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Make a holiday gite in France your home away from home

France holiday homes are set across a country with a huge variety of landscapes and characters, all represented by the wide selection on HomeAway – there are stylish studios in cities like Paris, rustic and traditional cottages in rural regions, and on the coast you’ll find all kinds of villas and apartments. At countryside holiday homes in France you can expect rustic open fireplaces and centuries old stonework, but without neglecting modern conveniences like wi-fi. Pets are often welcome in gites in France, and extras like on-site parking and pools might make your stay that little more comfortable.

Things to do

-Sightseeing near your French gite. From the spectacular Roman remnants in southern cities such as Arles and Orange, to the beautiful renaissance chateaux of the Loire Valley, and much, much more, there are centuries of historical interest. Not to forget Paris and its iconic landmarks, and elegant art nouveau architecture.

-Food and drink. There are more Michelin-starred restaurants here than anywhere else on earth. Regional specialities include cheese, with as many as 400 different varieties, paté and wine, with some eight billion bottles produced every year. Even if you’re not a foodie you’ll be able to enjoy fine produce at local markets and the basic amenities like patisseries, charcuteries and fromageries in every town.

-Beach villas in France. France has a vast coastline, boasting lovely scenery and different characteristics on every part. For instance in Normandy there’s Mont-Saint-Michel, a medieval abbey on a tidal island. Brittany has dramatic cliffs and sweeping beaches. Rent a France apartment on the Atlantic coast and you’ll find Europe’s best surf beaches, while the Côte d’Azur is synonymous with luxury and style.

-Outdoor recreation. The unspoiled countryside and impressive landscapes in France’s inland regions provide the perfect setting for outdoor adventure. The Rhone and Dordogne Rivers are much loved for the variety of watersports they afford, like boating, canoeing and kayaking. For skiing, you could make for the resorts in Alps to the east or Pyrenees to the southwest.

-Family attractions. In the Paris area you have the Disneyland Resort, with top rides, entertainment and shopping. Also here is Parc Asterix, based on the famous comic books. To the west of the country, near Poitiers is le Puy du Fou, known for its lavish historical set-pieces and stunt shows, and Futuroscope, a unique theme park based on cinematography and audio-visual experiences.

Weather in France

The French climate is influenced by the Mediterranean, Atlantic and even Scandinavia, and varies greatly from the moderate north to warmer south. The north, from Pas de Calais west to Brittany, is temperate, and tends to be mild all year round. The west coast is mild and breezy, with a particularly favourable climate for holidaymakers around the Poitou-Charentes region. There are Mediterranean conditions across the south, with mild winters and hot summers. Mountainous regions like the Alps and Pyrnees have consistent snowfall for at least three months of the year.

Travel to your self-catering villa France

The country has a superb transport infrastructure, with efficient road and rail networks, ensuring easy access to your France apartment. The roads are well-maintained and uncongested, and funded in part by tolls at regular intervals. Meanwhile trains are affordable and efficient, especially via the TGV high-speed lines. For the most part trains are preferred to inter-city bus services thanks to their speed and affordability. Most regions and large cities have airports with international connections. Key holiday destinations like the French Riviera have airports at short intervals – you can fly to Marseille (MRS), Toulon (TLN) or Nice (NCE) from the UK.

