Ras confinement . Lockdown requires, we all need to project ourselves into an idea of vacation. At least the time of a bridge in May, the week of July 14 or the month of August! The opportunity to make you dream with 7 houses all over France to book dare-dare to put your bags alone or with your friends.
Fisherman's hut , castle , sheepfold , alpine chalet or villa with your feet in the water ... From Biarritz to Cap Ferret via Corsica , the far end of Cantal and Provence : tour of the most exotic refuges in emergency squatting.
A sheepfold in Corsica
For who ? Lovers in search of a secret hiding place to live a mad passion.
Just for two ... Hidden a few kilometers from Sartène , in the middle of vineyards and olive groves in an area of over 1,000 hectares in southern Corsica , this extraordinary granite stone sheepfold is the ultimate refuge. to sunbathe naked along the swimming pool built in an old basin, make love under an oak tree and love each other in front of a dream breakfast with nature as far as the eye can see. And if you were ever sick of sea and civilization, the sublime beach of Roccapina is a quarter of an hour away ...
From € 260 per night on casalino.fr .
A farm in the Luberon
For who ? Fans of Provencal chic in smala.
The song of cicadas, naps and the sweet scent of lavender and olive trees. Nestled in one of the most beautiful villages of France in Roussillon , a few kilometers from Gordes and the restaurant of Jean-François Trap , this Provencal farmhouse is the perfect spot to welcome tribes and blended families (9 bedrooms) . In short: the promise of a chill-out between a pétanque area to check in as soon as the aperitif time strikes, BBQ , XXL swimming pool , rooftop and competition kitchen. You just have to go to the market, 15 minutes away on foot, equipped with a wicker basket, to drink a coffee and stock up on tomatoes, grilled meats and apricots.
From € 429 per night on casalino.fr
A buron in Cantal
For who ? Slow life lovers .
Impossible to dream of a better refuge for an ultra-disconnected break with nature as far as the eye can see. Because the last road passes through the small village of Niervèze , a few kilometers… before the countryside . The life of Heidi is offered to you in this sublime buron, these famous alpine houses where the shepherds once took refuge, lost in the Auvergne Volcanoes National Park , through long hikes, picnics with the cows, romantic evenings by candlelight, wine and sausage snack by the open-air fire.
From 320 € per night on casalino.fr.
An architect-designed house with its feet in the water
For who ? Lovers of the Côte d'Azur… (without the option Les Bidochons at the beach).
On the abandoned beach ... The ultimate paradise nestles in this incredible villa in Cavalaire , somewhere between Saint-Tropez and the private estates of Lavandou to live far from the crowds ... Aim instead: an architect's house with terraces overlooking the Mediterranean , built on the rocks with direct access to the sea for swimming and paddling at dawn or an invitation to midnight baths. The must ? Book a boat with skipper departing from the house to have lunch at Club 55 , have an aperitif in Port Cros or visit the Carmignac Foundation on the island of Porquerolles ….
From 700 € per night on casalino.fr
An Art Deco villa in Biarritz
For who ? Surfers in love with the Basque Coast .
The dream ! Swimming pool , view of the Atlantic , rooftop , frescoes and stained glass windows, wow decor, 6 bedroom waterfall for friends' tribes… This Art Deco house built in the 1920s by the architect Charles Siclis embodies the ultimate chic and the frenzy that reigned in the most chic seaside resort of the Basque Coast in the Roaring Twenties. The absolute must? Villa Trinidad is located in the heart of Biarritz a few meters from the ocean and Les Halles, to do everything on foot or bicycle. Joy !
From € 1,650 per night on lesmaisonsfabel.com .
A small fisherman's hut in Ferret
For who ? Those who know by heart all the spots of the cult film Les Petits Mouchoirs .
The picturesque in the rough. The decorator Agnès Guiot has pimped up an authentic fisherman's hut in the style of a luxury suite in the small port of Piraillan , a historic oyster village in Ferret for a romantic trip . On the love program: king's breakfast on the terrace, rides in electric bikes (loaned) in the village or for a surf trip to the ocean and seafood and white wine aperitif in the neighboring oyster huts facing the setting sun . Note: the sofa bed in the living room for a kid or 3rd thief.
From € 400 per night on yndohotelbordeaux.fr .
A castle in the Dordogne
For who ? Those who dream of slipping into the slippers of a lord.
Too many Sissi, Angélique Marquise des Anges and Madame de Pompadour in you! The main wing of Château de la Bourlie , in the Dordogne , awaits you to play princesses for a week and manage the 9 bedrooms with bathroom, of course.
Château life means sunbathing at the swimming pool , stroking the piano or playing backgammon after lunch to escape the sun, sleeping in in the cathedral room. With obviously the possibility of a staff worthy of Downton Abbey , sports coaches and cooks. And if the sum may seem considerable to you… 29K… Divide it by the number of residents (18): that's only one week at 1,600 € each. Immediately, it seems more accessible! Good to know in the event of large fiestas or looming family reunions: an outbuilding in the castle can accommodate up to 6 “ extra ” guests.
€ 29,000 per week on lecollectionist.com .