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Villas in France: key destinations

  • South of France

    From the glitz and the glamour of the Cote d'Azur to the unspoilt countryside of Languedoc-Roussillon, South of France holidays have something to offer everyone. Stay in one of our traditional style French villas or luxury villas with private pools.

  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

    Live the high life in the heart of the French Riviera, boasting stretches of white sand, year-round sunshine, world class shopping, fine dining and a stylish nightlife. Revel in the luxury lifestyle of the Cote d'Azur in upscale resorts like Nice, Sant-Tropez and Cannes.

  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

    Showcasing dramatic, snow-capped mountains, rent one of our charming properties in the Rhone-Alpes for an action-packed escape whizzing around their world-famous slopes. This region is also home to historic areas such as Savoy and the Dauphiné.

  • Brittany

    Venture off the beaten track to the hilly north west and explore Brittany's dramatic coastline and rugged forest landscape, boasting pretty blush coloured sand and rocks. The celebrated Breton culture of the medieval towns is a world away from the main tourist crowds.

  • Normandy

    Our cosy holiday villas in Normandy are encased by bucolic French farmland and luscious green countryside. Wander through charming apple orchards and enjoy the famous French cheeses that originate from this beautiful, rural region of France.

  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine

    Rent a holiday property in Aquitaine and enjoy wine tasting among ribbons of beautiful vineyards in the regional capital, Bordeaux. Or venture north to the Dordogne, between the Loire Valley and Pyrenees, for gourmet French gastronomy, medieval castles and more.

  • Pays-de-la-Loire

    Holiday in the Loire Valley for fairy-tale châteaux with picturesque gardens, vineyards, rivers and ancient medieval towns. Explore the 450km of coastline on the Bay of Biscay, home to wild, sweeping beaches, family-friendly seaside resorts and Nantes Music Festival.

  • Paris

    Spend a romantic weekend in one of our stylish Parisian apartments and see some of the most famous sights in the world, such as Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre and the River Seine. End the day dining in world famous cafes, boulangeries and bistros!

Reviews of villas in France

We have 81 reviews of our villas in France.

Family from Barnoldswick, United Kingdom September 2018

The villa is a very interesting mix of old and modern with many unique features. All the equipment for a relaxing self catering holiday is provided. The beds are large and comfortable. The property is detached and although the owner lives on site, he is very respectful of your privacy. The location of the villa is semi-rural but very quiet and the near absence of light pollution makes for wonderful night skies. The garden is extensive and includes a wood , both of which attract a great deal of wildlife. Birds of all descriptions can be seen but the highlight is watching the deer come out to graze just before dusk whilst you are enjoying a glass of wine. If you want a quiet holiday in a very interesting part of France to relax, enjoy good food and watch the local wildlife, then this is the place for you.

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Family from Hampshire, United Kingdom July 2018

When we looked to rent we needed 5 bedroom rental, due to the fact we foster . The requirements mean that foster children have their own room not accessed by any other bedroom. However, sadly the single room we had allocated for our foster child was off another double bedroom, therefore for our particular stay this did not work. This meant we had one child having to take a twin all to themselves. (Cetainly it was not the renters complete fault) but had the ad stated small bedroom acessed via another bedroom this would have meant us booking elsewhere. Also not made clear in the advert some of the beds are children's beds so we had 2 adults using these.. these were the only negatives, we had a lovely amazing time at the villa which our family enjoyed, loved the big kitchen and overall space and general area lovely big gardens. We had a hicup where the down stairs loo didn't flush, wasps gaining entry but as soon as the owners were alerted they were prompt in dealing with it. It is quite far from the shops if you have a vehicle which I would say was essential it is not really an issue, a lovely drive through the country to Trun is quite nice to have that obligatory coffee and croissant. Pool was brilliant and such fun for lazy family days spent chilling out The villa with wifi, games and dvds are helpfull for the cooler/rainy days. The gardens are big and well maintained with lots of nature, butterflies, dragonflies, frogs , rabbits and deer. Local vet for our dog just before Trun was good too if you're thinking of bringing your 4 legged kids. Not sure how or why our electric usage was so high but we came home to a further £82.50 extra bill but the whole stay was so much fun we didn't mind having that cost.. The owners have been amazing with communication both before, researching anything we asked, (bike hire, fishing) , during (if needed) and alao after (even kindly returning a couple of belongings family left behind. Thanks for allowing us to stay at your villa

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Family from Willaston , United Kingdom June 2018

Great property for a large group and lovely location. Some items need upgrading and checking. eg. BBQ, plates and kitchen utensils, light bulbs. Having said that fantatic property full of character .

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Family from Redditch, United Kingdom June 2018

The property exceeded our expectations regarding facilities, as there was even more equipment available than featured, e.g. trampoline, table football. The indoor pool was a great hit, as was the pool table. And you know how there's nothing more annoying than equipment with bits missing? No such thing here; enough pool cues to go round, table tennis bats and balls etc. Mention should also be made of the full shutters available on all downstairs windows - very useful during summer months. Two very, very minor points: we could find no written instructions about rubbish disposal and recycling e.g. what day is bin day. Madame and Monsieur may very well have advised us verbally upon arrival, but my French was not up to understanding everything they said. And to help those that follow - use the water filter as the water is harder than I've encountered in the UK. Overall? A very memorable holiday in a very agreeable place.

