Looking to holiday in France with friends or family as a group? Take a look at our gites, villas and holiday homes that will suit larger group bookings. France for Families can offer you stays in an assortment of converted farm houses, stately homes, even former wine estates.
Can accommodation in France cater for larger group holidays?
Yes, France is a great destination for holidaying with extended family or a group of friends.
You can enjoy the peace and quiet of the stunning countryside, head to a beach destination for early and late summer sun, or go somewhere where there are lots of activities, from cycling to mushroom hunting!
The key to a successful group trip is finding the right accommodation. Choosing a gite is a great idea because it gives your group a private space to share away from other travellers.
And as most large gites are actually made up of several separate buildings, you can still sneak off for some quiet time when being part of the group gets too much.
Staying in a gite is self-catering at its best, which is really important for giving your group the flexibility to have a relaxing holiday – trust, that’s really important when there are lots of potential decision makers. You are completely in control of when you eat, where you play, even how much noise you make.
Many of the gites we feature on France for Families have a wide range of facilities including pools and play equipment. Plus there are usually lots of activity providers nearby if you are feeling more adventurous – you can contact the gite owners for tailored, expert recommendations.
Accommodation in France for large family groups with private pools
If you are holidaying with lots of young children in tow, finding a gite with plenty to keep them entertained is crucial. You’ll want to look for large houses for hire in France with swimming pools and outdoor games and activities. The law in France regarding swimming pools is pretty strict, so any swimming pools on rented properties should be fenced off and alarmed, meaning that your children are kept safe.
Accommodation in France for large family groups with pets
If you’re not the kind of family that likes leaving the family pet at home then you’ll be happy to know there are a range of large family group houses in France that will welcome your furry friend. Click below to discover all the dog-friendly gites, villas, chateaux in France that will suit larger families or friends holidaying together.
If you are looking for a countryside setting with plenty of laidback lifestyle, France doesn’t disappoint. Head to the Pays de la Loire, or the Loire Valley as the Brits like to call it. With big open spaces but plenty of attractions and most importantly, chateaux, to explore, it’s sure to be a big hit with all members of the family.
If you just fancy heading off to the beach, then we can recommend the region of the Charente Maritime. Here, you’ll get the best of both worlds with beautiful countryside setting but within easy reach of plenty of long sandy beaches.
Head to the Cote Sauvage for a bit of surfing or body boarding with the teenagers, or the quieter beaches of Royan, La Palmyre, or Saint Palais sur Mer for calmer sandy beaches that are more suitable for families with younger children.