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Paris 1 bedroom Marais apartment

Location: 3rd arrondissement
Type: 1 bedroom apartment
Rooms: Queen bed, lounge, dining, shower, separate WC
Capacity: 4

Long term rent: POA  Details/photos
Recently renovated in French chic style, this apartment in the north of the popular Marais area is owned by a Melbourne family and called Ayers Rock. Apartment highlights include: central location in Paris in a quiet rue, corner building with views down the street, 1st floor stairway access, a window in every room (views to a courtyard from the toilet and kitchen). Light and well-designed beautiful one bedroom 48m2 apartment. Dedicated local English speaking property managers handle all the booking and rental arrangement. APARTMENT IS NOW ONLY AVAILABLE FOR 3-12 MONTH STAYS.

Paris apartment in Latin quarter

Location: 5th arrondissement
Type: studio apartment
Rooms: loft bed and sofabed, full kitchen, shower, wireless internet
Capacity: up to 4

Rent: from $195 pn Detail/photos
Charming 26m2 studio apartment in Rue Descartes, in the heart of the famous Rue Mouffetard Quarter. A calm and light haven on the 4th floor with views to France's most prestigious school Lycee Henri IV and the Pantheon on one side and the Parisian roofs off the peaceful courtyard on the other side. This studio exudes the charm of historical Paris with its exposed timber beams and fireplace but has also recently be refurbished with all the modern conveniences including wireless internet, flat screen TV with international channels, ipod/phone doc. Near to metros, RER and Seine. Free calls to all French landlines/mobiles and international landlines.

Two Paris studios side by side

Location: 9th arrondissement
Type: studio apartments
Rooms: one with mezzanine
Capacity: 2-4/6 for both

Rent: $95-125 pn Detail/photos
Two studios, one with mezzanine, are located side by side in a 200 year old Parisian stone building close to the Moulin Rouge, Montmartre and the Sacre Couer. They are untypical, poetic, cosy, calm, comfortable, typically Parisian, owned by artists ( former actors and dancers, now teachers), under the eaves ( attic room ) on the sixth floor with views of Paris rooftops. All beds (including sofa bed in mezzanine apartment) have king sized and there is an internet service provided.

Chateau near Paris/Fontainebleau

Location: Bourron-Marlotte
Type: B&B/hotel
Rooms: comfort to prestige
Capacity: 2

Rent: from $295 pn  Detail/photos
This family owned/run chateau set on the grounds of an ancient fortress is surrounded by 42 hectares of park. The elegant guest rooms offer a view of the surrounding park and feature antique furniture, en suites and some have a fireplace and sitting area. A continental breakfast is served each morning in the dining room. There is access via train from Paris and the chateau is located in the centre of this small village with shops, restaurant etc. The chateau grounds have activities of their own too eg. tennis, bike riding.

15th C house in beautiful SW ville

Location
: Monflanquin
Region: Lot Valley, Aquitaine (SW)
Type: 3 level village townhouse
Rooms: 2 double bedrooms, 2 living
areas with sofabeds, 2 bathrooms
Capacity: 6-8

Rent: $800-1,000/wk  Detail/photos

This picturesque bastide village is classified “one of the most beautiful villages in France”. It is home to 10 restaurants/ cafes and has a bustling weekly market every Thursday, an antique market every last Sunday of the month and night markets in summer. There also many town square as well as leisure activities nearby including horse trail rides through centre ville and beyond. The house has been recently lovingly renovated to enhance its original features offering light and airy rooms, wooden floorboards, a beautiful wall featured stairwell, two fireplaces and a modern, fully equipped kitchen.


 
Languedoc: sea, hills, history

Location
: Herepian
Region: Herault, Languedoc (Sth)
Type: village house
Rooms: 2 queen bedrooms, living
area with double sofabed, terrace
Capacity: 6

Rent: $600/wk    Detail/photos
This picturesque village is set in the south of France, only 30 min to the Mediterranean and nestled just inside the Haut -Languedoc national park. It lies on the Orb river and is close to the spa town of Lamalou les Bains as well as historic Languedoc landmarks. The village has two boulangeries and a number of shops - the charcouterie is featured in Rick Stein's French Odyssey TV program. Good restaurants are located in and around town. Vineyards surround the village's mostly soft-coloured stoned houses with their red tiled roofs. The house has views of the countryside as well as a quiet, cosy terrace.

