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These rental companies provide a diverse range of France holiday cottages and holiday accommodation such as villas, chalets and gites. Booking rates are similar to the United Kingdom for weekly breaks and a range of special offers are available for a wide selection of self catering properties.
French Connections -
Around 5000 France holiday cottages
and villas throughout France. Their collection also includes ski lodges and chalets for the mountainous regions. Seasonal special offers are available for a range of their self catering properties.
- 1000s of cottages in France
and other forms of holiday accommodation, such as villas, gites, farmhouses and chateaux. They can be found in places like the Loire Valley, Burgundy, Brittany and Vendee. Special offers are also available for a wide range of their properties.
Cottages 4 You
- Close to 500 France self catering cottages and self catering properties situated throughout the country. Their range includes holiday villas, chalets, barn conversions and character cottages. Prices are similar to their UK properties and start at around £300 p/w.
Over 300 France holiday cottages and villas from Hoseasons with rates starting at £224 for week long holiday breaks. Many of well-located and include extras such as satellite television, indoor swimming pools and wi-fi internet access. Discounts are available for some.
France offers some of the most varied landscapes in Europe which can only be properly appreciated through France holiday cottages. If you're looking for to rent a holiday cottage, a short break or a self-catering holiday then our French section may well be of some help.
From the exquisite wine making Burgundy to the ski slopes of the French Alps
, there is so much to see and do in France. Its capital Paris is one of the finest in the world and is brimming with historical attraction and sophisticated restaurants and cafes. The Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Arc de Triomphe all contribute to the energy and charm of the city.
Perhaps the glittering Cote D Azure
is more to your liking. Its golden beaches and glamorous cities, like Monte Carlo attract the rich and famous from all over the world. And the countryside surrounding the French Riviera has an unspoilt, off-the-beaten track feel that also provides an alternative to the hustle and bustle of the coast.
Thanks to the Channel Tunnel
, France is now more accessible than ever. Places like Brittany, Normandy and even the Pyrenees now seem closer than ever, and are but a short train ride away. Find out more about some of the most important France visitor attractions through our guide below.
France visitor attractions
Cottages holiday makers in France will discover that each region has developed its own special identity, with its own customs, cuisine, culture and architecture. Arguably the world’s favourite tourist destination, it is one of Europe’s largest countries with a rugged coastline and its landscape ranges from high mountains to rich farmlands, from tiny isolated villages to bustling cities.
France has an incredible variety of leisure activities and out door pursuits to enjoy. There are fine golf courses all along the north and west coasts, often offering coaching and master classes. Tennis
is also popular with dozens of public courts available. For walkers and hikers, the long distance tracks are clearly marked, vary in difficulty and include Alpine routes and paths through the National Parks, where you can also enjoy horse riding and mountain biking.
and ski-ing are very popular in season and there are also opportunities to learn para-gliding, hang gliding, and ballooning. Water rafting, kayaking, surfing, sailing and canoeing are all available on French rivers and on the coast.
Food and drink
The French are renowned for their fine food and wine and generally speaking, the quality of fresh food in restaurants is superior to that found in other European countries. There is a vast range of places to enjoy good food from chic restaurants in the cities, brasseries serving simple dishes with beer on tap, bistros which offer moderately priced meals, auberges serving simple farm produce and cafes, usually open all day and serving drinks, coffee, tea and snacks such as Croque Monsieur
History and Culture
Throughout the centuries, France, which shares a border with Germany, Switzerland and Spain, has been subject to a wide variety of cultural influences since the arrival of the Gauls
in pre-Christian times right through to the Eastern European immigrants of the 21st century. It has also suffered occupation in two World Wars. You can discover evidence of the Bronze Age in Brittany at Carnac and prehistoric art in the Pyrenees.
The Lascaux Cave Paintings
in Perigord are said to be the best in the world. Open daily from April to mid-November. The rest of the year, daily - except for Saturday and Sunday. There is a Roman amphitheatre at Arles and it is worth visiting the 12th century Cistercian Abbey
at Fontenay. Open from 8.00 – 6.45 and from 8.00 – 7.15 on Saturday and Sunday.
In Paris, Sacre Coeur
is open from 11 October to 13 April from 10.00 – 12.00 and 3.00. Notre Dame
is open every day from 7.15 on Saturday and Sunday and 8.00 – 6.45 Monday to Thursday. Free admission.