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Landscapes, culture, gastronomy, and unique villas, all make for an exceptional holiday in France. Here you will find our wide choice of properties: chateaux, villas, farmhouses, estates... Your dream holiday home! Also, a wide choice of gourmet and lesser-known restaurants, historic and tourist sites and beautiful villages not to be missed. Discover everything that each French region has to offer.
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03 May 2021  |  Caterina Krucker  |  Holidays

A rental in the Périgord Noir that has it all

It's not just the rental, although it is a gorgeous, restored cottage in the Périgord Noir set within the peaceful grounds of a small 17th century manor house that was formerly the courthouse for a nearby château. Both cottage and manor are constructed in the local golden limestone with traditional stoned-tiled 'lauze' roofs and stone window surrounds, typical of the old local architecture. It is set in spacious, leafy grounds with areas for outdoor dining, a very large, private swimming pool and lovely views of the surrounding tree-lined hillside.

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03 May 2021  |  John Lewis  |  Holidays

How we fell in love with Mas Saint-Cernin

For years we had dreamed of giving up our hectic lives in the UK and running gîtes in France. Holidays were spent in various areas of France trying to decide where it would be best to start our new life. In 2010 we found what could be our ideal new home and gîtes near Castres in the Languedoc region in South-West France. To make sure we booked a weeks holiday to enable us to get to know the gîtes and the area.

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03 May 2021  |  Mark Lincoln  |  Holidays

16th century restored country home in Lot-et-Garonne

This half timbered house, dating from the 16th century, appears on the French Cassini map, the first general map of the Kingdom of France. After the décimation of the population during the 100 years war between the French and English in the 16th century, migration from the West of France and the Haute Auvergne / Quercy was encouraged, bringing this unique style of house building to the Agen region.

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02 May 2021  |  Tim Robinson  |  Holidays

Love at first sight, Maison de Saint Jean

Love at first sight, yes it's real – or it was for my husband and I… Truly, we went out for dinner and came back having bought a house. We'd always fancied trying to afford a second home, somewhere to escape to with a kinder climate but otherwise all the benefits of home, no compromise.

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02 May 2021  |  Richard Sinnerton  |  Holidays

What's behind that door?

What's behind that door, we asked the owner of what eventually became Maison Tigre, looking at a small, badly fitted wooden door at the end of the hallway. We knew there was some sort of building next to the main house but had no idea what it was or what state it was in. 'Oh you can’t go in there,' she said 'it's far too dangerous! It used to be the village cobblers but the roof and floors have collapsed and it's just a pile of rubble.'

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30 April 2021  |  Joseph Batchelor  |  Holidays

Home away from home in France

How to make your holiday rental house a home. Make the most of your self catering family holiday house by making it feel like a home away from home. The owner of Château Monjardin in the Loire Valley describes how you can make your holiday house feel more like a home for your family during your stay. Add fresh flowers, cook using local produce and make the space your own.

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30 April 2021  |  Susan Durst  |  Holidays

Dordogne, a jewel in the crown

The first time we saw Le Saint-Martin, it was from the air – courtesy of a pilot friend of ours. Our family had lived in Paris for many years, and it was our first trip to the Dordogne. We had already fallen in love with the sheer beauty of Southern Périgord – the gently rolling hills, the lush vineyards, the fairy-tale castles steeped in history and the unspoilt Bastide villages.

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29 April 2021  |  David Ham  |  Holidays

Le Dattier

Location, location, location, the estate agents are always right and location is absolutely critical! The 'Côte d'Azur', that supposedly perfect sun-drenched coastline, is not what it was 50 years ago: it's overbuilt with concrete and empty beaches are almost impossible to find.

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29 April 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Holidays, Tourism

Holidays in the Lubéron

The Lubéron is located between the departments of Vaucluse and Alpes-Hautes-Provence. It is a mountainous massif very popular in Provence, which combines a well-preserved cultural and architectural heritage. Whether you are on holiday in the Lubéron for a long time or for a shorter stay. Discover our itinerary of places not to be missed.

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27 April 2021  |  Christiaan Lebeer  |  Holidays

A holiday château with a cool mix of traditional styles and contemporary chic

Château Entre-Deux-Mers is the ideal holiday destination for anyone looking for peace and relaxation, gastronomy and culture, authenticity and modern comfort. The 18th century castle accommodating 12 people underwent full renovation and has been furnished with taste and abundant attention to detail. A cool mix of traditional style and contemporary chic. You immediately feel right at home!

23 April 2021  |  Hugh Steward  |  Holidays

Welcome, a gardener's delight

Le Manoir de Fouilloux lies in soft rolling countryside in the North Easterly corner of the Dordogne, close to the small town of Saint-Aulaye; in the beautiful Dronne Valley. She sits within a 40 minute drive to the world famous vineyards of Saint-Émilion and Pomerol.

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23 April 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Holidays, Tourism

The essentials of Aude

Welcome to Aude! You are spending your holidays in Occitanie, so do not miss the unmissable attractions of Aude. A large choice of activities and visits are available to you during your stay. Discover the City of Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi, the Cathar Castles, the vineyards and tourist villages.

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22 April 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Holidays, Tourism, UNESCO

The essentials of the Gard

Welcome to the Gard! In this article, you will discover the Gard, passing through the Cévennes to the Camargue via Nîmes and the Pont du Gard, as well as the most beautiful villages in France. And why not book your rental for your next vacation in the south.

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21 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Holidays, Nature , Sports and leisure, Tourism

La Franqui beach

The lovely unspoilt beach resort in the Languedoc, La Franqui beach is a hidden gem, half an hour from Narbonne. Visit for a relaxed vibe and a lovely, large sandy beach. La Franqui has remained unspoilt and not overdeveloped. You will find a huge sandy beach which is never crowded even in the height of summer.

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21 April 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Holidays

The essential sites of Hérault

If you are on vacation for a short or long stay in Hérault, we have prepared a list of must-see sites for you. The Hérault is rich in its geographical location... and in its many curiosities, not to be missed. The Gorges de l'Hérault, Cirque de Navacelles, Le Pont du Diable, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Sète...

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08 April 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Holidays

Villa holiday France

Villa holidays are not just about villas... There was a time when a villa holiday in France meant exactly that; self-catering accommodation in a modern villa. Now, the term 'Villa Holiday' encompasses a vast and diverse range of styles of fabulous holiday properties throughout all regions of France...

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04 April 2021  |  Nick Purchase  |  Holidays

Le Cube Part 2

Pure France's visitors to Le Cube often choose the property because of its unique design in such an extraordinary location. Once inside, though, their attention shifts to the owner’s collection of contemporary art. The downstairs bedrooms feature original paintings by James Hull – an artist who, though heavily influenced by the St Ives school in the UK also worked in France toward the end of his life.

02 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Holidays, Nature , Tourism

Under the Bages boardwalks

Take an afternoon stroll across Narbonne's saltwater lagoons. A change from the beach, this offers a completely different landscape and is great for wildlife lovers and those wanting to get away from the crowds of the beaches. Just 7km outside the city of Narbonne in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, the village of Bages offers an interesting alternative to a visit to the local beach.


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