Selected listings in Aquitaine

Le Manoir in Aquitaine

Le Petit Manoir in Aquitaine

Cosy meets classy If you’re looking for a fancy, comfortable property for your holidays, look no further than le Petit…

Selected listings in Brittany


Self-catering rental cottages in Brittany

Our selection of personally maintained vacation rental properties have been carefully renovated to retain their original Breton features, whilst incorporating…
Benerville Manor in Deauville

Benerville Manor in Deauville

This timber framed (colombage) villa is typical of the Normandy area and offers guest accommodation for adults only. Each of…

Selected listings in Dordogne

Selected listing in Provence

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View over the Tour Eiffel in the Suite 888 of Le Bristol

Great hotels of France: Bristol fashion

It’s among the elite of the French capital’s hotels. But what makes a legendary hotel like Le Bristol tick? Justin Postlethwaite meets some of the team who have added their own personal histories to the hotel’s.


Slow holidays in unspoilt Auvergne

“France. It’s the Auvergne with something else around it.” – an Auvergnat saying Tired of the “cut and thrust” of modern English life, we opted for a new challenge at a more relaxed pace. Our searches led us in early

Residence Nell 1

Résidence Nell, Paris

In one of the city’s liveliest neighborhoods, the Résidence Nell is a cocoon of calm and luxury designed for any length of stay, from a single night to an entire month – almost like having your own pied-à-terre in Paris.

Map of Toulouse

What’s on in the Midi-Pyrénées

There are all sorts of events being planned throughout the year in the Midi-Pyrénées region. Here’s our pick of the bunch, from springtime carnivals in Albi and Castres to local food festivals and major music concerts.

Chez Domaine holiday let

Accommodation in & around Cotignac

Let Chez Domaine find the perfect holiday home for you and your family and friends. They have a good selection of well-appointed houses, village houses, villas and country cottages. All have been specially selected for their charm and comfort.

Kim, Dennis & family

Stay in a Provençal Windmill

Kim and Dennis Middleditch, from East London, own a very unusual holiday rental in the Var. We spoke to them about their converted windmill, Moulin des Oliviers…

Stickler bedroom

Room with a View

Jamie and Ali Stickler moved to their farm in the Aveyron, in 2004. After years of major work on the property, their very special gîtes are now ready to rent. Here’s Jamie’s account of their life in France, the ethos behind the decoration of the gîtes, and their farm, which produces organic beef.


What To Take On A Self-Catering Break

You quickly discover what you should have brought with you on holiday, once you get there. It’s also surprisingly easy to forget by the next time you go on holiday! So we’ve put together a list of the basics, which should stop you leaving out anything crucial.


Mountain Holiday Rentals in Summer

Staying in French mountain property during the summer is a whole different world to any other kind of holiday. If you think of the mountains as just for winter sports, you’re missing out! We find out more from Dawn Lyde, who owns a holiday rental property near the Pyrenees.


Taking Dogs on Holiday

“Jilly Bennett”
Jilly Bennett, French resident, dog show judge and owner of Pension Milou (luxury dog hotel), explains the steps you need to take.
“Your dog is part of your family, so why not take him along on the trip? With quarantine regulations eased and provided you start the process far enough ahead for the necessary injections, blood test and paperwork you will find it all works easily…”