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What are you doing the week beginning 2nd July?

What are you doing the week beginning 2nd July? image

There's now just one week still available at the beautiful Villa d'Ilbarritz this summer. If you don't have plans for the first week in July, we've got a great idea for you...

Say 'olá' to Alternative Portugal!

Say 'olá' to Alternative Portugal! image

The popularity of our villa holidays in this corner of south west France led us to search for new destinations where our clients could enjoy the same high quality villa accommodation in an authentic setting...

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Forget the Mediterranean coast, forget the slopes of Courchevel, Anthony Peregrine has spoken; Biarritz has the accolade "the classiest resort in France"...

It's not too late to book a holiday for May half term!

It's not too late to book a holiday for May half term! image

What have you got planned for May half term this year? If it's not a holiday in Aquitaine, we really think it should be!

Three cheers for flexible arrivals and departures!

Three cheers for flexible arrivals and departures! image

For villas at La Prade and Clairiere aux Chevreuils, both in Moliets, you can now book to leave and arrive on whatever day suits you best...

Afternoon tea or a tee-off?

Afternoon tea or a tee-off? image

With the club house of the Chiberta Golf Course just 300m away, and views over the legendary green, we are sure our golf-loving clients will be excited to know there are still some weeks available over the summer...

Coffee and croissants on the terrace...yes please!

Coffee and croissants on the terrace...yes please! image

How does a slow morning sipping coffee on the terrace and enjoying the sunshine sound? Well, at Maison Saint-Martin, there is a delightful south-facing terrace as well as ample grounds...

Hossegor: teenage holiday heaven!

Hossegor: teenage holiday heaven! image

Finding a holiday destination when you have teenagers in tow can be a challenge.  Hossegor is the perfect spot...

Villa Marqueze: quirky style for beach and surf lovers

Villa Marqueze: quirky style for beach and surf lovers image

Villa Marqueze has been transformed into a modern, light, bright house with quirky style...

Maison Hapchot: French beach chic

Maison Hapchot: French beach chic image

The bright interior and fresh, beach-inspired decor are just perfect for a relaxed, family-friendly holiday hideaway with some stylish touches...

*Flash Sale* at our Lacanau resort villas

*Flash Sale* at our Lacanau resort villas  image

*Flash Sale* at our resort villas in Lacanau: 30% off selected weeks if booked by 2nd May...

5 photos that will make you want to relax with a good book in Hossegor

5 photos that will make you want to relax with a good book in Hossegor image

Some simply delightful spots to chill out, featuring a selection of our properties in Hossegor...

How to make a luxury villa affordable

Le Manoir Landais

We’ve all done it!  Seen the photos, dared to dream of a really special holiday villa - and then looked at the price…

3 steps to foodie heaven!

oyster museum

The Bassin d’Arcachon is an area of great natural beauty close to Bordeaux - and a seafood-lover’s paradise!

Good news for families with school age children this summer!

Good news for families with school age children this summer! image

The prices in France tumble dramatically at the end of August as by this time the French school term has already begun – this is a perfect opportunity for you to find a bargain break!

Treat yourself to a Spring break!

Treat yourself to a Spring break! image

Around 20% off selected weeks at the luxury Villa d'Uhabia, near Biarritz.

Spring Surf Special at Villa des Chais

Spring Surf Special at Villa des Chais image

1/3 off in March and April! Could you get away for a Spring break and take advantage of this fantastic special offer?  

Bienvenue à Biscarrosse

Bienvenue à Biscarrosse image

Straight-forward seaside fun for families...

An update on Claire's Marathon fundraising

An update on Claire's Marathon fundraising image

Alternative Aquitaine are one of the corporate sponsors of the FHA as part of its “500 for 500” travel industry campaign and I decided to see if I could raise a bit of extra money for the charity through sponsorship of my London Marathon run...

Great deals for families at Cottages du Lac!

Great deals for families at Cottages du Lac! image

Cottages du Lac have some very generous deals on their chalets and apartments, making one of our favourite destinations even more appealing...

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