Revel in the art, culture, gastronomy, romance and history of this fascinating country with our historic holiday cottages in France. Whether you want to explore the rugged charm and historic sites in the north or enjoy the Mediterranean climate and scenic views in the south, France has it all.
Brittany is home to some of the finest historic cottages in France. Guern is a 16th century stone property in a beautiful location. The current owners have gone to every effort to maintain its period feel; beaming ceilings and log burners set off its quaint old-world charm. Guern also has a lake, mill pond and river within its grounds. This is quintessential rural France.
Loire Valley has a vast selection of historical cottages in France. Milly is a 16th century chateau with a breathtaking facade and an elegant, rustic French country style interior. Original features have been retained so visitors will be able to walk a lovely private cobbled passageway and ascend stone stairways. Every room has its own unique character and there really is a feeling of being transported back hundreds of years.
Vernie, nr Le Mans in Loire Valley is another property brimming with character. The historical holiday cottage in France was originally a detached mill cottage in the 18th century and it still features original machinery and millstones, which provide a unique backdrop in living spaces. Everything inside and out has been retained and restored lovingly through the years.
Gite Hiciole in Languedoc-Roussillon is one of the oldest historical cottages in France. Built way back in the 1300s, the property has traditional features including arch ceilings and fireplaces. This region is renowned for its excellent climate year round and the swimming pool at the rear will allow you to soak up the sun. The historical locales of Minerve, Beziers Carcassonne are also nearby.
You will never be far from culture and history with our heritage cottages in France. The Notre-Dame de Paris with its iconic gothic exterior is among a huge list of attractions in the capital if you are staying in northern regions, while the French Riviera and Roman city of Nimes and its first century Les Arenes arena and 5th century Maison Carree temple headline the landmarks in the south.
You are simply spoilt for choice when it comes to our selection of historic holiday cottages in France, so use our search functions to find the properties that suit your needs. You can filter accommodation by rural location, sea views, enclosed gardens and more.