MOTOURS (0689 860619) has school-holiday vacancies at the Port Bourgenay Holiday Village on the Vendee Atlantic Coast. There is a sandy beach, an 18-hole golf course as well as 10 tennis courts, archery and outdoor swimming pools. Seven-nights self-catering accommodation for four people costs pounds 540 for the party including return ferry crossing.

UNTIL 17 July, Just France (0225 446328) is offering half- price seven-night holidays to more than 50 cottages and villas in Brittany and the Dordogne. For example, seven nights at the Gite Pendruc, next to the beach at Concarneau in Brittany, now costs pounds 67 per person (based on five sharing) including the return ferry crossing.