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Top 50 France Villas for Rent. Live Like a Local, Not a Tourist!

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France offers something for all tastes: tall mountains, lush farmland, sandy beaches, quaint villages, and fashionable boulevards. You may also be inspired by French literature, art, and cinema, by its influential culinary traditions, or by its history of winemaking excellence. Paris, the country's cultural heart, is an exciting destination, whether museums, shopping, or simply people watching rank high on your itinerary. Away from the urban centers, options also abound: you can join chic beach goers on the Cote d'Azur, tour vineyards in Burgundy, or visit chateaux in the Loire Valley. The Dordogne boasts fascinating prehistoric remains, while Provence is a painter's dream, with its chalky crags and sun-baked fields. To the north, Brittany's mystical Celtic heritage makes for great exploration. The forests of Alsace, on the other hand, beckon to hikers and nature lovers. Whatever your desire, France is sure to have something for you.

Provence Villas  -  [ Matches:  43 Villas and Houses For Rent]

The colors of Provence are luminescent like no others. There are golden hills graced by the green of olive, pine, and cedar trees, endless fields of purple lavender, and clear blue coastal waters. The fertile soil produces a variety of fruit and vegetables, including many excellent wines. For our purposes, this region includes the inland areas of Vaucluse, Haute Alpes, and the coastal reaches of Bouches-du-Rhone and Alpes-Maritimes. It is a diverse territory that has inspired many great artists. Here, your objectives should be to enjoy the subtle flavors of olive oil, garlic, and Mediterranean herbs, climb in mountains such as the Dentelles or the Alpilles, and repose in the incomparable sunshine.

Ile de France Villas  -  [ Matches:  11 Villas and Houses For Rent]

Encompassing the suburban areas directly outside Paris, Ile de France includes the celebrated chateau of Versailles and the palace of Fotainebleau. Beyond the commuter towns, forests, wheatfields and plains are criss-crossed by tree-lined avenues. It's no surprise that this region was a favorite of French royalty, and an inspiration to painters the likes of Corot, Rousseau, Pissarro, and Cezanne. Other interesting destinations in the area include the National Museum of the Renaissance, Chateau de Sceaux, and Chateau de Rambouillet.

Paris Villas  -  [ Matches:  10 Villas and Houses For Rent]

Paris is a stylish and cosmopolitan city with a rich history and a sophisticated ambiance. It is filled with art galleries, shops, and excellent restaurants. There are cafes, boulevards, monuments, and museums all in close proximity to many of our private villas. It has long been a destination for lovers, intellectuals, and artists. Paris features a melange of architectural styles. Perhaps the most eye-catching would be Art Nouveau, as evidenced in many civic buildings, including the entrances to the metro that sprang up in the 1890's. In direct contrast are the modern Centre Pompidou, the Opera Bastille, and La Grande Arche in La Defense. In terms of historic buildings, Notre-Dame remains a beautiful example of the transition between the Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles. Paris is home to many important historical monuments, including the Place de la Concorde, where the guillotines were held during the French revolution, and the Louvre, former home of the King of France. The Louvre houses Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, as well as master works by Michelangelo and Delacroix. In addition to the Louvre, there are small museums devoted to many of the world's greatest artists and writers, such as Musee Delacroix, Musee Maillol, Maison de Victor Hugo, Musee Rodin, and Musee Picasso. Formerly a train station, the Musee D'orsay opened on the Right Bank in 1986. It houses an amazing collection of Impressionist art by the likes of Cezanne, Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, and many others.

Cote D'Azur  -  [ Matches:  8 Villas and Houses For Rent]

The domain of the jet set, the Cote d'Azur has long catered to wealthier travelers. Nearby our luxury holiday villas on the French Riviera, you'll find no end of lovely hotels, fashionable boutiques, and exclusive restaurants. Festivals of jazz, film, wine, and food abound here. The Cannes Film Festival, held each May, is the Cote d'Azur's most exciting event. The summertime traffic and crowds on the Cote d'Azur are unbelievable, particularly in the most popular resort towns. Low season travelers with a willingness to explore off the beaten track will be richly rewarded. Even now, the Cote d'Azur has plenty to offer in the way of quiet fishing ports and free beaches. Hyeres, Antibes, Sanary, and St. Raphael are wonderful spots.

Normandy  -  [ Matches:  7 Villas and Houses For Rent]

On June 6th, 1944, Normandy became the site of the greatest military operation of all time. The beaches near Bayeux remain scarred by the D-Day attacks, and offer visitors a glimpse into military history. Towns such as Caen, Dieppe, and Rouen are fascinating historical cities. Artists should visit Monet's house and gardens in the village of Giverny. Of course, most visitors come to this region to see the fortified island of Mont-St-Michel. Its original stone arches and stairways leading to the abbey are indeed a breathtaking sight. The countryside, which is fed by the Seine River, is home to dairy farms, apple orchards, manor houses, and wooded valleys. While enjoying one of our vacation rental homes in Normandy, be sure to taste cheeses such as neufchatel, pont l'eveque and camembert. The region's abundant apples are used in pastries and galettes, as well as in the production of Calvados, an apple brandy, and cider.

Aquitaine  -  [ Matches:  5 Villas and Houses For Rent]

The orchard region of France, Aquitaine offers gentle rolling hills, rich farmland, and (of course) orchards, spotted with traditional stone farmhouses, manor houses, and minor chateaux. Treat yourself to an authentic countryside experience.

Burgundy  -  [ Matches:  4 Villas and Houses For Rent]

Boasting the finest Romanesque architecture in France, Burgundy enjoys a continental climate: cold in winter, hot in summer. It's clearly a winning combination, as Burgundy is home to some of the world's most famous wines. Best visited by car, the wineries of Burgundy's charming villages and towns offer an ideal opportunity to sample the region's many wines. In addition, most wineries are within walking distance of local restaurants. Many towns promote their vineyards as their main attraction, and indeed you could spend the day simply meandering from one to another.

Languedoc-Roussillon  -  [ Matches:  3 Villas and Houses For Rent]

A land of vineyards, fishing towns, and beach resorts, Languedoc-Roussillon is the single largest producer of wine in France. While its main cities are modern and cosmopolitan, its rural villages remain steeped in Old World tradition. This is the area which produced magnificent troubadour poetry from the tenth through twelfth centuries, in the language of "d'Oc," the regional tongue. To preserve their cultural heritage, the Languedoc's Occitan and the Roussillans' Catalan languages are still taught in schools today. Visitors to this area can ramble through Roman ruins or take advantage of the hiking and skiing opportunities in the Haut Languedoc or Cerdagne.

Loire Valley  -  [ Matches:  2 Villas and Houses For Rent]

Graced by France's most important chateaux, this is indeed a regal region. Chambord and Chenonceau remain incredible examples or Renaissance architecture and boast exquisite formal gardens. Both Tours and Angers make interesting day trips from our Loire Valley vacation rentals, as do the smaller towns of Amboise, Blois, Saumur, and Beaugency.