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Choose from over thousands of self catering holiday properties across France with French Connections
Whenever you decide to hop across the channel for a holiday in France, renting your own home from home will allow you not only to stay in a beautiful location but also to sample a slice of real French life.
At French Connections we have a country-wide selection of thousands of self catering properties to suit all tastes and budgets. With a superb choice of accommodation ranging from Studios to Farmhouses and even grand Manoirs and Chateaux, you can be sure we’ll have the right property for you. And if you take advantage of the many low cost travel options available there has never been a better time to take a self catering holiday in France.
The benefits of self catering in France
A big advantage of self catering holidays in France is freedom. Sleep until noon or get up early to buy locally grown produce at the market or warm croissants from the baker. Relax around your own private pool and barbecue sampling French food and wine, go to the beach, explore the area or take part in an exciting Activity holidays, from mountain biking in the Pyrenees to canoeing in the Dordogne. Self catering holidays in France are informal, friendly and relaxed.
Unequalled choice of French self catering holiday rentals
Want help deciding where to go on your self catering holiday in France? Use our regional guides to check out local character, weather, travel, what to see, do, eat and drink. We have self catering properties right across France, from Brittany and Normandy in the North to Provence and the French Riviera in the South. As well as welcoming you during the peak months, many of our property owners offer long winter lets which give you the opportunity to sample living in France for a few months. For winter and early spring, our comprehensive range of self catering ski properties gives you a wide choice of holiday homes in France both in the ski and snowboard resorts and within a short driving distance of the slopes.
Find French self catering accommodation by region
France offers something for all tastes and has a world of delights just waiting to be discovered through a self catering holiday with French Connections. Click on a region of France to below to start searching for your ideal French self catering rental...
Facts and Tips
Visitors to France must have a valid national passport. A visa is not required for US or Canadian citizens travelling as tourists and staying less than 90 days.
First aid and medical advice are available from chemists identified by the green cross sign. It is advisable to take out health insurance as you will be charged for any treatment. EU residents can obtain a European Health insurance Card which entitles them to urgent treatment for accident or unexpected illness in EU countries.
Banks are open from 9am until 12pm and 2pm until 4pm. Branches are closed either on Mondays or Saturdays. A passport is necessary when cashing travellers' cheques. Cash machines are widely available in towns and this is the most economical way to obtain cash. Do not forget your pin number!
Service charges are included on the price of meals and accommodation in France. Any additional tipping is up to the visitor and is not usually more than 5%.