Burgundy: Vineyards, canals

Location
: Chatel-Censoir
Region: Yonne, Burgundy (NE)
Type: 2 bedroom village house
Rooms: 2 double bedrooms, living
room, dining, galley kitchen
Capacity: 4

Rent: $425/wk      Detail/photos
Sitting on the Yonne River, this village is only 2 1/2 hours by train from Paris (200km by road). With access to the Canal du Nivernais, there are plenty of activities: boats, walks, bike rides nearby. Chatel-Censoir is close to the UNESCO heritage listed village of Vezelay and the pretty hilltop old town of Auxerre. The village is charming and small, yet has an excellent selection of local services.  Burgundy is an area reknowned for its wine and rolling countryside - the village that gives its name to the famous wine of Chablis is also closeby. The house contains antique furniture and has a newly remodelled kitchen/ bathroom.

Stone house with Dordogne views

Location
: Cenac et St Julien
Region: Dordogne, Aquitaine (SW)
Type: 2 bedroom village house
Rooms: 2 bedrooms, living room,   
sofa bed, dining/modern kitchen
Capacity: 4-6

Rent: $1200/wk     Detail/photos
Lying in a quiet street of a charming village, this 17th century stone village house is well positioned for exploring the Dordogne valley. The house has recently been renovated to a high standard but still retains many original features like old stone walls. The first of two bedrooms has a stunning view of the village and surrounding valley and the second bedroom has a separate entrance. In the evening, you can enjoy a wine on the terrace overlooking the village and beyond while hot air balloons fly over. There is plenty to do in and around the local area - you can find a local markets on most days.

'Maison Olive' villa in the Luberon

Location
: Menerbes
Region: Provence (SE)
Type: villa house with gardens/pool
Rooms: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
incl ensuite, large living to gardens
Capacity: 6 (+ house in summer)

Rent: from $1450/wk  Detail/photos
Nestled amongst the tall cypress trees and verdant pastures, lies Maison Olive alongside one of Provence's and France’s most picturesque perched villages, Menerbes. It is an immaculately furnished and beautifully decorated three bedroom, two and a half  bathroom villa set in tranquil gardens which have access to a large pool. Outside the living area, huge oak and cherry trees tower over the lower garden level, which is an ideal place for a BBQ or cocktail while enjoying the valley views. During summer months, another adjoining 2 bedroom, 4 level elegant villa can also be rented.

'The Terrace' apartment in Bordeaux

Location
: Bordeaux
Region: Aquitaine (SW)
Type: apartment, lift/heritage stairs
Rooms: 2 bedrooms, living, terrace
Capacity: 4

Rent: from $1400/wk  Detail/photos
The Terrasse apartment is located in the heart of the ancient and historic centre of Bordeaux and named after its unique and wonderful terrace which is large enough to dine on or simply take in the fabulous views of the river and famous Ponte de Pierre across which Napoleon marched his troops to Paris. From this location you can explore the shops and old town with its cobblestone streets or venture to the world renowned nearby Bordeaux wine region. The apartment has two bedrooms and is luxuriously furnished and fitted (there is even has a wine decanter with filter for connoisseurs and WIFI).

La Petite Folie house in Burgundy

Location:  Tannay, Nievre
Region:  Burgundy (NE)
Type:  1-bedroom village house
Rooms:  bed, living/dining, kitchen
Capacity:  2-4

Rent: $730/wk      Detail/photos

Tannay is ideally positioned between tranquil rolling fields and the 180km-long Canal du Nivernais and it's beautiful pathways.  The village offers several restaurants, a boulangerie, charcuterie, butcher, chemist, newsagency and supermarket - most only a 5-minute stroll from your front door. Tannay is only a short drive from the mediæval villages of Clamecy, Vezelay, Auxerre and Avallon, while Dijon is an easy 2-hour drive.  Renovated and freshly painted throughout, the house features new appliances, cable TV/DVD, and wireless internet.  Enjoy the spectacular views and peaceful surrounds from every room.

