Resources for Traveling in France
There are many services for finding apartments or other rentals in France. What we list here is unique, as our Alliance members have had direct experience with these services, properties, and/or the service providers themselves. Often the providers are Alliance members themselves, and, in some cases, offer discounts for their fellow members.
In the Languedoc Area
Alliance de Portland member Clara Steiner-Jay offers fellow members a 10% discount on bookings of her Languedoc home with large pool and walled garden in a wine-growing village just a 30-minute drive from Mediterranean beaches. The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a spacious kitchen and living room. Nearby towns and historic sites to visit include Carcassonne, Narbonne, Canal du Midi, Perpignan, Châteaux cathares, Lagrasse, Abbaye de Fontfroide, Céret, Collioure, and Tautavel. The closest airports are Toulouse and Barcelona; closest train stations, Narbonne or Perpignan. Read more about the property in the online listings in English or en français. Email the owner for more info.
In Provence: Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Venasque
Alliance de Portland member Michele Bowler-Failing has operated Your Own French Home for many years and offers two stunning properties for rent in Provence. One is in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and the other is in Venasque, renowned as one of the most beautiful villages in France. For complete information on the property, click HERE. Alliance members are entitled to 10% off the listed prices and enjoy the unique benefit of meeting with the properties’ representatives here in Portland for an informative discussion on their planned stays at these properties.
In Southern France
Friends of the Alliance, Olivier and Cécile Fainsilber, offer Alliance members discounted stays at their property, Le Domaine du Chat, in Les Cévennes. Relax in this classic country 'mas' with a swimming pool, an olive grove, house-keeper, and six bedrooms. The house has extensive private grounds and is 15 minutes by foot from the village of Monoblet. Nearby attractions include a grotto, medieval castles, and a steam train as well as extensive hiking. Le Domaine du Chat is a one-hour drive from Nîmes, 3 hours from Paris by TGV. Nearest big airports are Montpellier and Marseille. Interested members can book direct on AirBnb and mention that they are Alliance Française in Portland members for a 10% discount.
On the Riviera: Antibes
Alliance de Portland member Diana Shenk offers Alliance members a 10% discount on bookings of her beachfront Antibes condo. The second floor one-bedroom unit (plus sofa bed) is in a building with swimming pool and parking. It’s just a short stroll to the Picasso Museum and a 15-minute walk to Juan les Pins for excellent nightlife. The condo has views of both the nearby Plage Salis and the pine-clad Cap d’Antibes. For complete information, click here. Fully equipped kitchen.