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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

4 Nights min stay

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from £86 /night

£599 - £838 / week

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  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Loft Bellevue 80 m² & 3 rooms (4 beds capacity). Wide terraces, Alleys, Tennis court and Swimming Pool. Private Parkings. Ideal for family vacation, friends holidays or couple escapade. Rental per week in july/august and per night outside of the high season. Holiday home rental in Drome Provence South of France - Luxurious villas with swimming pool & tennis court.  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £49 /night

£342 - £377 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
House of Character in a medieval village, situated in Drome provençale, South France. There is a garden of 700 m2 equipped with garden furniture, barbecue ... The house, in stone, is full equipped, including WiFi. Around other medieval village, the road of wines, great hiking trails  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

4 Nights min stay

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from £72 /night

£499 - £799 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Lovely Warm Mountain Hideaway Beautifully Renovated 18th Century Farm House  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

3 Nights min stay

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from £170 /night

£1189 - £1616 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Annecy lake, holiday rent, family house, golf, biking, hiking, ski, beach, fishing about Duingt.... Duingt is located on the western side of the Annecy Lake  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

7 Nights min stay

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from £84 /night

£583 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
A traditional pretty village house in the fertile Trieve valley surrounded by high mountains. A peaceful place to relax but with exciting adventure sports near at hand. There is a fast - flowing small boulder strewn river below and Lac Monteynard within 12 kms. The house has 250 sq. metres and with its 2 large living rooms would suit 2 families or a group of friends.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

4 Nights min stay

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from £129 /night

£898 - £1377 / week

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  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Villa Feel Home 110 m² & 5 rooms (6 beds capacity). Wide terraces, Alleys, Tennis court and Swimming Pool. Parking and private garage. Ideal for family vacation, friends holidays or couple escapade. Rental per week in july/august and per night outside of the high season Holiday home rental in Drome Provence South of France - Luxurious villas with swimming pool & tennis court.  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

4 Nights min stay

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from £120 /night

£838 - £1257 / week

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  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Villa Patio 92 m² & 4 rooms (5 beds capacity) organized around a courtyard. Wide terraces, Alleys, Tennis court and Swimming Pool. Private Parkings. Ideal for family vacation, friends holidays or couple escapade. Rental per week in july/august and per night outside of t Holiday home rental in Drome Provence South of France - Luxurious villas with swimming pool & tennis court.  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

7 Nights min stay

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from £294 /night

£2052 - £2394 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The house enjoys stunning views over the town of Cluses and the French Alps beyond. It has been completely renovated and decorated in modern contemporary style with large and comfortable bedrooms and living area. It's a perfect holiday getaway in winter or summer. The town of Marignier is just 10 minutes' drive away and there is easy access to the A40 autoroute to Geneva  …see more

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House | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 18

2 Nights min stay

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from £150 /night

£1049 - £2809 / week

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  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Charming house with private heated pool in park view largely unobstructed. Large outdoor areas are available. The interior has all the modern comforts.  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

3 Nights min stay

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from £121 /night

£847 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Lovely appartment (70m2), fully refurbished with a private 600m2 garden and private large swimming pool (10m ) for your holiday or business trips. Very easy access to ski stations: Chamrousse, Les sept Laux, Alpe d'Heuz.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £96 /night

£666 - £1573 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Stunning alpine views from this sunny house in a pretty village 15 mins from Annecy's lakeside town & beaches. Great for families & groups in all seasons - ski, swim, hike, cycle, then watch the sun set over Annecy from your terrace.  …see more

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House | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 5

1 night min stay

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from £53 /night

£371 - £477 / week

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  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Authentic style, excellent view over medieval part village, the valley below and nature reserve in rolling hills, quiet, no traffic. Balcony, terrace. Honeymoon, family holiday home and writer's retreat. Grain, gluten and sugar free, all organic, home made, probiotic room service: "on the rocks, paleo retreat"  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

3 Nights min stay

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from £74 /night

£513 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Beautiful house in the French Alps  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £49 /night

£342 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Visit Lyon and have a rest in a garden. Typical 1930 Lyon's house, renovated, with terrace and garden, very near Lyon Linen provided for 20 euros (for all beds) 500 euros deposit asked at arrival  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£385 - £419 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
Ma maison est ma résidence principale, rénovée avec amour pendant plusieurs années, que je loue principalement en période estivale. c'est une maison de centre-village absolument typique (très fraiche et agréable en été), en plein centre, au cœur du marché hebdomadaire d  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Short stays welcome

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from £132 /night

£924 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Our lodging can accommodate you for your long and short stay on Lyon and its region. Our apartments are indeed fully equipped to facilitate your comfort during your travels: Nature tourism or business trips.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 9

7 Nights min stay

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from £139 /night

£968 - £2404 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
Located in the commune of Vaujany, in a large three-story house, this apartment has two double bedrooms, a sleeping area, and two mezzanines, and can accommodate between eight and ten people.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £116 /night

