Where to stay around Essonne?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 129 holiday lettings near Essonne. From 50 Studios to 44 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Essonne is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Essonne?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Essonne. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Milly-la-Forêt: 110 holiday homes
  • Gif-sur-Yvette: 326 holiday homes
  • Orsay: 425 holiday homes
  • Étampes: 30 holiday homes
  • Évry: 113 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Essonne! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Essonne?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Essonne with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Milly-la-Forêt: 110 holiday lettings
  • Gif-sur-Yvette: 326 holiday lettings
  • Orsay: 425 holiday lettings
  • Étampes: 30 holiday lettings
  • Évry: 113 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Essonne?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Essonne are:

  • Orly Airport (ORY): 5,819 self catering accommodations
  • Evry (JEV-Evry Heliport): 5,312 self catering accommodations
  • La Defense Heliport Airport (JPU): 5,870 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Essonne?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Essonne. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Saint-Martin-d'Étampes RER Station: 109 holiday rentals
  • Massy-Palaiseau-Grande-Ceinture Station: 5,793 holiday rentals
  • Paris (XJY-Gare de Massy TGV Train Station): 5,790 holiday rentals
  • Yerres Station: 5,917 holiday rentals
  • Malesherbes Maisse Station: 190 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Essonne listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make A Holiday Rental Villa in Essonne, France, Your Home Away From Home

The Essonne area of France is a surprisingly rural and green area, considering that it is so close to the capital city of Paris. Many people choose a holiday in Essonne as it offers the best of both worlds – Easy access to Paris, one of the greatest cities in the world, and also access to some beautiful unspoilt countryside. The best accommodation option would be to book a holiday rental villa in Essonne. Well furnished, decorated, equipped and looked after, this home away from home provides the perfect base in which to relax, or from which to get out and about in order to explore this interesting part of France.

Things to Do on Holiday in Essonne, France

There are many leisure activities that you can try during a holiday in Essonne. There are all manner of leisure and country parks where you can take walks, cycle or even roller blade if that is more your style. Other activities that you can try include fishing, swimming, go-karting, and horse back riding. The more adventurous might like to try high rope courses, which are great fun for kids and even tandem sky diving!

Places to Visit on Holiday in Essonne, France

As well as spending time in your holiday rental villa in Essonne, you might also like to visit some of the local attractions. In fact, there are so many to choose from, you may find that a one or two week holiday in Essonne gives only enough time to see a fraction of what is on offer. Of course, Paris is likely to be visited for one or more days, and notable sites include the Eiffel Tower, Louvre museum, Arc de Triomphe, Versailles Palace and Notre dame Cathedral. Out in the countryside, there are a number of interesting towns such as Dourdan, protected forests and quaint villages all awaiting your discovery.

Weather in Essonne, France

The climate in this part of France can be described as temperate, and this basically means that you can expect clement summers and mild winters. The average day time temperatures in summer are around the 23 degrees Celsius mark, with July being the hottest month. The maximum temperatures can go as high 40 degrees, although this is exceptional. During the winter, the average day time temperature is 5 degrees. There can be short showers at any time of year, but the average annual rainfall measure just slightly less than 700mm. Self catering accommodation in Essonne can be booked year round, and the weather is comparable to that of Southern England at the same time of year.

Travel to Essonne, France

The holiday rental villa in Essonne is relatively close to the UK, and so you may wish to drive your car there. If you choose this option, then you will most likely land at Calais or Caen, from where it is just a few hours’ drive. The other popular option is to fly, and Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport is a large international one, with hundreds of flights coming and going every day. Just one example of the dozens of flights, are British Airways flights from London Heathrow (LHR).

Sightseeing in and around Essonne

Do you want to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Essonne a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • L’autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Golf de Gif-Chevry (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Cely Golf Club (13.3 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Golf Blue Green Saint-Aubin (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Portes de l'Essonne Aquatic Centre (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Saint-Marc Golf Club (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)

Exploring the natural landscape of Essonne

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Essonne is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Jardin des Plantes (22.7 mi / 36.5 km)
  • Luxembourg Gardens (22.8 mi / 36.7 km)
  • Champ de Mars (23.3 mi / 37.5 km)
  • Parc Monceau (24.9 mi / 40 km)
  • Parc des Buttes Chaumont (25.6 mi / 41.2 km)
  • Jardins d'Ollivier (2.5 mi / 4 km)