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    Apartment #1497152a
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      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (26 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
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      Apartment #1442305a
      26
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        Apartment #838394vb
        32
        Viewed 111 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (15 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Apartment #4196715
          15
          Viewed 127 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (56 reviews)
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Apartment #6617212
            56
            Viewed 107 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (14 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Cottage #6133482
              14
              Viewed 189 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (50 reviews)
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                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #445394
                50
                Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (4 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #6601165
                  4
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                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                    (27 reviews)
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #1243353a
                    27
                    Viewed 90 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (137 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #125613vb
                      137
                      Viewed 148 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                        (25 reviews)
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                        • 1 BA
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                        Apartment #722635vb
                        25
                        Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Apartment #4196967
                          1
                          Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                            Good! 3.7/5
                            (18 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #642998a
                            18
                            Viewed 108 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                              (31 reviews)
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                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 3
                              Studio #6194938
                              31
                              Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                (93 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 3
                                Studio #20279vb
                                93
                                Viewed 208 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (4 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 5
                                  Apartment #1426844a
                                  4
                                  Viewed 77 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (84 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 3
                                    Cottage #448680
                                    84
                                    Viewed 122 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                      (25 reviews)
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                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Studio #972418a
                                      25
                                      Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (4 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Apartment #6615044
                                        4
                                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                          (30 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Apartment #57295
                                          30
                                          Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                            (60 reviews)
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Apartment #935071a
                                            60
                                            Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                              (9 reviews)
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 3
                                              Apartment #716421vb
                                              9
                                              Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (40 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Apartment #935004a
                                                40
                                                Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                  Apartment #1466476a
                                                  7
                                                  Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (70 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Studio #6410401
                                                    70
                                                    Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #1881223
                                                      10
                                                      Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                        (11 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Apartment #6120645
                                                        11
                                                        Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                          (71 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #893629a
                                                          71
                                                          Viewed 84 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (40 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Apartment #443484vb
                                                            40
                                                            Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (39 reviews)
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #1440928a
                                                              39
                                                              Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                (33 reviews)
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                                                                • Studio
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Apartment #855400a
                                                                33
                                                                Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  House #1459901a
                                                                  11
                                                                  Viewed 187 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                    (34 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #3685877
                                                                    34
                                                                    Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (58 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Condo #471775vb
                                                                      58
                                                                      Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (28 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #909316
                                                                        28
                                                                        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                          (18 reviews)
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Apartment #1386156a
                                                                          18
                                                                          Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                            (25 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Apartment #1030352
                                                                            25
                                                                            Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                              (34 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Apartment #6359790
                                                                              34
                                                                              Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (34 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Apartment #3669850
                                                                                34
                                                                                Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (8 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                  Apartment #4067318
                                                                                  8
                                                                                  Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (55 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Studio #664488a
                                                                                    55
                                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (16 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Apartment #817181vb
                                                                                      16
                                                                                      Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (16 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Chalet #6519826
                                                                                        16
                                                                                        Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (15 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #1447295a
                                                                                          15
                                                                                          Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (55 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Studio #1088997a
                                                                                            55
                                                                                            Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (58 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                                              Apartment #932862a
                                                                                              58
                                                                                              Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                (14 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                                Apartment #658188a
                                                                                                14
                                                                                                Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  Studio #665106a
                                                                                                  9
                                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                    (57 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Apartment #1001908a
                                                                                                    57
                                                                                                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                      (30 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • Studio
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Condo #332016vb
                                                                                                      30
                                                                                                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Wish we could have stayed longer!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is charming property and perfectly situated. Jean-Marc was very friendly and helpful; nothing was too much trouble. We really appreciated his hints and tips which gave our stay a fantastic start. The apartment is beautifully appointed and felt like home from home. We would love to stay there again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 05, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Great view, location and chalet

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed here for just over a week for a ski trip. We had a car so location just above Morzine was perfect for us. That being said it is only a 10/15 min walk in to morzine, which we did a few times when we all wanted to have a drink. The elevation of the property gives you a great view of Morzine. Access to Prodain or Avoriaz is only a 5min drive away. The chalet itself is maintained to a high standard, open plan living with well equipped kitchen, large fridge freezer, both bath and shower rooms, and a separate toilet. There is covered parking next to the property (handy when it snows), and a ski locker next to the front door for safe storage. Most of all though, I was hugely impressed with the communication of the managers/owners of this property, every question answered promptly, and special effort made to make our stay a good one. I would thoroughly recommend this property in both winter and summer.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017