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The exotic gardens of Monaco

The exotic gardens of Monaco

Visit and explore the Exotic gardens in the world famous city of Monaco the summer. Visitors can walk along paths and up and down steps amongst the many exotic species of plants including cacti plants, admiring their colourful flowers. Read more...

Welcome to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, home to the Romans, Van Gogh and Nostradamus

Welcome to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, home to the Romans, Van Gogh and Nostradamus

The area is surrounded by many excellent vineyards as depicted by Peter Mayle and in the film 'A Good Year'. Saint-Rémy is home to the renowned Wednesday market and many wonderful restaurants. Its proximity to Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Nîmes, Arles, the Luberon and the Camargue will allow you to enjoy interesting day trips and make getting here simple due to the numerous excellent travel connections whether you wish to come by car, train or plane. Read more...

A handsome and imposing maison de maître

A handsome and imposing maison de maître

La Maison Carrée is a handsome and imposing maison de maître, a Mansion built around 1890 for the local winegrower, a 'noble' who gave it as a present to his son and his son's bride on the occasion of their wedding. It was built in an elevated position at the entrance to the village. Now in the 21st century as the village population has grown and the village itself has expanded La Maison Carrée occupies a prominent central position a short walk from the main square. Read more...

Visit ancient Avignon

Visit ancient Avignon

An absolute gem of a city on the Rhône river in Provence. A charming city with a small-town feel and well worth visiting not only for its famous bridge, the Pont d'Avignon. Read more...

Albi in the Tarn

Albi in the Tarn

Albi a hidden gem in the Midi-Pyrénées. Tucked away in the Midi-Pyrénées region, the city of Albi may not be first on your list of cities to visit in France but it has much to offer the visitor, not least the stunning UNESCO listed brick cathedral. Read more...

Saint-Marcel caves

Saint-Marcel caves

Visit the gorges of the Ardèche this summer and decent into the Saint-Marcel caves situated near Bidon. Walk the 600m long circuit, in 14°c temperature, admiring the illuminated galleries, its eccentric formations, its fauna, flora, the caves huge cavens, basins and water pools. The location of the Saint-Marcel caves was discovered in 1836 by a hunter whose ferret fell into one of the cave's cavities. Today, 657 km of caves have been discovered. Read more...

Grimaldi, Grimaud and Joan Collins

Grimaldi, Grimaud and Joan Collins

Monaco's royal family - the famous Grimaldi clan used to have a little-known coastal area in the South of France named after them. Up until the end of the 19th century, the Gulf of Grimaldi lay between a small fishing town and a hilltop village with an 11th century church. And then things started to change. The coastal area was renamed 'The Gulf of Saint-Tropez'. Coco Chanel skipped off a yacht in 1923, Brigitte Bardot arrived on the scene in her controversial film in 1957. The legend of Saint-Tropez had begun. Read more...

Riverfront holiday properties in France

Riverfront holiday properties in France

Book a holiday property on a riverfront in France this summer and get up close to nature. Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the French countryside and admire fish swimming along the river. Read more...

Beachfront holiday villa on the Côte d'Azur

Beachfront holiday villa on the Côte d'Azur

A Mediterranean seafront villa in Cavalaire-sur-Mer, Cote d'Azur with garden steps leading to the sea. Holiday villa with Mediterranean garden with dining terraces offering uninterrupted, sea views. Read more...

Beachfront holiday villa in Biarritz

Beachfront holiday villa in Biarritz

An outstanding, highest quality, detached holiday beach villa with ocean views in Biarritz. Maison de la Grande Plage offers direct access to Atlantic beaches and walking distance to all amenities. Read more...

Highlights of the Charente-Maritime

Highlights of the Charente-Maritime

So much is on offer for holiday-maker in the Charente-Maritime, here are our highlights. Must sees are the bustling tourist-friendly coastal towns of La Rochelle and Royan, the stunning Île de Ré as well as the deserted, untouched beaches of Île d’Oleron. Read more...

