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Make a holiday villa in Brie your home away from home

Brie, in the southwest of France is an excellent location for a family holiday. One of the outer lying districts of Angouleme, Brie presents the all round holiday with metropolitan attractions, lovely scenic countryside to tour and gorgeous beaches within easy reach. HomeAway offers a large selection of Brie holiday villas and you are bound the find exactly the one for your family. When you book your holiday villa in Brie, you will find it equipped with everything you need to enjoy your visit. Villas are fully furnished and many include extras such as swimming pools and bicycles. Be sure to plan some activities like those listed below so you can get the full feel of the area.

Things to do

Brie is a location that can be as quiet or as exciting as you want it to be. Situated just a handful of kilometres from local beaches, pretty towns and local sporting venues, there is something for everyone in Brie.

- Zoo de La Palmyre in Royan is a fun way to spend the day. With over 1600 animals, you will not be short of things to see. There’s even a petting area you can walk through with smaller animals close by.

-The beaches at Royan are spectactular and attract many French visitors in the summer months. A short drive from holiday villas in Brie, you will find lifeguard supervision in the busy periods along with sailing and watersports equipment for hire. Lessons are even available for those wanting to learn a new skill! If you are visiting in the peak month of August, make sure you arrive early to avoid any problems with parking.

-The troglodyte caves at Meschers is an interesting trip. A little way up the coast from Royan is Gironde where you can explore caves that have been reconstructed to show how inhabitants lived there in the 16th & 17th centuries.

-The Church of St Radegonde sits high above the Gironde fishing estuary and has amazing views. Warm summer nights can be spend exploring the church, admiring the view and visiting some of the quaint stores that make their home here. You may find you have to tear yourself away to return to your own pretty holiday cottage in Brie!

-Pons is a short drive from Brie and houses its tourist office in a 12th century keep. The medieval streets throughout the town will delight both adults and children and you can easily leave the car and explore the area on foot. There are restaurants to grab a bite for lunch and you can visit the visit the museum dedicated to the pilgrims that once took this ancient route.

The weather in Brie

Brie, like most areas in this corner of France has its highest average temperatures during August and you can expect highs of around 28 degrees Celsius. The most rainfall typically occurs from October to January. As many Brie holiday villas include bicycles, the summer months can be a lovely time to cycle through the area.

Getting to Brie

When visiting Brie you have several choices of airport should you decide to fly in. The nearest airport at around 75km away is Bordeaux, though you could fly into La Rochelle or Angouleme airports if you are willing to travel a little further. The Eurostar arrives in Paris and connecting trains can easily be sought to Royan station, allowing guests a 20 minute or so car ride to their Brie holiday accommodation. Should the ferry be your preferred transport option you can hire a car in Calais and drive the 850km or so to Brie.

Wonderful! 4.8/5
(46 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #56866
46
Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6505251
10
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6879979
7
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 14
House #8134927
2
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8045495
10
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Chateau / Country House #8088129
3
Excellent! 4.7/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8058916
11
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8093461
3
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1853046
9
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #1332562a
3
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
House #2469703
4
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Farmhouse #8042926
12
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #6648296
19
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Farmhouse #6121365
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #6766177
2
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1870255
4
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #1021668a
7
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #637481a
6
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #6395481
16
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Farmhouse #8167428
4
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8094445
5
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Barn #1622060
3
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Farmhouse #8209243
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Cottage #846239
16
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8001862
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #7957
1
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Barn #8066110
2
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8073431
17
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Cottage #846239
10
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8157604
4
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 7 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 16
House #6736824
1
  • 6 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 12
House #8267316
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #8189623
1
Excellent! 4.5/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #678347a
13
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 8 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 18
Chateau / Country House #8111717
12
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
Cottage #689610a
7
Exceptional! 5/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Barn #8128811
10
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #53209
3
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #1939621
Excellent! 4.5/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Castle #903392a
8
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 7 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 14
Chateau / Country House #7723
12
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Barn #8069525
8
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Farmhouse #8082280
4
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 8 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 16
Chateau / Country House #6416797
9
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(3 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #930559a
3
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #6124154
1
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6499884
1
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Apartment #1441686
14
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Cottage #1990642
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6680166
17
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours

Brie Holiday Homes & Cottages (268)

 

Recent Reviews

Lovely house in a beautiful little town

4 of 5
The house was lovely and right in the centre of Verteuil. It has two large double bedrooms on the first floor and a very modern bathroom. On the second floor there is a great well equipt kitchen with everything you need and a cosy lounge area. A door leads out onto a nice patio area with views over the fabulous chateaux at the side. There is a patio table and chairs and a barbeque for use. Maria met me when i arrived to give me the keys and show me around the house, she is lovely and will give you advice on the area and whats going on and you can contact her nearby if you have any problems. Verteuil is beautiful with the river Charente running through and some wonderful Cafés and places to eat and of course the magnificent chateaux which has tours in the summer. There are fantastic sunflower fields in the surrounding area, a great market town called ruffec which has a market on a saturday morning. A Lovely and relaxing holiday.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Fantastic gîte with a beautiful pool

5 of 5
We have holidayed in France pretty much every year for the last decade and this was, (by far) the nicest gîte that we've ever stayed in. The property was immaculate, spotlessly clean and the huge pool was an absolute dream. We swam every day and even late at night which was truly special. The gîte was fully equipped and finding 'provisions' in the kitchen upon arrival enabled us to relax immediately with a glass of wine - deeply appreciated after the 8 hour drive from Calais. What really stood out for us, were all the little extra things that were provided that we wouldn't normally expect with holiday rental; charcoal and firelighters for the BBQ, our bedding was changed after the first week, plenty of kitchen and loo roll, lots of surprises in the fridge upon arrival, washing machine tabs and washing up liquid. All little things that add up and make a holiday more relaxing. Location was fantastic and there's plenty to see nearby. Highlights were; the beautiful village of Talmont-sur-Gironde near Royan on the coast, Cognac, Brantôme and the amazing subterranean church at Aubeterre-sur-Dronne. Maggie & Alan made us and our little dog Woodie, feel totally relaxed and welcome. Their useful advice and warmth will encourage us to return in the future. We would not hesitate to recommend this lovely gîte to anybody - it's perfect.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017