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Self Catering Accommodation in France

France needs little selling - its combination of stunning and varied landscapes, fine food and wine, high culture and accessibility make it a perennially popular destination. If you want to enjoy the best France has to offer with the freedom to do what you want, when you want and the option to cook for yourself (if you can resist the temptation of local shops and eateries), then a self-catered break is for you. With options across the country, from the Alps to yurts in the Dordogne and even a barge, we feature some of the best self-catering places to stay in France below, all of which you can reach by train or ferry.

Les Clauzades Vieilles gigantic pool

Les Clauzades Vieilles, Lot Valley, France

An exquisite family home in the middle of the Lot Valley complete with pool, housekeeper, chef-on-call and tennis court. Perfect for a luxurious family holiday where the active may not even be tempted to leave the walled compound to explore the Lot.
6 Bedrooms in the house, 2 in the gite

Gite from £350 per week, main house from £1100. 2 nights minimum

Sweet French Cottages

Sweet French Cottages, Lot Valley, France

Nestled just above the Lot River on 10 acres of woodlands with a stream are enchanting stone cottages restored by the Artist-Designer owner: cozy beds, fireplaces, terraces with mountain views and a pool. Featured in 'Art & Decoration' Magazine.
1 King or Queen Bedroom

Weekly Rates: Oct-Mar 500-700€, Apr-May 600-800€, June&Sept 700-900€, July&Aug 800-1000€

Tree-house south of France

Orion B&B & Treehouses, Saint-Paul de Vence, France

Think Tarzan and Jane! One of the best tree houses we have visited. Close to medieval fortified village of St Paul de Vence inland from the French Riviera, Orion's tree houses and gorgeous natural outdoor pool are a great place to go with the kids.
4 treehouses and a separate cottage

From €160 per night (based on a minimum 2 night stay)

The view from the other side of the vallée.

Écovallée Yurt Camp, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France

A family-friendly smallholding close to the medieval market town of Lalinde in the heart of the Dordogne, with two beautifully crafted 18-foot Kyrgyz-style chestnut yurts that sleeps up to four. Baby & toddler accessories (eg high chair) available.
Two 18' yurts for families, one 12' yurt for couples

£64-£86. Saturday to Saturday only in July and August. Off-season £30-£50 a night, three-night minimum stay.

 Vineyard estate surrounded by beautiful forest, calm and relaxing

Une Campagne en Provence, France

A special homely farming resort in the heart of Provence with delicious home made cooking fresh from the local gardens. Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful holiday in this Provençal templar estate with lovely forest walks and beautiful vineyards.
5 guestrooms: 3 large beds, 2 twins/ doubles & 3 hol homes

92 € guestroom, 119 € guestroom, 125 € guestroom per night incl breakfast, 660 € selfcatering apartment per week

Treehouses in Brittany

Eurocamp Treehouse, Dol-de-Bretagne, Brittany, France

These wonderful iconic treehouses (4-5m off the ground with a thatched, pitched roof) in 250 acres of château parkland & woods come with access to all of the campsite's amenities, including swimming pools, bar & restaurant. Great for families.
1 double, 4 single

Five nights for two adults and up to four children costs from £449, including midweek Dover-Calais ferry.

Cottage la Figuerie at Barrau

La Figuerie, Barrau, Tarn et Garonne, France

A 15 acre hilly and wild private nature reserve. Largely unploughed, resulting in flora and fauna as diverse and unspoilt as a century ago. An hour from Toulouse, surrounded by woodland, come and hear incredible birdsong and see amazing night skies.
3: galley kitchen, shower/WC, and a lounge with twin beds

Between €280 and €380 Per week. Or stay a minimum of 3 nights between €120 €160.

Eurocamp Treehouse, Le Château des Marais, Loire , France

Eurocamp Treehouse, Le Château des Marais, France

These wonderful iconic treehouses (4-5m off the ground with a thatched, pitched roof) in the grounds of an old manor house come with access to all of the campsite's amenities, including swimming pools, bar & restaurant. Great for families.
2 Treehouses each sleeping 6, 1 double 4 singles

from £184.00 per night

The lounge of Le Gite du Lievre de Mars

Le Gite du Lievre de Mars, Marseille, France

This light, bright two-bedroom property in the central Canebière area has many eco-friendly features and from the balcony you can enjoy beautiful panoramic rooftop views of the city.
2 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6 people

From €240 for a weekend or €470 a week.

