Of course! La douce France!
Live like a god in France during your holidays! No other country is as versatile as France. In this country, there is something for everyone. Tropical landscapes in the South, rough coasts in the West, high mountain ridges in the East and forests in the North of France. In the inland you will find vineyards, rivers, fragrant lavender fields, charming villages, historic towns, beautiful castles and lovely swimming lakes. And of course, that delicious food! Du vin, du pain et du .... Every French lover can finish this slogan!
Dine for hours, taste regional wines and cheeses, cook on the terrace of your outdoor kitchen at your holiday villa and enjoy the sun! Vive la France!
France is one of the most popular holiday countries in Europe. And we know why! Because there is a region for everyone to enjoy! Villa for You has an accommodation for everyone, a private place that fits. Whether you are looking for a typical French cottage, a cozy village house, a castle, a detached villa with private pool or a holiday home on a holiday park, Villa for You can help you make your choice!
Make your holiday a voyage of discovery
and rent two or three different holiday homes in different regions. How about a cosy holiday home on a wine estate with pool in the Dordogne
, then a detached villa on a holiday park with pool near a golf course in the Vaucluse and then round off your holiday in a villa with air conditioning and private pool on the Côte d'Azur
Our tips for an unforgettable holiday in France
is so diverse that we would like to help you find your perfect holiday destination. The most famous region remains the sunny Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azu
r with the famous seaside resorts Saint-Tropez, Nice
. The long, wide and white sandy beaches
at the Mediterranean Sea, the picturesque villages like Gordes, Saint-Remy-de-Provence and Eze and the lavender fields in Provence
. West of this region, Occitannia is made up of the Languedoc-Roussillon and the Midi-Pyrenees.
Are you a culture lover? Do you enjoy the rich French history? Then visit the hinterland of France. Here, you will find many historical cities
such as Carcassonne and Nîmes. But also, the big cities of Toulouse and Montpellier are definitely worth a visit. In the beautiful Dordogne
and Lot, you will find charming half-timbered houses. How nice would it be to rent a holiday home here and to explore the immediate surroundings. You can visit castles and caves, enjoy the refined and rich cuisine and canoe in the Dordogne River. Stroll through the medieval streets of Sarlat
. You will not have enough time to see everything!
On the south-western coast of France by the Atlantic Ocean lies la Nouvelle-Aquitaine
. This region consists of Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes. Here, you will find spectacular beaches with the surf paradise of Biarritz, the most famous wine region of Bordeaux
and the most beautiful castles.
For the sporty types, the mountain landscapes in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alps
region are the perfect destination. Book a romantic chalet here and take your hiking boots with you and discover the beautiful nature! Visit the volcanoes of Auvergne or go for a swim in the crystal-clear mountain lakes of Annecy, Aiguebelette and Chambon. Do you like to stand on skis in the winter? Then the French Alps with the famous ski resorts Val Thorens and Courchevel are an excellent winter sports destination
. South of Lyon, the mountains become less whimsical, and you arrive in the lovely region of Drôme. Here you can walk or cycle through the sunflower fields and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature. The nature reserve Parcs de Vercors is located on a mountain plateau and is one of the purest places in France. Marvel at the panoramic views from your holiday home and don't forget to pour yourself a good glass of Côte de Rhône on your private terrace. We say santé!
Why France is an ideal destination for adventurers and epicureans? You can enjoy life like a true Burgundian in la douce France. Oh la la France, the Francophiles, we don't have to explain it to them.
All kinds of holidays are possible in France.
We have chalets in the mountains to go skiing, a cottage in a nature reserve for endless hiking. Adventurers
can go paragliding, bungee jumping and rafting. Families can spend quality time in a detached villa with private pool in the sun-sure south of France. You can discover history and cultural treasures in the inland and cycle along lavender fields and vineyards. You will find holiday homes in cosy holiday parks with entertainment and a swimming paradise. And everywhere, those delicious French wines and the best cuisine from all over the world.
A tip from our France experts Monique and Brigitte: “Don't always take the fast toll road, but also take the D-roads and get lost in a less touristy village and try to live like the French. Go for a "plat de jour" at noon and forget your cheese sandwich. Joie de vivre, take the time to eat!”
