Popular Destinations

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The Aquitaine coast is home to some fabulous seaside towns, some quite famous, others not so well known and worth discovering too - take a look
Hossegor beach

Hossegor

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A smart sea-side town, Europe's surfing capital, and especially popular with families with teenagers

52 properties



Cap Ferret restaurant

Cap Ferret

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Barbados meets Bordeaux! A relaxing natural environment with the subtle refinements of French life

19 properties

Biarritz grande plage

Biarritz

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Style, glamour and a laid-back ambience, all in a breath-taking sea-side setting - Biarritz is back!

22 properties

St Jean de Luz bay & beach

St Jean de Luz

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Basque Country gem - charming fishing port with great restaurants, boutiques & family-friendly beach

12 properties

Periere beach Arcachon

Arcachon

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Seaside 'oyster town' with safe, sandy beaches, stunning scenery & cuisine. A hit with families and couples

14 properties

Moliets sunset

Moliets

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Popular with active families thanks to superb beaches, surfing, cycle trails, kayaking, tennis, golf & more

21 properties



Biscarrosse lac

Biscarrosse

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Lively summer resort with a stunning ocean beach, picturesque lakes, in a lovely area of dunes and pine forests

12 properties



Lacanau ocean beach

Lacanau

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Active 'pine forest & beach' destination - surfing, cycling, water sports, golf, tennis & horse-riding

13 properties



ile de re villas

Ile de Re

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Chic & distinctive island paradise with sandy beaches, charming villages, lovely cycle trails, fabulous seafood & markets

5 properties



Landes Coast

Landes Coast

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Magnificent beaches, stunning lakes, cycle paths and lots more for active families to enjoy

89 properties



French Basque Coast

Basque Coast

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Where France meets Spain, creating a distinctive country - and memorable holiday destination

31 properties

Pyrenees

Pyrenees

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Stunning scenery and wildlife in the mountains. A haven for walking, mountain & road biking and for nature lovers.

3 properties



Gascony

Gascony

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Rolling countryside, walled villages, markets & famous cuisine - a place to slow down and recharge

1 properties



Arcachon Bay

Arcachon Bay

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French holiday 'chic' on the Atlantic Coast, blending fine beaches, restaurants & good living

33 properties



Bordeaux Countryside

Bordeaux

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Authentic France: vineyards, chateaux & market towns - enjoy the tranquility and exceptional cuisine

14 properties

Medoc Coast

Medoc Coast

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A natural playground of ocean, lakes, dunes, forest - and famous vineyards too!

13 properties



ile de re region

Ile de Re

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Chic & distinctive island paradise with sandy beaches, characterful villages, great food & cycle trails

5 properties



Looking For Inspiration?

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Looking for inspiration? Try our picks below - villas with pools, walk to beach rentals, villas with lots to do nearby, and more...
Plage du Parc Hossegor

Top 5 Beaches in France For Young Kids

SW France has a fabulous choice of child-friendly ocean & lake beaches. In this article Justin chooses his Top 5.

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French holiday resorts for teenagers

Teenager-Friendly!

The Aquitaine coast is brilliant for active teenagers, especially if they love watersports. Try these teenager-friendly resorts and rentals...

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Cottages du Lac Parentis France

Is This The Best Holiday Park In France?

Families love this place - it was our best-selling venue in 2017. Check out the adjacent beach and you'll soon discover why! 

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Villa Resorts

Resort villas with pools

Villas with pools, near beaches, especially ideal for active families - close to surfing, water sports, cycle trails, golf, tennis, horse-riding and more...

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Villas with shared pool France

VILLAS WITH SHARED POOLS

Holidaying with another family and need a little space? Try our villas with shared pools in France, all near the south west coast.

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Touring Holiday South West France

Independent Gourmet Holiday

Join up with friends for a 6 night food & cultural tour in Dordogne & French Basque Country...

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Villas in France with pool near beach

VILLAS IN FRANCE BY THE BEACH

Villas in France with a private pool and near the south west coastline's stunning beaches. All villas visted & vetted by us.

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Dog Friendly Villas in France

Dog Friendly Villas In France

See our collection of dog friendly villas in France with private pool plus family holiday parks where dogs are welcome.

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Family Holiday Parks in South West France

Family Holiday Parks

Small & friendly family holiday parks with a pool, other facilities and in great locations too - ideal for young families, especially on a budget, and great for kids to make friends...

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Villas Biarritz | Les Villas Milady Biarritz

Biarritz Beach Villas

You want Biarritz, the beach, smart accommodation and a pool?! Try these brand new contemporary townhouses - Les Villas Milady...

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Villas with stunning swimming pool

Stunning Pool!

Infinity pools, 18m pools, pools with superb views - check out these superb villas for your holiday...

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St Jean de Luz villa rental

Ticks All Boxes!

You want to walk to the beach, walk to restaurants and have a private pool? Better go to Villa Baita in St Jean de Luz - we'll throw in a sea view too!

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Best quality holiday rentals

The very best quality rentals

You can still look even if you can't book! Here's a dozen or so of the very best holiday rentals available in south west France...

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Aquitaine walk to beach rentals

Walk To Beach

What the majority of clients ask/wish for! The rentals we've selected below are genuinely no more than 1 km to the beach and some are no more than a few steps...

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Villas with pools Moliets Plage

Flexible changeover

Want to stay for 10 nights? Want to avoid travelling at the weekend? Check the La Prade and Clairiere villa estates at Moliets...

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A New Holiday Experience

Are you looking for an experience on your holiday?  Something new? Or simply taking the time to enjoy activities that you already love, but in a different environment...  

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Basque country villa with pool | Villa Azkaine

Basque Country Villas

Distinctive and beautiful, the Basque Country has its own language, architecture and cuisine. Treat yourself in a stunning Bsque Country villa with pool...

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We’ve consulted the feedback of past clients and also recruited the help of people who live in France and who know exactly how to make their Euro stretch further...

Stress-free meals on holiday

We are delighted to partner with two very talented local chefs (and good friends of Alternative Aquitaine!) who provide bespoke catering packages for guests renting properties in Aquitaine.

Best Food Markets SW France Coast

We’ve picked our five favourite markets from Biarritz to the Arcachon Bay, along with nearby places to stay...

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