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Preferred destinations for French house-sitters in their own country
Preferred destinations for French house-sitters
Bordeaux to visit the famous vineyards, Aquitaine is valued for its closeness to the sea and the peaceful pine forests of the Landes. But it also boasts the remarkable countryside and ancient towns of Périgord, home to foie gras and truffles. Aquitaine is a preferred destination for French home-sitters.
Although some flee the summer crowds (Cannes, Antibes, Nice...), Cannes, Antibes and Nice are popular destinations along this world-famous coastline, from the bustling port of Marseille, go inland to Aix-en-Provence and the many picturesque villages of Provence. There’s so much to see and do!
Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées region
Montpellier, Nîmes, Carcassonne and Perpignan line the sunny south-west Mediterranean coast and are set in an amazing hinterland of fortified cathedrals and walled towns, the heritage of an independent past (dissident Cathar heresy). Toulouse, Tarbes, Albi and the countryside around are equally popular.
Inland from the sandy beaches of the South (Concarneau, Quimper) and the rocky beauty of the North (Saint-Malo, Dinard…), Brittany is a region of traditions and legends. Market towns set in green countryside are never far from the sea and its bracing air. A much sought-after destination for family holidays.
House-sitting in Alsace means a holiday with a difference. Alsace is a favourite place to settle on retirement with its peaceful countryside, delightful wines and rich local traditions (Christmas fairs).
Beaujolais vineyards, visiting Lyon, the soaring Alpine peaks of Savoie on the borders of Switzerland and Italy … Home-sitters searching for special homes to care for are rarely disappointed with the variety of settings available.
Outside the tourist season is when house-sitting is most in demand. It’s the time when those who live on this island jewel in the Mediterranean take their own holidays. Corsica attracts home sitters looking for local life in superb villages close to sea and mountains—at their most peaceful and relaxing.
Major attractions along this historic coastline are the landing beaches of World War II and the amazing Mont Saint Michel, not forgetting the lush green countryside inland, home of Camembert and other famous cheeses. Always popular!
Other French regions
Demand for house-sitters is relatively high at all times of the year, and geographically evenly distributed. All regions boast features to attract visitors, from châteaux in the Loire valley to the old mining districts in the North, and the rolling hills and vineyards of Cognac in the South-West.