Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) April 3, 2007
Catch the excitement of the 94th Tour de France this summer by staying in a sophisticated HomesAway villa. HomesAway offers several delightful homes at various points along the Tour's 20-stage, 3,550-kilometer route. Held July 7-July 29, 2007, the Tour is one of the most exciting times for a French sojourn. Consider the possibilities:
Stage 11 -- Domaine des Muriers, Provence
Meticulously restored by local craftsmen, Domaine des Muriers retains its original splendor with lovely views of its perfectly maintained grounds. Up to 18 guests in 8 bedrooms.
From $18,100 per week.
Stage 11 -- Le Roubaud, Provence
This remarkable 11thC village home is ideal for exploring the treasures of Provence.
Up to 14 guests in 7 bedrooms; From $9,000 per week.
Stage 11 -- Mas des Bories, Provence
Mas des Bories is nestled within its own walled enclave including a courtyard garden with olive trees, lavender and other aromatic plants. Up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms.
From $7,400 per week.
Stage 18 -- La Plaine, Tarn-et-Garonne
A hilltop two-area property (circa 1832) in the Tarn (at the border of the Tarn-et-Garonne) with splendid views in every direction.
Up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms; From $7,200 per week
*From $6,120 per week if booked before April 30, 2007
Stage 18 -- Château de Queynac, The Dordogne
Immaculately restored and equipped, this family château dates from the 16thC.
Up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms; From $9,500 per week
*From $8,075 per week if booked before April 30, 2007
Stage 19 -- Château de Chenoix, The Southwest
With its oldest part dating back to 1090, Château de Chenoix is exquisitely restored while honoring its rich history. Up to 14 guests in 7 bedrooms; From $9,650 per week
*From $8,200 per week if booked before April 30, 2007
Stage 20 -- Le Grenier, Ile de France
Just a half-hour drive or train ride from Paris, Le Grenier is a delightful 19thC manor house in a storybook "French country" setting. Up to 12 guests in 6 bedrooms.
From $9,750 per week
Stage 20 -- Manoir de la Roche, Ile de France
Situated on a private island, this lovely Norman manor house is tucked away in a green corner of the Seine valley near Giverny. Up to 10 guests in 5 bedrooms.
From $10,290 per week.
HomesAway Local Hosts customize each HomesAway experience and can arrange customized bike trips that follow the various stages and climbs of the Tour de France. The Local Host works with local bike operators to arrange rentals and specific routes. Unique to HomesAway, each stay includes the services of the HomesAway Local Host -- a guide, translator, itinerary planner, concierge, troubleshooter and insider. HomesAway Local Hosts provide invaluable insights and connections that help guests step effortlessly into the rhythm of local life.
Headquartered in Toronto Canada, HomesAway arranges highly personalized vacations in exceptional private residences located in Europe and soon in other quiet, culturally rich corners of the world. Their extraordinary properties range from grand châteaux to classic villas and country farmhouses. Each provides a gracious and comfortable retreat for as few as four guests to as many as 40.
HomesAway has been described as one of the top villa rental companies by Travel & Leisure Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Virtuoso Life and Traditional Home Magazine, among others. HomesAway Vice President Maija Palkeinen has been nominated recently for a Condé Nast Traveler's award for best villa rental agent.