||020 7514 1745
||Cycling, walking, golfing, tennis, horse-riding and trout fishing holidays in the French Pyrenees
||020 7616 9990
||Villa rentals in mainland France and Corsica. Affair Travel is a well-established operator, with an ATOL licence, that has been around since November 1986 when as 'French Affair' (it renamed in 2010) it specialised in villas just in Southern France. Now it has expanded to Croatia and Portugal. Booking can be done on line or by phone.
||Self-catering holidays throughout France in villas, farmhouses and mobile homes.
||Short breaks to Paris and Disneyland.
||020 8977 7079
||Mostly villas, gîtes and cottages in Aquitaine. Also some châteaux, and small hotels.
|Back-Roads Touring Co
||020 8566 5312
||Fully-escorted, small group, scheduled and customised tours by mini-coach.
||Comfortable furnished town houses to let in Marseillan, a pretty fishing harbour on the Etang de Thau in the South of France
||0871 895 0075
|| Cresta has a dedicated brochure for city breaks and tailormade trips to Paris, Lille, Carcassonne, Juans les Pins and Cannes.
|Bordeaux Cycle Tours
||0121 288 1950
||Self-guided cycling holidays around Bordeaux for couples and small groups, families with children, wine-lovers, gourmands and those with only a few days to spare.
||A very popular company with its regular clientele. In 2005 it was thirty-two years since Carol Bowhill started offering holidays in French farmhouses, villas and châteaux. They now offer a range of around 320 lovely properties mainly in the South and West of France.
||01306 876 876
||Around 500 privately-owned holiday properties, mostly with pools. You book direct with the English-speaking owners. BV also offer the travel services needed to complete the package such as ferry booking, stoppover hotels and travel insurance. They also feature a selection of traditional Bed & Breakfast hotels (chambres d'hôtes).
|Boots & Bikes
||020 8462 6522
||Walking and cycling holidays, with baggage transported ahead to the next hotel in the Auvergne, Burgundy and the Jura.
|British Airways Holidays
||0844 493 0 787
|| Short breaks to Paris and the French Riviera
|Brittany Ferries Holidays
||0871 244 1400
||Brittany Ferries have a string of holiday progammes to France, based around their ferry operations.
||Cottage and villa holiday in villa from a portfolio of 100+ seaside & inland properties.
||Carisma (yes, it is spelt that way!) specialise in top-end mobile homes at less well-known campsites with a good mix of nationalities (not dominated by UK holiday-makers) located right on the beach in either Southern Brittany, the Southern Vendee or South-west France. Their latest - new for the 2006 season - is at Les Sables d'Olonne in the Southern Vendee, and allows direct access from the campsite onto a glorious long sandy beach. They've also introduced a new and exclusive design of luxury 3-bedroom mobile home.
||0161 688 8402
||French camping holidays at 45 sites across France.
||0870 444 6600
||A portfolio of over 3000 privately-owned gites, villas, apartments, farmhouses, and other rental properties throughout France (their brochure is a fat one - over 500 pages!). Unlike a traditional operator/agency, you book your holiday home directly with the owners. But Chez Nous also offers other holiday components you might need such as ferry bookings, motorail, travel insurance, etc.
||020 7385 8438
||Specialist portfolio of private villas, hotels, auberges and self-catering residences throughout the island, part of which also appears in the parent brand, French Affair (See below).
||150+ villas on Corsica
|Country Cottages in France
||08700 789 789
||A giant range of holiday homes throughout France. Part of the Holiday Cottages Group.
||0870 770 0370
||Specialist French operator with 16 years of experience offering short breaks and golfing breaks, plus a selection of villas with pools, cottages by the sea, mobile homes and family friendly apartments, mainly within easy striking distance of the channel ports - IE in Brittany, the Loire, the Atlantic Coast, Normandy, and the Dordogne.
||020 7738 8772
||Small specialist company handling around 140 individually selected châteaux & villas with pools throughout France, for over 16 years.
||Online self-assembly driving holidays from a large database of hotels, self-catering properties, campsites, ferry crossings etc.
||Short breaks specialist to France by car, Eurostar, coach & air.
||020 7584 2841
||Erna Low is best known for being one of the oldest established ski tour operators in the business and for spa holidays, but EL also has a programme featuring self-catering holiday villages,chalets & apartments in seaside and mountain locations in France.
