264,229 of the 1,141,372 listed properties in France are apartment rentals. They account for nearly half of the property types in this destination (42.72%). Additionally, apartment rentals in France have an average price of $188 a night and a median size of 47 m². Furthermore, these properties are a great option for 5 as that is the average number of people apartment rentals can welcome in France. If you would prefer to book another accommodation type, you could have a look at house rentals, which are the other most frequent accommodation option in France. The average size of house rentals in France is 113 m², and the average price is $301 a night.
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Filters are available to help you customize your search to find a beautiful accommodation in France. You can easily find a property matching your expectations in France if you want to tune out with some TV time or you need internet access during your vacation, as most accommodations provide "TVs" and "internet." Not as many vacation homes in France are available if you need a crib for your baby or if you want to sweat it out in a sauna as "saunas" and "cribs" are not very common amenities in France.
Price and Availability Index in France
Vacation Rental Price Information in France
The graph shows the average rental prices for the next twelve months in France. Prices in a week of February (2/13 - 2/20) go up to $200 per night, which is the highest average price in the next 12 months. On average, the most interesting prices are in a week of October (10/10 - 10/17) as the average price is only $111 per night.
Rental Availability Information in France
Find out the percentage of available rentals in France with the graph above. It is in May that you will find the week with the least available rentals (5/8 - 5/15). It will be easy to find a rental that suits you in a week of August (8/29 - 9/5), as 51% of the rentals are still available.
France cottage rentals: A gateway to culture and natural beauty
France is one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations, and for good reason. This country boasts everything you could want from a vacation, including rich history, world-class cities, beautiful vineyards, beaches and mountains. With France vacation rentals, you’ll be able to explore the great sights of this European giant at your leisure, while also soaking up the joie de vivre that defines the laid-back yet sophisticated French lifestyle.
Arrive by Plane, Travel by Train
France is a large country, thus how you get there will depend on which part of the country you wish to visit. Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris is the largest in France and will likely be your arrival point, especially if you’re travelling from outside Europe. Nice, Lyon and Marseille are other major airports in France. You can get around the country via train, but it’s recommended that you book a rental car because this will give you access to some of the more out-of-the-way attractions.
French weather: Prepare for Different Climates
The weather could be splendid or it may be raining during your trip to France, it all depends on where you book France vacation homes. If you’re in the south then you can expect hot summers and mild winters; in the north, you’ll get warm summers and chilly winters; near the Alps you’ll be at the mercy of the mountains, which usually means snowy winters and warm summers. If you’re heading to the north, you’d be advised to take an umbrella with you. But don’t despair – a rainy stroll down the Paris Left Bank is just about one of the most idyllic scenes the country has to offer.
French Sights and Attractions: Eiffel Tower & So Much More
It’s impossible to do justice to the magnificence of France in just a few statements. This is a country with many superb attractions and a broad range of different landscapes. The best advice is to make a base at one of our France rental homes, then explore as much as possible from there.
Paris is the number one French destination. The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame and Left Bank are all magnificent, must-visit sights, but the real joy is simply in strolling the streets and soaking up the atmosphere. Grab a coffee at one of the curbside cafés, relax and watch the world go by.
The French Riviera is another stunning part of the country. This area, once a seasonal retreat for the rich and famous, has retained all of its character and charm. Côte d'Azur is a laid-back oasis with world-class amenities and exciting cities. Spend some time in Saint-Tropez or the beaches of Antibes, or get ritzy in Monaco.
Take a brief drive away from the major vacation hotspots and you’ll be in what locals might term “the real France”. The countryside is beautiful in itself, and the scattered villages and towns are charming. There are hundreds of these located across the country, so load up the car with supplies and take a tour.
The best annual events in France
France hosts some of the leading annual events in a number of fields. For starters, there’s the internationally famous Cannes Film Festival, the Monaco Grand Prix and Le Tour de France, all of which have buzzing atmospheres.
There is also Bastille Day, the national day of celebration, which takes place on 14th July and is marked by fireworks and a carnival atmosphere. Also worth visiting is the Fete de la Musique, an annual event celebrating the very best of, well, music.
Of course, France is a highly cultural country, and there are myriad of events taking place throughout the year. Whatever time you book France vacation rentals, there’ll surely be events taking place nearby.
Self-catering in your France vacation rental
France vacation homes allow you to sink into the authentic French way of life. Whether it’s sourced from a local supermarket or a farmers' market, the quality of food across the country is simply staggering. If you’re in the south of the country, buy some cheese, red wine and high-quality ingredients to enjoy a picnic in the sunshine around one of our France vacation rentals. In Paris, you’ll be visiting your local bakery for croissants and pain (bread) for a typically French start to the day.
Top 3 Ski Resorts in France
The French Alps have been popular with skiers for generations, thanks to their reliable snowfall, stunning scenery, and comfortable accommodations, including of course, the traditional chalet.
1. Val d’Isère
Situated close to the Italian border, offers everything that winter sports enthusiasts need in one resort.
Part of the wider Espace Killy ski area, Val d’Isère boasts slopes for skiers of all abilities, including the infamous Face de Bellevarde, the 1992 Olympic course. Adventurous skiers can even head off-piste, while beginners are well catered for on the nursery slopes.
Enjoy the lively après-ski scene in Val d’Isère with dinner at one of the resort's top restaurants, including the Michelin-starred L'Atelier Edmond, which services a fine-dining take on traditional Alpine dishes.
2. Courchevel Ski Resort
The ski resort is built around five picturesque Alpine villages, and makes up part of Les Trois Vallées, the largest linked ski area in the world, with over 600km of ski slopes and 183 ski lifts. The area also employs over 3,000 ski instructors every winter, for any neophytes in your group!
