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Cahors, France

Cahors Holiday Rental Cottages, Chalets and Apartments

Cahors is the capital of the Lot department in the Midi-Pyrénées region of south-western France. This pretty town is dramatically situated within an udder shaped twist in the river Lot. Today it is best known as the home of the famous AOC 'black' wine. Reputed since the Middle Ages, visit Cahors is a must for wine lovers!

All around Cahors are vineyards. A stay in Cahors holiday rental cottages at any time of the year means witnessing their change throughout the seasons. Wine from the Cahors appellation must be made from at least 70% Cot (also called Malbec, Mabeck, Auxerrois and Pressac) grape, with a maximum of 30% Merlot or Tannat grape varieties.

Today, when you rent a self-catering holiday home in Cahors you’ll be indulging in a popular tourist centre replete with its mediaeval quarter and the unique 14th century fortified Valentré bridge.

The Valentré Bridge is without a doubt the symbol of the town. Building began in 1308 and it took 70 years to complete. The legend associated with this bridge has an intricately developed plot, complex characters, and a surprising dénouement.

When you stay in self-catering accommodation in Cahors there is plenty to see and do. In July there is a Blues Festival and also an artificial beach, similar to that of Paris, on the banks of the river Lot – usually in place throughout July and August. For culture lovers don’t miss the Cathédrale Saint-Étienne, a national monument – it’s also the location of the weekly Saturday market. There is the charming Daurade quarter with: Maison Hérétié (14th–16th centuries), Maison Dolive (17th century), Maison du Bourreau (13th century) and the Arc de Diane, a relic of ancient Roman baths. Curiously the remains of an amphitheatre were discovered when the underground car park was excavated partially beneath, Boulevard Gambetta (the main street). The stone walls can be seen today and opened to the public in April 2009.

Travelling to your holiday rental cottage or chalet in Cahors, France; Bergerac is the nearest airport, and is a 1 ½ hour drive. Ryanair, Flybe and Jet2 offer year round direct services to and from the UK. Brive-Vallée de la Dordogne airport is now open and offers flights to and from the UK with Jet 2 and Cityjet. Do check for seasonal variations in the timetable. Cahors train station offers direct services to Paris Austerlitz train station. Journey time is 5 ½ hours. Driving from northern France’s ports is on average a 10 hour journey – without breaks. The A20 auto-route is extremely handy directly from Paris to Cahors.

Weather in Cahors is stunning – long hot dry summers, spring and autumn tend to be a milder version of summer. Winters are mild with temperatures rarely dipping below freezing.

 

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Modern Apartment Le Castel Flore in Normandy Manche for 4 People

Modern Apartment Le Castel Flore in Normandy Manche for 4 People

Weekly Rental: GBP 550 to GBP 690

4 sleeps

This modern first-floor duplex is set in the grounds of a former mansion in the chic family resort of Carteret.

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Lovely Holiday Cottages in Southern Brittany, 20km west of Pontivy - Adele Cottage

Lovely Holiday Cottages in Southern Brittany, 20km west of Pontivy - Adele Cottage

Weekly Rental: GBP 350 to GBP 350

6 sleeps

Adele is a lovely, spacious three bedroomed cottage in beautiful Southern Brittany, 20km west of Pontivy. With two

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Gîte Vol de nuit situated along the border of Choranche, Isere

Gîte Vol de nuit situated along the border of Choranche, Isere

Weekly Rental: EUR 600 to EUR 690

6 sleeps

Gîte Vol de nuit is situated along the border of Choranche, a nice little village, amidst a landscape of greenery,

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Beautiful 200 yr Old Renovated Farmhouse in Yvrench, Somme, Picardy

Beautiful 200 yr Old Renovated Farmhouse in Yvrench, Somme, Picardy

Weekly Rental: GBP 695 to GBP 995

15 sleeps

200 yr Old five double bedroomed house with two bathrooms in the Picardy village of Yvrench situated approximately 75

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Charming Holiday Gite in Videix, Limousin, France - La Vienne

Charming Holiday Gite in Videix, Limousin, France - La Vienne

Weekly Rental: EUR 495 to EUR 630

4 sleeps

Two wonderful French cottage gites in the heart of the Haute Vienne region of the Limousin / Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Peak season reduction

Special Offer - 25th August to 5th Sept 18 reduced to 800 Euros per week - enquire now!

2 and 3 week offer

2 and 3 week offer

150€ off two week and 320€ off three week bookings.

La Loge  -  Sleeps 4  -  SPECIAL OFFER FOR OCTOBER.  Cosy House in South-facing Courtyard.

La Loge - Sleeps 4 - SPECIAL OFFER FOR OCTOBER. Cosy House in South-facing Courtyard.

Weekly Rental reduced from £340 to £300 for remaining weeks in October

Le Pigeonnier  -  SPECIAL OFFER FOR OCTOBER.  Sleeps 2 - 6.  Equally suitable for a couple.

Le Pigeonnier - SPECIAL OFFER FOR OCTOBER. Sleeps 2 - 6. Equally suitable for a couple.

Remaining Weeks in October Reduced from £340 to £300.

SPECIAL OFFERS - Les Jonquilles  ID 743 PONTLEVOY 41400 FRANCE

SPECIAL OFFERS - Les Jonquilles ID 743 PONTLEVOY 41400 FRANCE

From August 7th until August 30th 2019: 10% off is offered on any booking ( minimum 4 nights) Fr om August 31st until

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