Cottage holidays in France From beaches to rolling hills and mountains there is something for everyone

Cottage holidays in France are as popular today as they have ever been and for good reason. Great food and wine, a Mediterranean climate especially in the south and extremely great value holiday rentals. During the hot summer months, the coastal areas get swamped with tourists especially along the Cote d'Azur. This strip of coastline is home to some of the top beach resorts in the Med and staying in these resorts during the peak summer months means booking your holiday rental accommodation months in advance.

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Holiday home rentals in France

Staying in holiday rentals for your French holidays, whether a self-catering gites, country cottage or apartment, gives you the space, flexibility and freedom to what you want when you want - home from home. Booking ahead, especially in the popular resorts during the peak summer months can help secure holiday homes in the best locations - near the beaches or rivers and local amenities. Choosing where to stay is the challenge as the choice is vast. From the sun drenched, very busy and pricey French Riviera to the quieter inner villages where culture and tradition are high on the agenda, there is a holiday cottage to suit all budgets and tastes.

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Featured holiday regions

France is a country that caters for all its visitors throughout the year from the beautiful beaches of the Cote d'Azur and Languedoc-Roussillion to the relaxing countryside in Provence. And not forgetting the snow capped peaks of the Pyrenees and French Alps where summer holidays are also very popular for hiking, mountain biking and even summer skiing on the glaciers at Tignes and Les Deux Alpes.

Featured resorts

If you are travelling as a family, there is a wide choice of self catering cottages to choose from. Coastal villages with villas over looking the Mediterranean or country cottages in quaint historic villages with local markets, vineyards, orchards and winding rivers - whatever your budget, renting a holiday home in France is the ideal choice for a family holiday.

Our view on cottage holidays in France

With an enviable climate, superb cuisine and wine and rich in history and culture, it is no wonder why France is one of the most revisited holiday destinations in Europe, with more than half of all visitors returning year after year.


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