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Holidays in Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur

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  • Le 111, Provence

    Recommended by Nick & Jo

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    Situated in the heart of the village of Saint-Saturnin-les-Avignon, Le 111 is the ideal base for the perfect Provence experience. All major sites are nearby and being in the centre of the village you will be able to get a real taste of life in Provence.
    Le 111 is divided into 3 beautiful, spacious south facing apartments which all look out over the huge pool and garden. Ideal for families who want to go away together but who want their own space

    "Arriving at le 111, it was as beautiful as the website pictures portrayed - azure blue pool, lovely landscaping and a stylishly decorated apartment.The apartment was very spacious and fully equipped to meet our needs - we prepared most of our meals in the kitchen and enjoyed eating outside on our own private terrace.The apartement, which is within a few minutes walking distance from the village centre, is ideally located for visiting the area - with many attractions within a short drive away - including beautiful hill-top towns, many wineries to sample the local plonk (Chateaunuef du Pape!), historical villages, beatuiful scenery and even kayaking on the Adeche.
    Our apartment was so comfortable and the pool so inviting, that many days itineries were forfeited for simply lounging around at Le 111.
    Amy made us feel very welcome and the apartment was perfect for our summer holiday. We will definitely be recommending Le 111 to our friends and family and hope to return ourselves for another dose of Provence"
    (Nick & Jo)

  • Snowgums, Briancon, French Alps

    Recommended by Katherine, Will, Minnie and Ottie

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    Alpsholiday has self-catering apartments in a beautiful old farmhouse, Snowgums, on the edge of Briancon, Serre Chevalier, in the French Alps.The apartments are spacious and adjacent to each other, so good for groups and families. There is a half acre garden, excellent drying room for skis, and secure bike storage.
    All linen, including feather duvets and pillows, is included, as are highchairs, books and novels, and a game cupboard for all ages. Cot and baby bath provided on request.
    In-house catering, prepared by local chef Nathalie, is available for evening meals (from 25 euros per head for four courses plus wine). In-house childcare, day and evening, is available.

    Family-friends facilities include:
    - 20% young family discount (maximum of 2 persons aged 12 or over per apartment)
    - sledges, toys and games for all ages
    - Wendy house/ cabine, swings, sandpit, paddling pool, fruit trees
    - BBQ
    - sledging slope opposite the house
    - cot and cot linen, highchair, baby bath available
    - use of washing machine
    - bookable cleaner for after departure
    - ski boot room
    - in-house chef for evening meals
    - day and evening childcare

    00 33 (0)492 20 44 26/mobile - 00 33 (0)678 39 65 73

    "Thank you for a wonderful stay, your helpful advice and inspiration. We love Snowgums and look forward to returning. The girls loved the garden and Wendy house – they had such fun" (Katherine, Will, Minnie and Ottie, April 10)

    "Thank you for a wonderful stay. You made it very comfortable, well resourced and personal. The apartment was lovely and having all the toys and games was wonderful for the children. We would highly recommend Snowgums to all" (Anita, Simon, Hamish, Mikaela and Lachlan, Jan 10)

  • Accommodation in Provence

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    Located in St Saturnin Les Apt, one of the few unspoilt hillside villages in the Luberon, owners Karen and David  have created a variety of accommodation to suit single people, couples and families. All the properties enjoy a superb view of the Luberon, are equipped to ensure a very comfortable holiday and are within walking distance of the village.
    Cyprès (sleeps 6) is a three bedroom Villa with private pool set in its own mature garden
    Le Chêne is an individually built house set in its own garden with private swimming pool and sleeps 6 people
    Les Oliviers and Les Cerisiers (each sleeps 2) are one bedroom gites with private terraces and share a heated infinity swimming pool.
    Chambre du Platane,is available for bed & breakfast on a nightly basis
    Chante Coucou 84490 St Saturnin Les Apt, Provence
    0033 (0)4 90 71 04 13
    0033 (0)6 87 88 83 95


