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Highlights Southern France

  • Mediterranean flair in Provence
  • Impressive mountain world
  • Outstanding cuisine in Bordeaux
  • Cannes Film Festival
  • Port flair and museums in Marseille and Nice
  • Medieval flair in Carcassonne

Best Vacation Rentals in Southern France

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Carpentras, Provence
Vacation Rental • 915 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(19 reviews)
2-room house 85 m2. Beautiful furnishings: entrance hall. Living/dining room with TV (flat screen). Exit to the terrace, to the swimming pool. 1 room with 1 french bed (1 x 160 cm, length 200 cm), shower/WC. Exit to the terrace, to the swimming pool. Kitchenette (4 hot plates, dishwasher, microwave). Deck chairs (2). Facilities: washing machine. Internet (WiFi, free). Please note: smoke alarm. Access from outside: shower/WC. Reversible air conditioning.
from $104 / night
Entrechaux, Provence
Vacation Rental • 570 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(15 reviews)
Discover this charming vacation home on a huge, wooded and quiet property in a pretty village, 6 km from the beautiful small town of Vaison-la-Romaine in Provence.This small house near Mont Ventoux with its pretty little terrace is perfect for a couple with two children. The children can play in the garden, while the parents can enjoy the breathtaking views of the countryside and the castle of Entrechaux in the shade and on garden furniture.Entrechaux is located on the border between Drôme Provençale and Vaucluse, on the banks of the Ouvèze and Toulourenc, with a nature worthy of the most b...
from $50 / night
Bordezac, Massif Central
Vacation Rental • 301 ft² • 2 Guests
(9 reviews)
This small wooden house with terrace and swimming pool (natural pool with water plants) enjoys a quiet natural location. Within 3 km you can swim and fish in the foot Cèze, and in Bessèges restaurants and stores await you. The Cevennes form a beautiful backdrop for walking. Attractions in the region include the Grotte de Cocalière (15 km), Saint-Ambroix (15 km), Alès (35 km), the Pont-du-Gard (40 km), Vallon-Port-d?Arc (40 km), Uzès (45 km) and Anduze (50 km).
from $23 / night

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Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Southern France

$175for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
$210 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Southern France

43%for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
49% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Apartments in South France

Varied selection of domiciles

The South of France offers a wide range of possible vacation rentals in all price ranges. From rustic holiday apartments to comfortable apartments and spacious vacation rentals to luxurious villas, everything is available. Some of the most popular destinations in the region are the Côte d'Azur, Provence, Nice, Cannes and Bordeaux. In the South of France region you can choose from over 50,000 possible accommodations.

Why choose between mountains and sea?

Often one is faced with the difficult choice between a holiday in the mountains or by the sea. A decision that divides some families. In the south of France both are possible and can even be combined within one holiday. No matter whether you choose a holiday apartment on the beach or a vacation rental in the mountains: A day trip from one of the mountain regions to one of the many beaches is actually always possible. In the area of the French Alps alone you will find over 14,000 possible vacation rentals for your mountain holiday.

Dream holiday by the sea

You can also choose from over 14,000 options for a holiday on the Côte d'Azur. In both regions you will find accommodation in all price categories and all equipment variants. There are arrangements both for a journey as single and for the family vacation or a common time with a larger circle of friends realizable. The only problem: the agony of choice. Let yourself be surprised, browse online and make your decision for your dream holiday!

Holidays in the South of France

Travelers and Activities

Bathing fun by the sea

Southern France is the ideal holiday destination for all bathing and swimming enthusiasts. It's simply wonderful to splash around in the Mediterranean in front of the fantastic southern French scenery or to fight the waves of the Atlantic as an experienced swimmer. In addition, there is an almost unmanageable range of all kinds of water sports waiting for you.

Hiking and climbing in the Alps

The south of France is also a true paradise for nature lovers. Whether hiking in the foothills of the Alps or climbing in the Alpine Massif Central - there is something for everyone here for a relaxing summer holiday. And in winter you can use the areas for Nordic or Alpine skiing.

