Tips for French Cottages Travellers

Make your next Holiday in France a huge success; see the tips below.

How to book your French holiday

The ideal sequence for booking your entire French itinerary should follow this time-line:

  1. Longer term accommodation (such as our cottages) first, along with any Paris apartments (6 to 18 months in advance)
  2. Hotels in Paris and other popular centres, especially if you are travelling in peak periods (6 to 12 months in advance)
  3. Air fares (3 to 9 months in advance. You often get better deals if you wait but don't miss out altogether!)
  4. Car hire and barge trips. (3 months to 4 weeks in advance- see our section "tips for our guests" for some useful ideas here)
    Also see our video about barge trips and their pitfalls before you commit to anything here.
  5. Local attractions. (1 month to 1 week in advance)


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Itinerary You’ll Ever Experience.

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