Traveling in France – Resources

Our Recommendations

There are many services for finding apartments or other rentals in France. The ones we list here are unique because our Alliance members have 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 Paris

Chez Cécile – Chambre d’hôtes – 77 rue de Vaugirard – 75006 – Paris: Friends of the Alliance, Olivier and Cécile Fainsilber, have two deluxe, fully equipped studio apartments in an upscale and central Paris neighborhood (6th) near Montparnasse, just around the corner from the Alliance’s Paris headquarters that are on Boulevard Raspail. Photo is at right; rent for 2 days or 2 weeks; Alliance de Portland members get 10% off the published pricing. Visit Cécile’s Facebook page or click HERE.

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 winegrowing village just a 30-minute drive from Mediterranean beaches. The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a spacious kitchen and living room. Towns and historic sites nearby to visit include Carcassonne, Narbonne, Canal du Midi, Perpignan, Châteaux cathares, Lagrasse, Abbaye de Fontfroide, Céret, Collioure, and Tautavel. Closest airports are Toulouse and Barcelona; closest train stations, Narbonne or Perpignan. Click HERE for the online listing of this property or 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 info, 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.

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) in a building with swimming pool and parking is a short stroll from 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 info, click here. Fully equipped kitchen.

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