Featured Holiday Rentals in Cher
Featured Holiday Rentals in Cher
Holiday Rentals in Cher - A Guide to Cher
Holiday rentals in Cher are located in the region of France known as Centre (Val de Loire).
If driving to your Holiday rental, the ports of Le Havre, Cherbourg, Dieppe and Caen are all less than 5 hours drive from the departement. If you prefer to take the train, Central Paris is just one hour by TGV high speed train, whilst Charles De Gaulle airport is approximately one and a half hours.
If you prefer to fly to your holiday rental in Cher then Ryanair offer a service from Stansted or Dublin to Tours Loire Valley Airport. Another option is Angers Airport which has flights from Southampton.
You can always hire a car for your trip. Be sure to read our guide to getting the cheapest car hire in Cher before you book.
Types of Holiday Rentals in Cher
Houses tend to be the most popular holiday rentals in Cher, and in particular, larger houses are quite sought after.
I came across a very nice 4 bed gite to rent which sleeps up to 8 people. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a very comfortable lounge. Outside there is a shared garden, pool and Jacuzzi but the gite has a private outside dining area. For an even larger party, I found a beautiful house to rent in Cher which sleeps up to 14 people. It has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 shower rooms and 4 separate toilets.
The house is set in beautiful surroundings and the interior is stylishly finished and furnished. If Cher houses to rent are of interest then there is plenty of choice of size and location.
Cher Useful Information
Holiday rentals in Cher are spread across 3 arrondisements, 35 cantons and 290 communes. In terms of population, Cher is ranked 70th out of 100 departements. The prefecture, or central governing point, for the department is based in Bourges, which is home to the splendid gothic Cathedral Saint Etienne, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Bourges was also the place where the first filled sweet was invented in 1879, and these Forestines can be purchased at the chocolate makers in the town. Another local speciality is the versatile goat’s cheese of Chavignon known as Crottin de Chavignol, which is perfectly complimented by a glass of Sancerre wine. The pretty, medieval town of Sancerre, which sits atop a hill, is famous for its wines, and the hillsides are covered with the vines of the many winemakers.
The area for your Cher holiday rentals has many beautiful castles and palaces worth exploring. If you follow the Jacques Couer (a famous royal financier, arms dealer and shipping magnate from the 15th century) trail you will see many of them, as well as much of the stunning landscape of the area on the way.
Alternatively, while staying at your Cher holiday rentals, why not take a walk along the 19th century Berry canal, which runs for 271 km and has 97 locks. The majority of the canal is no longer in use and has been closed since 1955, but there is a campaign to get it working again, and part of it has been rewatered.
Apremont-sur-Allier, officially one of the most beautiful villages in France, is the place to visit if you like gardens. Many of the medieval style houses that appear to be originals, are in fact houses that have been built in that particular style, since much of the village was rebuilt around the time of the two World Wars.
It is easy to see why holiday rentals in Cher are popular, and if you do choose to visit the departement for your next holiday in France, you are unlikely to be disappointed.