French Bed and Breakfasts for holidays and short breaks | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Sawday's French B&Bs

Wake up to the best B&Bs in France

Our gorgeous Sawday’s collection of French B&Bs. We know and love them all – why shouldn’t you?

Explore medieval hilltop villages, hone your French in bustling food markets, walk or cycle forested hills, kayak your socks off, pack a picnic and discover deserted sandy beaches. Stay in a castle and feel… well, very French. Over 20 years ago, Alastair Sawday was spending his time doing exactly that. What started out as a simple passion for real food, sublime wine and interesting company, grew into a deep desire to preserve the simple life in the hurly burly of the modern world. 

And because he wanted to share his finds, those first friendships have grown into a big family of Places to Stay. Our collection of French B&Bs are a dazzling reflection of our determination to find the people and places (and cheeses) that make France so endearing. Do you like Special too? If you’re curious about quirk and adore making discoveries, then here they are. Want more, then dive in!

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