France is a wonderful country with several aspects which attract visitors: its culture and history, its gastronomy, wines, landscapes, museums and entertainment places. Holidays in France will be remembered for life, and in order to enhance the charms that this country offers, there is nothing better than renting a place where to experience the French life style and the quietness of intimacy.
Whatever the region you choose to spend your vacations, business or study trip, you will see the quality of the places to rent, as regards architecture, decoration and amenities. Quality is guaranteed due to the constant tourist demand from all over the world. There are many real state agencies, rental agencies and owners; that is to say, there is a lot of competition, and therefore proprieties are in good state. Besides, there are different types of houses: in Paris, studios and apartments; in the other regions of France, cottages, farms, cabins, houses, villas, castles and gites.
In the following section we will list the amenities that these rentals offer. Some of them are included in the total price and others must be paid as something extra. This depends on the agency or the owner. Anyway, from the simplest to the most sophisticated places offer high level of comfort, guaranteeing a really pleasant stay.
The available amenities are listed below. We must point that not all the properties to rent have them. That is why it is important to look for the place for your holidays with all you need in advance, until you find the right place. When it appears “additional service” between brackets it means that such amenity is charged separately.
Furniture, appliances and others
Ornaments and pictures (especially French style)
Set of furniture (sofas, sofa
sleeper, armchairs, tables, chairs, bookshelves, cupboards, beds, closets, desks)
Specially made curtains
Lamps (in accordance with the decoration)
CD player and DVD (additional service)
Fax (additional service)
Book of tourist information, in French and in English
Microwaves (additional service)
Dishwasher (additional service)
Washing machine (additional service)
Clothes dryer (additional service)
Kitchen utensils (plates, glasses, cutlery, pan set, kettle, and so on)
Kitchen appliances: coffee machine, toaster, blender, etc. (additional service)
Sheets, covers, blankets, towels, table linen
Shower and/or bathtub.
Cradle and/or prams (additional service)
Cars, motorbikes and bicycles (additional service)
Pick up and return key service
Service to take you from the airport or train station to the place
and vice versa
Welcome Service: flowers, French wine, champagne, coffee, cookies (additional service)
Traveler’s assistance from agency or owner.
Electricity connection, gas, water, telephone
Cable (additional service)
Internet: broadband or dial up (additional service)
Cooling system (additional service)
Delivery laundry service (additional service)
Cleaning service when you arrive, you leave or once a week
Cleaning service (additional service)
Catering service (additional service)
Children care service (additional service)
As it can be seen, a wide range of services are offered so that you can enjoy your ordinary needs and you can have the amenities proper of a home. Before traveling to France we recommend you draw up with time and in detail the budget you count with, and the list of potential stay expenses that you will have during your holidays. Otherwise, due to the great number of extra services you need, you will end up with a bigger bill than expected. With a previous expenses draw up, you will not be surprised. On the other hand, it is advisable to make the reservations for the extra services in advance, especially in high season, since demand is very high.
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