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Make a holiday villa in Saint-Simon your home away from home

Situated inland, around 30km from the beautiful coastal beaches of Southern France, Saint-Simon is a charming rural escape. Whether you plan to visit for a couple's retreat, a family holiday or a large group event, you will find HomeAway offers many choices of Saint-Simon holiday villas. Whether you want a quiet break taking in the tranquility of the local area or you're ready for shopping and beach activities, the variety of holiday villas in Saint-Simon will suit you perfectly.

Things to do

Whilst Saint-Simon is a rural community it is by no means lacking in things to do, both in the local area and just a short drive away. As with many rural communities, a car is a great asset to help you see as much of the local area as possible and allow you to venture further than you might if you didn't have your own transport. When you rent a cosy holiday cottage in Saint-Simon you open the door to quiet nights and fascinating days.

-Saintes markets are a good excuse to visit the pretty town with its Roman architecture. There are Romanesque churches to discover and explore while you day trip from your Saint-Simon holiday villa. If you are particularly interested in Roman ruins, the L’Arc of Germanicus as well as Les Arenas are both popular attractions that are well worth a visit.

-Shopping in Royan or spending a day at the beach there is a great way to wile away a summer's day. Just a 30 minute drive or so will have you taking in the sandy white beaches and cooling off in the ocean. There are a large variety of stores and cafes to ensure that your day is spent relaxing from start to finish.

-Visit the Musée des Arts du cognac (Maco) in Cognac to find out the history of this famous drink. The tourist offices in the area can provide you with a booklet titled 'Les Bonness Adresses du Cognac'. This booklet contains information on all the local producers of Cognac who offer tours. There are many great Cognac houses that will allow you to taste and purchase this drink that has made the town so famous throughout the world. Cognac is just a short drive inland from Saint-Simon

-Swimming pools are located in the local area if you don't feel like driving to the beach. Within about 15 minutes of the Saint-Simon area you will find local swimming pools where you can cool off and work on your tan. Kids especially love the pool and it can be a fun family outing where you know everyone is safe and enjoying themselves.

-The forest and fields of the local area are unspoilt and a charm to explore. Some holiday villas in Saint-Simon come complete with bicycles to allow you to explore the local area. You will come across pretty villages, windmills and wildlife while you cycle. This is a beautiful area of the country to see while the wind whistles through your hair.

The weather in Saint-Simon

Like the rest of France, Saint-Simon enjoys a fairly temperate climate for most of the year. The warmest months for visiting are from May to September, with temperatures reaching as high as 28°C. If you are planning a holiday with a lot of beach time, it would be best to visit in these warmer months. During this time water temperature will be at its warmest. Should you be looking for a cosy break in Saint-Simon in the colder times of the year, November to February are your best choices.

Getting to Saint-Simon

Most visitors to Saint-Simon will likely take the Eurostar to Paris or even catch a short flight with popular carriers such as EasyJet or British Airways. The closest train stations to your Saint-Simon holiday accommodation are Royan or Saintes. From there it is just a 30 minute drive or so to reach your destination. Car hire outlets are plentiful at all airports though these should be booked ahead of time.

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Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
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Cottage #1233838a
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Excellent! 4.4/5
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House #1785552
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Multiple rentals Cottage #1315477a
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Multiple rentals Cottage #1315477a
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Cottage #6514486
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Multiple rentals Cottage #8171887
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Barn #1640015
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  • 2 BR
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Multiple rentals Cottage #8171887
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Multiple rentals House #8054741
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Bungalow #8173866
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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  • 7 BR
  • 4 BA
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House #1842797
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 3 BR
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Cottage #6648296
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Exceptional! 5/5
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House #1853046
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Cottage #8093461
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  • 4 BA
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Farmhouse #8115132
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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  • 2 BA
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Apartment #1441686
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Cottage #9322
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1332562a
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Cottage #8045495
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Farmhouse #8167428
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Multiple rentals Cottage #8171887
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  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
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House #6124154
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House #1424183
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Multiple rentals Barn #8079416
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Exceptional! 5/5
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  • 4 BA
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  • Sleeps 13
Farmhouse #473738vb
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  • 3 BA
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  • Sleeps 14
Chateau / Country House #6872250
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6680038
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6680166
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  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #1454194a
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Cottage #1449634a
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Bungalow #1939621
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  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #8172536
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Exceptional! 5/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #55158
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Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals House #8054741
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Excellent! 4.5/5
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Cottage #8073431
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  • 2 BR
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Multiple rentals Barn #8079416
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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House #894872a
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Excellent! 4.5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Castle #903392a
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Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #1920676
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Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6495974
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Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1449588a
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Excellent! 4.7/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Guest House #1267845a
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Multiple rentals Cottage #9322
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Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #6843965
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Cottage #9322
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Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Barn #8066110
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Saint-Simon Holiday Cottages & Homes (228)

 

Recent Reviews

Lovely property. In summer it must be stunning

5 of 5
Even in January the property was warm and welcoming.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

A great place for a holiday

5 of 5
Really enjoyed our two weeks with Kelly & Ian and Family. Gite was excellent, couldn’t have asked for more with everything you need provided; lovely big garden - the children loved the open space with trampoline and fort and couldn’t keep them out of the swimming pool – was really a great environment to relax and enjoy the sunshine. Kelly and Ian were excellent hosts – nothing was too much trouble even impromptu diving lessons for the children and advice on local wines! Thoroughly recommend a stay.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

Rural retreat, perfect in every way

5 of 5
From the outside le petit moulin is full of character and beautifully kept. The inside is a wonderful contemporary surprise, with modern living at its very best. We have just returned from a lovely 8 day autumn break. The owners are charming, nothing is too much trouble, the grounds are lovely to walk round. Inside the gites there is everything you could wish for with high quality fixtures and fittings. The beds are massive and so comfortable. The welcome pack is a lovely touch and very appreciated. The whole house was immaculately clean. The village is tiny and very quiet, it has an amazing boulangerie. We've visited France for over 20 years, it is the best gite we have ever stayed in. There is lots to see and do locally, Cognac, Jarnac, Angouleme, La Rochelle, Talmont ..
  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016