From beach breaks in the summer sun to active adventures in beautiful, snow-capped mountain resorts; every Madame Vacances residence is different and offers its own unique charm. We are dedicated to ensuring that you and your family or friends have a fantastic holiday, discovering all of the attractions that France has to offer. This charming European nation truly has something for everyone. The same can be said for each of the destinations in which we have based our properties. Some of our resorts are located close to the famously beautiful French seaside, some are further inland, close to iconic historic attractions, and others are located high in the pine-covered mountains. As varied as Madame Vacances locations are, you can rest assured that each and every one of our accommodation options is held to high standards and is available for a surprisingly affordable price.... Read more
Our French residences are ideal for the whole family on a well-deserved holiday. All of our resorts are easy to get to from the UK, and children are welcome at every Madame Vacances property. We know that a lot of effort has to go in to keeping kids entertained and busy while on holiday, which is why we make sure that there are always child-friendly facilities on offer nearby, such as family beaches or even exciting water parks like the one next to our properties in Saint Maxime, Saint Cyprien, and Le Teich.
One of the most popular things to do during any holiday to France is to visit the beach. The coastline presents long stretches of white sandy shore, and Madame Vacances properties can provide direct access to the very best beaches. At blissful beaches such as Moliets et Maa in the Aquitaine region and Saint Jean de Monts in Vendee, try your hand at thrilling activities such as surfing, parasailing, and diving. These beaches offer the perfect blend of busy and peaceful, so if you'd rather relax than get active, they are ideal for putting your feet up and simply enjoying the sunshine.... Read more
One of the most exciting things to do in France is explore the stunning mountains. These regions are home to both the Alps and the Pyrenees mountain ranges, two of Europe's most popular ski and summer sports spots. We have properties in all of the best resorts, including The 3 Valleys ski area, Val Thorens, and Flaine. Here you can wander through picturesque forests, cycle to your heart's content or enjoy varying alpine activities suitable for every age and ability. Other fun summer activities include horse riding, ice cave exploring at the higher altitude resorts, and tree top adventure courses. River activities such as canoeing, white water rafting and fly fishing are also very popular in the mountains in summer. Should you choose to visit one of our mountain destinations during the summer season, you certainly won't be disappointed.
The South of France is synonymous with luxurious holidays and is known for being a glamorous playground of the rich and famous. We have properties throughout this region, all of which are perfectly placed to allow guests to enjoy all of the activities on offer in the southern part of the country, regardless of their budget. In the renowned city of Montpellier you will find our Residence Les Consuls de La Mar as well as an iconic city centre. Activities in this resort revolve around soaking up the historic culture and monuments of the city, including the Porte du Peyrou; Montpellier's answer to the Arc de Triomphe, and the 17th century Aqueduc du St Clement. Another must in the south of France is Saint Cyprien; the home of our Residence le Jardins de Neptune. Activities in this resort include days out at the mini golf course, Aqualand Water Park, and the go karting centre.
It is a well-known fact that France has produced some of the finest cuisine and chefs that the world has ever seen. Wherever you stay in the country you can enjoy some seriously fine dining along with affordable and international options. All three of your daily meals are guaranteed to be a delight when you visit France; from a pastry breakfast, a cheese and crusty bread lunch, and late gourmet dinner. Barjac in the south of France is home to some Michelin starred venues and picturesque cafés such as Nature and Tea and Le Carre des Saveurs - both of which are very close to our Residence La Closerie. Another culinary haven in the south of France is Torreilles. Classic French cuisine is served here in restaurants such as Le Bistroquet and Le Maison Secall. For something slightly more Mediterranean, try the restaurants of Corsica. This French island has a lot in common culturally with its neighbour, Italy. Lovers of Italian food are sure to fall in love with the dining options available on this idyllic island, where you can also find our Residence Sognu di Rena.... Read more
France is known for its chic nightlife. The friendly resorts throughout the country all boast their own unique venues and atmosphere, ranging from quiet pubs and bars to lively nightclubs that stay open until morning. The beautiful Pyrenees Mountains, on the border of France and Spain, along with the winter wonderland of the Alps both have excellent après-ski parties which carry through into the summer. The bars and clubs in these resorts are situated high in the mountainous landscapes and provide sunny al fresco dining in the summer. Alternatively, try the glamorous nightclubs of the south of France with trendy venues dotted all along the French Riviera, including cocktail bars and techno clubs.
