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Reviews of our villas in France

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3 bedroom holiday villa in the South of France with shared pool
September 2019

Very enjoyable stay; house well appointed with everything you need. Safe environment with a good pool! Value for money is 4* because of standard €80 cleaning fee; no discount because we only used the downstairs, which is a little harsh. If this fee was hidden in the initial headline price, we would not have felt this way particularly as there are clear instructions to leave the house as you find it!

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Renter: Ian
Ian Couple from Glasgow, United Kingdom
3 bedroom villa to rent in the South of France
August 2019

The villa was a little difficult to find but once we were there we were all very impressed with how smart and clean it was with excellent facilities. The view over the village and surrounding area from the balcony was amazing. The owners were very welcoming and made our stay a pleasant one. The pool was well maintained and the villa was very well equipped with everything we needed. The location is quiet and peaceful with no passing traffic. There are some lovely places to eat in nearby villages but would need a car to get to them. Overall it was a restful holiday and are looking to return.

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Renter: Darren
Darren Family from Hailsham, United Kingdom
3 bedroom villa with private pool in the South of France
August 2019

We had a wonderful stay at this property. It was very clean and extremely well equipped. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Perfect for our family of 4 and a great base to explore the surrounding area.

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Renter: Andrew
Andrew Family from Essex, United Kingdom
2 bedroom villa with swimming pool in the South of France
August 2019

We stayed in Moulin de Bissat for 2 weeks in August and loved every minute. The accommodation is excellent with a well equipped kitchen, comfy beds and an adequate bathroom. The position of the property is beautiful. It's peaceful with views to die for which can be enjoyed from a lovely seating area on decking set on the side of the hill just outside the mill. The swimming pool is gorgeous and is available to use as and when you want to. The owners Patricia and Jean-Pierre are lovely, they just let you get on with your holiday but are there if you need them. We were kindly given 2 baskets of eggs and veg from their chickens and garden whilst there. We very much recommend this holiday home and will certainly return one day.

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Renter: Alistair
Alistair Family from Maresfield, United Kingdom
3 bedroom villa with private pool in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
August 2019

The property is a home from home with a fabulous pool. It is very well equipped. Lafage is in a beautiful setting in an area with many pretty villages to visit. We had plenty of room with a party of 4 adults and a baby but if all the beds were occupied it would be a tight fit in the kitchen and living room. However the outdoor space is extensive and also well equipped. The instructions and communication were excellent. I would recommend this property to friends. Lots of steps inside and outside so not suitable for anyone with mobility issues

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Renter: Elizabeth
Elizabeth Family from Northwich , United Kingdom
4 bedroom South of France villa to rent
August 2019

We have just returned from a perfect stay in this villa. We were a family of 7. The owners are very lovely and helpful people. We requested cushions for the sunbeds around the pool as they were hard to lay on and became very hot in the sun and the owners bought some for us the next day. The villa location is great, no car is needed as there are many restaurants, supermarkets, shops and the marina within a 15 minute walk. The villa is very well designed, 4 good sized bedrooms, all with bathrooms. We would definitely recommend this villa and will be booking it again.

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Renter: Christine
Christine Family from Bromley, United Kingdom

Travel guide

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.

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.

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.

Where to go in France

South of France

It's 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. 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.

The Rhone-Alpes

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.


Brittany is a firm favourite with families and nature lovers alike. 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. 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. 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.


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.


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!


Aquitaine 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.

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.

Discover France

Take a look at our blog posts about where to go in France and what to do on your holiday in France.

The Top 5 Cities To Visit In France

5 March 2020 Posted in France, Inspirations

There's nothing quite like French food. Nothing can beat the smell of fresh croissants when you walk into a patisserie for breakfast, or that heart-warming feeling you get when you're faced with a warm, crusty baguette adorned with melting butter and some delicious onion soup. And where better to get this famed gastronomy than in France?! Here are five cities that you absolutely must visit, not only for their quintessential cuisine, but for the picturesque character and charming way of life that these beautiful French cities have to offer...

11 Photos To Inspire A Family Break To France

5 March 2020 Posted in General

It is easy to identify why the beauty of France has attracted many writers, artists and poets over the years, offering so much natural beauty along with an infectious culture that runs through every town and street. Whether you're venturing across its gorgeous landscapes and hill-tops or enjoying a croissant in a quaint cafe. The classic beauty is bound to grab your undivided attention and charm you with endless allures. Here are 11 photos that are sure to make you desperate to visit...

From the Tourist’s Mouth: The Simple Pleasures of French Holidays

12 August 2019 Posted in Family Holidays, Top Lists

France is an underrated holiday destination. There I said it. Well, it's about time people realised that French holidays are all about the simple (and best) pleasures. Good food, great company, and a beautiful backdrop to bask in.

How To Take Your Dog On Holiday To France

5 March 2020 Posted in Family Holidays, Destinations

We're big advocates for family holidays, and as many of us consider our canine chums part of the family; we don't see why your four-legged friends should miss out on the fun. Plus, we're only a stone's throw, or a stick's throw, if you will, from France, which is pretty dog-friendly in most respects. So, if your eyes water at the thought of parting with your beloved pooch, here's how you can take them to France.

Which French Holiday Home Suits You?

5 March 2020 Posted in General

Find out what your dream French holiday home is.

Top 10 Ski Resorts in the Alps by Train

5 March 2020 Posted in France, Italy

Scenery gliding by out the window, space to stretch out, a stroll to the café bar… Train travel makes a great alternative to flying or driving to the Alps, with a surprising variety of destinations that you can reach from the UK conveniently by rail. We’ve chosen our Top 1O - so sit comfortably and enjoy the ride…