Where to stay near France?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 204,152 holiday rentals near France. From 91,987 Studios to 87,193 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near France is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in France?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in France. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Le Marais: 1,529 holiday rentals
  • Nice: 7,410 holiday rentals
  • Bordeaux: 1,158 holiday rentals
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés: 756 holiday rentals
  • Lyon: 1,010 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in France! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in France?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in France with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Nice: 7,410 holiday homes
  • Bordeaux: 1,158 holiday homes
  • Lyon: 1,010 holiday homes
  • Annecy: 1,090 holiday homes
  • Uzès: 1,069 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to France?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in France are:

  • Lyon Part-Dieu Railway Airport (XYD): 951 holiday houses
  • Sarlat-la-Caneda (XSL-Aerodrome de Sarlat): 2,584 holiday houses
  • Beaune (XBV): 432 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in France?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in France. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Eiffel Tower: 4,352 holiday rentals
  • Courchevel 1850: 11,539 holiday rentals
  • Disneyland Paris: 2,063 holiday rentals
  • Place de la Bastille: 4,210 holiday rentals
  • Opéra Garnier: 5,707 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around France listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Finding the Perfect Holiday Home in France

A holiday to France is an absolute must for most holiday makers across the world. And you would get countless reasons to know why on your French holiday. France has the perfect blend of culture, way of life and stunning locales to make your holiday nothing short of ideal. You could choose to live the vibrant life of the city or slow down and enjoy the idyllic pace of the countryside. Sample the gastronomical delights of French cuisine or sip on a glass of fine French wine. Synonymous with art, it would be difficult to explore all the fascinating museums and landmarks in this eclectic country. And if all these aren’t reason enough to visit, then the option of staying in some of the best French holiday villas, homes or rentals boasting of stunning views would help you make up your mind.

Getting a Cultural High in France

It’s probably difficult to explore everything on a single holiday to France, so it’s best you shortlist your favourites to ensure you make the most of your visit. Visit Aquitaine to view the vineyards that produce Bordeaux wines and indulge in water sports in the rivers. The Cote d'Azur Riviera is ideal to enjoy the spoils of a scenic beach and taste the sporting adventure of the waters. Visit quaint villages or explore the natural beauty of the countryside. From fascinating Roman ruins to skiing, you’d not have a dull moment here. Not surprisingly, it is a popular holiday getaway for the famous personalities world over with many owning homes here. The nightlife of the French Riviera is electric and you can choose from a number of fine dining options. In Avignon, you would get to see Papal Palace and walled medieval town centre. If you’re visiting in May, then be sure to visit Cannes to get a taste of one the world’s most famous film festivals. A visit to Nice is significant for those who appreciate art. Don’t miss out the 2000-year-old Roman aqueduct at Pont du Gard or the fascinating culture diversity of Languedoc-Roussillon. Montecarlo is perfect for casinos and seeing how luck favours you. If you venture further North to Marais Poitevin, you would be captivated by sights of the Romanesque churches and emerald-coloured river boulevards.

No holiday to France would be complete without a visit to Paris. It’s difficult not to fall in love in or with Paris. With its quaint charm and romance that fills the air; you’d find yourself skipping a step. Paris is filled with iconic sights and monuments. The view from the Eiffel Tower is simply amazing and the art in the Louvre unmatched. A visit to the Notre Dame is fascinating with its gargoyles and Gothic architecture. Enjoy a romantic dinner on a cruise along the Seine River or the charm of the street side cafes that dot the city. But all these unforgettable experiences are best enjoyed by visiting this fantastic city first hand!

Enjoying the Delights of a French Holiday

The best part of a French Holiday is that there will loads to see, explore and even taste. Be prepared to pile on a few extra kilos after sampling some mouthwatering French delicacies. However, you’d get countless opportunities to burn those calories by indulging in retail therapy or cycling along the quaint roads. Enjoy skiing in one of the many ski resorts or camp in one of the many scenic locations. Enjoy a relaxing game of Golf. With countless festivals, it would be hard to find a dull moment.

Choosing the Perfect Climate for a French Holiday

The best time to visit France would be in the season of spring. Mid-July till August is perfect to enjoy a warm summer holiday on the coasts. The winters tend to get rather chilly and are perfect for skiing. The months between February and March would be ideal to enjoy a white holiday.

Getting to France

Depending on the location of your holiday home in France you could choose to land in a number of airports. Furthermore, you can avail of affordable flights flying regularly to France from the UK.