heating
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture.

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  • Fours

    Fours

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FGN009

    This cosy detached, holiday property dates from the 19th century and has a beautiful garden, sitting in a quiet location, near the village of Fours, and just 50km east of Nevers. On the doorstep of the Morvan Regional Natural Park, where you can discover the delicious Burgundy cuisine, and try a taste of Pouilly-Fumé in Saint-Andelain, north of Nevers. Château-Chinon is 25km, and there many archaeological sites in the area that testify to the presence of the Celts and Gallo-Romans, while the beautiful beaches of the Loire are within easy reach. Shop and restaurant 500m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 2 twin bedrooms.

    Electric heating, woodburner in kitchen/diner, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue. Private parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: 5 steps to entrance.

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  • Maison Les Baux-de-Provence

    Les Baux-de-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: F13168

    This holiday property reached via a gravelled track, is peacefully located in over an acre of wooded grounds on the outskirts of Les-Baux-de-Provence, famous for its castle and golf course. Close to the discreet owners home, enjoy your totally private terrace and a panoramic view of Les Alpilles’s limestone hills. Enjoy refreshing yourself in the salted water swimming pool, not overlooked by the owners who share it, along with the external games room. Located in the Natural Park of Les Alpilles, close to Avignon, the Camargue and the seaside resorts of Salins de Giraud and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Fly via Nîmes or Marseille.

    Ground floor: Living/dining/kitchen, folding bed. Kingsize bedroom. Bathroom/WC, shower over spa bath

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Shared grounds
    • Shared pool (11x5.5m, depth 1.7m)
    • Heating
    • Washer/dryer
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Unsuitable for infirm/children under 5 except babes in arms.

    Location: 4km from Maussane les Alpilles (all facilities), 10km from St Rémy, 30km from Salins de Giraud (beach).

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  • Plévenon

    Plévenon

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC239

    This detached holiday cottage is situated on the edge of the town of Plévenon and is surrounded by a large garden of trees. There is the benefit of outdoor furniture, ideal for dining outdoors. The sandy beach is only 1km away and can be accessed by a nearby path. The many coastal paths close by provide an excellent starting point for exploring the breath-taking views in this area. Walk along Cap Fréhel - a beautiful coastal trail right along the cliffs. The city of St Malo (40km) has many attractions; take a tour around the Fort du Petit Be, see the magnificent St Vincent cathedral or visit the grand aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in France. Shop and restaurant 100m.

    Ground floor: Bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, 2 double bedrooms.

    Central heating, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Steps to entrance.

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  • Sainte-Maxime

    Sainte-Maxime

    Grade
    4
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: FCV692

    Located on the ground floor of a charming farmhouse, this holiday apartment offers a pleasant setting for your time in the Var region. The apartment has its own terrace providing great space for al fresco dining. You also have access to a beautiful garden which extends from your terrace and with access to a shared outdoor swimming pool (264m², open May-Sep), you can cool off in the hot summer days. Located only 3km from the centre of Sainte-Maxime you have access to everyday needs as well as lovely beaches. St Tropez is also worth a visit and is only 15km away. Shops 1km, restaurants 1.2km and beach 2.4km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, washing machine, shared garden, terrace, outdoor furniture, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steps to terrace. Steps in grounds.

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  • Le Petit Castelet

    Domme, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F24402

    Restored, decorated and furnished to a very good standard, this delightful holiday cottage is situated just a short walk (50m) from the main square of this enchanting medieval village. Domme, known as the "Acropolis of Dordogne", with its atmospheric cobbled streets and towered gateways, is remarkably situated on a rocky crag overlooking the Dordogne Valley. Situated just below the owner’s castelet, it enjoys the benefit of a private walled garden with terrace and discreet access to the swimming pool through a gate into another walled garden. There are magnificent panoramic views from the bedrooms and gardens. It is only a few kilometres away from the lovely medieval market town of Sarlat, and is within easy reach of La Roque-Gageac, the world-famous caves of Lascaux, as well as many châteaux - Beynac, Fenelon and Castelnaud being amongst the best known.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen. Separate WC. First floor: Large dressing room. Double bedroom with queen size bed. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Private enclosed lawned garden with 3m drop (gated)
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.3m), open May-Sept
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: There are 2 steps up to entrance.

