Just a short hop across the channel, France has long been a favourite with British holidaymakers (despite the history!) and is the perfect destination for a family holiday or a romantic getaway for two. It is a stunningly beautiful country with a landscape that ranges from the golden sandy beaches of St Tropez to the rolling vineyards of the Champagne region to the ski slopes of Chamonix.
When it comes to making a shortlist of France villas, take some time to think about the kind of holiday you want. Do you want to get to know rural France and immerse yourself in local village life, or is the glitz and glamour of a beach resort like Cannes or Biarritz more your thing? Whatever type of holiday you’re looking for, it’s a good idea to look at France villas with pools, either private or shared. Temperatures can soar into the high 30s in summer and a quick dip in the pool is essential at least once a day!
One of the great benefits of renting France villas is the freedom they offer. It’s totally up to you when you come and go and that home from home feeling you get with France villas usually makes for a more relaxing holiday. Most France villas for rent will be close to shops – a boulangerie at the very least – so do make sure you pay them a visit. There’s nothing quite like a French breakfast of fresh, flaky croissants and coffee to set you up for the day!
French cuisine is famous worldwide and the evening meal is one of the most important social affairs of the day for French families. Because of this nearly all France villas will be equipped with superb cooking facilities. If you fancy a relaxing evening in, find out where your local supermarché is and treat your family or fellow holidaymakers to at least one home cooked meal in your villa – making sure someone else is on washing up duty of course!