Holiday villas in France

Holiday villas in France

Rent a holiday villa in the Dordogne and South-West, Languedoc, Occitanie, Loire, Vendee and Brittany, Provence, Côte d'Azur and Riviera or on the Island of Corsica and enjoy your French villa holiday this summer. Book a modern, contemporary or architect-designed holiday villa with the conveniences of air-conditioning, Wi-Fi internet, catering and maid service. Read more...

Atlantic Arcachon beach

Atlantic Arcachon beach

Visit the oldest resort on the French Atlantic coast. Catch a boat, go for a swim of take a stroll down the 800m long beach at Arcachon, the oyster capital of the Atlantic coast. Read more...

Sea view holiday properties in France

Sea view holiday properties in France

Pick a holiday home in France with sea views. A holiday on the coast in France offers a wide range of rental properties to choose from. Spectacular detached Mediterranean villas with private pools and unique country homes all offering stunning sea views of the sea meeting the sky. Read more...

Holiday homes with private tennis courts in France

Holiday homes with private tennis courts in France

Tennis courts in the grounds of French holiday homes. Let us 'serve up' a selection of holiday homes in Provence Côte d'Azur, Occitanie, Centre-Val de Loire and Nouvelle-Aquitaine with private tennis courts. Read more...

Beachfront holiday properties in France

Beachfront holiday properties in France

Holiday rental properties in France near the beach with sea views. A selection of holiday homes in France with sea views. Read more...

Infinity pool with Mediterranean Sea view

Infinity pool with Mediterranean Sea view

Take a plunge into the heated 7m x 4m infinity swimming pool and relax on the pool terrace on a sunlounger, whilst admiring the Mediterranean Sea view. Le Trayas has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathroom, air-conditioning, UK sky TV and Wi-Fi internet. Read more...

Villages of the Charente-Maritime

Villages of the Charente-Maritime

More highlights from the Charente-Maritime region. With 4 of the most beautiful villages in France, this region is definitely worth a visit. See two of our favourite villages among other highlights. Read more...

Welcome to short breaks in beautiful Issigeac

Welcome to short breaks in beautiful Issigeac

An exceedingly warm welcome to the beautiful medieval market town of Issigeac with its famous Sunday Market and close proximity to recreational activities and gourmet cuisine. La Chartreuse du Sord is 4 km from the centre of Issigeac and the owners are on hand to ensure that you receive a very warm welcome and have everything you need for your stay at this lovely holiday country house in the Dordogne. Read more...

A romantic French retreat

A romantic French retreat

Book your loved one a romantic getaway as a special Valentine's treat. A selection of cosy, romantic holiday rental homes in France suitable for a couple. One or two bedroom self-catering properties available all year round. Read more...

Hot-air ballooning in the Périgord

Hot-air ballooning in the Périgord

Fly over the Dordogne by hot-air balloon with Montgolfiere du Périgord and discover the beautiful and historical castles of the Périgord. Choose your hot-air balloon flight. Read more...

Wi-Fi West France holiday properties

Wi-Fi West France holiday properties

Stay in contact with friends and family back home and enjoy all the conveniences of Wi-Fi internet whilst on your French holiday. Whether you're sending a friend or relative back home an email with the photos you took of that beautiful French château you visited this morning, replying to that urgent business email, streaming the latest movie for the kids or simply checking the opening times of the local French restaurant, we can all enjoy the benefits of having Wi-Fi internet available at our French West France holiday property this summer. Read more...

Beachfront holiday home in Normandy

Beachfront holiday home in Normandy

A holiday rental home on the beachfront in Normandy. Enjoy a walk along a beach in Normandy this summer whilst staying at the beachfront home, La Tour de la Plage. Read more...

Holiday homes in Provence with infinity pools

Holiday homes in Provence with infinity pools

Make a splash in an infinity swimming pool in Provence this summer. Enjoy uninterrupted Provençal sea views or Provençal countryside views from a fabulous infinity pool. Read more...

Vézelay Abbey in Yonne

Vézelay Abbey in Yonne

Visit Yonne this summer and explore the famous Benedictine and Cluniac monastery which claimed to hold the relics of Saint Mary Magdalene. The 11th century Abbey was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1979. Read more...