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Eure-et-Loire, France

Eure-et-Loire holiday houses and cottages, France

Eure-et-Loir is a French department in north-central France, named after the Eure and Loir rivers. The department is located in the Centre region (Val de Loire). The most important tourist attraction is the cathedral of Chartres, with its magnificent stained-glass windows. The department falls into a few different areas: Le Perche to the west around Nogent-le-Rotrou; the Drouais to the north around Dreux; and Beauce. The Beauce is a fruitful plain and known as the granary of France. There are several rather charming traditional working windmills to see when you stay in Eure-et-Loire holiday rental houses or cottages. The area of Bonneval in the south of the department is traversed by canals.

Chartres, the capital of the Eure-et-Loir, is built on the left bank of the Eure River. The town is best known for the Cathedral of Chartres, considered to be the finest Gothic cathedral in France - a must see when renting a self-catering holiday home in Eure-et-Loir, France. Its historical and cultural importance is recognized by its inclusion on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. It was built in 1205 and its construction took 66 years. Chartres has also been a site of Christian pilgrimage since the Middle Ages.

The Eure River, which divides into three branches at Chartres, is crossed by several ancient bridges, and is fringed in places by remains of the old fortifications. The steep, narrow streets of the old town contrast with the wide, shady boulevards which encircle it and divide it from the suburbs. When you rent a holiday cottage in the Eure-et-Loire be sure to visit La Maison Picassiette, a house decorated inside and out with mosaics of chards of broken china and pottery.

Châteaudun is another delightful town to explore when you visit Eure-et-Loire. Châteaudun is 50 km south-southwest of Chartres; its charming château is one of the department’s main attractions and is known for being the first on the road to Loire Valley, from Paris.

The town of Illiers-Combray is featured in the works of Marcel Proust (but referred to as Combray in the Proust novels). Swann Park, found in Illiers-Combray was designed by the author's uncle.

Travelling to your self-catering Eure-et-Loir holiday rental property, France

By train: The Gare de Chartres railway station offers frequent services to Paris, and a few daily connections to Le Mans. By road: The A11 motorway connects Chartres with Paris and Le Mans. Chartres is located 96 km southwest of Paris and the journey time takes approximately 1hour 30 minutes. By air: Paris Orly is the nearest airport to the department. CityJet flies from London City, British Airways flies from London Heathrow and Flybe operates a regular service from Southampton.

 

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Chambre D'Hotes, Bed and Breakfast  with 4 Ensuite Bedrooms - LA MAISON AU BORD DU CANAL

Chambre D'Hotes, Bed and Breakfast with 4 Ensuite Bedrooms - LA MAISON AU BORD DU CANAL

Weekly Rental: EUR €69 PER NIGHT to EUR €117 PER NIGHT

10 sleeps

The house "Au bord du Canal" has a very nice view of the château of Chateauneuf en Auxois, a hill-top village

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Self Catering Holiday House in Commarin, Cote d'Or, Burgundy - LA MAISON DU CAPITAINE

Self Catering Holiday House in Commarin, Cote d'Or, Burgundy - LA MAISON DU CAPITAINE

Weekly Rental: EUR 1500 to EUR 1750

10 sleeps

In the heart of the Burgundy region, near the lake of Panthier and the Burgundy Canal, this individual five bedroom

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Charming Breton cottage in its own large secluded garden – 15 minutes from Quimperlé

Charming Breton cottage in its own large secluded garden – 15 minutes from Quimperlé

Weekly Rental: GBP 315 to GBP 725

7 sleeps

Spacious 3 bedroom Breton cottage, full of character, deep in rural Southern Brittany, just half an hour from the many

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Charming Fisherman's House on the River Aven in Brittany LONG TERM RENTAL ONLY

Charming Fisherman's House on the River Aven in Brittany LONG TERM RENTAL ONLY

Weekly Rental: GBP £265 to GBP £265

10 sleeps

A charming, modernised 3/4 bedroom house situated in the picturesque fishing Port of Kerdruc, on the River Aven,

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Villa with Stunning Sea Views Near the Beach - Les Sables-d'Olonne, Pays de la Loire

Villa with Stunning Sea Views Near the Beach - Les Sables-d'Olonne, Pays de la Loire

Weekly Rental: EUR 1650 to EUR 2180

6 sleeps

EXCEPTIONAL VILLA with 180° PANORAMIC SEA VIEWS. Large terrace facing south, overlooking the waves. Within walking

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Late booking offer 15% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount for start dates within 4 weeks

Discount for two week booking

Discount for two week booking

£50 discount on second week when booking two weeks

UP TO 25% PRICE REDUCTION ON BOOKINGS FROM 01/11/21 TO 31/03/22

UP TO 25% PRICE REDUCTION ON BOOKINGS FROM 01/11/21 TO 31/03/22

Unique opportunity to rent this lovely, comfortable, well-heated Gascony country house, close to the Pyrenees ski

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