The Mill-house - Moulin de Latreille

Moulin de Latreille, Dordogne, France

Moulin de Latreille, a 13th century water-mill generating electricity from the river that runs through it, is totally off-grid. Surrounded by unspoilt countryside, Latreille offers you the opportunity to relax and unwind in a splendid rural idyll.
2 double bedrooms with king size beds both with bathrooms

85 euros per night

Yurt La Bergerie

La Voute Life, Mainzac, Charente, France

Surrounded by some 55 acres of beautiful countryside, La Voute Life is a secluded yurt camp in the Poitou-Charentes region of south-west France. With a superb range of facilities and activities, this is ideal for a real taste of rural French life.
king size bed in each Yurt, childrens beds available

From £495 a week

La Croix du Vieux Pont

Eurocamp Treehouse, La Croix du Vieux Pont, Paris

These wonderful iconic treehouses (4-5m off the ground and thatched ) four pools, and a beauty therapy centre, a great bar and two restaurants, one overlooking the pool, and the other overlooking the lagoon lake all within reach of Disneyland Paris.
2 Treehouses each sleeping 6, 1 double 4 singles

For two adults and up to four children costs from £165-£198 per night

Eurocamp Treehouse, La Grande Métairie, Brittany France:

Eurocamp Treehouse, La Grande Métairie, France

Two French tree houses situated in mature woodland with shared access to the on-parc petting farm, kids clubs and the superb pool complex, bars and restaurants. Near to the beach, this is a perfect family holiday spot.
2 Treehouses each sleeping 6, 1 double 4 singles

From £167 to £205 per night

A Mandria

A Mandria, St Florent, Corsica

A Mandria is one of two converted farm shelters, peacefully situated on the outskirts of the charming village of Murato. Delightfully renovated to a high standard it is traditionally furnished very much in keeping with the rural surroundings.
1 double

From £950 for 7 nights

You will love to sleep on the water...

Floating Village of Pressac - France

France's first ever floating village - offering amazing private cabins for the whole family or just for two, bobbing in a lake, with fishing and cycling on site. Picnic hampers are available, cake and champagne delivery, too!
80 people max. 8 family cabins (4/5 persons) and 13 doubles.

130 euros for 2 people and 195 euros for four people

Treehouse, Le Val de Bonnal, Jura, France

Eurocamp Treehouse, Le Val de Bonnal, Jura, France

These wonderful iconic treehouses (4-5m off the ground with a thatched, pitched roof) in 250 acres of château parkland & woods come with access to all of the campsite's amenities, including swimming pools, bar & restaurant. Great for families.
1 double, 4 single

For two adults and up to four children costs from £165-£198 per night

Communal living room in the Marseille homestay apartment.

Homestay Marseille, Marseille, France

Experience Marseille like a local by renting a room in someone's house or apartment. This stylish apartment in the bohemian Cours Julien area is owned by Maxime and Gabriel who can also give advice on where to eat and what to do in the city.
One double room

€50 per night (4 nights minimum stay)

Tranquil and peaceful lake setting in France

Terre et Toi, Dordogne, France

A self built strawbale and earthen plaster room, over looking a lake, on a tranquil 18 acre property in the wine producing region of Perigord Pourpre. With organic breakfast served with homemade bread and organised visits to organic vineyards.
2 double or twin rooms with bathrooms

70 euros per room per night

Blanzac Townhouse

Blanzac Townhouse, Limousin, France

Blanzac Townhouse is a fabulous, rustic and original French medieval townhouse in the beautiful Limousin region of central France. This house, and its neighbour that is also let, are perfect for families and groups, yet intimate enough for just two.
Sleeps 8: Master Double, Twin, Double, Twin

£374 to: £777.00 (based on two staying)

Snow, Apartments, France

Le Borsat IV Apartments, Tignes, France

Located just outside the centre of Tignes, these fantastic apartments are just as close to the ski lift and nursery slopes as they are to Tignes' many restaurants and cafes, making them a fantastic base for groups and families alike.
62 Rooms

