Holiday in France for its iconic culture, world-class cuisine and idyllic beaches

Find your perfect holiday home in France, from luxury villas in Cannes to beautiful chateaux in Bordeaux

Villas, apartments and holiday rentals 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.

Villas in France: key holiday destinations

Villas in the 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 gites or luxury villas with private pools.

Villas in the Cote 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.

Chalets in Rhone-Alpes

Showcasing dramatic, snow-capped mountains, rent one of our charming chalets 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.

Villas in 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.

Holiday Cottages in Normandy

Our cosy holiday cottages 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.

Villas in Aquitaine

Rent a gite or château 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.

Villas and gites in 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.

Apartments in 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!

A beginner's guide to renting a villa or apartment 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.

Why rent a villa or apartment in ­France with Clickstay?

For the last ten years we've sent thousands of happy holidaymakers to villas and apartments all over France! We're a trusted brand with secure online payment and you can book your holiday in France with confidence. We're also here to help – whether you're looking for that perfect rental in France or you're already on holiday, you can call or email our customer services team.

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.

Villas and holiday rentals with private pools in France

Enjoy the space and privacy of your own pool: sunbathe with freedom or enjoy your precious family holiday in your own villa. A villa with it's own pool makes the perfect base to explore the local area; when you've had enough come back for a cooling, care-free swim. For guaranteed privacy make sure you choose a rental with a private pool.

Villas and holiday rentals with private pools in France

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Apartments in France near the beach and golf

Discover our Clickstay home from homes with an extensive selection of modern apartments near the beach and golf in France. We offer family-friendly apartments close to the golf courses, tourist amenities and popular beaches, as well as apartments with pool access so you can enjoy precious holiday moments from the comfort of your own private space!

Apartments in France near the beach and golf

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Own a holiday villa or apartment in France?

If you are an owner or agent with holiday villas or apartments in France, or if you want to increase your rentals, then sign up to Clickstay and manage your properties directly. Clickstay lets owners to contact renters directly. Our online system allows you to manage your property description, prices and availability as well as catering for all sorts of holiday rentals – from villas with private pools to beach front apartments.

Our costs are low: we charge a £1, €1 or $1 sign-up fee and you can then advertise an unlimited number of properties to directly to renters looking for a France holiday rental. We charge 10% marketing commission when a renter books your property through the Clickstay site.

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