||Luxury barge (floating hotel!) holidays on the waterways of France with gourmet cuisine and tailor-made minibus tours to vinyards and the like. In the USA they are known as Go Barging.
||Self-catering holidays in holiday villages and apartments.
||020 7292 5050
||Luxury tailormade holidays in the South of France and Corsica.
||Self-drive golfing holidays in France and Belgium.
||Self-drive camping and mobile home holidays
||Self-drive boating holidays on the huge network of canals and rivers throughout France.
||020 7381 8519
||Part of the Affair Group (South African Affair, Spanish Affair, etc. See also Corsican Affair). French Affair has a portfolio of approx 170 villas - 90% with swimming pools - in South West and Southern France.
||020 7431 1312
||An Expressions Holidays brand. Short breaks and longer holidays in a range of over 100 selected hotels, châteaux & guesthouses all over France, including some off-the-beaten-track areas such as Tarn & Lot and the Basque Country.
|French Freedom Holidays
||** Ceased Trading 05/04/13 - Sudden ending. Under administration. Sad. ** Mobile home and camping holidays in Brittany, Vendee, Gironde, Gascony & Dordogne. They also offer self-drive short breaks, hotel breaks in Paris and near Disneyland, and Alpine chalets.
||08704 29 21 88
||Villas, cottages, camping, hotels & short breaks throughout France
||Small family run business offering cycling holidays for all levels of cyclist, in Normandy, Champagne-Ardennes, and in Devon & Cornwall. Luggage is transported for you between hotels and they can collect you from the Normandy ferry terminal.
|French Travel Service
||0844 84 888 43
||City breaks and rail tours (Eurostar & TGV) throughout France, staying in hand-picked 2, 3 and 4-star hotels.
||Small specialist company with a good selection of really lovely self-catering properties in the south-west of France.
||0844 232 2323
||A small specialist villa company, offering a good selection of villas with pools in South West France and Provence Cote d'Azur. All villas and their owners are known personally to the company.
||Coach tour company offering adventure trips into the French Alps (skiing in the winter under the 'Ski Weekend' brand) and short breaks to Disneyland & Paris.
||Walking holidays throughout Europe
||0845 470 7558
||Guided walking holidays in Brittany, The Loire, Dordogne, Provence, Pyrenees, Alps and Corsica.
||0870 442 2407
||Dedicated French holiday website from European short break specialists, Leisure Direction. The site is a holiday guide to France, covering all its regions and the different types of holidays you can experience in France, and has a secure online database of French Holidays.
||0870 460 7272
||The ferry operator has a holiday division offering short break in Amiens, Boulogne, Arras, Calais, Deauville, Dieppe, Le Touquet, Honfleur, Lille, Reims, Rouen, St Omer, Trouville & Paris. And to Disneyland Paris, Futuroscope & Parc Asterix.
||An Individual Travellers brand - formerly 'Vacances en Campagne'. Around 400 mid-range to upmarket self-catering villas, cottages and farmhouses in France and Corsica, ranging from cottages for two to châteaux for twelve or more. Almost 50% of the properties have pools. Over 35% of the properties are availables for short breaks (3 or more nights) all year round except July & Aug.
||Sophisticated city breaks, short breaks in country hotels & Auberges in northern France, and an excellent range of walking holidays. Inntravel were bought by Inghams in Feb 08.
||0870 442 2222
||Online travel portal selling hotels, holidays, villas, rail, etc for France only.
||0800 917 6456
||A range of small group regional tours getting out and about by walking, cycling, canoeing, local bus, etc.
||Summer camp holidays for youth groups.
||020 8780 4480
||An Inghams brand offering farmhouses, villas, apartments, and châteaux throughout France
||0114 247 3400
||U.S. holiday homes rental agency with a UK office. They have properties in five regions: Cote d'Azur, Paris & Picardy, Provence, Brittany, Languedoc & Roussillon.
||Villa rental agency with 200 luxury villas in the south of France and 30 chalets in the French Alps.
||020 7231 3333
||Much aclaimed specialist, offering almost fifty short break destinations
||020 7371 6111
||Specialist since the mid-eighties in self-catering holidays in France in apartments, holiday villages, and villas, in cities, on the coast, in the country and up in the Alps & Pyrenees. Accommodation can be booked alone, or with self-drive or rail packages.
