Our Paris office tipped us off on this great deal: Gites de France, which offers a huge amount of holiday accommodation all over the country, has launched a one-off sale with 2000 cottages at up to 75% off for 2-night stays from 1 to 3 October. Rates start at £75 (€90) for up to six people for the whole stay.
These retreats are available in a variety of different locations including the seaside, mountains and the country. Here are a few examples:
Cottages for up to 12 people are also available for £100 (€120).