This is an enticing collection of self-catering places that opens doors to the delights of travel in France. From ancient manor houses with designer interiors set in rolling countryside to studio pieds a terre in Paris. With around 400 places the best of France is here. Choose from chateaux, chalets, dovecotes, beamy farmhouses, cottages and all sorts of restorations and clever conversions, for two or for large groups. Stay near beautiful beaches and rivers for swimming, in woodlands and mountains for walking and cycling, wander round market villages or choose a place in Paris - this edition has many more places in cities for those wanting a cultural excursion.