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French cities perfect for a winter (or early spring) break

The winter months can be a perfect time to take a French city break. Wonderfully free from the tourist crowds, with inviting cafes and cosy restaurants, it’s a great time to see museums, and art galleries, under bright blue skies on often balmy days. Here is a quartet of properties in four popular locations across France.

With Paris gearing up to host the Olympics this year, why not beat the crowds? This is a great top-floor one-bedroom apartment in the buzzy Marais district.

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February in Menton means lemons. It’s the popular citrus festival when it’s usually warm enough for an al fresco lunch. This two-bedroom apartment enjoys great views over the sea towards Italy.


Gateway to the Alps and a charming historic lakeside city, Annecy is lovely at any time of year. Wander along the canals of its old town – this three-bedroom apartment is only 10 minutes away.

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Wine museums, great restaurants, and vineyards galore, Bordeaux should be on everyone’s bucket list. The views from this four-bedroom apartment take in many of its elegant buildings.

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