Ten (beautiful) houses to meet at Christmas with family or friends

Deconfinement has (soon) sounded and the time for reunion has also come. At six, eight or a little more, we find the desire to be together, without being on top of each other. With the atmosphere of a real family home, without the constraints. What to spend good holidays.

In Normandy, in the old Post of Trouville

For how many hosts? Up to 9 people

In the city center of Trouville, a 10-minute walk from the train station and a few meters from the beach, the Art Deco building listed as historical monuments which housed the Post Office now houses a private loft. The owner had the good taste to keep all the unique heritage of this former public service annex – the counter, the lockers, the voting booths, all the woodwork and even the original mosaic floor… – And to integrate them sufficiently naturally with the warm decoration of contemporary accommodation, with four bedrooms and as many bathrooms and toilets. Unusual and charming.

The price ? From € 620 per night (3 nights minimum).

More informations : airbnb.fr

In the Luberon, an architect’s house in Bonnieux

This magnificent and unique property with its 20 meter swimming pool offers a breathtaking view over the Luberon to Sainte-Victoire. SDP

For how many hosts? Up to 6 people

50 minutes from Avignon and 10 minutes from the charming village of Lourmarin, this architect-designed house offers minimalist luxury that blends in perfectly with the environment. From the outside, it is a concrete and glass cube that measures a 20-meter long swimming lane, and all around the olive groves, with a clear view as far as the Sainte-Victoire. Inside, 200 square meters for three bedrooms on one level, a fully equipped kitchen and open spaces to the maximum. Goal ? Light and perspective first. A haven of aesthetes.

The price ? Count 536 € per night.

More informations : abritel.fr

In southern Finistère, the Lervily semaphore

Like an impression of being alone in the world in Jean-Yves Huiric’s semaphore in Audierne. SDP

For how many hosts? Up to 8 people

20 minutes from the end of Cap Sizun and Pointe du Raz, this former lighthouse keepers’ house offers a field of vision of 5,000 m2 of Breton moor all around, and the ocean for the horizon. The white sand beach is 5 minutes away and the rugged coast here is spectacular, as the sunrise and sunset from the panoramic lounge. With eight people, we invest the four bedrooms, a mezzanine living room in addition to the one that replaced the signal room, and a beautiful kitchen with a loft style. Owner Jean-Yves Huiric has done a great job of renovating with the help of local artisans. Originality with all mod cons.

The price ? From € 1,875 per week.

More informations : semaphoredelervily.com. 44 route du Sémaphore 29770 Audierne. Phone. : 07 68 42 61 42.

In Île de France, an architect’s house in the middle of the forest

The house is a nugget in the middle of the forest, a change of scenery and relaxation guaranteed. SDP

For how many hosts? Up to 8 people

A five-minute walk from the Milly-la-Forêt RER station and 50 kilometers from Paris, this architect’s house inspired by Franck Lloyd Wright is that of Aurélie and Virgile, who live there with their three children. A five bedroom property with wooden deck and swimming pool, which has everything of a hiding place suspended above two hectares of pine and oak trees. Heterogeneous decoration, large library, central island for cooking with others and everywhere, the natural setting that enters through the bay windows. The ideal base for learning to climb and experiencing an immersive stay in the forest of Fontainebleau. (A second house for 8 people is now available on the same site).

The price ? Count 500 € per night (two nights minimum).

More informations : airbnb.fr

In the Landes, on the Arcachon basin, the Domaine d’Arès

Less than 10 minutes from the center of Lège-Cap-Ferret, a large house to bring together family and friends. SDP

For how many hosts? Up to 10 people

Less than 10 minutes from the center of Lège-Cap-Ferret and after years of making it the privileged setting for intimate events (weddings, etc.), this area on the edge of the Pres-Salés nature reserve has decided to renting out your main house for family and friends reunions. With a playground all around, 30 hectares of meadows and forest! Inside, there is space, four bedrooms, a mezzanine and three bathrooms… Outside, a swimming pool, a stud farm for amateur riders and right next to it, the oyster port with oyster huts for lunch on foot in water.

The price ? From 450 € per night (2 nights minimum).

More informations : domainedares.com. 16 rue du Port Ostréicole 33 740 Arès. Phone. : 06 03 57 03 45.