||0870 197 6665
||Seriously luxurious villas, apartments, châteaux, farmhouses and buildings of historical significance for holiday rental in France. Les Manoirs is part of the Holiday Cottages Group.
|Martin Sturge - Holiday in France
||01225 310 623
||Small specialist operator since 1975 offering around 300 self-catering properties in Normandy, Brittany, Vendée, Aquitaine, Dordogne, Lot, Provence, Burgundy, Charente, Languedoc and the Pyrénées regions. The brochure stands out because they are always hand-written and hand-drawn in photographic detail, with water-colour paintings to add colour.
||Self-drive mobile home & campsite holidays, at family-friendly campsites mainly in Brittany and the Vendee, but also the south of France.
|Mediterranean Experience, The
||020 7313 6644
||Resort and beach holidays in the South of France, staying in luxury grand hotels, stylish independent and boutique hotels.
|Owners in France
||0870 9013 400
||Book direct for privately owned villas, farm house, châteaux, hotels, houseboats, studios, apartments, mobile homes. Owners in France is part of Brittany Ferries.
||020 7801 9804
||OS have branched out from their original business (privately-owned, up-market holiday rental homes in the Caribbean) to offering houses, villas and châteaux in the Dordogne & Loire, and properties in other worldwide destinations.
||Family holiday specialists offering a small selection of gites in The Lot department of France designed with everything parents need when travelling with babies and young children.
||01442 870 055
||Luxury villas, farmhouses and châteaux with private pools, in coastal and rural France. The 2005 portfolio features around 140 properties mostly in the South of France (Riviera, Provence and the South-West) with a smaller selection in Brittany, Paris & the North. Quality villas is a family-run business set up by Margaret Rees in 1986.
||Tailor-made, self-drive and walking holidays in 'off-the-beaten-track' parts of Provence. Also self-catering villas.
||020 8402 0007
||Breaks by Eurostar to Paris, Brussels, Bruges & Antwerp
||020 8392 5853
||Graham Simpson, the man who created Simply Travel in the seventies and built it into a very successful independent specialist tour operator, is back. In 1999 he sold it to one of the big 'multiples' (TUI/Thomsons) and took a sabbatical. Then, in October 2002 he launched Simpson Travel offering a select range of elegant villas and small hotels on Corsica.
||0870 054 0202
||Camping & mobile home holidays. Also, tailor-made tours and special interest such as battlefield tours, painting or golf.
||0870 243 0667
||Walking holidays in the Mercantour National Park in the French Alps. Also other activities such as canyoning, canoeing, rock-climbing and horse treks in 2004.
|Spring Harvest Holidays
||0870 060 3320
||This is a single-venue tour operator offering religious-inspired holidays at its holiday park in the Vendee. In their words: "Le Pas Opton is a place set aside for God’s purposes. A place covered in prayer. Somewhere to stop, take stock and allow God to speak to you. A place for an inspirational holiday."
||Small specialist holiday-rental company offering 150 character properties from fisherman’s cottages to luxurious villas in three regions: Brittany, Cote d'Azur and the Auvergne.
||0845 644 2737
||Short breaks to Dieppe and Rouen using the year-round Transmanche Ferries service from Newhaven.
|Tots To France
||020 8123 4511
||Small online lettings agency specialising in toddler-friendly rental accommodation.
|Travel Department, The
||020 7099 9665
||Escorted holidays with a planned itinerary and a local guide, bookable online as an "all-in" package, with departures to the South of France from regional UK airports.
||01242 240 340
||Since their launch in 1970 VFB have built up a wide portfolio of holidays throughout France. They have dedicated brochures for Corsican holidays, short breaks, activity holidays, a la carte, river cruises, cottage holidays, and escorted themed tours.
|Villa Holiday Centre, The
||Holiday villas in rural France. They have their own ATOL license (unusual for villa companies) and so can offer protected packages with flights.
||Villa holiday specialist with over 350 hand picked villas, most with private pools, throughout France, including Corsica. As the name suggests, their portfolio has villas worldwide but they have a particularly strong presence in France through their sister company, Villas du Monde.
||020 7924 4440
||Well-regarded operator offering personally chosen apartments, villas with pools, and small hotels in Corsica and Provence. They've been specialising in Corsica since 1988. Provence is a more recent addition to their programme.