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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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    Cottage #1331806a
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      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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      • 3 BR
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      Cottage #1233838a
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        Excellent! 4.4/5
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        Cottage #1335444a
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          House #6678539
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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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                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                  • 2 BR
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                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8171887
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                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
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                    Barn #1640015
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                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                      • 1 BA
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                      Cottage #6514486
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                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8171887
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                          Bungalow #8173866
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                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            Cottage #6648296
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                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8171887
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                                • 4 BA
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                                House #1842797
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                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                  • 2 BR
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                                  House #1853046
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Multiple rentals House #8054741
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                                    Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cottage #8093461
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                                      Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #9322
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                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                              Farmhouse #1783353
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                                                • 2 BR
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                                                House #6680038
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                                                  House #1920676
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                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                    Cottage #8045495
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      Apartment #1441686
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                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                        Cottage #1332562a
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                                                          • 5 BR
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                                                          House #6124154
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                                                          Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            House #6680166
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                                                              • 3 BR
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                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                Farmhouse #473738vb
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                                                                  House #1454194a
                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                    (14 reviews)
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                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                                    Cottage #1016077a
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                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Cottage #1449634a
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                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        Bungalow #1939621
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (35 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          House #8172536
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                                                                            • 5 BR
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                                                                            Cottage #1453741a
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                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                              • 3 BR
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                                                                              Multiple rentals House #8054741
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                                                                              Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Multiple rentals Barn #8079416
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                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                  Farmhouse #8151178
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                                                                                    Chateau / Country House #6872250
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                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                      Castle #903392a
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                                        Cottage #6495974
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
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                                                                                          Apartment #1449588a
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                                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                            Guest House #1267845a
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                                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #9322
                                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                Cottage #55158
                                                                                                11
                                                                                                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                  (15 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #8073431
                                                                                                  15
                                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Barn #8079416
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                                                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                      House #1679060
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Chez Meunier, lovely!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely welcome from Steve and Harry at this most charming and superbly kept and furnished gite within peaceful surroundings but close to historic sites and much more. Great having a swimming pool in the garden. It has been a pleasure to recommend Chez Meunier to family and friends.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016