The 10 most beautiful villas in France

The hustle and bustle of everyday life sometimes demands a few days of rest; of course, well deserved. France offers you the most beautiful and varied villas you can imagine, and some of them are even pet-friendly.

The country has approximately 4,374 villas, spread across the different French regions, and each one varies in terms of culture, traditions, gastronomy and geography. Therefore, there is also a good variety of prices and activities depending on the area, whether at city, sea, countryside or mountain level; activities such as surfing, water skiing, alpine skiing, hiking and many others.

The offers are really attractive, even for the enjoyment of children; in addition, there are services for their care, in case they are needed. It may be a little difficult to choose the region where to make the reservation, so we will mention some of them below.

In the New Aquitaine region:

La Roque-Gageac in the Dordogne department; it is located in the southwest of France, in the aforementioned region of New Aquitaine, whose capital is the city of Bordeaux; it is the 6th most important city in France, after Paris, which is the first, followed by Marseille, then Lyon, Lille and Toulouse, which is the 5th.

  • La Maison du Gabarier Avec Vue: this villa has about 130 square meters, with a privileged location and a capacity for up to 6 people. It has 2 floors, the first floor has a kitchen, living room and fireplace, with 2 sofas, one of them convertible, wifi and flat screen. 

Outside, garden furniture, barbecue and view on the Dordogne river. Upstairs 2 bedrooms with 3 beds, bathroom with shower and toilet. In addition to a nice balcony.

  • Dordogne Riverview Stonehouse near Sarlat: this beautiful 3000 square foot stone villa consists of 3 floors and is located between the river and the stone cliffs; with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, for up to 8 people. The house is said to have its origins in the Middle Ages and is considered the oldest in the area.

A curious thing is that, to enter the intermediate level of the house, it is through a door that is embedded in the stone wall, and that leads to a completely private courtyard. Smoking and pets are not allowed. Near the house there are restaurants and some wine cellars.

  • Lacroze dAuzier: this villa has 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, hairdryer, suitable for a large family with a maximum of 10 people. It also has a large kitchen with everything you need such as refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, dining room, a living room overlooking the pool, iPod docking station, DVD and CD player.

Also the house has gardens, another dining room, but covered with barbecue and a cave with spring and views towards the forest. There is parking space for 4 cars and nearby there are restaurants, tennis and canoeing. In addition to beautiful castles and the towns of Domme and Sarlat.

In the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region: 

This region, also called PACA, is actually the union of different territories that in the past belonged to other regions and countries. A mixture of religions, architectures, origins and customs, making this region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, one of the most interesting in France.

It is made up of 6 departments; Vaucluse and Bouches du Rhône are some of them. It is a region of much tourism, since in it are located the cities of Nice, Marseille, the charm of Monaco, Cannes, Saint Tropez, among others very famous.

In the department of Vaucluse, district of Avignon: on the banks of the Rhone river and at an altitude of 23 m, this district is the capital of the department of Vaucluse. Avignon is located between Arles and Orange, about 650 km from Paris.

  • The Chateau de Chateau Cyprès: or Chateau of Cypresses in the heart of Provence. It consists of 1000 square meters, with 10 rooms and a capacity for 18 people. It also has a heated swimming pool. It is surrounded by greenery and a Mediterranean garden.
  • Le Domaine de Mazan: another of the beauties in Avignon, it has 12 rooms, a swimming pool and a tennis court. If you prefer, you can ask for the service of a chef for breakfast, besides enjoying all the wonderful architecture.

In the department of Bouches du Rhône, the district of Marseille: Marseille is the capital of this region of Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, besides being the 2nd largest city in France, after Paris. It is located on the Côte d’Azur, in an inlet; port city that stands out for tourism and for the influence that Africa has left on the city in the past.

  • Maison Jardin Grande Piscine, in the district of Bonneveine: this villa has 64 square meters, with swimming pool and outdoor garden, air conditioning, Wifi, flat screen TV and cable, fully equipped kitchen and dining room. It has 1 bedroom with bed linen, 1 bathroom and towels; it also has a terrace and a barbecue area. It is recommended for 2 people.
  • Cabanon du Pécheur: this villa also has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, as well as towels and bed linen, flat screen TV, Wifi, air conditioning, kitchen, fully equipped dining room and beautiful sea views from its terrace. There is also a barbecue area. 

It is located only 10 minutes from the beach if you walk and 500 meters from the Maldorme beach. It is also close to Saint-Ferreol street and the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde. It is also possible to go hiking around the villa. It is a location preferred by couples.

  • Le Galinier Winter, a hotel in Beaumier: it is located in Lourmarin and offers a variety of villas of different sizes, such as for 4 people with 2 bedrooms of 80 sqm and private entrance. For 6 persons of 115 sqm, with kitchen and living room or if you prefer the same of 115 sqm, but with washing machine, kitchen utensils and stove. 

Another alternative for 6 people is 150 sq. m., with air conditioning and private entrance. Finally, 400 sq. m. villas for 21 people, with air conditioning, living area and garden view. All these accommodations have equipped kitchens, Wifi and are pet friendly. Smoking is not allowed.

In the Auvergne-Rhône Alpes region of France

One of the 13 regions that make up the French Republic. Its capital is Lyon and is the most populated city in the region. Land of snowy peaks and winter sports of the Alps. There are also many medieval fortresses, Renaissance monuments and beautiful villages; declared World Heritage Sites.

In the Rhône department, the city of Lyon: French city located in the southeastern part of the country, towards the Rhône-Alpes area and where the Saône and Rhône rivers meet; in the past it was known as the Lion of France. Lyon is the 3rd most important city, of course after Paris and Marseille. We will mention 2 of its towns below:

  • La Marionnette Du Plateau: this villa is located in La Croix-Rousse neighborhood and a few minutes from Lyon-Bron airport. Occupying a 19th century building, it consists of 1 bedroom with 1 bathroom, towels and bed linen, as well as flat screen TV and Wifi. The fully equipped kitchen has a seating area and a beautiful terrace. 

Another important point is that the villa is close to the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Miniature and the basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere, as well as its Roman theater and the Museum of Confluences. Pets are not allowed in the property.

  • Le Petite Maison Dans La Croix Rousse Villa: same as the previous villa, it is located in the same neighborhood, with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 20 square meters, also rooms for allergic people are available. It has orthopedic mattress and bed linen, Wifi, cable TV, mirror, microwave oven, ice maker and electric kettle.

The place has a terrace, a restaurant, barber shop, solarium and bicycle rental. It is close to the city center, the Lyon Bron airport and the Henon metro station. It has a playground for the recreation of the little ones, but there are also parks nearby. They have cribs for babies and children. Pets are also allowed.

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