Last-minute offers on French getaways

Discounted rural farmhouses and city pads available for rent on Holiday-Rentals

29 June 2009 For those who haven't booked their holiday yet, why not opt for good old France this summer? It's only a quick Channel crossing away, the weather is reliably pleasant and the food is predictably delicious. Moreover, on Holiday-Rentals there are currently over a hundred French properties running fantastic special offers for last-minute travellers, so you really have no excuse to hold off any longer!

Summer is a great time to visit France, whether you wish to experience the hustle and bustle of big cities or opt for one of its glamorous beachside resorts. And by going for a holiday home rental, you'll get to experience France as a local, as opposed to just a tourist in a hotel.

Below is a selection of French properties running late offers. For more discounts click here.

Rural retreats - Three gorgeous farmhouses in Burgundy, 2-, 4- and 5-bed, overlooking the Roche du Solutre, set on the edge of the beautiful village of Vergisson and boasting stunning views. There is a working vineyard producing award winning Pouilly Fuisse and Macon Village, with private tastings available by arrangement, and a shared pool. Each house has been carefully restored using natural stone and timber with much of the original oak roof structure exposed from within.
From £650 per property per week for a 2-bed (20% down from £812) between July 11 and July 25 - Stunning, luxuriously furnished 4-bed villa on the French Riviera. Two balconies provide beautiful views to the historic town of St Paul de Vence and the perfect place to enjoy breakfast or pre-dinner drinks. The garden is a beautifully planted oasis, with heated spa/Jacuzzi pool, and plentiful sun-loungers on their own deck (with shower). There is a gas BBQ, and some delightful spots to wine and dine alfresco.
For bookings made before July 11 - £2,400 per property per week (20% down from £3,000) between now and end of July - Charming 3-bed villa in a large, secluded private park in Provence, with oak and pine trees, wild flowers and lavender. There is a large terrace at the front of the house with loggia, ample car parking, old watchtower (not part of rental), quiet surroundings and splendid views. Outdoor BBQ/fireplace with charcoal and firewood supplied.
£1,026 per property per week (20% down from £1,282) between July 18 and August 1 - Beautiful 4-bed home - typical Provencal stone farmhouse, parts of which are 250 years old. It is located on the doorstep of Provence's jewel town, Aix en Provence, and has been fully modernised and features a large garden with a sweeping lawn, mature trees and a 14 x 6 m pool, looking out to farm fields. Other extras include the use of bicycles, a gas BBQ, a baby foot, an indoor exercise spinning bike, wireless internet, and an underfloor cooling system throughout the house. You can even help yourself to the vegetable garden!
£1,900 per property per week (£100 down from £2,000) between July 18 and August 1

Paris pads - Luxurious 1-bed Parisian home at Notre-Dame, located in a XVIth century building, in the Quartier Latin, next to the Louvre museum and facing the Seine River. The new luxurious furniture and the fine and rare French decoration fit the relaxing atmosphere. After a day of busy activity, it offers a peaceful and luxurious setting in which to rest.
£683 per property per week (20% down from £812) between now and end of September ('Luxury apartment') - Gorgeous 1-bed apartment located in what has recently become a very trendy neighborhood called So-Pi (South of Pigalle) out of the tourist area, yet within a 5 min walk of Montmartre and Sacre Coeur. As you stroll the surrounding area, you will find both hip and traditional restaurants, shops, and craftsmen nearby. And just two blocks away is a full-size swimming pool. The flat was decorated by Parisian artist Bruno Pascal and offers all of the modern conveniences.
£884 per property per week (25% down from £1,179) between now and end of the year