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France is a highly diverse country with many beautiful regions to explore. Brits flock there for the amazing scenery, pretty villages, and great food – as well as some of the best wine in the world. Booking holiday villas in France is one of the best ways to experience both the bustling, historic cities and the laid back French countryside.
Immerse yourself in culture, vineyards and great cuisine, all from the comfort of a French villa that you can get to by road if you wish.
Our nearest continental cousin is one of the most popular countries for Brits to rent a holiday home. From villas to gites in France, you are spoiled for choice – both in terms of destination and property type. From sun-soaked beaches and rolling hills to soaring mountain peaks, France offers a wealth of different holiday experiences.
And wherever you go you can enjoy superb food. From small cafes in quiet rustic towns to high-end restaurants in chic resorts, you can find a meal to suit your budget, and your taste buds. Buying food in the local markets and bakeries is all part of the fun of a French villa holiday, and with wineries across the country it’s also easy to sample the locally produced wines, champagnes and brandies.
Walking, biking and canoeing are also available across France, while beach lovers can choose between the warmth of the Med and the rolling Atlantic breakers in the west. There are also thousands of chateaux, historic sites, museums and cultural centres to explore.
Check out the tips on our villas page to help you book the French villa holiday of your dreams.
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