Expert French Travel Guidance.
(much more than just accommodation in France)
Provence, Dordogne, Loire Valley and the Basque Pyrenees.
Holiday Homes, Villas, Apartments and Cottages to Rent in France
Create your entire French Itinerary with us.
Experience the REAL France that you love.
The Romantically beautiful...realise your dream!
Who are we?
We are the two Australian owners and managers of 11 holiday cottages in four distinctive regions in France - David Hitchins, based in Melbourne, Australia and Bryan Stark, based in France - and have been developing our special approach for over 20 years.
How are we different?
We are totally unlike those electronic catalogue sites that you see everywhere these days on the internet - automated sites that peddle the properties of others for a commission, without absolutely no concern about where these properties are or what they really have to offer you. They just want to make money.
They do not love France as we and you do!
We can even help you plan your ENTIRE French itinerary if you wish, drawing upon our wide knowledge of all parts of France and Europe generally. You only have to mention this when you contact us. It's a free service!
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Of all of France's celebrated regions there are four that really stand out for their richness, variety and difference to any other place on earth: Provence, Dordogne, the Loire Valley and the French Pyrenees Basque. In each of these regions we have chosen the very best villages,
All our properties are right inside the historic centres of fascinating living villages - 'inside the walls' - the best experience possible!
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For an unforgettable French holiday, we strongly recommend you include in your burgeoning itinerary a visit to at least one of our beautiful and distinctive regions. Better still, you can create your own "Tour de France" by travelling from one region to the next, dallying and discovering the delights each has to offer and using your cottage as a central point for your explorations in each location. Learn more.
No matter how pretty. It must be just the right village with just the right type of centrally - based accommodation and thoroughly French: a five star village and you must be living right 'inside the walls' - not on the outskirts- of this village with that 'something extra'.
This necessary"extra" quality cannot be judged by perusing the internet; you need to have stayed and lived there to know, just as being in the real Paris is so much better than viewing any photograph of it. It's a fine difference but ... vive la différence!
It is why we travel after all.
See and hear live interviews direct from the villages - direct from the cottages! See why our guests say it was just so exceptional and how they still dream about it years later.
Moving and inspiring to watch and listen to: don't miss out. Click here.
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And if you are a past guest, then please mention this as you will then be eligible for our special promotional discount
(provided that you deal with us directly and not via a 3rd party)