There are plenty of different holiday options for families looking for good quality holiday home accommodation in France.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the most popular types of accommodation on offer in France:
A gite is a self catering cottage or villa and there are thousands of gites available for holiday rental. A French gite tends to be a holiday home that is connected to a main house. These tend to be converted barns or cottages for example, and frequently the owners live on site and are available on hand to meet and greet you and answer any questions you may have.
Many French gites offer swimming pools, you can check on the gite listings on France for Families which gites have pools if this is something you are particularly looking for. Some gites also offer facilities like catered meals, baby-sitting, sports facilities etc.
Prices for a French gite range from a few hundred pounds for smaller ones in the less popular and northerly locations, to several thousand pounds in the more popular locations. The benefit of renting a gite in France is that you can have your own space and really get away from it all. If you don’t want to cater for yourself it may be possible to arrange for a fully catered service, although this can be expensive. French gites can be more rustic than you might expect but the best gites can be palatial….it pays to choose carefully using our guides here.
Holiday Parks & Campsites
Holiday parks in France tend to offer self-catered accommodation in the form of static mobile home accommodation, tents, chalets and sometimes apartments. These holidays are perfect for you if you prefer a more social kind of holiday, as you’ll have neighbours in close proximity.
Don’t get French holiday parks confused with UK holiday parks – they are completely different! The big plus of a holiday park in France is space – you will generally have your own garden area with outside dining furniture and sometimes BBQ – perfect for relaxing Al Fresco!
Companies offering this sort of holiday include Siblu Holidays, a family holiday company that offer nice quality holiday homes in great surroundings. Plus on site you’ll find swimming pools, sports facilities, daytime children’s clubs run by bilingual staff and evening entertainment.
French campsites now mostly have a mix of static homes for hire and touring pitches.
Holiday Resorts & Apartments
Pierre & Vacances are a French holiday company who are one of the most popular providers of gites and apartments, with properties across France. Read more about Pierre & Vacances Holiday Villages in our dedicated section.