It’s no secret that France is the place to go for wine-lovers. Every region you visit in the country has a locally produced drink, whether it be the seductive bubbles in Champagne, the delicate whites in Dordogne, or the crisp rosés coming out of Provence, one of the oldest winemaking areas of France.
If a vineyard stay is on your to-do list during your villa holiday in France, you’re in luck. Many of our villas in France are near to a winery, and some even have their own vineyard too!
We’ve rounded up our top holiday villas in France with a vineyard, including our favourite properties that are next to one as well.
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See the famous vineyards surrounding Cahors from Maison des Vignobles’ private courtyard. Enjoy a glass of the famed local Malbec with a freshly picked fig, from one of the many fruit trees the property boasts. Despite the secluded village location, Maison des Vignobles is just a short drive away from Cahors and some of the prettiest villages and wineries in the region. The perfect holiday villa in France to rent if both beauty and practicality are on your must-have list.
Location: Loire Valley
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The Loire Valley region is well-known for its range of delicious wines, and La Maison Du Vigneron sits smack bang in the centre of it all. This beautiful Maison is actually set in a working bio-dynamic vineyard; sun-ripened grapes produce an elegant red wine that is perfect for enjoying among the property’s French character and charm. It’s also one of the best-placed villas in the Loire Valley – Château d’Ussé (the castle said to have inspired Sleeping Beauty) is just a ten-minute drive away, while Saumur, Fontevraud Abbey and many other historic châteaux, are all within easy reach too.
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This 18th Century farmhouse is surrounded by three acres of vineyards and is the ultimate place for a family holiday in France. Keep the kids entertained with thoughtful touches like toys, books, and games, while you adults can slip away to the surrounding vineyards. Just follow the famous Côte du Rhone route, sampling some exemplary wines along the way. Cycle to the gorgeous storybook village of Uzes each morning to pick up fresh bread to enjoy – a highly recommended private chef also resides here. Request their services for an extra special stay at Mas Cote du Rhone.
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The aptly named Maison du Vins was actually a winemaking chateau until the 1900’s and has now been luxuriously transformed into this delightful and rustic-style French country house. There’s still nods to its former life, however – the property sits within three acres of lush greenery for you to explore. Maison du Vins is also very close to Pinchon, a quaint winemaking hamlet that is perfect for sampling a taste of the Aquitaine specialities.
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Les Grandes Crus is absolutely bursting with character. A former wine-press and wine maker’s house, the home has been transformed into a modern and elegant villa, which still maintains some of the stunning original features – like that cellar! If that wasn’t enough, Les Grandes Crus is also set in the heart of a winemaking Burgundy village. You’ll have fine local wine and excellent food right on your doorstep, during your stay in this holiday villa in France.
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Wow. South of France villas don’t get much more luxurious than this. Domaine Art et Vin produces its own award-winning wines, so you don’t even need to leave the villa to experience Languedoc’s best drink. Pick up a bottle (or two) to take home for a souvenir, though something tells us you’ll have a hard time giving this one away. During your stay, you’ll receive a tour of the estate, guided by the passionate winemakers who produce wine from the nine different varieties of grape that are grown here. Marked walks will also lead you to other vineyards and wineries. Visit as many as you please! Easily one of the best wine experiences in the South of France.
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This heavenly property has the advantage of being owned by a knowledgeable winemaker – when staying at Laurel Rose, you’ll be able to purchase her wines at a discounted price. Result! The charming villa is set on a sloping hill that overlooks the French countryside and – most importantly – is close by to some truly excellent vineyards. Just follow the Dordogne river to be treated to some of the top food and wine tours in Bordeaux.
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One of our favourite family villas in France, Maison Bourguignonne offers a peaceful retreat in one of the country’s best-known wine regions. Don’t miss a visit to Vézelay during your stay, one of the most beautiful towns and villages in France. The 200-year-old barn has been lovingly restored with modern amenities that highlight its rustic features. New for 2021 is a walled garden, complete with luscious grapevines.
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Maison Malbec is owned by a passionate wine-lover with a taste for the Cahors region’s best wines. With this insider knowledge right at your doorstep, what more could you ask for during your villa holiday in France? Indulge in a VIP tour of the owner’s winery at his Chateau nearby, which produces one of the best Malbecs in the world (hence the name of the property…). How’s that for bragging rights?
So there you have it: our top villas to rent in France with a vineyard… or very near to one!
All that’s left for you to do is sit back, relax, and take a sip of some of the world’s very best wines. It’s a hard life.
Looking for further inspiration? Our villas near wine tasting regions in France is a great place to start.
Our Oliver’s Travels Concierge Team can help make your villa holiday in France extra special, by organising wine tasting tours, day trips, private chefs, and more.