Family holiday accommodation in France

There are plenty of different holiday accommodation in France for families looking for good quality holiday home accommodation in France, from Gites to Villas, static mobile homes to safari tents.

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.

See below for a breakdown of some of the most popular types of accommodation on offer in France.

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La Chaumiere gite, Brittany,France

La Chaumiere (4 bed, sleeps 8/9) with Heated Undercover Swimming Pool

Awarded 4 Star / 4 Key Rating by the French Tourist Board &…

Logis La Cabane, Charente Maritime

Logis La Cabane - three wonderful family friendly gites between…
gite with pool in Dordogne

Domaine de Peyrecaty, Dordogne

Holidays for Mums, Dads & Kids. 9 Beautiful Cottages All…


A gite is a self catering cottage or house 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.

Saint Marty Gite, France

Vintage Travel, SW France

Vintage Travel offer you handpicked holiday villas in unspoilt…

Domaine de Peyloubère

The stunning Domaine de Peyloubère is a 35-acre château estate…

Chateau de Gurat, Charente

In the grounds of a picturesque chateau in sunny rural France…

Villas & Houses

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.

The higher priced properties will offer more luxury options, luxury villas and houses for hire will often come with a daily maid service, and have better facilities including swimming pools and hot tubs.

Les Jardins des Sables d Olonne exterior pool

Villa Sophora 6P from Select Villas

Villa Sophora 6P from Select Villas is a large three-bedroom…
Les Jardins des Sables d Olonne villa pool

Villa Sequoia from Select Villas

Villa Sequoia 8P from Select Villas Villa Sequoia from Select…

Villa Acacia from Select Villas

Villa Acacia from Select Villas is a three-bedroom property with…

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.

La Bihourderie B&B, Loire

La Bihourderie B&B

Ideally located in the heart of the Loire valley, well-known…

South Loire Cottages

Just south of the Loire valley, these three charming properties…

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.