From £269 per person per week

Lavender Cottage, France

Lavender Cottage, Languedoc, France

A beautiful French artisan's residence in the wine-making village of Thezan Des Corbieres in the Languedoc region of SW France near the coast, it's great value, has traditional character and a sunny balcony.
sleeps 3: Master double & single room

Prices from £658.00 to:757.00 (based on two staying)

Eurocamp Treehouse, Château La Forêt Campsite, France

Eurocamp Treehouse, Château La Forêt Campsite, France

2 treehouses in in the grounds of a stunning French château, where you can share the facilities including a bar and restaurant, kids clubs and mini golf, cycle hire. With a beach in reach, this is perfect spot for a family holiday.
2 Treehouses each sleeping 6, 1 double 4 singles

From £167 to £205 per night

Exterior shot of Chalet Michelle, France

Chalet Michelle, Val Thorens, France

Wonderfully located for access to both the slopes and the cafes, bars and restaurants of Val Thorens, this comfortable ski chalet offers six twin rooms, log fire in the communal lounge, and use of a shared sauna and swimming pool.
6 twin rooms

From £499 per week

Maisons-Laffitte, Paris

Eurocamp Treehouse, Maisons-Laffitte, Paris

One treehouse sleeping five, 4-5m off the ground with a thatched, pitched roof in a parc on the banks of the Seine with access to all of the campsite's amenities, including bar & restaurant. Close to Paris and great for families.
Sleeps five 1 double, 3 singles

from £184.00 per night

Limousin Townhouse

Limousin Townhouse, Limousin, Central France

A restored French medieval townhouse, dating back to the 15th century, in Bellac. Retaining original features including a staircase over 500 years old, late medieval floor tiles and cut granite fireplace. Home to a traditional full French 'box bed'.
Sleeps 7: twin (ground floor), double, single, twin

£374.00 to: £777.00 (based on two staying)

The tree house at Solane,sleeps 6, kitchen and bathroom inside!

Mas de la Solane, Languedoc Roussillon, France

Enjoy starry nights, river swimming and fantastic hiking at this unspoilt retreat in the Pyrenees. Choose from a treehouse or cabin, or pitch your tent amongst the trees. Stunning views look out across the valley to the mountain range beyond.
Bedroom (1 double); attic (4 singles)

Tree house (6 pax): €1250 per week; log cabin (4 pax): €550 per week. Off season discount of 30%-60%

Luxury tented camp

Le Camp, Tarn et Garonne, Southwest France

A stunning six-tented luxury camp in a beautiful part of SW France. Extra king-size beds in spacious tents, well equipped communal kitchen, free concierge service and lots of play opportunities for children including a lovely natural swimming pool.
Six tents sleeping 2-8: 4 Yurts, 1 Giant Yurt, 1 Big Tent

€267 per night for safari tent. €219 per night for woodland yurt. Children €25 per child per night. No other charges, everything else included.

Exterior of The Rustic Retreat

The Rustic Retreat, SW France

A peaceful place tucked away in a valley with shady veranda surrounded by gardens, perfect for families or as quiet retreat. Books, cats, hens, endless walks, swimming river, local markets, castles. Climbing, cycling, canoeing and hiking all nearby.
2: 1 Double, 1 Twin + cot.

Low season £650 per week, High season £1000.

Les Chalets de Solaise Apartments

Les Chalets de Solaise Apartments, Val d'Isère, France

An ideal base for anyone looking to be close to both the centre of Val d'Isere and the myriad of slopes and pistes. These fantastic apartments also offer and outside pool, a sauna and a fitness room for those with extra energy to burn.
67 Rooms

From £459 per week

Gaillac Vineyard Cottage

Gaillac Vineyard Cottage, SW France

Gaillac Vineyard Cottage is the perfect place to relax and unwind amongst the rural idyll of South-West France with a pool. On the one side are the rolling hills of the vineyard and to the front uninterrupted panoramic views of the Pyrénées.
Sleeps six: Master Double, Double, Twin

From: £1199.00 to: £1679.00 (based on two staying)

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