What is the best means of transport to travel to France?
Your holiday home is easily reached by car, plane or train. We recommend a holiday by car. You have extra luggage space. You can take your skis, hiking boots, dog, bike and surfboard with you and you have a car next to your holiday home. This makes you very flexible
Our tip when travelling by car: If you travel to France more often, get a toll badge. This is also for sale at https://www.mango-mobilitesbyaprr.com/en
and saves a lot of waiting time at the toll booths.
Do you prefer flying to France? No problem! France has several airports with a direct connection from Dutch, German, Belgian and English airports. Do you prefer a relaxed outward and return journey by train? This is also possible. There are daily international ICE trains to France, but you have to change in Paris!
Specialties you should try during your holiday in France!
French cuisine! We like everything, so it is difficult to make a choice. Each region has its own specialty, of course. But let's mention the most famous ones. In addition to these delicious snacks, don't forget to taste the wines from that region. This does not even have to be the well-known wines, because all French wines are delicious!
In the south-east of France, you can enjoy a glass of rosé from Bandol on your private terrace at the edge of your swimming pool with a salad Niçoise. The main ingredients here are tuna, anchovies and egg. In Occitania, enjoy a plate of oysters with a glass of Picpoul du Pinet. Also taste the cassoulet, beans mixed with pork shank, sausages and herbs, and combine it with a glass of strong Corbières. In the Dordogne, try a truffle dish with a glass of dessert wine such as Montbazillac. A delicious Orangina or the sparkling water Perrier always tastes good too!
Our selected top 10 highlights of France
Have you fallen in love with France? It is a wonderful holiday country all year round! Whether you enjoy a lazy beach holiday, are in search of history and culture or are looking for sporty challenges. France offers holiday fun for everyone. Here are our selected top 10 highlights and activities in France;
- The beautiful beaches of southern France at that azure blue Mediterranean Sea. Did you know that Plage Pampelonne, Plage Gigaro and Portiragnes Plages also welcome your four-legged friend in summer?
- Castles and history, such as the impressive castle town of Carcassonne in Occitania
- The beautiful medieval town of Sarlat in the Dordogne
- The famous caves of Lascaux in Dordogne
- The chic and fashionable resorts of Nice, Cannes and Saint-Tropez on the Côte d'Azur
- The mountain that every cyclist wants to conquer, Mont Ventoux in the Vaucluse
- Hiking for hours in the beautiful nature reserve of Mercantour in Provence-Alpes-Côtes-d'Azur
- Canoeing and rafting in the nature reserve of the Gorges de Verdon, Europe's Grand Canyon. Here, you can take wonderful walks along dizzying river gorges over wooden bridges, go swimming in the bright blue lake Lac de Ste Croix and go rafting on the Verdon River.
- Wine tasting in the most beautiful wine estates of Bordeaux.
- The ski resorts with the most beautiful and widest slopes in the Rhone-Alpes region such as les 3 Vallées, Val Thorens, l'Alpe d'Huez and Val d'Isére.
France is a perfect holiday country for children!
France has everything for a family holiday. Sun, sea, beach, forests, amusement parks, swimming lakes, ski slopes and very often good weather!
Building big sandcastles with your brother or sister on the coast, burying your father or mother in the sand and of course swimming in the sea with the dog. If your parents want to laze around, as a child you will of course start a game of beach ball on the beach or at the edge of the private pool. See who falls into the pool or the sea first!
For older children, the tree climbing parks and water parks
you find all over France
are a challenge! By the way, it is also a nice challenge for parents, uncles and aunts! In the evening, you can relax on your private terrace at the barbecue.
For even more water fun, a day of canoeing or pedal boating on one of the many rivers or recreational lakes is also a must! Of course, with a filled picnic basket! If the children need some refreshment, treat them to a walk through underground caves and finish the day with a giant ice cream cone on the boulevard of one of the cozy seaside resorts. Did you know that in these seaside resorts there are often permanent fairs, go-kart tracks and miniature golf courses? There is no shortage of entertainment in France. It is not without reason that it is one of the most popular holiday countries for families with children!