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Our villas in France will open the door to this eclectic destination and its charming fishing harbours, glorious countryside, tranquil hill-top retreats, dazzling beaches and chic, bustling resorts - the playground of the rich and famous. Here you can relax and fall head over heels with the land of good living in French villas, where a quaint gite terrace offers an ideal place to enjoy tantalising cuisine and the wines of the local vineyards, nestled in landscapes that provide a treat for the eyes as well as the palate. Soak up the delights of this beautiful region along with some Mediterranean sunshine in our south of France villas and you may never want to leave...

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French regions

  • Cote d'Azur villa holidays

    Beautiful coastline, beautiful people

    The Cote d'Azur is aptly named for the glitz of its chic coastal resorts, scattered with designer boutiques and sophisticated restaurants celebrating the best local cuisine. Yet from our French villas you can also discover quintessential France through the historic towns, stunning mountain scenery and quaint villages.

    Villas in Cote d'Azur
  • Provence villa holidays

    The French rural idyll

    Discover Provence with our collection of villas in France – from the lavender-strewn fields to the vast vineyards famously captured by Van Gogh in numerous works of art. Visit the renowned village of Chateauneuf du Pape and the Gorges de L'Ardeche, or take in the Provencal atmosphere in historic towns of Aix and Uzes.

    Villas in Provence

French Villa Selection

We have chosen a selection of 5 villas from our full list of properties in France. Find the perfect villa below:

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Your villa holiday in France

With a French villa holiday, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of your own private accommodation, but also explore the vibrant resorts, quaint towns and fascinating regions of France.

Treat yourself to a villa holiday in the Côte D’Azur, and relish the Mediterranean climate as you dip into your private pool for a refreshing swim, or sunbathe in your villa’s garden.

Self-catering in France is as easy as it is a pleasure, and you can create tasty family meals from the delicacies you’ll find at the local markets; not to mention the freshly made baguettes and croissants from a local bakery.

There are many beautiful villas to rent in France, making for an idyllic setting from which to enjoy this wonderful destination and all it has to offer.

About France

France is a fantastically vast, beautiful and varied country. Our villas are located in Southern France, in the Côte D’Azur and Provence areas of the country. Côte D’Azur is a favourite destination for many holidaymakers because of the beautiful beaches of Antibes and the delicious, freshly caught fish they can enjoy at Cagnes-sur-Mer’s harbour-side restaurants.

In the Provence region of France, wander the vast fields of lavender and yellow rapeseed flowers, taking in the wonderful smells. Sample the local Provençal cuisine, dining on bowls of warming ratatouille and sweet, crispy pastry desserts as you take in the captivating culture of Van Gogh’s favourite city, Arles, and the rich history of Avignon.

When to go to France

The best time to visit France depends on the region you’ll be visiting, but in general the climate is similar to that of the UK. In the south of France you’ll experience a much warmer, Mediterranean climate with sun-drenched summers and mild winters. The best time of the year to go would be between April and September, when you’ll be able to enjoy the beaches of Antibes and Nice.

Cultural highlights

If you’re an admirer of art, then you’ll love St Tropez. Many painters were inspired by this beautiful town, specifically Paul Signac who was followed by many other great artists, including Henri Matisse. Visit the town’s Le Musee de L’Annonciade where you’ll get the chance to gaze at the gallery’s collection of paintings, including great examples of Fauvism and Post-Impressionism.

The food of Provence can arguably be the sole reason for choosing a French villa holiday in the south of France, from a bowl of delicious, fresh Bouillabaisse fish stew, to refreshing Soupe au Pistou with freshly baked baguettes - a great summer-time lunch. If you’re cooking back at your villa, take a morning trip to Antibes to take advantage of the Marché Provençal. This wonderful market is open every morning between June and August selling fresh fruit and vegetables, locally caught fish and beautiful bouquets of flowers.

Not to be missed

  • Enjoy a boat trip to the Calanques in Cassis, Côte D’Azur. The rocky, mountainous landscape, crystal clear pools of azure water and incredible views will truly take your breath away.
  • Travel to Arles to admire the incredible Roman Amphitheatre and the rest of the city’s Roman ruins – a great chance to explore such a well-preserved and historic area of France.
  • To escape the bustling cities and towns, head to Gorges du Verdon for serene turquoise lakes, emerald forests and enchanting views. You will have the chance to kayak and rock climb during your visit, too.
  • Fancy a scenic drive? Why not explore some of France’s beautiful wine regions; from the Rhône Valley to Languedoc-Roussillon for a glass of refreshing white, it will make for the perfect day out.
  • For a true Côte D’Azur treat go to Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. This light pink villa is open for the public to explore, and is surrounded by blossoming gardens of Provençal flowers and plants.

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