Unsure which part of France to explore during your next holiday? Choosing between the idyllic countryside and stunning coast can be a challenge as both have so much to offer.  However, no matter where in France you decide to spend your holiday, you can rest assured that NOVASOL can offer you the right accommodation. With more than 4,500 holiday homes in regions all across France, there is bound to be an option to suit your needs.

Our Top 2 Beach Destinations in France

When one thinks of French beaches, it is all too easy to let your mind wander to the iconic French Riviera; however, there are plenty of other magnificent coastal areas which deserve your attention.  Choose your self-catering accommodation by NOVASOL in the historic region of Normandy, or lose yourself in the wild beauty of the Brittany coastline; the choice is yours. In order to provide you will just a little inspiration, we have outlined just a few of our favourite beaches below…

Plage de la Côte des Basques, Biarritz, Aquitaine

Nestled in the heart of the French Basque Country; this wide, golden stretch of beach is popular with tourists and French holiday makers alike.  Visitors are attracted by the laid-back atmosphere, numerous trendy restaurants, bars and boutiques which line the shore as well as the small waves and sheltered waters which are ideal for surfing novices.

Spend your holiday in this lovely 4* NOVASOL holiday home situated in a popular holiday resort in Moilets-aux-Maa in the Landes area of Acquitaine, just 800 metres away from the nearest beach and an hour drive away from the lovely town of Biarritz.  The park offers visitors access to a wide variety of amenities, including a golf course.

Étretat, Normandy

This spectacularly beautiful beach has inspired artists for centuries, including the likes of Manet, Monet and Boudin – and during an afternoon spent here you will quickly see why.  The deeper sea and rougher waters make this beach less suitable for families but the jaw-dropping view makes this the ideal spot for walkers and adventurous beach-goers.

Stay in this charming 3* holiday home in Houlgate and get a sense of the archetypal Normandy seaside town.  You will have the opportunity to take a day trip to the beach at Étretat, which is about an hour away, visit the famous towns of Calvados or Caen or spend lazy days strolling down the quaint promenade at Houlgate beach itself.

Trestrignel, Perros Guirrec, Brittany

One kilometre from Perros-Guirrec town centre lies a magnificent stretch of clean and generally un-crowded beach. Trestrignel Plage is a firm favourite with both visitors and the French alike and offers visitors all the amenities you could need for a perfect family beach day as well as stunning coastal walks.

Experience the best of the Cote d’Amor when you stay in this beach-side 3* holiday apartment by NOVASOL right on the wide sands of Trestrignel. This bright and inviting apartment offers a great view of the water from the balcony; surely the perfect accompaniment to breakfast before heading out for a dip?

Our top 3 French countryside destinations

France has some of the most scenic and diverse countryside in the Europe; ranging from rolling fields and meadows, to sun-drenched hills striped with vineyards.  Explore craggy mountain gorges, where villages perch on breath-takingly high cliff faces, or dense verdant forest-land from the comfort of your chosen NOVASOL French countryside holiday home.

The Dordogne, Aquitaine

The Dordogne remains one of the most popular areas in France – and for good reason.  Visitors are enchanted by its story-book villages, rolling soft-green meadows, its rural traditions and smorgasbord of speciality local produce.  Then of course there is the Dordogne River and valley itself, which offers great hiking and cycling trails as well horse-riding and canoeing.

Explore the beautiful Dordogne from the comfort of this 3* stone holiday cottage.  Situated in 15 hectares of tranquil countryside just outside the picturesque village of Mouzens, this is the ideal starting point for day trips to the region’s best-loved sights; including the market town of St Cyprien, the famous caves at Lascaux or the captivating medieval town of Sarlat.

The Côte d’Azur countryside

For most, the mention of the Côte d’Azur conjures images of the glittering coastline and the collection of glamorous resorts which line it. However, many residents would argue the real Côte d’Azur lies in the quieter, pastoral inland areas. The inland countryside areas are every bit as beautiful as the coast, offering a simple and unaffected charm.

Experience the Côte d’Azur in a new light during your stay in this gorgeous 4* NOVASOL holiday home. Set in a large private garden with incredible views over the valley, the villa is just a short walk from the centre of the Provencal town of Callian or a slightly longer walk up to the stunning town of Montauroux.


Discover the sun-drenched region of Languedoc-Roussillon, one of France’s largest wine-producing regions. The area has a distinct identity and is filled with remarkable natural beauty; from the wilds of the Haut-Languedoc – home to numerous caves, forests and gorges – to the Roussillon area right along the Spanish border; this part of France is full of surprises at every turn.

Unwind in the comfort of this attractive and inviting 4* NOVASOL holiday home located in the Herault area of Languedoc. The garden offers plenty of opportunity for relaxation; whether that’s a refreshing dip in the pool or reading a book in the shade of the terrace. Why not explore the nearby village of Marsillargues or visit the historic towns of Nimes and Arles during your stay.

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