La Cachette village cottage

Location:  Varzy, Nievre
Region:  Burgundy (NE)
Type: 3 bedroom village house
Rooms:  2 double + 1 twin bedroom,
2 living/dining, kitchen, 2 bathrooms
Capacity:  6

Rent: $1175/wk      Detail/photos

This spacious cottage allows you to enjoy the relaxed life of a typical French village, with the advantage of having many larger towns, historic villages as well as plenty of Burgundy activites nearby. The medieval village of Varzy with its 1400 residents is also on the eastern side of the Loire Valley. 'La Cachette’ has been formed from two former cottages one of which dates back to 1570. The imposing 13th century church of St Pierre can be seen at the end of the street. The house has plenty of room and modern conveniences like wireless internet as well as a paved outdoor area. This is a perfect place for a family holiday to enjoy all Burgundy has to offer.

Dordogne boutique apartments/
B&B

Location: Eymet, Dordogne
Region:  Aquitaine (SW)
Type: 1/2 bedroom apartment, B&B
Rooms:  bedrooms with ensuites,
living/dining, kitchen
Capacity:  up to 6

Rent: from $850/wk      Detail/photos

Fabulous tastefully restored stone house situated in a pretty and lively medieval village. You will be ensure of a warm welcome from the Kiwi/French owners who previously lived in Sydney. Both apartments have been sympathetically renovated to meet modern day living requirements and contain all the necessities that one expects including flat screen TVs, WiFi internet access, fully equipped kitchens, white cotton sheets and fluffy towels. The surrounding area is reknown for its fabulous wine, regional products, beautiful countryside, traditional weekly markets, neighbouring historic villages,  numerous chateaux and local caves.

Medieval village house in the Var

Location: Les Arcs sur Argens
Region:  Var, PACA (SE)
Type: 1 bedroom townhouse
Rooms:  2 living areas, roof terrace
Capacity:  up to 4

Rent: $800/wk      Detail/photos

This three-storey terrace house is in a quiet street in the heart of the medieval village of Les Arcs sur Argens which is frequently featured in books on Provence. It is an ideal base for holidays in the picturesque Var region. The area is dotted with small hilltop villages among vineyards and olive groves, yet it is only 30 minutes from the beaches along the Cote d’Azur at St Tropez and Frejus. Close to the TGV. The living room on the first floor has French doors and a sofa bed.. The roof terrace has table and chairs where you can sit out and enjoy the ambience of life in a Provencal town.

Stone cottage in 15C church buttress

Location: St Flour
Region:  Massif Central
Type: 2 bedroom townhouse
Rooms:  one on each of 5 floors
Capacity:  4 -5

Rent: from $950/wk      Detail/photos

Set in the butress of a 15th century church, this five level, two bedroom stone townhouse is in the centre of a medieval village on a volcanic plug in the centre of France. This property which is the most photographed in town, was built just after the Revolution in 1789 and has been restored to keep many of the original features intact without compromising modern conveniences. The accommodation consists of 2 bedrooms, lounge, bathroom, and kitchen-dining room. Buy the local cheeses, wines, and vegetables at the local market. Dine out in bijou restaurants or the local chateau.

Maison Roo central France gite

Location: Domeyrot, Creuse
Region: Limousin (Centre)
Type: Village house/gite
Rooms: 2 bed/baths, living/dining
Capacity: 2-6

Rent: from $490/wk   Details/photos
This charming holiday house is affordable and well appointed in a traditional village away from the hussle and bussle of tourists. Here you can enjoy the quiet, peaceful regional village life in a newly renovated gite and use it as a base from which to explore the many nearby places of interest and rolling country hills. Choose from the attic bedroom with exposed beams or the 2nd bedroom with an open fireplace and large panoramic windows looking out to the church opposite and further beyond to the surrounding countryside. You can also see the chruch from the front al fresco dining stone courtyard.

