French Connections
Release Date: May 2008Last minute bookings for summer breaks at gîtes, chateaux, farmhouses, seaside apartments and more can still be made through online French specialist French Connections.For families who want to hop across to Brittany, with its coves and sandy beaches, a converted water mill that sleeps 10 and boasts a big family kitchen and its own fishing lake is available in late July for around £680 per week.Couples who yearn for luxury combined with tranquillity can still head for the glamorous South of France to stay at a sumptuous Maison d'Hote on Pampelonne Beach near Saint Tropez. Rooms are available in July and August at about £260 a night b&b.For an active holiday, three luxury gîtes and a studio each sleep two in an architect designed converted barn in the beautiful Dordogne. Here, swimming in a private pool, walking, mountain biking, horse riding, canoeing and golf can all be enjoyed. Gites are about £350 a weekFull details of these and over 3,000 other self-catering and b&b properties throughout France are at www.frenchconnections.co.uk, along with activity holidays, regional guides and more.