Discover budget-friendly holiday options in France
France is a country of diverse cultures, world-famous cuisine, breathtaking landscapes and amazing attractions. And the best bit? It's right on our doorstep. Finding cheap holidays to France has never been easier, thanks to excellent transport links and private accommodation options.
Here at HomeAway, we have an enormous variety of cottages, villas and apartments to choose from; from traditional gites to chic city dwellings, we'll find something to suit you and your family's needs. What's more, by booking directly with the owner you make fantastic savings - savings better spent on all those uniquely French delights. Take a tour of the Champagne region and indulge in some vintage bubbly - when you book through HomeAway, you can afford to make the most of your holiday.
Top destinations in France for 2014 cheap holidays
Cheap holidays to Paris
The capital of France, Paris is in many ways the quintessential city break destination. Its passionate people and romantic charm have had us under their spell for years. Mornings are characterised by buttery croissants and deliciously intense, black coffee, whilst evenings are reserved for sampling fine wine and conversation outside a chic corner café. Yet living the Parisian life doesn't have to be expensive, and cheap holidays to Paris are definitely within reach. Private accommodation is substantially cheaper than boutique hotels, allowing you to save money for whatever you want to do. Visit the Louvre, climb the Eiffel Tower, or enjoy some true French cabaret - in short, you can enjoy your holiday to the fullest.
Cheap holidays to Provence and Riviera
The French Riviera is one of the most exclusive French destinations, characterised by beautiful people, fabulous food and an absolutely stunning climate. Provence, meanwhile, has a more laid-back atmosphere, boasting sleepy villages and beautiful landscapes. Elegance meets tradition in this part of the world, and visitors are offered the best of both. St. Tropez, Monte Carlo, Cannes and Nice are all equally famous resorts, acting as playgrounds to the world's elite - you'd be forgiven for thinking that cheap holidays to Provence and Riviera are rare. But cheap accommodation is available, and our properties are located in the area's most lovely retreats. Enjoy traversing the French hills or indulge in some vintage champagne - with private accommodation, you can afford to.
Cheap holidays to the French Alps
The delights of the French Alps are many, with skiing, walking and hiking all extremely popular activities. Such pursuits are the best way to discover the area's famous scenery, which includes the waters of Lake Geneva and the majestic heights of Mont Blanc. Put simply, the great outdoors has never been more beautiful. Resorts around the French Alps are as diverse as the area's landscapes. Sophisticated towns such as Grenoble can offer historical sites and attractions, whilst Annecy is the place to go for luxurious spas and saunas. From wineries to Roman ruins, cheap holidays to the French Alps are always an exciting prospect.
There's never been a better time to find cheap holidays to France. You can fly or take the Eurostar, and the TGV train network will transport you when you get there. France's most beautiful and remote destinations are no longer out of reach, but the likes of Paris and Cannes have lost none of their charm in the process.
In just a couple of hours you can reach your dream destination - whether that's the cultural wonders of Paris or the snow-clad slopes of Chamonix. Of course, package holiday operators can take you to your chosen paradise. But by booking private accommodation, you're afforded the space, privacy and, most importantly, freedom to explore the best of what France has to offer.