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15 of the Best CoolStays in France

Published: 9th January 2019

Hop across the channel to one of these incredible places to stay! These extraordinary properties include grand chateaux, bubble domes, beach villas, country houses and windmills. From Brittany to Languedoc, Provence to Vendee, which part of France will you explore in 2019?
Le Cordonnier

Le Cordonnier

Claviers - Provence

In the hilltops of Provence, with views that stretch as far as the eye can see, is where you’ll find boutique villa, Le Cordonnier.

Sleeps 8 + 2 kids

From £229/night

Mas des Issarts

Mas des Issarts

Callas - Var

Relax by the infinity pool and gaze out over the picturesque wooded hillsides of the Massif des Maures.

Sleeps 8

From £186/night

Ferme St Martin

Ferme St Martin

Vanasque - Provence

A grand, country chateau in the tranquil, Provencal hillsides, with its own private pool and room for up to 21 people…

Sleeps 18

From £879/night

Moulin 85

Moulin 85

St Cyr Des Gats - Vendée

A lovingly restored 19th century windmill beautifully set in the rural heartland of the Vendée region

Sleeps 2

From £64/night

Pella Roca Cabane & Spa

Pella Roca Cabane & Spa

Labastide-de-Penne - France

Three luxury treetop cabins in rural, southwest France, with their own private saunas and exclusive, wood-fired hot tubs…

Sleeps 12

From £176/night

Attrap'Rêves Bubbles

Attrap'Rêves Bubbles

Allauch - Provence

Unique, luxurious bubble tents situated in the middle of a gorgeous Provençal pine forest.

Sleeps 2 per bubble

From £105/night

Manoir du Moulin

Manoir du Moulin

Sainte Hermine - Pays de la Loire

A 17th century chateaux in France’s beautiful Vendée countryside, with five boutique B&B suites just 45 minutes from the sea…

Sleeps 14

From £528/night

Abbaye de la Bussière Hotel

Abbaye de la Bussière Hotel

La Bussière-sur-Ouche - Burgundy

A simply stunning Burgundy hotel set in a 12th-century abbey with exquisite Michelin-starred food, sumptuous bedrooms with whirlpool baths and acres of private parkland.

Sleeps 2-5 per room

From £198/night

Moulin Du Pit

Moulin Du Pit

St Denis Catus - Lot

Restored 15th century mill in Midi-Pyrénées, with private pool, where your rural French fantasy can take flight.

Sleeps 12

From £214/night

Bastide Bellegarde

Bastide Bellegarde

Bellegarde-du-Razès - Languedoc

Country-style luxury villa in the south of France with private pool and stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and Pyrenees mountains.

Sleeps 12

From £6864/night

Villa Le Priotlet

Villa Le Priotlet

Castillon-la-Bataille - Aquitaine

Centuries-old authentic stone villa set dramatically on the banks of the Dordogne River. Complete with private jetty and boats.

Sleeps 10

From £352/night

Ravenelle House

Ravenelle House

Penvenan - Brittany

Along the Brittany coastline is where you'll find this country farmhouse that blends the old with the new.

Sleeps 12

From £619/night

Villa Atlantique

Villa Atlantique

Biarritz - France

A sophisticated beach retreat on the southwest coast of France; where laidback surf life and stylish Biarritz coincide.

Sleeps 14

From £880/night

Chalet Mirabelle

Chalet Mirabelle

St Gervais les Bains - Haute Savoie

Contemporary, family-friendly chalet in St Gervais with sauna, hot tub, and spectacular Mont Blanc views

Sleeps 10

From £440/night

Chalet F'Net

Chalet F'Net

Saint Gervais-les-Bains - French Alps

Escape to a private piece of woodland in the French Alps at Chalet F'Net, a beautifully renovated 19th century chalet.

Sleeps 6

From £250/night

Author:
Claire Wills
Claire is the International Editor for CoolStays. It's her mission to scout the globe for new amazing places to show you. You can follow her on Twitter, @clairelewills

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