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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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Light and Spacious Holiday Home with Private Pool Near Montelimar, Drome

Light and Spacious Holiday Home with Private Pool Near Montelimar, Drome

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5 sleeps

Lovely light spacious interior and rural without feeling remote, this converted stone-built gite set in an acre of

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Attractive House with Stunning views and Private Swimming Pool, Dordogne - Dragon Vert

Attractive House with Stunning views and Private Swimming Pool, Dordogne - Dragon Vert

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6 sleeps

Attractive property with swimming pool and stunning views. Sleeps up to 6 people in three bedrooms. Set above a lively

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Lovely Converted Barn House with Swimming Pool in Prechacq-Josbaig, Near the Pyrenees

Lovely Converted Barn House with Swimming Pool in Prechacq-Josbaig, Near the Pyrenees

Weekly Rental: GBP 707 to GBP 1155

6 sleeps

Located in a Béarn village between Navarrenx and Oloron St Marie. The gite, Les Galets, is a charming converted barn

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2 Holiday Cottages Alongside the Canal du Midi near Carcassonne, Aude - Olive Tree

2 Holiday Cottages Alongside the Canal du Midi near Carcassonne, Aude - Olive Tree

Weekly Rental: EUR 455 to EUR 1025

4 sleeps

2 Independant superb gites. 2 bedrooms, BBQ, patio, garden & heated pool. Set at the edge of a typical French Village

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Charming Family House with Private Pool and Garden in Bagnols-en-Foret, Var

Charming Family House with Private Pool and Garden in Bagnols-en-Foret, Var

Weekly Rental: USD 135 to USD 457

10 sleeps

La Bergerie is a 17th Century, Provencal, old stone house with character and charm, which was originally built for a

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Autumn Season Offer

Autumn Season Offer

A £50 per week price reduction for this edge-of-village house with garden, pool and roof terrace, which sleeps up to 10

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

Exceptional Summer Special

Exceptional Summer Special

2020 has been an exceptional year, so we thought we would offer an exceptional special. Our studio has never been

Discount for two week booking

Discount for two week booking

£50 discount on second week when booking two weeks

8 au 13 JUILLET CINQ NUITS

8 au 13 JUILLET CINQ NUITS

TARIF D'EXCEPTION CHALET COMPLET jusque 15 personnes 195 € à régler au réceptionniste, non compris dans location

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