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Snoozing, sleeping in the best conditions while on vacation is a must.

Holidays and leisure getaways are a time for renewal, refreshment and a new lease of life. Certainly excellent lodgings with quality beds and sleeping linens are a fundamental part of the preparation. BonjourLaFrance partners with a number of options. These are tried and tested accommodations where you’ll find comfort, security and the best ration of quality for price.

Decide your itinerary, where you want to go, based on your desires. Then, choose your ‘base-camps’ from the wide variety of lodgings to make sure you receive not only a warm welcome but an outstanding experience whatever lodging you should choose.


Your autonomy right downtown. Stay for a day or a week or longer, larger than a hotel room and equipped with a kitchen, apart-hotels have location, independence and price in your favor. This one has aparts in ten major cities in France or you can connect with the largest serviced apartment booking agency in Europe.


Privately owned bed and breakfast or chambres d’hôtes or gites are a perfect alternative to staying at a hotel. It’s always special. A window on local life in a picturesque village or an old renovated farmhouse in a quiet and relaxing environment sometimes with gourmet dining.


Combine the great oxygenated outdoors with modern facilities at a 3 to 5 star holiday park equipped with everything you’ll need; attractive pitches, comfortable living spaces, spectacular seaside, countryside or mountain landscapes. A real change of pace.


Lodge like a king and queen in an 18th century-style castle on a beautiful estate in a luscious park. Luxury rooms, fine antique furnishings with a restaurant featuring gourmet regional cuisine.
Enjoy a fitness center, tennis courts, spa facilities and even wine tasting and cooking classes. A plunge into the past with 21st century comfort.

Home Exchange

Exchange your home for a Provencal style villa complete with a swimming pool and an exceptional sea-view, car included. Or in Aquitaine immersed in vineyards bordering a peaceful waterway, riverboat included!
Hospitality exchange: Host each other at designated times. Socializing is particularly enjoyable while lodging and visiting the area like a local. Share a suitcase of memories.

Holiday Villages

Bungalows or apartments and activities catering specifically for families. Entertainment, water parks, tennis courts, karaoke, games rooms. Children can go to clubs supervised by friendly multilingual staff, recreation, treasure hunts, sport tournaments, everything ‘in situ’ for your pleasure.


Budget oriented sociable accommodation often with a bunk bed in a dormitory, shared bathroom a lounge and sometimes a kitchen. In Paris try the independent and YHA hostels and various 1* or 2* budget hotels also available in the rest of France along with family-run pensions.


11,000 hotels all the way up to 4* Luxury dotted everywhere around France, opulent elegance or country house charm, restored historical mansions to cozy chalets tucked away in the Alps. Time to relax.

Paris Apartments

Luxury apartments offer privacy coupled with all the amenities of world-class resorts. More space, comfort and the charm and soul of an historical building in the heart of old Paris. Combine the magic of location with ease of having a true “home away from home”.

Self-Catering Rentals

Self-catering villas and chalets fully equipped with modern amenities, everything for a do-ityourself stay. Discover the surrounding area: hikes to absorb the scenery, mountain bike, treks in the country side, balneotherapy and refreshing treatments. Your initiative, your adventure.

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