    "Attention to detail, the friendly atmosphere and ideal location make this holiday villa hard to beat. There was plenty of room for 3 generations to holiday happily together and the pleasant outdoor space meant that it was not always easy to drag ourselves away to enjoy the beauty of the Luberon. David and Karen have created something very special which will have visitors returning time and again" (Marion & Kevin who stayed at Le Chêne, June 2011)

  • Ski VillaRoger, Les Arcs

    Recommended by Gillia, Josh & Darcey

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    A beautifully renovated Alpine farmhouse set in the unspoilt French farming village of Le Loissel, Villaroger ,Les Arcs, " a true home from home". In the heart of the Haute Tarentaise this Alpine Hamlet is full of natural charm and beauty yet only minutes from the BIG Resorts of Les Arcs, Sainte Foy, La Rosiere, Tignes, Val DIsere. Away from the hustle and bustle of commercialised resorts you will sample typical French Alpine lifestyle with all the home comforts. Looked after by Jonny and Kumari who have years of experience in the Chalet business and know what makes a fantastic holiday.
    Le Loissel
    0033 6 12 73 35 23

    "This short holiday was a late booking, and when I saw the weather forcast for France and all the doom and gloom in the press, I had thought we would have to accept it as a sunny break and not a skiing holiday. How wrong was I! With the expert help of Kumari & Jonny we had three fabulous days skiing. La Plagne the first day, Le Brevier the second and a wonderful long ski over to Italy for a legendary pizza on the third. No lazy excuses for taking it easy, but that wonderful tiredness from a day of outdoor activity. As usual the relaxing atmosphere with fab food and drinks made this a luxury break that we are now adicted to. Thank you" (Gillia, Josh and Darcey 2011)

  • Snowbound transfers, La Tania

    Recommended by Jonathan Godber

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    Family run airport transfer company based in La Tania. They operate transfers from Geneva, Lyon, Chambery, Grenoble and from Moutiers into the alpine ski resorts in the Three Valleys. As parents they recognise holidays with families can be challenging to the pocket, especially ski breaks so they decided to help out by offering Snowbound Lil Snomates. All children under 5 years old will ride for free.
    Office: 0033 (0)479 00 15 65
    Mobile: 0033 (0) 679 68 63 36


    "Just a note to say thanks for the very slick and easy transfers you gave us last Sunday and the week before - we were impressed and will be recommending you (let us know if you want anything for your website etc) to our friends" (JG, Nov 2012)

    "Just a quick note to thank you for the efficient transfers we had to and from Chambery Airport/Courchevel 1850. If we come back next year we shall certainly be in touch.Thanks again"
    (Janice Dunsmore)

    "All went like clockwork on our return journey. Thanks for great service again!!!!!!" (Nick)

  • Evian Resort, Evian-les-Bain

    Recommended by Tots Too

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    Evian Resort is just 3km from Lake Geneva, with glorious views in every direction. Even with such grand opulence it still extends a very warm welcome to children. From the youngest tot to the most demanding teenager, there is a lot on offer for kids. The qualified and multi-lingual staff arrange a no-pressure programme of activities, encompassing treasure hunts, crafts, cookery, adventure mazes and games (plenty in the snow in season!). Teens can try out adventure sports, skiing and laser games. There is also a Baby Club for the really young ones, if you want to get away for a romantic meal.
    There's gourmet dining at the choice of 11 restaurants as well as bars and pubs. You can eat in a formal or casual setting depending on your mood; eat healthily at L’Oliveraie or snuggle up with a delicious original cocktail in Le Tony’s Bar.

    Choose between the five star Hotel Royal and four star Hotel Ermitage within the Evian Resort. The four star rooms offer a chic cosy atmosphere with enough space for the kids, while the five star accommodation caters to your every whim to make your stay extra special. Interconnecting rooms are available.
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