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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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Little Paradise Cottage in Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Little Paradise Cottage in Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Weekly Rental: EUR 460 to EUR 880

5 sleeps

This charming 2 bedroom cottage can accommodate up to 5 guests spaciously. It is a comfortable single storey cottage

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Charming Cottage With Pool and Panoramic Views in Montbrun, Lot - La Paregude

Charming Cottage With Pool and Panoramic Views in Montbrun, Lot - La Paregude

Weekly Rental: GBP 800 to GBP 1400

8 sleeps

A 150 year old stone property set in 4 acres of land high on the valley side above the River Lot, just 4 Miles from the

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Luxury Saint-Tropez Villa with Pool, Located in Large Private Park with Tennis Courts - Provence, Var

Luxury Saint-Tropez Villa with Pool, Located in Large Private Park with Tennis Courts - Provence, Var

Weekly Rental: EUR 10000 to EUR 10000

14 sleeps

This spectacular villa (plus outbuildings including a studio and parental room) can accommodate up to 14 guests across 7

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Wonderful Self-Catering Apartments at La Bastide Des Lavandieres, Canaules-et-Argentieres, Gard

Wonderful Self-Catering Apartments at La Bastide Des Lavandieres, Canaules-et-Argentieres, Gard

Weekly Rental: EUR 455 to EUR 995

24 sleeps

La Bastide des Lavandieres is located in the village of Canaules deep in the Languedoc wine producing region of the

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Charming Cottage Close to the Beach in Hattainville, Les Moitiers-d'Allonne, Manche

Charming Cottage Close to the Beach in Hattainville, Les Moitiers-d'Allonne, Manche

Weekly Rental: EUR 455 to EUR 455

6 sleeps

This charming cottage is close to the beach and can accommodate up to 6 guests. Located on the heights of Barneville

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Early bird special - 10% off all bookings until June 2019 !

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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

1 August week remaining. Countryside gite in Brittany, with private, secluded and heated pool

1 August week remaining. Countryside gite in Brittany, with private, secluded and heated pool

£250 reduction for week 17th - 24th August only. Ref ID 5008 This beautiful countryside Farmhouse gite sleeps 6

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