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Vacanceole: accommodation in town for your city break holidays 

For something different on holiday, why not rent holiday accommodation right in the town centre, in a city that’s especially worth seeing? Learn its secrets while the streets are deserted by locals during the summer months. Unless you’d prefer a weekend or short stay, for taking in the town’s bustling atmosphere. 

However you imagine your city break, planning a trip to France to discover the treasures of a sometimes little-known town allows you to get away and make plenty of memories. Wander up and down the historic streets, linger in outside seating areas to enjoy the tastes and smells of traditional local dishes, get lost in the alleyways looking for local monuments, stroll in a museum and marvel at the paintings or fascinating traditions, do some shopping on the pedestrianised streets and stumble across one of a kind boutiques: holidays in the town are a whirlwind of excitement and pleasures for you to enjoy!

The most beautiful holiday towns in France with Vacanceole

Vacanceole offers residences in French holiday cities with cultural heritage and architectural monuments. With our city break destinations, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable holiday between days out, tastings and numerous leisure and sports activities, all across France.

For a lazy city break, where better than booking your holiday accommodation close to the town centre of Epernay, in Champagne? UNESCO established interest in the region by adding the Champagne valleys, houses and cellars to its list of world heritage sites. This recognition alone proves that the town of Epernay is really worth seeing! 

If you prefer your city break in the south of France, Vacanceole recommends these 3 historic towns for you to be plunged into the past for the duration of your stay. First of all, in Languedoc Roussillon, the seaside town of Montpellier, as it’s located just 10 kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea. You’ll travel through time, from Roman times to the present day, just by admiring its architecture which has survived more than 2000 years of history. Next up, Beziers, in Occitania. Between the sea and the vineyards, enjoy peaceful walks along the banks of the Canal du Midi. Finally, further west, head for Toulouse. The pink city will leave you starry-eyed… 

Choose holiday accommodation close to the town centre, where history made its mark on the whole town including the buildings. Immerse yourself in time and culture, discovering traditions, techniques, and local residents proud of their heritage and their town, who will be thrilled to share their passion with you.

City break holidays in France packed with excitement and discovery 

Wherever you choose to go for your city break, there’s no doubt your holiday will be full of enchanting surprises. A little tip, don’t miss these must sees! 

In Toulouse, travel through the air and through history at Aeroscopia, the aeronautics museum. Take off for the Cite de l’Espace, and finish off with a tour through the streets of the pink city, and a coffee on the terraces of the famous Place du Capitole!

In Montpellier, the architecture will take you from Roman times to today, through the town’s lively neighbourhoods. Stroll around the Place de la Comedie, admire the works at the Fabre museum, the most beautiful beaux arts museum in Europe, wander the streets straight from the middle ages: your stay in your city break holiday accommodation won’t be long enough to explore every corner of the city!

Close to your city break holiday accommodation in Beziers, the Canal du Midi is certainly worth seeing, but don’t miss climbing the tower of the Saint Nazaire cathedral or walking in the jardin des Eveques either. 

In Epernay, watch the bubbles don’t go straight to your head while walking along the avenue de Champagne, where you’ll find the most prestigious champagne houses in the world housed in over a kilometre of magnificent neo classic and neo renaissance buildings.

Discover responsible tourism on your city break holidays in France 

For your next city break, Vacanceole’s residences offer comfortable and well-equipped studios and apartments. You’ll even be able to treat yourself to some luxury holiday accommodation with a pool in town: perfect for taking a dip first thing each morning. That’s certainly the case at the residence Le Terral*** in Saint-Jean-de-Vedas, just a stone’s throw from Montpellier. Some residences also offer a wellbeing area.

And some of our city break accommodation also includes an outdoor patio or balcony, for enjoying your breakfast in the fresh air. Luxury, but a responsible luxury nevertheless: for a number of years now Vacanceole has been committed to a sustainable tourism policy. This work has been acknowledged by certain establishments being awarded the Green Key label, particularly the residence Les Demeures Champenoises in Epernay. 

This label means that three core values are respected in our residences: 

  • The protection of nature, which occurs through reducing water and energy consumption; 
  • Making guests aware of the importance of sustainable tourism and respecting our environment; 
  • Prioritising local and regional suppliers. 

Even if Vacanceole’s residences are not all (yet) recognised by the Green Key label, they’re working towards it, and all of our partners are too. By choosing your city break holiday accommodation with Vacanceole, you’re guaranteed to have an eco-friendly stay... Even in the city!

Lastly, consider choosing city break holiday accommodation with a kids’ club, so children and grown-ups alike can enjoy the city break at their own pace. Perfect for going home happy at the end of the day to your studio or apartment.