At French Connections we are seeing a late surge of interest in last minute holiday enquiries for summer 2011 accommodation across France. With plenty of reasonably priced last minute accommodation still up for grabs, families are set to be heading over the Channel in droves, looking for relaxing and fun breaks in the sun.
Fortunately there's still some great value and accommodation available for the first few weeks of the school holidays in our late availability section.
For example, holidaymakers looking for something typically French can opt for a stone village house from the 16th Century situated in Caunes-Minervois near Carcassonne. This quaint house in idyllic surroundings is perfect for a young family getaway and is available from between £312 - £580 a week .
If you’ve got a bigger family, or if you’d like to travel with another family as a group, you might like to check out a charming converted old forge situated in Vijon, near St. Amand-Montrond. Pets are welcome, and the garden can be used as a barbecue area – ideal for long summer evenings!
If a village house isn’t quite what you’re looking for, try a cute French cottage located in Crazannes near Saintes in Charente Maritime. With a fully equipped kitchen and living area, and a garden with barbeque, and at only £350 - £450 a week, it really is a home from home.
For something a bit grander, try a 19th century Limousin farmhouse located in Saint Barbant. This rustic farmhouse has garnered rave reviews from guests. Nestled in the gorgeous French countryside, boasting access to a swimming pool and acres of wild flower meadows, the property is perfect for a last minute family getaway. Prices start from £250 a week and the three bedrooms can sleep up to seven people.
And for the piece de resistance of French holiday getaways, take a look at an incredibly spacious villa with its own private pool near Soustons available from £352 a week. With four bedrooms it can comfortably sleep up to 10 people, the beach is in walking distance, and the villa itself has a swimming pool right outside.