On the Ile de Ré, Phénix, a contemporary villa

The ideal holiday home a few minutes from the village of Portes en Ré. SDP

For how many hosts? Up to 12 people

A few minutes from the village of Portes en Ré, a 10-minute walk from the market, this 260 m2 house, with its architectural style, has seven bedrooms: two isolated in the annex, five together in the night area, including three are located on the ground floor. In addition to the exterior completely redesigned with two terraces – one sheltered from the wind for table tennis games – it is a beautiful living space that is articulated between a huge kitchen “to be lived” and a living room in mind. bohemian, equipped with a huge fireplace. The little extra? A “TV” lounge so as not to break the atmosphere. The perfect vacation home.

The price ? From € 313 per night (5 nights minimum).

More informations : villanovo.fr

In southern Ardèche, a designer farm

An old 17th century farmhouse lovingly restored by design enthusiasts. SDP

For how many hosts? Up to 12 people

2 hours from Lyon, Grenoble and Marseille, it is an old farmhouse from the 17th century that Keiko and Jason took 12 years to restore to make this address of semi-contemporary character, surrounded by nature. In addition to spectacular volumes, these design enthusiasts wanted to share iconic rooms with furniture by Charles Eames, Jean Prouvé, Jasper Morrison… The main house can accommodate 10 people with 5 bedrooms and private bathrooms. A studio can accommodate two more people. Cinema room, outdoor Nordic bath, pétanque court, gym and workspace.

The price ? From € 4,114 per week or € 587 per night for the main house. From € 760 per week and € 110 per night for the studio.

The price ? lamaisondumurier.com, Le Villard, 05140 La Beaume. Phone. : +44 79 49 08 86 80.

In Hauts-de-France, a loft with indoor pool in Lille

A loft with indoor swimming pool in La Madeleine, 1300 meters from old Lille. SDP

For how many hosts? Up to 15 people

At the gates of old Lille, at La Madeleine, and one hour from the beaches of the North, this loft named Swimcasalille is a good compromise between the sophistication and the luxury of the great outdoors. On 400 m2, and around an interior patio are articulated a swimming pool heated to 30 degrees, a sauna, a gym, home cinema, billiards, table football, ping pong… And five bedrooms with bathrooms. The architecture alternates open-plan volumes, different levels and cozy spaces, which makes it easy to isolate yourself. For amateurs, the fitted kitchen is a must of its kind, without losing any thread of conversations.

The price ? From 800 € per night (4 nights minimum).

More informations : airbnb.fr

In Picardy, Maison Sollier: a former hotel-bar-grocery store

Two hours from Paris, in a village of character in the Picardy countryside, Claire and Pierre welcome you to their large holiday home. SDP

For how many hosts? Up to 15 people

In the Aisne, 30 minutes from Reims and 1h45 from Paris, in a typical village, Claire and Pierre have revived this former hotel-bar-grocery store dating from 1920. They imagined the ideal, functional family home (with all baby equipment and lots of games) and full of charm. First to bring their own together, and to allow all the others, scattered around, to find themselves in a joyful and bucolic universe. In total, five bedrooms, colorful spaces, a garden and even a barn soon to be converted to celebrate small events.

The price ? From 800 € for two nights.

More informations : maisonsollier.com, 12 rue Haute, 02820 Sainte-Croix. Phone. : 06 09 23 09 06.

In Touraine, the Domaine de la Trigalière nestled in the countryside

In the heart of Touraine and 30 km from Tours, the Domaine de la Trigalière is a small secret country. It extends over several hundred hectares of unspoiled nature, between ponds and forests. SDP

For how many hosts? Up to 18 people

Three hours from Paris by car, one hour by TGV, are scattered over several hectares of forest 14 country houses, all for rent. An oak forest which aims to become the largest arboretum in Europe, and soon ready to welcome a work of art of a new kind, that of Olafur Eliasson: a park of solar panels. Country houses, contemporary or more traditional, are suitable for families and friends of 2 to 18 people. On site, bike rental, visit of the forest with an eco-guide, boat, canoe, archery, hiking …

The price ? From € 180 (2 people) to € 1,530 (18 people), both nights.

More informations : domainedelatrigaliere.com, La Trigalière Cottage, 37240 Ambillou. Phone. : 02 47 28 38 88.

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