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About France

Villas in France

France is caressed by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Rhone-Alps and the Pyrenees to the west. Just a hop across the English Channel, enjoy a family holiday, cultural city break or romantic getaway in the iconic city of love. Join in the gentle rhythms of rural village life in the French countryside, with its meandering valleys and sweeping carpets of vineyards famed for their delicious wines. Enjoy the high life in the sun-soaked south and beaches of the Côte d’Azur. Indulge in the famous gastronomy of Paris, where the capital’s energetic nightlife, chic boutiques, bohemian cafes, museums, galleries and landmarks offer something for every kind of holidaymaker.

Away from the capital, discover a blend of traditional architecture and contemporary culture in the lively metropolitan cities of Marseille, Versaille, Toulouse and Lourdes. In the heart of Aquitaine region, Bordeaux is renowned for its delicious cheese, wines and fresh and fruity rosés. But if adventure calls, then what better place to enjoy a ski holiday than the mountain slopes of Chamonix, neighbouring Switzerland and Italy. Best known for its chalky white cliffs and beautiful stretches of fine golden sand, unwind on the beaches of Normandy, or explore the humble, postcard countryside of Brittany.


Key holiday info
  • The main airport, Paris Charles de Gaulle, also known as Roissy Airport, is a just over a 1 hour flight from the UK and mainland Europe.
  • In summer, the average temperature in metropolitan France is 26°C. The south of France experiences highs of 31°C, while the average in the north of France is 28°C.
  • The average sea temperature in summer ranges between 18°C and 24°C.
  • There are 10 national parks in France. Vanoise National Park in the French Alps is the first and largest in the country.
  • Around 400 beaches and over 100 ports in 173 districts in France were awarded a Blue Flag in 2017. The Cote d'Azur alone is home to over 80 Blue Flag beaches.

A beginner's guide to renting a villa in France

From the sun-drenched beaches of the Cote d’Azure and plump vineyards of Aquitaine, to the world-class culture of Paris and action-packed slopes of the Rhone-Alpes, enjoy a diverse holiday in France with our family-friendly villas and rentals with private pools in the heart of it all.

The South of France is one of Europe’s most popular holidays, defined by a glamorous stretch of coastline, year-round sun and upscale shops and restaurants. Medieval towns, colourful fishing villages and ribbons of vineyards scatter the landscape, while the rolling meadows of the bucolic countryside in Languedoc-Rousillon open the door to all kinds of outdoor activities. Unwind on the fabulous beaches of the Cote d'Azur, in places like Saint-Tropez, rub shoulders with the rich and famous in Cannes, famous for its Film Festival and revel in the glitz and glamour of the Monaco Grand Prix. Follow the party crowd at Nice Carnival, or venture into the historic city of Marseille for a delicious traditional bouillabaisse. 

Brittany is a firm favourite with families and nature lovers alike. From the endless golden sands of the north coast to the rugged, cliff-bordered beaches of Finistere, enjoy the rural setting and peace and quiet in the family-friendly resorts of Binic and Ergny. Explore the region's humble, unspoilt countryside and lush forests with scenic walks across Brittany's alluring islands of Ouessant and Belle.

Normandy is best known for its chalky white cliffs and beautiful stretches of golden sand. Bask in the glorious sunshine on Omaha beach, or discover the rolling green countryside adorned with half-timbered houses and beautiful meadows. One of Normandy's most famous landmarks is Mont-St-Michel, a spectacular 12th century monastery and Christian Pilgrimage site, off the French northwestern coast.

Aquantaine is all about fine food, charming traditionalism and prehistoric art. Showcasing world-famous cave paintings, Grotte de Lascaux in Montignac, is well worth a visit. Here in the Dordogne, as well as the stunning natural beauty gifted by the banks of its world-famous river, there is also a rich culinary heritage on offer. Nestled in the heart of the region, savour some of the best wines in Bordeaux and revel in its beautiful public gardens and timeless, pastoral landscapes.

The Rhone-Alpes are a year-round holiday destination, boasting not only perfect skiing conditions during the winter, but also plenty of opportunities for hiking and rafting in the summer. The Alps offer two beautiful mountain national parks, la Vanoise and Les Ecrins as well as spectacular Lac du Bourget, the largest alpine lake in the whole of France. Elegant, alpine spa towns such as Evian and Aix-les-Bains are the perfect place to relax and be at one with the natural beauty of this region.

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Did you know...
  • Holidays in Paris aren't complete without visiting the famous Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and opulent Palais Garnier.
  • While in Paris, stroll along the picturesque banks of the River Seine, marvel at the famous masterpieces in the Louvre and opulence of the Sacré Coeur.
  • Brittany's ferry ports St Malo and Roscoff are busy throughout the year, as are the main cities' in the regions of Rennes and Quimper.
  • Admire the Gothic architecture of St. Andre Cathedral and Place de la Bourse, in Aquitaine.
  • Born in France 1985, the Blue Flag turned 33 this year!
  • Discover the rich history of Normandy, from the Norman invasion of England in 1066 to the 1944 D-Day landings.
  • Dotted with cultural and architectural wonders, the historic city of Lyon lies between the rivers Rhone and Saone.

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