£807 - £2404 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
Located in the commune of Vaujany, this 45-m² apartment has a bedroom and can accommodate between four and six people. It makes a perfect home base for family vacations to the mountain.  …see more

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House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 11

2 Nights min stay

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from £116 /night

£807 - £2581 / week

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  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This long building with large stone walls is 250 m2,  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 16

2 Nights min stay

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from £75 /night

£525 - £928 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
It offers a view of the Ardèche valley from its 30 m² shaded patio. Able to accommodate up to 16 people, our 170 m2 house has thoughtful décor and includes a fully-equipped kitchen, notably outfitted with a dishwasher, a freezer, a kitchen table.  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

5 Nights min stay

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from £139 /night

£968 - £2259 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Come and enjoy a holiday filled with charm and surrounded by nature, wellbeing and authenticity in the Nyonsais region.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Very Good 4/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £135 /night

£941 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Mountain living in a quiet, sunny, country village of Plan Montmin in the northern Alps of France. Lots of walking, hiking and outdoor living. Parasailing, hang gliding, golf, canyoning, abseiling, adventure forest, hiking, mountain biking, fishing  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£385 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Guests enjoy the private use of this renovated farm with its original high french oak ceiling and a shady balcony for lazy breakfasts. Close to the sandy beach and the stunning Ardeche gorge, surrounded by ancient villages, this place offers a unique taste of France. Café life and and haute cuisine food as well as weekly provençal markets await the gourmet traveller.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £63 /night

£436 - £2017 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
La Frima is right by the lifts in the family friendly ski village of La Tania with excellent links into the Three Valleys. Log burner.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Short stays welcome

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from £61 /night

£424 - £605 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
Gigondas is a large cottage with accommodation for up to 8-10, a massively spacious living room, a wonderful high-ceilinged kitchen/dining room, plus a beautiful private rose-covered terrace that faces west for those evenings in the sun.  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Very Good 4/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £48 /night

£335 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
Lirac is a beautiful 3-storey, 2-bedroom gite, with its own secluded terrace area and a spectacular roof terrace with an unbeatable view down the valley to the setting sun.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

2 Nights min stay

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from £73 /night

£505 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Vacation home rentals 3 bedrooms 90m² comfort - Saint Martin d'Ardeche near the Gard, Drome and Vaucluse.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Very Good 4/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £35 /night

£244 - £530 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Family home renovated in 2005 in a traditional and very friendly mountain village, easy driving distance from links to the 3 valleys and La Plagne ski areas. Great value property.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

1 night min stay

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from £112 /night

£780 - £1653 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed

5-room house 160 m2: lounge with TV, radio, CD-player and DVD. Dining room. Open kitchen (4 hotplates, oven, dishwasher, micro wave, freezer). Sep. WC. Upper floor: 1 room with 1 french bed (160 cm), shower. 2 rooms, each room with 1 french bed (160 cm). Bath-room, sep. WC. Facilities:  …see more

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House | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £17 /night

£119 - £1416 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
The residence, with swimming pool and stunning views over the mountains, is composed of wooden chalets, studios and apartments. You can make free use of the sauna and a bakery, a butcher shop and a mini supermarket are within a walking distance. In and around the vil...  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

7 Nights min stay

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from £80 /night

£560 - £1919 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This luxurious chalet with spacious sauna (4-6 persons), five bedrooms (with private showers), pool/billiards table and well-equipped kitchen, is located in the typical French village of Saint Jean d'Aulps. It is just 20 km south of Lake Geneva, in the middle of the ...  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

7 Nights min stay

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from £18 /night

£122 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
In an attractive village with wooden chalets and apartments you will find accommodations for 8 to 15 people. La Tania is located in the heart of the French Alps and is surrounded by mountains, lakes and pine forests. It is a modern resort. The center of the village i...  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

7 Nights min stay

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from £14 /night

£94 - £2559 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This accommodation lies at an altitude of 2050 meters, surrounded by beautiful mountains. Here you can pursue a complete range of summer and winter activities among nature. The “Alpages” is newly-built and has various types of chalets and lodges suitable for 6-10 per...  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £33 /night

£231 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Situated on the border of the Auvergne and Loire, the holiday village of Saint-Jean-la-Vêtre is a haven of peace.Located 3.5 km from the town of Saint-Jean-la-Vêtre, this holiday village in the Massif Central offers 63 accommodations (restored in 2008) with amazing v...  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 11

7 Nights min stay

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from £97 /night

£677 - £1797 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This magnificent villa has its own private swimming pool to enjoy and has both an open terrace, where guests can soak up the sunshire, and a covered terrace and balcony offering shade. In addition to the main living/dining room, there is a sitting/dining room with a ...  …see more

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House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 11

7 Nights min stay

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from £96 /night

£666 - £1717 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Situated at the heart of the charming medieval village of Saint-Restitut, this large country holiday house, built of stone, is rich in character and dates back to the 15th century. It has a romantic, enclosed, 300m² garden, set on different levels and with a summer k...  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

