You know you want to discover France, but you’re undecided about the exact destination? We are here to help you: take our short quiz and we’ll find your perfect destination for a match made in French heaven!
Our beautiful French villas and chateaux featured in the quiz:
Maison Laroche is the ideal family holiday villa in Vendee and Poitou-Charentes. Nestled in the countryside surrounded by a patchwork of sunflower fields and close to a gentle stream, it doesn’t get any better for those seeking a little peace and quiet. Even still, there’s plenty to do in this part of France. Regional highlights include the exciting Futuroscope, an interactive theme park which is less than an hour away and fabulous Bordeaux is just an hour and 45 minutes away.
There is beauty in simplicity and Maison Charente nails that on the head. This sleepy hamlet in rural Charente has characterful furnishings and a gorgeous exterior completed with a pool and BBQ to match. The real knack here is that you’ll never feel isolated. The nearby market town of Ruffec is overflowing with things to do; zoos, film festivals, outdoor sports, world-famous wines and more. What more could you ask for?
La Maison du Voyage
Unearth the R&R you didn’t think you needed (but totally deserve) at La Maison du Voyage. This elegant and spacious villa has quite the story; being no strangers to everyday stresses, the owners of La Maison du Voyage created this gem to change their life and the life of others. Guests at La Maison du Voyage are immersed in a relaxing and beautiful countryside setting surrounded by vines and horses. The 200-year-old Maison de Maître has been restored with care and love, to create a homely and cosy retreat.
Maison Ile de Re
This home will instantly make you feel at ease and become a place where you create memorable times together. Spend your days by the pool, afternoons going back and forth between regional attractions and evenings alfresco dining. Ile de Re is also blessed with its location being in the heart of Bois Plage en Ré, just 300m from its lively marketplace which is open from April to September, and only 800m from the beach. it’s a win-win if you ask me.
Valmer Beach Villa
Welcome to St Tropez! Surrounded by green pines, flourishing vineyards and golden sands; you’ve found your place in paradise at Valmer Beach Villa. Beach lovers can get their daily dose of sun, sea and sand with plenty of beaches just a sunny stroll away. There’s even a sandy cove 300m away and your clan will only be a 20-minute walk to the village of La Croix Valmer – which is often referred as paradise on earth. Sign me up!
This stunning chateau is surrounded by the beautiful countryside, rich with Loire Valley’s pivotal history. Here you can stroll through heavenly gardens and admire the historical architecture. Chateau Alarie has been well preserved with a wonderful quirky interior with its very own Beauty and the Beast-esque library. With a fully equipped kitchen and large dining room seating 20, you’ll be able to hold an unforgettable soiree with family and friends.
Maison Le Bitoulet
Culture vultures will fall head over heels for Maison Le Bitoulet. This townhouse in Languedoc was originally built in 1882, and although it’s had a little revamp here and there, it’s interiors still pay homage to the past with chandeliers and statuary. This holiday home is in between Carcassonne and Montpellier, meaning it has access to the best of the Languedoc-Roussillon wine region. Go towards the coast and you’ll find eager winemakers’ ready to share their samples.
Mas De Beauce
History is at the core of this 14th-century villa in the Midi-Pyrénées.
Nods to the past are everywhere, from the medieval-style art on the walls to the antique sewing machine in one of the bedrooms. Even the bathrooms are adorned with rough stone. Exploring this villa is like a treasure hunt, you don’t know what you’ll stumble upon next. Not that you needed any more convincing, but natural beauty is everywhere – you just need a get-up-and-go spirit to visit them.
La Maison Des Moines
La Maison Des Moines is more than just a holiday home, it’s a haven of peace and tranquillity, a place to spend quality time with friends and family and relish the outstanding views of the Dordogne’s spellbinding countryside. It might be hard to tear yourself away, but if you do it’ll be well worth it. Within a 10-minute drive away, there’s a plethora of restaurants, markets, festivals and quaint and cosy villages.
Guests will immediately be transported back in time as they enter the grounds through a private gated entrance before driving down the 100-metre tree-lined drive to be greeted by the grandeur of the chateau. Chateau Renaissance is perfectly placed for guests looking to uncover the Dordogne’s history, scenery and architecture. And this home will no doubt continue to charm it’s guests as it has previously. After all, how are you going to resist this hillside retreat, drenched in beauty?