Resources for Traveling
and Studying in France
There are many services for finding rentals in France. What we list here is unique, as our Alliance members have had direct experience with these services, properties, and providers. Often the owners are Alliance members themselves who, in some cases, offer discounts to fellow members.
In the Languedoc Area
Alliance member Clara Steiner-Jay offers fellow members a 10% discount on bookings of her Languedoc home, complete 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. Contact the owner by email.
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 further information, 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.
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 and three hours from Paris by TGV. The nearest large airports are Montpellier and Marseille. Interested members can book directly on AirBnb and mention that they are Alliance Française de Portland members for a 10% discount.
On the Riviera: Antibes
Alliance member Diana Shenk offers Alliance members a 10% discount on bookings of her beach front condo in Antibes. The second floor one-bedroom unit with a fully equipped kitchen comes with a swimming pool and parking. It’s just a short stroll to the Picasso Museum and a 15-minute walk to the excellent nightlife of Juan les Pins. The condo has views of the nearby Plage Salis and the pine-clad Cap d’Antibes. For more information, click here.