7 Nights min stay

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from £47 /night

£326 - £876 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
With panoramic views over the surrounding mountains of the Alps, this property comprises comfortable accommodation on the ground floor of the owners' wooden chalet. Within easy reach of the small town, Faverges, with its castle and many facilities. Not far away is th...  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Short stays welcome

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from £72 /night

£503 - £1642 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Sleeps up to 8, approx. 58m², living area with single sofa bed and single pull-out bed, 2 double bedrooms, bedroom with bunks OR double bedroom, bedroom sleeping 4 (including 1 set of bunks). 2 showers or bathrooms. Chalets are split-level. Kitchenette with mini-oven or  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

7 Nights min stay

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from £61 /night

£427 - £1327 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This beautiful stone built holiday cottage is situated 16km from the charming village of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, a fantastic touring base for exploring local culture and prehistoric sites. The property has been lovingly restored and extended to create a superb detached ho...  …see more

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House | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Short stays welcome

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from £51 /night

£355 - £1038 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Sleeps up to 2, 22-28m², living area with double sofa-bed, bathroom or shower. Kitchenette with microwave/grill and ceramic hob, dishwasher, terrace or balcony. Some of the larger apartments may have sloping ceilings.  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Short stays welcome

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from £247 /night

£1725 - £2735 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
7-room chalet 200 m2 on 3 levels, very comfortable and beautiful furnishings: entrance hall. Living/dining room 60 m2 with open-hearth fireplace, radio and hi-fi system. 1 room with 1 double bed (160 cm), bath/WC (private). Kitchen (4 hot plates, oven, dishwasher, micro  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

7 Nights min stay

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from £43 /night

£297 - £797 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Set in a quiet elevated area with panoramic views of the mountains this detached holiday property is in an excellent location for exploring this delightful region. Situated close to the centre of the typical mountain village of Morzine with its pretty streets there a...  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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from £34 /night

£236 - £466 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This characterful single storey holiday cottage is beautifully placed in the region of Ardeche. Its French windows and attractive exterior are matched with its comfortable furnishings and thoughtful décor, you will certainly feel at home on your memorable holiday. Th...  …see more

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House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

7 Nights min stay

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from £160 /night

£1116 - £2086 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This charming Provençal stone house has been immaculately restored to provide a comfortable, well equipped holiday home decorated in cheeful colours. The property is located on a hillside in a pretty perched medieval village, listed as one of the most beautiful in Fr...  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

7 Nights min stay

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from £57 /night

£395 - £1027 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Surrounded on all sides by stunning countryside, this stone holiday home, adjoining the discreet owner's home, features a shared, heated swimming pool and unique, 360° panoramic views from its garden and bay windows. The Forêt de Saoû is a wonderful place to explore,...  …see more

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House | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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from £3291 /night

£23035 - £23036 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Located within the village, this holiday apartment offers a comfortable base, as well as luxury services with an indoor swimming pool and sauna. There is free wi-fi at reception. Set in the Bauges national park where you can enjoy beautiful views. Additional ameniti...  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 11

7 Nights min stay

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from £130 /night

£906 - £2316 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Set in large grounds and surrounded by vineyards, this charming detached farmhouse is full of character with a homely feel and a private swimming pool. Located on the outskirts of the pretty medieval village of St Montan with shops and restaurants, the property is in...  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £68 /night

£475 - £1516 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
This beautiful air-conditioned holiday villa features breathtaking views of the Monts d'Ardèche, and is equipped with a pool table, as well as an outdoor swimming pool (30m², open May-Oct). Additional amenities include: wood stove, highchair, ideal for golf, fuel an...  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £79 /night

£547 - £1635 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Close to the village of St Just d'Ardèche, this is a pleasant house set in 800m2 of enclosed gardens including 700m2 which is private. It has a large terrace and a Jacuzzi for 4 people. A caretaker lives in a separate studio and maintains the private swimming pool. T...  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 9

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £173 /night

£1210 - £2339 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Chalet Apartment Chamonix and the adjacent Chalet Alpine Rose offer accommodation for up to nine people. Located in large peacefull and private gardens with 360degree views, but at the same time only two minutes by footpath from the centre of Chamonix. Available all year around for flexible arrival and departure dates, long weekends and midweek starts.  …see more

Explore the French Alps and ski chalets in France - The Rhone area offers everything the holidaymaker could want; from a flurry of activities such as fishing, canoeing and watersports on the mighty Rhone itself, to the busy city of Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital. To the east the Alps offer some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Europe and some of the world’s most prestigious ski resorts, including Chamonix and Meribel, are among the 70 ski stations in the region. Lyon, Grenoble and St Etienne are all university towns, the first offering excellent art galleries and architecture. In the south of the region, the Ardèche offers stunning landscape and a warm climate, playing host to a range of outdoor activities. The region remains one of the most scenic in France, with unspoilt wooded areas covering much of the countryside. The Beaujolais vineyards wind away to the north, and local delicacies include the area’s cheese and nougat.