Accommodation in France

There are plenty of different holiday accommodation in France for families, couples or groups, from gites to villas, static mobile homes and safari tents, cottages and apartments.

holiday home in France

These types of accommodation for French family holidays differ depending on which type of holiday home you choose. See below for descriptions of the most popular types of accommodation on offer in France

All accommodation on France for Families is available during the key summer holiday months, from June to August, however early booking is recommended to secure your holiday.

You can search for different types of accommodation via our search box, along with the region you are looking to visit and how many people you are travelling with.  You then have the option to contact the holiday home owner directly via our messaging form.  All our owners usually respond very quickly.

Villas in France


Villas and Houses for hire in France tend to be independent homes, not attached to another house where the owner lives.   All houses for hire on France for Families will have caretakers or people to meet and greet you on arrival.

There is a huge range of Villas and Houses, most are self-catered houses although some properties offer a chef service.  Some offer a regular maid and pool maintenance service, others will simply clean on your departure.

Read more about Villas in France here.

Gites in France


A gite is perhaps the most traditional of French self catering accommodation.  They tend to be rural holiday rentals, frequently in a renovated traditional country cottage or barn conversion in a village or in the countryside.   Originally, gites tended to be fairly basic but in recent times  the gite has gone firmly up-market, and the majority of gites offer good quality accommodation or even luxury accommodation.

Many gites advertised on France for Families are run by Brits who have spent many years lovingly renovating rural properties, turning them into high quality, well furnished holiday homes that suit families, couples or groups travelling together.

Read more about Gites in France here.

Cottages in France


Cottages offer great holiday accommodation in France and are ideal for breaks, long weekends and school holidays.

Cottages in France differ from gites in that they are more likely to be independent holiday homes that do not sit within a cluster of other accommodation.  Cottages can range from ancient rural properties oozing character and charm to newly built modern bungalows in seaside resorts and near popular towns.

Read more about cottages here.

Holiday Parks & Campsites in France


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!

Read more about holiday parks and campsites here.