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Auvergne Rhone Alpes

Self catering holiday homes, gites, cottages and villas for rent in the
Auvergne Rhone Alpes region and surrounding area of central France.

Departments of the Auvergne Rhone Alpes region and their department numbers:
Ain (01)  Allier (03)  Ardeche (07)  Cantal (15)  Drome (26)  Isere (38)
Loire (42)  Haute-Loire (43)  Puy-de-Dome (63)  Rhone (69)
Savoie (73)  Haute-Savoie (74)

Gites and Cottages

self catering holiday cottages and gites in Auvergne Rhone Alpes region of France

French village house for rent near CajarcLes Cloups                                                                                            2 bedrooms sleeps 2French village house for rent near Figeac
Comfortable single-storey village house with terrace, good-sized garden and amazing views. 5 miles from Cajarc and 12 miles from Figeac. Close to the Auvergne border, in north Lot. More...

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Gite in fairytale setting Creuse FranceLe Moulin de Sansonneche                                                            3 bedrooms sleeps 6Limousin gite in woodland valley
Limousin gite, with pool, in an enchanting fairytale setting in a woodland valley on the banks of the river Gioune and accessed by crossing a small stone bridge. Near Felletin in the Creuse and close to the Auvergne border. More...

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Two French holiday cottages on river bank in LimousinLe Moulin de Sansonneche                                                       2 gites sleeping up to 12Two gites near Felletin Limousin
Two gites, with pool, each sleeping 6 and in an enchanting fairy-tale setting in a woodland valley on the banks of the river Gioune and accessed by crossing a small stone bridge. Near Felletin in the Creuse and close to the Auvergne border. More...

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Bois de Ban large holiday farmhouse in Jura MountainsBois de Ban                                                         7 bedrooms. 3 bathrooms, sleeps 12 -15Jura Mountains holiday cottage with pool
Large holiday farmhouse for rent in the small hamlet of Loisia in the Jura mountains of the Franche-Comté. The holiday property, with swimming pool, can accommodate 12 comfortably but has beds for 15. Close to the Rhone Alps border. More...

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French holiday farmhouse in Jura MountainsbCroupet                                                      9 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps up to 10 - 15Holiday accommodation with pool in Jura Mountains
French holiday farmhouse in the Jura. The property, with swimming pool, is set in just over an acre of its own grounds. Croupet is in a hamlet situated in the Suran valley on a quiet country lane which leads to the villages of La Pérouse and Monnetay. Close to the Rhone Alps border.  More...

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This is a region of low and high mountains, plains and river valleys with the Rivers Saône and Rhône after which the region was named.

To the west, the region includes the foothills of the Massif Central.

To the east, along the Swiss and Italian borders, lies a stunning array of mountains, lakes and steep valleys

Lakes Annecy and Le Bourget, the Rhône and Isère river valleys and the Alps combine to make the region a haven for tourists and sports enthusiasts

Chamonix - fashionable skiing resort near Mont Blanc. The first winter Olympics were held here in 1924.

Albertville - hosted the 1992 Winter Olympics, the facilities created have been made into leisure parks.

Aubenas - perched on a rocky outcrop, this lovely town has a 12th-century castle facing impressive 16th-century houses.

Evian-Les-Bains - spa resort with casino, golf course, sailing club and the Palais de Congres. Home to the most popular mineral water in France.

Grenoble - one of the largest French university towns with breathtaking views of the mountains. You can take a cable car up to the old Bastille fort some 475m up. There are plenty of museums, the Institute of Geology and Alpine Geography and the Dauphinois museum of mountain life through the centuries.

Lyon - capital of the Rhone Alps region, a bustling town with two rivers running through the heart of it. Large leafy squares with lively cafes, shops and restaurants, museums galore and ornate cathedrals.

Beaujolais Country - north west of Lyon, a highly productive vineyard region that makes the famous Beaujolais wine. Along the Route du Beaujolais are many opportunities to sample the wine of the region at the caves co-operatives and the excellent restaurants along the way.

Villefranche-sur-Saône - This medieval city has become a busy industrial and commercial centre and the capital of the Beaujolais vineyards.

Bourg-en-Bresse -  found in the flat farming area of Bresse north east of Lyon, famous for its Bleu de Bresse cheese. Bourg is the capital of this area, it is a large commercial town with a XVIc. church.

Crest - a hilltop town on the North bank of the Drome with an impressive 12c hillside keep, in ruins but still retaining its dark dungeons. Climb to the top for a fantastic mountain panorama.

Saint-Etienne - beautiful city of art and history.

Chambéry - the centre of Savoyard life, this city became the capital of the Dukes of Savoy in 1232.

Annecy - lakeside town with a beautiful river and canal, and is called “the Venice of Savoie".

Vienne - The gateway to the Dauphiné area, the town has a Roman temple and a spectacular Gothic cathedral.

Privas - with its magnificent bridge, the Pont Louis XIII, spanning the Ouvèze River. It is the administrative capital of Ardèche département.

Valence - the capital of the Drome, Valence has some interesting old buildings, museums with Roman mosaics and a festival of classic music every summer.


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