Burgundy: Restored rope mill

Location
: Recey-sur-Ource
Region: Burgundy (NE)
Type: Restored mill/house
Rooms: 3 large bedrooms
Capacity: 2-6+

Rent: from $750/wk   Detail/photos
Originally a rope mill, Moulin de Corde was built in 1856 but has been rejuvenated to include three well-sized bedrooms, a luxurious bathroom, two powder rooms, a spacious lounge and entertainment area with an open fireplace. Nestled against a cliff-face, lake and rural village, Moulin de Corde offers serene rural views overlooking farmlets, the forest and meandering river.  A place to relax and unwind, it is a quite haven and a comfortable base from which to discover the delights of the Burgundy region or simply put your feet up and take in the fresh local air.

Maison Moulin next to river/castle

Location: Vertueil sur Charente
Region: Charente (SW)
Type: Restored house
Rooms: 3 bedrooms
Capacity: 6

Rent: $750/wk    Detail/photos

The house is located in the middle of the village which is surrounded by many forests and pretty French farmland. It is in a region known as the 3 valleys and the medieval village is officially classified as "one of the beautiful villages of France". Bakeries, a pub, a traditional french bar, restaurants, a general store supply the village. The house has a large master bedroom and two other double bedrooms overlooking the Charente River and the lounge has its original stone floor with a fireplace. A canoe and bikes are also available for use and there is free internet access.


Maison de la Gargoyle in ancient QTR

Location: Pezenas
Region: Languedoc (Sth)
Type: Apartment
Rooms: 2 bedrooms (sofabed in 2nd)
Capacity: 1/2-4

Rent: from $500/wk    Detail/photos
This charming 16th century first floor apartment with a stone terrace and gargoyle overlooking the courtyard, has shuttered windows overlooking the romantic cobblestoned street below. It is in the heart of the ancient quarter of Pezenas, within the Languedoc Roussillon region in the south of France. Pezenas is an attractive and authentically french old town, with narrow streets to explore. The apartment has a king sized bedroom (bed can split into two singles) and with windows on three sides, the rooms are light and airy. It has a unique mix of modern and antique french furnishings designed to be lived in and enjoyed.

Provence seaside ville studio

Location: Sanary-sur-Mer
Region: Provence (SE)
Type: Studio apartment
Rooms: Living, mezzanine +sofa beds
Capacity: 2-4

Rent: from $400/wk     Detail/photos

This ground floor apartment is situated in the pedestrian old quarter of a picturesque Provencal village. It has the added feature of also having a quaint fishing port and beach on the Cote d'Azur which the property is easy walking distance from. The apartment is located in a lovely side street providing privacy, peace and quiet. You can get to this village easily as it is accessible by TGV. Markets are held every morning with a grand market held on Wednesdays. This seasde village has a wide range of  nautical and other leisure activities as well as a thriving arts & crafts industry. All you need for a holiday on the Med!

Lemon Myrtle farmhouse cottage
 

Location: Les Pezieres
Region: Rhone-Alpes (SE)
Type: 2-level village apartment
Rooms: 1 dble bedrm, courtyard
Capacity: 2

Rent from $500/wk    Details/photos

This two-level cottage is part of an original stone farmhouse in the small village of Les Pezieres, nestled in the magnificent Bugey area of the Jura mountains close to the historic spa town of Aix-les-Bains, Lake Geneva and Lyon.  The property offers clean mountain air, scenic country drives and gastronomic delights nearby including the unique French-Australian cuisine of your on-site hosts at ‘Le Boomerang’ restaurant next door. The apartment includes original stone and timber features, a fully-renovated modern bathroom and your own private courtyard to relax and unwind.

Gite in the Perigord

Location: Lombraud
Region: Aquitaine (SW)
Type: Two level stone gite
Rooms: 3 bedrooms, large living,
garden +alfresco dining
Capacity: 6

Rent: $520/wk       Details/photos
Experience” La France realle” in an ancient village where you will feel that you have stepped back in time. This small village is  surrounded by fields and forests and offers you the opportunity of partaking in authentic French village life. Positioned perfectly for delightful touring of the Perigord Vert region specialising in confit de canard, truffles and pate. The country side is beautiful and untouched, dotted with medieval villages and chateaux. The 250 year old gite has been renovated in original style but with modern comforts. The bedrooms upstairs have views and decorations are traditional French.

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