Pierre & Vacances’ residences get a makeover!

As a long-established European leader for self-catering holidays with more than 55 years of experience, Pierre & Vacances has recently been carrying out an extensive renovation plan throughout its wide-reaching portfolio. Pierre & Vacances is firmly committed to modernising residences to improve the experience for holidaymakers by decorating and upgrading facilities. With 30 sites in France and Spain earmarked for a sprinkle of magic between 2023 and 2024, the design is based on Pierre & Vacances’ five pillars for a holiday: relaxation, friendliness, discovery, hospitality and attention to detail. The brand embodies local culture and, at the same time, is refurbishing as part of its environmental commitment.

Premium Residence Menorca Binibeca, Menorca

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Nestled at the top of a cliff with spectacular sea views, the premium residence, Menorca Binibeca is designed with adults in mind looking to disconnect and relax; it’s an oasis of calm set in the charming coastal village of Binibeca.

The 150 rooms and apartments, some with private rooftops, have been completely renovated bringing the look and feel of the property bang up to date including new bathrooms, redesigned rooms, and sumptuous soft furnishings added. The three pools and outdoor areas have benefited from a contemporary transformation to complement the rest of the comfortable-modern residence.

The onsite spa offers a range of à-la-carte treatments, while those wanting to keep active can take advantage of the state-of-the-art fitness centre. The residence also benefits from a restaurant serving quality, locally produced cuisine, and a pool side bar. Situated just one kilometre from the beach, the four-star residence also has a free sauna and hammam.

 A seven-night stay in August 2023, at the premium Menorca Binibeca, costs from £1,792 total based on two adults sharing a double room with balcony and sea view. (0870 0267 145, www.pierreetvacances.co.uk)


3* Holiday Village Belle Dune, Picardy

Surrounded by dunes on the north coast of France,Holiday Village Belle Dune is a collection of pastel-painted timbered houses with fresh and modern interiors.

This month (July?) sees the reopening of the new Belle Dune Aquaclub, which includes 1,700 m2 of fun pools featuring an outdoor splash pool with two thrilling slides, an indoor wave pool with four slides,  plus a whirlpool, paddling pool, swimming pool for serious swimmers, and a wellness retreat with sauna, hammam, fitness and Nordic baths.

Due to its proximity to Calais, it’s the perfect flight-free family holiday destination. Adults and big kids can spend time sailing a yacht or refining their golf swing at the 18-hole course, whilst the little ones make a splash in one of the four water park areas. Locally there are an abundance of attractions and activities to entertain all ages, from jumping on board the historical Baliseur Somme II boat and visiting the Marquenterre park bird sanctuary to wandering around the Regniere-Ecluse estate castle. To get there, Brits can hop on the ferry from Dover to Calais and then make a one-hour drive to the village.

A seven-night stay in August 2023, at the Holiday Village Belle Dune, costs from £1,146 total for a one-bedroom apartment sleeping four with a sofa bed, bathroom, open-plan kitchenette and living area. Ferry extra. 
Pierre & Vacances (0870 0267 145, www.pierreetvacances.co.uk)


4* Residence Les Terrasses d’Eos, Flaine

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Waking up in the mountains is always magical, and where better than perched at an altitude of 1,700 metres staying at the Premium Residence Les Terrases d’Eos in the mountains of Flaine?

With traditional Savoyard architecture, all 108 apartments have been completely renovated. Enjoy vibrant new furniture, soft lighting, new colour palettes and floorings; the result is one of understated elegance with an emphasis on comfort that brings the residence to life. The bright, spacious apartments open onto balconies and some even have fireplaces. Guests can also make use of the magnificent Deep Nature® spa, sauna and hammam, plus an indoor heated pool, an outdoor hot tub, or for the ultimate relaxation try one of the exceptional treatments on offer. In summer, there is also a free activity pass for the family to enjoy.

 A seven-night stay in August 2023, at Premium Residence Les Terrases d’Eos, costs from £1,376 total for a one-bedroom apartment sleeping four with a sofa bed, bathroom, open-plan kitchenette and living area.
Pierre & Vacances (0870 0267 145,