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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.

    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    Cottage #936995a
    2
      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 4
      House #8148632
      12
        • 4 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        House #1785552
          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          Multiple rentals Cottage #1233838a
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (9 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Multiple rentals Cottage #1233838a
            9
              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              Multiple rentals Cottage #1233838a
                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                Multiple rentals Cottage #1233838a
                  • 4 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  Multiple rentals Cottage #1233838a
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (14 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #6514486
                    14
                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (24 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 8
                      Villa #8129082
                      24
                      Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (18 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Multiple rentals House #8054741
                        18
                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                          avg/night
                          • 5 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 14
                          Chateau / Country House #6872250
                          1
                          Viewed 9 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
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (8 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                Barn #1640015
                                8
                                Viewed 5 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
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (17 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Multiple rentals House #8054741
                                      17
                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Cottage #1332562a
                                        3
                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                          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
                                            • 7 BR
                                            • 4 BA
                                            • Sleeps 14
                                            House #1842797
                                            4
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (11 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Cottage #55158
                                              11
                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                Cottage #1449634a
                                                2
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  House #1638347
                                                  8
                                                    Very Good! 4/5
                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    House #1424183
                                                    8
                                                    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
                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                        (11 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 4 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                        Farmhouse #8115132
                                                        11
                                                        Viewed 5 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
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            House #1411578a
                                                            1
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Cottage #6495974
                                                              3
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                House #8280316
                                                                2
                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 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
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                                        Farmhouse #8075167
                                                                        3
                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (7 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Multiple rentals Barn #8079416
                                                                          7
                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 6 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                            Chateau / Country House #1009623
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (11 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                                              • Sleeps 13
                                                                              Farmhouse #473738vb
                                                                              11
                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8145207
                                                                                9
                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                  House #6124172
                                                                                  3
                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                                    Cottage #689610a
                                                                                    7
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      House #6843965
                                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Villa #1193215a
                                                                                        8
                                                                                          • 7 BR
                                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 16
                                                                                          Chateau / Country House #6865572
                                                                                          Viewed 7 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
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 11
                                                                                                  Farmhouse #92486
                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Barn #8079416
                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                      Farmhouse #1783353
                                                                                                      4

                                                                                                      Saint-Simon Holiday Homes & Cottages (275)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely gite in a great location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We received a very warm welcome from Shani and Paul upon arrival. The gite had everything we wanted for a base. The bedrooms were tastefully decorated and the bed very comfortable. The lounge area had plenty of seating and UK television which was a nice-to-have. The number of UK plug sockets was a bonus as we had only taken 3 adapters. The kitchen was well stocked with electrical appliances and crockery, cutlery, pans, serving dishes etc. The welcome box with wine and nibbles was very much appreciated. We were particularly impressed with the range and quality of outdoor furniture. The owners were very friendly and discreet and when we did have the opportunity to chat it was lovely to get to know them. Their two fabulous dogs made our dog feel welcome and they all shared the garden which was lovely. The garden was private and well kept. The gite is less than a 10 minute walk to the river which was lovely for walks along the tow path. Shani and Paul very kindly arranged the required veterinary appointment for us and were on hand to recommend places of interest etc. Cognac was a very short drive away and there are lovely places to eat and drink and stroll around. All in all a really lovely holiday. Would like to return to the gite next year and stay for more than just a week.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      A lovely spacious gite - really thoughtfully well equipped with everything we needed for our holiday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A lovely welcome from Jan and Janice who were there to show us round their light filled spacious gite. A jug of fresh flowers and a welcome pack was provided which was very thoughtful. Loads of storage in all the bedrooms and plenty of space for us all to sit and relax. The immediate outdoor space is fantastic - from the gazebo in the beautiful garden (where we enjoyed playing board games from the great collection!) to the sun loungers and large parasol providing space to relax in the shade when needed. The swimming pool and the area surrounding the pool is absolutely amazing - picturesque, calm, relaxing and beautifully thought through. The backdrop of the church is really special - and the fields of sunflowers, vineyards and cornfields just make it perfect. Great places to visit included Aubeterre sur Dronne and Talmont, and of course the amazing brocantes! Thank you Jan and Janice!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017