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Whether you'd like to be just a few steps from the beach or whether you prefer the bustle of large cities like Paris and Marseille, you're sure of finding a vacation rental in France that fits your needs. Choose traditional houses close to some of the best beaches in Normandy and Brittany or pick stylish villas or typical Provencal vacation homes on the Côte d'Azur.City Center Apartments in France
Chic Ile-de-France apartments just a stone's throw from the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the River Seine allow you to experience all the sights and sounds of Paris while a private apartment close to the Louvre and the Tuileries is ideal for couples. Paris isn't the only great city in France, and those looking for warmer climes might choose a vacation home in Nice or Marseille.A Rental Home by the Beach
Discover the dramatic Normandy coast or opt for a vacation house just minutes from the beach in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Rent a villa in Biarritz close to the famous Grande Plage or explore glamorous Cannes from a city center apartment. Island lovers can choose a Corsican villa overlooking the Mediterranean or stay in a traditional Île de Ré cottage.The Perfect Vacation Rental in the French Interior
Head for the dramatic gorges and verdant vineyards of central France. Some of the best rental homes can be found in the Clermont-Ferrand and Limoges regions close to many national parks or in Lyons and Burgundy.
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France is one of the largest countries in Western Europe and it covers an area of 248,573 so miles. The country's coast borders the North Sea and the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea. France counts eight countries as neighbors including Spain, Italy and Germany. The country is divided into several regions but an extensive rail and road network makes it easy to get around.Rugged Coastlines and Glamorous Beaches
Visit Brittany and Upper and Lower Normandy for stylish resorts and spas, landmarks like Mont Saint-Michel and hidden coves and secluded beaches. Move further south on the Atlantic coast to Biarritz where you'll find one of the best beaches in the country, La Grande Plage. Of course, residents of Cannes or the Côte d'Azur might disagree and Nice IS the most visited resort in France.Impressive Natural Features
The dramatic Tarn Gorges runs the length of the Tarn River from Le Rozier to Quézac in the Massif Central region. The limestone gorges are some of the deepest in Europe and you can reach them via the stunning Millau Viaduct - a man-made landmark and the world's highest bridge. Venture west to the Alps for the best skiing in Europe or follow the Rhine and Rhone rivers past vineyards and green plains.Unique Attractions that were Made for Exploring
Discover the fairytale castles that dot the Loire Valley and Dordogne regions or the medieval villages of the Luberon in Provence. Alternatively, shop till you drop in some of the world's most prestigious boutiques and stores in Paris between visits to famous attractions like the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.Getting Around in France
Visitors to Paris and other major cities can get around easily by bus or metro. However, many people choose to rent a car for the duration of their stay. The French road system is modern and well maintained and it is complemented by an extensive rail network with links to other European destinations like Switzerland and Spain.
Try hiking or cycling in the river valleys or go canoeing in the scenic Calanques along the Marseille coast. Ride a horse through Provencal lavender fields or on the rugged Normandy coast.A Beach Lover's Ideal Destination
The glamorous beaches of the Côte d'Azur are world famous, while Biarritz is known for its surf and its vast stretch of golden sand. Fans of secluded beaches will adore the rose-granite coast in north-westernFrance and Brittany and Normandy have great beaches for families.Fabulous Cities and Great Locations
See the sights of Paris, shop in some of the finest stores in the world and dine on delicious French cuisine in top restaurants. Or head to the Champagne region for rolling hills, river valleys and the finest vintages.
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The City of Light is a real treat. Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower, visit the Louvre and Sacre Couer and shop in the Champs Elysees, the 'most beautiful avenue in the world'.2. Surfing at Biarritz
Surfers from all over Europe head to Biarritz on south-western France's Atlantic coast for the best waves. Non-surfers can soak up the sun on La Grande Plage or try their luck in the casino.3. Sip the Finest Vintages in Champagne Country
The Champagne region produces the world's most famous and glamorous drink. Visit the vineyards and local cellars where you can try the finest vintages from famous houses like Veuve Clicquot and Moet etChandon.4. Drive Across the Millau Viaduct
Take the A75-A71 road from Paris to Béziers or Montpellier via the impressive Millau Viaduct and the Tarn Gorges. It's the highest bridge in the world and has frequently been ranked as one of the greatest engineering feats ever.5. Visit the Côte d'Azur
The French Riviera is the most glamorous stretch of coast in the world. Visit beautiful towns like Saint-Tropez or find a vacation rental in Cannes for the famous Film Festival.
French people often refer to their country as l'hexagone (the hexagon) because of its unique shape.
Most of western France has an oceanic climate with warm summers and cool winters. The south also has an Oceanic climate but summers are warm, while the north is cooler and windier.Events in France
France hosts a variety of sporting events each year. Some of the most famous include the Roland GarrosGrand Slam tennis tournament in Paris and the Sailing World Cup at Hyères.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in France
How much do you pay, on average, for vacation rentals in France?
Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average price of around $196 per night.
What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in France?
After analyzing our data from last year, the months at the lowest possible cost in France are May, September and October, with average prices of $184, $186, and $187, respectively.
When are vacation rentals more expensive in France?
Last year, the month that showed the highest annual average prices in France was July, with an average price of $213 per night. This was followed by August, with an average of $211, and then February, with $210.
Is it necessary to plan a trip to France well in advance?
It is better to book sooner than later in France as only 35% of the accommodations are free throughout the year, according to last year's data.
What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?
Last year, the months with the largest number of accommodations available of the year in France were April, October and March, with average availabilities of 50%, 43%, and 42%, respectively.
When are there fewer vacation rental options available in France?
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 16% of properties were available on average last year). Followed by July (21%), and then December (31%).
How many vacation rentals does Holidu have in France?
We have collected the offers from 236 different partners in France, so we can offer you around 300,000 properties. You're going to have a hard time picking your favorite!
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