Exclusive port in Nice at the Côte d'Azur
Exclusive port in Nice at the Côte d'Azur

Things to know

Location and climate

The region le Midi de la France (French for southern France) is, as the name suggests, located in the south of France, more precisely the part of France below 45 degrees latitude. The region is extremely diverse. It offers both slightly mountainous areas of the foothills of the Alps and very mountainous areas of the Massif Central. The south of France has two sea entrances: on one side the rather calm Mediterranean Sea, on the other the rougher Atlantic Ocean. The urban centres such as Nice, Cannes, Marseille and Bordeaux are well known. Especially due to the multitude of different cultural and recreational opportunities, you can easily travel the region all year round.

Culture in all its facets

Marseille was together with the Slovak Kosice European Capital of Culture 2013 and still shines with smaller and bigger cultural events for every taste. Cannes enjoys world fame for its annual star run and the associated celebrity hype at the International Film Festival in May.

The world's largest pétanque tournament is held in southern France. Several thousand teams compete for the prestigious victory.

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Culinary delights in Bordeaux

The city of Bordeaux, with about 250,000 inhabitants, is located in the northwest of the region of southern France, not far from the Atlantic Ocean. It is known worldwide for its exquisite wines of the same name. Bordeaux is one of the world's top culinary cities and offers exquisite delicacies. Bordeaux is like a reality that has become a city of the winged term "food like God in France". Numerous pubs and restaurants offer specialities à la Bordelaise. For the fish lover the Lamproie à la Bordelaise is recommended and the meat lover can enjoy an Entrecôte à la Bordelaise.

Port flair and museums in Marseille

Marseille, with its not quite 900,000 inhabitants, is the largest city in southern France and the second largest after Paris. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, it is home to France's most important port and is therefore one of the country's economic metropolises. In addition to a visit to the harbour, there are various museums to visit.

Medieval flair in Carcassonne

A visit to Carcassonne feels like travelling back in time to the Middle Ages. Since 1997, the imposing, towering fortress of the Cité de Carcassonne has been on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The complex does not only look like this, it is almost alive, because the fortress is so large and well preserved that it is still inhabited as a central part of the city. Carcassonne has often enchanted as a backdrop for film productions - let yourself be enchanted by the unique medieval experience!

A touch of luxury in Nice

Nice is located on the Mediterranean Sea and not least with its magnificent beach promenade conveys a certain touch of luxury. The view over the sea and the yachts anchored in the harbour reinforces this impression, as does a short trip to the neighbouring, sophisticated Monaco with its famous casino and its glamorous overall appearance.

The world of stars in Cannes

Not far away from Nice, with its not quite 100,000 inhabitants, is the rather small Cannes, which however appears in the media every year in May on the occasion of the International Film Festival. Cannes is a beautifully situated port city with one of the most impressive promenades in the world. The walk there will probably be just as unforgettable as the stroll along the Boulevard de la Croisette. The two Cannes islands Saint-Honorat and Sainte-Marguerite invite you to a short and surprisingly inexpensive ferry trip.

The famous lavender fields in Provence
The famous lavender fields in Provence

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Southern France

What is the average price for vacation rentals in Southern France?

Last year, rentals in Southern France had an annual average price of around $198 per night.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Southern France?

After analyzing our data from last year, the months that hurt your pocket the least in Southern France are March, April and May, with average prices of $185, $186, and $188, respectively.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Southern France?

Following the data observed last year, costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of July ($230), August ($227), and February ($196).

Is it necessary to plan a trip to Southern France well in advance?

If you decide to put Southern France on your bucket list, we suggest planning your visit long before you go because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 64% of rentals booked the previous year.

When are more vacation rentals available?

Last year, the months with the largest number of properties available of the year in Southern France were April, October and March, with average availabilities of 48%, 43%, and 42%, respectively.

When are fewer rentals available in Southern France?

The months with the lowest properties available in Southern France are, in order, August, July, and December with respective average availability figures of 13%, 19%, and 33%, based on the previous year.

How many vacation rentals does Holidu have in Southern France?

Our inventory features approximately 140,000 properties from 150 partners, giving you plenty of choices when searching for your next dream vacation rental!

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