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Sénanque Abbey near Gordes

Sénanque Abbey near Gordes

Visit the Cistercian Abbaye, Sénanque Abbey, situated near the famous village of Gordes in Vaucluse, Provence, today managed by monks. Sénanque Abbey was founded in 1148 and features Romanesque architecture. Read more...

Lascaux cave near Montignac

Lascaux cave near Montignac

Lascaux cave, discovered in September 1940 by 4 teenagers who descended into the prehistoric cave, discovered cave paintings made by Paleolithic man, more than 17,000 years ago. Today visitors can visit a replica of the Lascaux cave, Lascaux 4, which opened to the public in December 2016. Read more...

Brantôme Abbey in the Dordogne

Brantôme Abbey in the Dordogne

Take a trip to Brantôme and visit the Benedcitine Abbey complete with troglodyte caves. Brantôme Abbey has history back to the 8th century, it has been rebuilt and restored over the centuries with the latest incarnation being built in the late 19th century. Read more...

Country Living in South-West France

Country Living in South-West France

350 year old renovated country home to rent, combines old and new interior design in South-West France. This renovated country home combines old and new interior design and features many authentic details like the original fireplaces, high ceilings with traditional oak beams and original wooden and tile floors. Read more...

Let there be light in Occitanie

Let there be light in Occitanie

What is the most important element of architectural design? Architectural design with natural light and wonderful reflections. Read more...

Luxury Loire living rooms

Luxury Loire living rooms

Choose a luxury living room style in your French holiday home in the Loire this summer. From modern to classic and every style in between, our Loire holiday homes offers holiday makers, living rooms full of comfort, a place to put their feet up and relax in, offering a real home from home feel. Read more...

A bubbly Summer at Loft du Vigneron

A bubbly Summer at Loft du Vigneron

Enjoy afternoon tea with bubbly in April or May 2019 in a fully renovated, former wine-maker's property with private pool (11m x 4.5m). Loft du Vigneron is located in the village of Rieux-Minervois in the heart of the Minervois vineyards. Carcassonne 30 minutes and Mediterranean beaches 60 minutes at Narbonne-Plage. Read more...

Make a splash in France this summer

Make a splash in France this summer

Book a holiday property with a private swimming pool in France this summer. Choose from a wide range of holiday properties in Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, Provence Côte d'Azur, Dordogne and Corsica all with private swimming pools. Read more...

Gorge du Verdon

Gorge du Verdon

The Gorge du Verdon is a famous canyon with white-water rapids in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region of France. The Verdon River has carved it way through the limestone mass and in places to a depth to over 700 metres. Hire a canoe and drift down the Verdon River and discover its past. Read more...

La Roque-Gageac beauty

La Roque-Gageac beauty

Known as being one of the most beautiful villages in France, La Roque-Gageac is situated on the North bank of the Dordogne River. The village is hugely popular with tourists during the summer season with many bars and restaurants to enjoy a drink or a meal. Read more...

Collioure in the Pyrénées-Orientales

Collioure in the Pyrénées-Orientales

Collioure is a particularly chic and picturesque seaside town on the Mediterranean coast between Perpignan and the Spanish border. Collioure offers holiday makers Mediterranean beaches and many, many traditional, pavement and beach-side restaurants and café bars. Read more...

Anyone for snooker in France?

Anyone for snooker in France?

A perfect combination of relaxation and activity. With great facilities like a snooker table at your self catering holiday rental property, you will be able to keep the kids (and yourself!) entertained without having to leave your wonderful holiday house. Read more...

Lérins Islands near Cannes

Lérins Islands near Cannes

Take the 15 minutes or so boat trip from Mandelieu-La Napoule in Cannes, across to the two Lérins Islands. The larger of the two, Sainte-Marguerite island offers its visitors 22 kilometres of pathways to explore. Read more...

The New Town in Carcassonne

The New Town in Carcassonne

Here's what to see in the 'Ville Basse' of Carcassonne. The new town of Carcassonne offers, shops, bars, restaurants and markets and the lower town (Ville Basse) or 'new town' is where you head, to return to the modern world, although there are still buildings dating back to medieval times. Read more...

Inside Out - Part 4

Inside Out - Part 4

Languedoc living turned inside out. Final part of our series form the owner of the Loft du Vigneron, a 3 bed holiday rental home in a wine-producing village in the Languedoc-Roussilon (now called Occitanie). The terrace is finished and the lovely ambience and views can be enjoyed! Read more...

Renovation Revelation

Renovation Revelation

Restoring a wonderful wine domaine to beyond it's former glory. How the owner of Domaine de Nérige discovered a love of renovating houses with the restoration of this fabulous holiday rental country home near Carcassonne in the Languedoc-Roussillon. Read more...

The Medieval City in Carcassonne

The Medieval City in Carcassonne

Step back in time in the old city of Carcassonne. Visit La Cité, the world famous walled medieval city, a UNESCO world heritage site. Read more...

Marineland on the Côte d'Azur

Marineland on the Côte d'Azur

Explore the lagoon, adventure golf, aquasplash, kid's island and interact with the many fascinating animals in Marineland. Enjoy a day relaxing on a sunbed on a sandy beach beneath palmtrees, beside the dolphin lagoon. Read more...

Inside Out - Part 3

Inside Out - Part 3

The naked stone restorer. Part 3 of our series from the owner of popular holiday rental villa in the South of France, Loft du Vigneron. Choosing the upholstery to complement the natural . Read more...

The Canal du Midi in Carcassonne

The Canal du Midi in Carcassonne

The UNESCO listed Canal du Midi runs through Carcassonne. Don't miss this historic site if you are on holiday in the area. Take a boat trip, a bike ride or walk along its historic banks. A popular attraction for holidaymakers in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie region of France and another UNESCO world heritage site, the historical Canal du Midi was built to link the Atlantic to the Mediterranean as a trade route in the 17th century. Read more...

Inside Out - Part 2

Inside Out - Part 2

Creating a beautiful outdoor living space. The next installment from owner of Loft du Vigeronon on creating the wonder terrace at his holiday rental village house in the Languedoc. Choosing the colour scheme and textures. Read more...

Maison Makeover in Languedoc-Roussillon

Maison Makeover in Languedoc-Roussillon

Traditional village house with modern interior design in Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitane. This 19th century maison de maître, or wine-maker's house, has been renovated in a contemporary, industrial style to create a chic holiday rental home for 8. Read more...

Inside Out - Part 1

Inside Out - Part 1

Creating the Loft du Vigneron. The owner of Loft du Vigeron shares his story of the trials and tribulations of renovating this beautiful holiday rental village house in the South of France. How to create a beautiful outdoor space and interior with a touch of glamour. Read more...

Carcassonne lake

Carcassonne lake

Visit the hidden gem that is Carcassonne lake, a great family day out and an alternative to the beach. Cool off on a hot summer's day with a visit to this recreational lake only a few minutes' drive from the city. A great day trip for families enjoying a self catering holiday near Carcassonne. Read more...

Seize the Moment in the Midi-Pyrénées

Seize the Moment in the Midi-Pyrénées

100 year old barn gets a modern makeover in the Midi-Pyrénées. The owner of Maison de Saint Jean shares how she discovered this wonderful 100 year old barn and restored it to a stunning and contemporary space, now a 4 bed holiday rental home in the Midi-Pyrénées with heated swimming pool. Read more...