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Villas in France

Mark and David's verdict:

A luxury villa holiday in France is all about freedom, escaping the overcrowded resorts of the Med and sinking back into your private domain, splashing in your pool, cooking on the barbecue, sipping wine on the terrace. Just decide whether you prefer a rural hideaway or a stylish house close to the sea.

Recommended tour operator: Abercrombie & Kent Villas

Provence lavender fields

Abercrombie & Kent Villas says

France encapsulates the whole of Europe in one country. Three diverse coastlines, a host of mountain ranges and a rich tapestry of food and drink – no wonder it’s the most popular tourist destination in the world.

  • Countryside or coast
  • Historic properties
  • Private pools

Stroll the elegant streets of World Heritage-listed Bordeaux or dip your toe into the glamour of the Cote d’Azur from Monaco to St Tropez.

Wherever you choose, a stay in one of our chic French villas will combine the comfort of your own home with a dash of French culture.

Our discerning team of experts have scoured the country to bring you exquisite country chateaux in Bordeaux, beachside villas with private infinity pools on the Côte d’Azur and St Tropez, and historic manor houses and farmhouses in Provence.

To give you a feel for our range of villas, which range from three to ten bedrooms, here is a small selection of our most popular properties:

Family-friendly La Corniche, near Grasse, sleeps six (plus two children) and features a pool with panoramic views from Monaco to Cannes, and lounging areas shaded by olive and palm trees.

For some of the best views of the Cote d’Azur and a sleek, contemporary style, look no further than five-bedroom Villa Med.

Wine lovers will love La Grande Maison, a magnificent five-bedroom house set in the undulating vineyards of Saint-Émilion in Bordeaux.

Breathe in the scent of lavender when you stay at Le Lavendou in Provence – it’s a characterful and charming six-bedroom house overlooking the Luberon valley.

Our team can help you find the perfect property to suit your party.

Whatever you want – your French villa is waiting for you.

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