Many of the ski areas in France have access to pedestrian lifts that remain open throughout the summer. Les Deux Alpes resort is the largest glacier in the country as well as being a popular summer holiday destination. The lifts here remain open in summer but only between the hours of 7am and 12pm, so it is important to get an early start if your holiday plans include using the lifts. Other resorts also keep their lifts open between June and August, and daily or weekly passes can be purchased from local tourist offices for varying prices.... Read more
Childcare in France is second to none. Whichever Madame Vacances property you decide to visit, you will have access to either fun nurseries, private au pair services, or both. Snow Bugs is one of the most popular nanny companies in the Alps, while Creche Galineta and Creche Municipale Pinocchio are both great choices in the south of France. There are also private holiday tutors available to hire in many of the French resorts.
France has strict parking regulations, however it is possible to find places to park while on holiday, and plenty of our properties have parking facilities. Alternatively, there are paid parking spots (indicated by white spaces) located throughout the country. Coupons can be purchased for these parking spaces, and time slots range from 15 minutes to two hours. Covered parking can be arranged in the mountain resorts. Blue zones are free parking spaces, and many of our resorts offer them but it is important to check the time limit on these spots as there is sometime a maximum parking time of one hour.
Direct access to the trekking routes and Alpine walks. Panoramic views, peaceful, rural setting Comfortable spacious chalets, some chalets have a sauna or spa bath, terrace and balcony
Due to maintenance work swimming pool will be closed until the 10/05/18.
An historic Chateau dating back to the 14th Century, offering luxury 4* accommodation in a private estate including a swimming pool, gardens and vineyards, with views of the Chambéry valley and surrounding mountains.
View over the valley, 200m from the centre of the resort, in the heart of the mercantour national parc Very comfortable apartments, lounge with a fire place and a large south-facing terrace
In a preserved natural environment, panoramic views, south facing and offer impressive views over the surrounding mountains Superb chalets with mezzanine lounge area with fireplace
Within easy reach of hiking routes, in the center of the ski station Indoor pool, sauna, free wifi access at the reception, pool table and table football
Ideally situated on the mountainside, view over the valley, 100m from the centre of the resort. Overlooking the Tarentaise valley, sunny terrace or balcony
Ideally located in the heart of pastures, near all amenities Comfortable and spacious chalets with balcony
Ideally situated on the mountainside, view over the valley, 100m from the center of the resort Well equipped apartments with large rooms and balcony
Located between the historic centre of La Rochelle and the Ile de Ré bridge, the résidence du domaine du chateau promises you a holiday filled with relaxation and rich in memories. Close to a 12 hectare wooded park, its air-conditioned apartments, heated pool and relaxation area will help you to forget the little worries of everyday life in offering you all the comfort you need to enjoy the holiday you have dreamed of for months.
Located on the banks of a river and just 300 metres from a fine sandy beachfrom, 300 meters from the center of the village. Next to the "le teich bird sanctuary" Superb outdoor heated pool, free access to WiFi, table tennis facilities and bike rental on site. Activities (badminton, pétanque). Terrace with garden
Near from the Gironde estuary beaches, the centre of the village the Atlantic coastline Heated outdoor pool, children's play area, table tennis and paddling pool.
Résidence La Clos du Rocher is found in an idyllic location, nestled on the banks of a river in a typical village in the heart of the Dordogne.
Fantastic views, 15 minutes from the town centre Indoor swimming pool, sauna, sunny south facing balconies
Within easy reach of hiking routes, 20min by car from Lac de Serre-Ponçon. Apartments with balcony, access to an indoor heated pool
All close to the port, the Residence Les Jardins de l'Amirauté has at your disposal, a selection of apartments with balconies or patios from which to enjoy the sunshine. A swimming pool waits to refresh you. The residence is at the heart of all the activities this region has to offer, as well as neighboring businesses.
Peaceful location in a hamlet just outside Meribel Les Allues, with unbeatable panoramic views.
Situated in one of the best golf courses in France, commanding view over the course and is just 700 metres from the sandy beach, surf school Outdoor pool, free wifi access at the reception, garden, sunny terrace
Situated on on the Moliets Golf Course. Beaches and local shops within easy walking distance. Big outdoor pool, apartments with balcony or terrace
Résidence location just 500m from the beach and close to amenities. Covered Heated Swimming Pool. Balcony or Terrasse in each accommodation unit.
In an authentic natural setting, surrounding valleys. Free shuttle bus Apartments with Balcony and Terrace.
Ideally located at the centre of the village, in the heart of the Vanoise national park Cosy lounge area with WIFI apartments spacious and comfortable, board games, Wii games and DVDs available
A wide range of cultural and sporting activities nearby, in a preserved natural environment, close to main tourist attractions Well being centre, organised children's activities during the summer, spacious and fully equipped apartments, swimming pool
Near from the beach and close to shops Pedestrian residence with outdoor pool, paddling, ping pong, petanque