A foodies dream, a mecca for culture vultures and home to a wildly diverse natural heritage, it is little wonder that France tops the list of the world's best holiday destinations. From the rustic lavender fields of Provence and the snowy peaks of the Alps to the beautiful islands of Corsica and Ile de Ré, Villanovo offers the finest properties, including many villas with pool, throughout France.
At Villanovo we have taken great pride in carefully selecting a magnificent collection of rustic farmhouses, delightful cottages and exquisite modern villas in France. Our villa specialists, many of whom hail from France, know the country inside out and have gone to great lengths to identify the very best in luxury accommodation throughout France, in stunning locations from the Côte d'Azur and Provence in the south of France to Normandy, Ile-de-France and Brittany in the north.
Speak to our specialists before booking, and they can help you choose where to rent your luxury villa in France, taking into account the specific tastes and requirements of your family or group, as well as the budget you have in mind.
So, whether you are looking for an elegant contemporary property with private pool surrounded by sun loungers in Corsica or a luxury villa in Cannes, or a chalet with a hot tub in the Northern Alps, we can help you find the ideal spot for your holiday.
We offer both catered and self-catering villas, as well as a third option of contracting staff for a one-off occasion. Speak to us today to find out more.
When you book a luxury villa with Villanovo, you can also benefit from the in-depth knowledge, expertise and local contacts of our dedicated concierge service. These local specialists, many of whom are on-site at the location, are available to assist you in the planning and smooth-running of your holiday, helping to take the stress and guesswork out of what should be a creative, enjoyable process.
They may be able to help you by suggesting or booking unforgettable activities such as boat trips, horse rides, theme park outings or hot-air balloon flights, as well as help to arrange extra services such as babysitters, car hire, a dedicated chef for your villa, airport transfer to and from your villa, and many other services to help make sure you are free to enjoy the holiday with your loved ones that you deserve.
Whether you're looking for a stay in family or with friends, our local concierge service is available to you. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help to make your holiday in France a truly unforgettable experience.
For centuries France has captured the imagination of people the world over. Its leisurely café culture, stylish films, heady literature, glitzy seaside towns, rolling fields of lavender, cosy cottages, chic chalets and rustic farmhouses, world famous cuisine, including the finest wines and cheeses the world over, and so much more continue to inspire generations of travellers and, indeed, anyone who seeks to enjoy the very best that life has to offer.
It is little surprise that this breath-taking country continues to top the list of the world's most visited destinations, and yet, despite its vast popularity, what prevails is a feeling of a dream touched but never captured, a mystery hinted at but left unexplained, of a country both familiar and unknowable. It is the land of lives well-lived and the perfect escape from the mundane.
At Villanovo, it is our great honour to offer our clients the opportunity to experience the very best of this magnificent country in the finest luxury villas.
France stands among the best places to visit worldwide for a family beach holiday. While on the one hand the Ile de Ré offers laid-back vibes and a wonderfully unspoiled Atlantic coastline, boasting wild beaches and splendid villages, the spectacular scenery of central Corsica is matched only by the jaw-dropping beauty of its beaches. This is particularly evident in the south of Corsica, where you can find the iconic beaches of Palombaggia and Rondinara, two beaches that look to have been lifted from the Caribbean and transplanted to the Mediterranean.
Elsewhere, the charms of the golden Atlantic coastal towns near Cap Ferrat and further south in the French Basque country are ideal for families looking to experience the unspoiled, understated majesty of the French coast while enjoying the local family-friendly amenities. Then there is the much-celebrated Cote d'Azur, where the glistening waters of the Mediterranean lap the shores of the elegant towns and sun-soaked villages that stretch along its famous coastline. All idyllic spots, blessed with the much-vaunted Mediterranean climate, perfect for creating memories that will last your children a lifetime.
It is not only the coastline where France dazzles. The pastoral charms of the French countryside are as legendary as their breath-taking beaches and storied cities. From the lavender scented hills of Provence, where the cicadas chirp and time seems to stand still, to the lush greenery of the Ile de France and every vineyard, olive grove and mountain stream in between, the luxuriance of the French countryside is a gift to the world, which has to be sampled firsthand at least once in a lifetime.
Cycle through rolling hills, stroll the cobbled streets of its villages, set yourself down outside the old worldy cafes and share a cheeseboard alongside a sipped glass or two of Bordeaux or Bandol (or whatever the local wine may be!). Break open a roll of freshly baked bread and bask in the simple pleasures of life, for unforgettable moments shared with those you hold dearest.
From the glitzy resorts of Courchevel 1850 and Méribel to the family friendly Les Menuires and La Plagne, France's Northern Alps region is overflowing with snowsure locations offering the best skiing for you next winter holiday. When you add the gourmet delights of the local Savoyard cuisine (combined, of course, with a glass or two of wine), the enjoyment is only amplified.
It is not by chance that France has for so long remained at the top table of world cuisine. A blend of first-class local ingredients from its famed terroir and a sophistication of preparation that is legendary in its refinement, it is a gastronomy that spans everything from the most pretentious dishes in the trendiest restaurants to the rustic picnic in a leafy landscape. The common denominator is a strong sense of place reinforced by a national respect for and delight in locally-sourced food of the highest quality.
Chief among the country's specialities is the hearty comfort food typified by coq au vin, tartiflette, bœuf bourguignon, ratatouille, and onion soup, as well as the lighter offerings of its salade Niçoise, its crepes, quiches and mousses, its famous pastries, the simple pleasures of les moules-frites and of course the small matter of its wines and cheeses... all world famous dishes representing the mere tip of the iceberg of a truly magnificent cuisine.
And with a monumental 630 Michelin-starred restaurants (including 29 3-star establishments), there is no shortage of places to bask in this legendary culinary culture.