    Location: 50m from Domme (shopping, baker, bars, restaurants, tennis), 200m (shops, restaurants) 2km N of Cénac (most facilities, riding, canoeing), 2km from River Dordogne (beaches), 6km S of Vitrac (golf course), 12km S of Sarlat.

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  • Gîte de Bacchus

    Monteriou, Loir-et-Cher

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F41111

    On the edge of the village, within 5km drive of the River Cher. This charming holiday cottage was built in the early 19th century, and has been carefully restored to retain many of its original features, exposed beams, and a large, open, stone fireplace. It stands in the grounds of the friendly owner’s home with its own private terrace and garden. There are bicycles available for guests to use. This is a wine-producing region, and many vineyards offers visits and tastings. An ideal location for exploring the Loire Valley, the château of Cheverny, Chambord, and Blois, with its old quarter, museum, and fine restaurants well-worth visiting. For golf lovers, the 18-hole golf course at Cheverny is only 20km.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen, open fire and double sofa bed. Bathroom with shower. Separate WC. Double bedroom. Open tread staircase to mezzanine (sloping ceiling): two single beds (one 1.2m)

    • Private garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heaters
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • Shared t/dryer
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • Two TVs (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km S of St-Romain-sur-Cher (bar, shop), 4km N of St Aignan (zoo, restaurant, shops), 23km S of Cheverny (château, golf, restaurant), 25km S of Blois (large châteaux town).

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  • Mellac, nr. Quimperlé

    Mellac, nr. Quimperlé

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W10854

    This neat little detached stone cottage in a peaceful hamlet, is surprisingly spacious, having a living/dining area which opens on to the garden. This property is light and bright and has views of the beautiful local countryside. There are beamed ceilings and some exposed stonework. The river Isole is just 800m away, the perfect place for fishing or an evening stroll. Walking and cycle paths lead off in several directions from the house. You have a selection of lovely sandy beaches within 12.4 miles (20km), including the sheltered Kerfany and the surfing beaches at Le Pouldu and Guidel. Shops, café/bar 1 mile (1.5km), restaurant 3 miles (5km) and beach 12.4 miles (20km).

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV, washing machine, dishwasher, garden, garden furniture, ample off road parking. One pet welcome.

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  • Baron

    Baron

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FNI105

    This comfortable holiday home lies close to the stunning National Regional Park of Oise, with excellent walking, horse riding, cycling, golf and theme parks, offering fun for all the family. The royal market town of Senlis is nestled in the heart of the regional park and is home to one of France’s smallest cathedrals, Notre-Dame de Senlis, which dominates the town. Just 10km from Senlis lies the town of Chantilly where the grandeur of the Château de Chantilly is apparent. The capital city of Paris can be reached within a 1-hour drive with an abundance of attractions and shopping to enjoy. Shop and restaurant 1km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, 2 shower rooms with basin (one with toilet), 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping ceilings in some rooms.

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  • Monteux

    Monteux

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FPV097

    This elegant apartment benefits from a flowery lawned area, a boules playing pitch and a shady terrace perfect for dining al fresco. Just a short drive is the village of Monteux which is entered via a historic gate leading to its ancient streets. The village has a weekly famers market selling fresh local produce and a festival every August which ends with a superb firework display. Activities in the region include rambling, tennis, fishing (10km) and mountain biking, and in the summer there are many festivals to enjoy in the surrounding Provençal villages. A little further afield you can visit the towns of Carpentras, Orange or the historic city of Avignon renowned for the famous Papal Palace. There is a nearby golf course, a lake (6km) and the town of L’Isle sur Sorgue (12km). Shops 2.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet and basin.

    Electric heating, colour TV, wi-fi, freezer, microwave, shared lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue. Private parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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