Courchevel is home to plenty of luxurious chalet rental options, many of which have their own hot tub or even a sauna to get you fit and ready for another day's skiing.
3. Val Thorens
Neighbouring Val Thorens is at the highest point in the Trois Vallées ski area, which makes it an ideal option for visitors for whom skiing in France is paramount. Nonetheless, the après-ski is also a big draw, aimed at a younger crowd thanks to lively bars and the biggest nightclub in the Alps, Malaysia. And if you're looking for something a bit different, try your hand at ice driving, at a specially constructed track built and designed by Formula One star Alain Prost.
Thousands of Americans have had to postpone their European vacations this year, but HomeToGo wants to bring some of the French sights, sounds, and feelings into your home. Treat yourself to a three-day weekend in France, complete with delicious recipes, romantic music, virtual experiences, and plenty more.
Museums, Castles and Delicious Food: Vacations in France from Home
France is a cultural hub, full of wonderful architecture, food, art, history and more. For those who are still dreaming to go there, you can bake your own baguette, enjoy Breton pancakes, sing the most beautiful French songs and visit the Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower from your sofa.
Preparing for the trip
It’s always important to read up on your destination before you go, even if it’s a virtual trip. What books and songs transport you to the far corners of France? What are some interesting or fun French traditions? HomeToGo offers you some advice to prepare your trip in the best way possible!
Books to read before leaving
Letters from My Windmill by Alphonse Daudet - In this collection of 24 tales and short stories, Daudet tells the story of his Provence, from an abandoned mill that he acquired and from which he observes and listens to the stories of the surrounding area. A timeless classic that will make the cicadas of your imagination sing.
Paris is a Celebration by Ernest Hemingway - The story of an expatriate in Paris before the Second World War. At a time when the free and creative atmosphere of Paris made the French capital the center of the world. A classic in which the City of Light bewitches you with its beauty and romanticism.
Videos to watch
The Thing About France - this podcast explores Franco-American relations through the experiences of American artists, politicians and journalists who know both countries equally well. They share their experiences, give advice to visitors and share with them the most beautiful places they have seen.
What the F**k France - Discover French culture and traditions in the company of actor Paul Taylor. The English expatriate in France offers his vision of the more or less strange traditions of Molière's country.
You have just arrived at your vacation home in France. Get into the mood by listening to some famous Franco-songs or familiarize yourself with the classics of French chanson with the voices of Charles Aznavour, Édith Piaf, Yves Montand and so many other French musical talents.
When preparing your meal, don’t forget that a French-style meal consists of a starter, a main course followed by cheese and a dessert. Start, for example, with a quiche lorraine, follow with a traditional ratatouille, then serve the cheese(s) of your choice with a salad and finish with a homemade crème brûlée. A menu that should take up a good part of your evening.
Saturday: start the weekend off on the right foot
Take the time to wake up after a well-deserved sleep in the morning: you're on holiday after all!
On the French breakfast menu: the traditional croissant, jam, butter, coffee, and a freshly baked baguette. If you have a few hours ahead of you, you can even start preparing a homemade baguette!
While you're having breakfast, decide which visits you want to make this weekend. Will you visit the Mona Lisa in the Louvre? Since 1775, some of the greatest masterpieces have been laid to rest in this extraordinary castle. Admire Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower or visit Claude Monet's house. The morning is coming to an end and your belly is starting to rumble: it's time for lunch.
An Afternoon in the French Countryside
For lunch, let's get out of the hustle and bustle of Parisian life and head to Brittany - a beautiful peninsula region in the north of France. Breton pancakes are one of the favorite dishes of the French and you don't need to be an ace in the kitchen to have success with the recipe. Get the kids involved and add the ingredients you want as you wish. What is most important, is getting together as a family to enjoy the meal and taking the time to chat without watching the hours go by.
Once the meal is over, head back to the Dordogne to visit the caves of Lascaux, the 19,000 year old treasure of mankind that is worth a look. Nothing better for digestion than a virtual visit to the heart of prehistory.
Time for an aperitif?
If there's one tradition that can't be ignored in France, it's the aperitif - a drink before dinner. Some will tell you that it is always time for the aperitif but it is reasonable to start this activity between 6 and 9 pm. Help yourself to a glass of Pastis, Martini, beer or any other alcohol you have on hand while nibbling on some peanuts.
After the meal is over, how about watching a movie? HomeToGo has selected a few films that will make you feel surrounded by the local culture.
Films for a French evening
Ratatouille: Pixar has succeeded in creating one of the most beautiful representations of Paris and French gastronomic culture. With Ratatouille, accompany Rémy, the young rat who dreams of cooking, in his wild adventures. A feature film that will make your mouth water.
Amélie: Immerse yourself in the heart of Montmartre with the bewitching Audrey Tautou. This romantic comedy and its heroine with her boundless imagination will put a smile on your face while Tiersen's music will transport you to new horizons.
Midnight in Paris: This feature-length film by Woody Allen is ideal for those wishing to change times for an evening. The magic of the capital beautifully transforms both the characters and the spectators.
A relaxing Sunday morning
The last hours of your virtual weekend have arrived. What could be better than watching the sea from your balcony while enjoying the sun, savoring your coffee, and possibly finishing the books you started before the trip. Take the time to relax by listening to your favorite songs and thinking about all the activities that made your getaway special.
Latest travel information
We hope you enjoyed the trip and the different experiences. Perhaps you are now dreaming of a seaside walk on the French Riviera or delicious meals in a Parisian gourmet restaurant? Find out about the latest updates while you wait for the time to travel again.
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The fact that you are confined for the moment does not prevent you from dreaming of your next escapade in France. Take a look at our vacation rentals in France, find the ones that suit you and then save it to your wishlist to be ready to book as soon as it is safe to travel again. For now stay at home, #StayHomeToGo!
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