Scenic Country and Coastal Self-catering Holidays in France

12 Jul

France is a treasure chest of inspiring destinations. For this reason you have plenty of options when it comes to holidays in France. However, such an abundance of choices creates a dilemma. Which one should you choose? If you are longing to escape to the countryside or coast, and if your preference is a self-catering […]

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Magical Music Festival in a medieval Chateau, southern France

9 Jul

A medieval French chateau is to be the setting for the first edition of La Machine du Vin, an exceptional music festival featuring DJs such as Claptone, 2manydjs and Booka Shade. ‘La machine du vin’ combines music, wine, food and art into one festival in the south of France The French expression “Vivre comme un […]

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Les Villages Nature Paris family resort in Paris near Disneyland

2 Jul

Deep in the heart of rural countryside yet just 30km from the centre of Paris you’ll discover Les Villages Nature Paris. A holiday resort that’s perfect for those who want to spend time at Disneyland Paris, who love nature, want a taste of la vie Francais, love sports activities, want a family break with loads […]

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Les Villages Nature Paris family resort in Paris near Disneyland

2 Jul

Deep in the heart of rural countryside yet just 30km from the centre of Paris you’ll discover Les Villages Nature Paris. A holiday resort that’s perfect for those who want to spend time at Disneyland Paris, who love nature, want a taste of la vie Francais, love sports activities, want a family break with loads […]

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Perfect summer holiday villas in France with cool pools

28 Jun

Summer in France, sunny days, balmy evenings, historic villages, wonderful beaches, fabulous fresh produce and – a dip in your own swimming pool. Whether it’s to cool off, to relax, to play with the kids or to start the day with a splash of healthy exercise, a pool is great to have when the sun’s […]

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House Sitting in France | The lure of Provence

11 May

I love travelling, especially in France. And since I discovered house sitting and started my business HouseSitMatch.com I find that I travel wherever the assignments take me. It’s a real adventure led by happenstance. I apply for house sits through the website, homeowners see that I am ID and Police checked and I am thrilled […]

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Finding accommodation for the Tour de France 2018

27 Apr

It’s not long now until the Tour de France, the biggest sporting event on earth – and this year it’s an all France route. Starting at the lovely Noirmoutier-en-Ile on July 7, famous for its gorgeous sunsets, the first day ends in the Vendée in the floral town of Fontenay-le-Comte.  It’s a flat but windy […]

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Reliability and careful selection combine with “the French touch” at Villas du Monde

20 Apr

Established in 1999 Villas du Monde started out on a mission to become the leading villa holiday agency in France from its office in Paris which was surrounded by numerous foreign embassies a short walk from the place de la Concorde. Given its strategic location and well-presented brochure it was not surprising that many well […]

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Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val | What to see and do and where to stay

28 Mar

Sitting on the banks of the River Aveyron as it meanders its way through the gorgeous scenery of the Tarn-et-Garonne region, is the medieval town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val. It has long been a favourite destination of the French but is less well-known to foreign holiday makers though it’s position as one of the top 3 villages […]

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How house sitters can help home owners in France

17 Mar

We speak to expert house sitter and owner of HouseSit Match Lamia Walker to get the low down on why home owners in France should consider house sitters for all sorts of reasons. How can house sitters benefit home owners in France? Minimise stress for pets: If you’re a pet owner, when you’re on holiday, keeping […]

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