Villas in France

Villas in France
France is one of the most visited countries in the world. Visitors are drawn to Paris, fantastic beaches, mountain scenery, superior food, great wine and elegant fashion. Villas scattered across the country offer sweeping vistas of the Atlantic, the rolling hills of Normandy and Brittany, the wine regions of Lorraine and Burgundy, the castles of the Loire Valley and the panoramic views provided by the Alps or the Pyrenees.

Lisieux, Normandy

Surrounded by rolling meadows and flower-lined paths, the three-story Villa Bordelet features a glass-enclosed patio with wicker furniture as well as a furnished outdoor patio that overlooks the garden. A private swimming pool is situated amid the large, landscaped lawn and offers sun loungers, umbrellas and tables. The first floor offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms. An additional two bedrooms are available on the second floor.

Villa Bordelet
Lisieux, Basse-Normandie, Normandy, France
(800) 726-6702

Beaune, Burgundy

Le Rosseau is a modern cottage/villa that sleeps 11 people. Furnished and designed in a traditional style, this family home features an ivy-draped roof with steep lines and the property is nestled in more than an acre of shrubs, shade trees and fruit trees. There is a private, heated swimming pool with garden furniture and sun loungers, French windows lead to a terrace and large garden and a games room is situated in the barn and offers table tennis, darts and table football.

Le Rosseau Cottage
Beaune, Burgundy, France
+44 (0) 845 389 9582

Loire Valley, Loches

Situated amid the castles of the Loire Valley, this sophisticated, restored 15th century villa offers a magnificent introduction to French history, having been a noble house prior to the French Revolution. This breathtaking chateau is set on an walled estate and offers sweeping, manicured gardens, elaborate arches, shallow canals and stylish fountains. Situated through French doors is an outdoor dining terrace surrounded by a garden and a swimming pool is surrounded by a flagstone deck and patio furniture. A tournament-grade tennis court is available. Inside, the villa features 12-foot-high ceilings with walls covered with stretched silk tissue tondu and eight tastefully decorated bedrooms.

Chateau de Vallery with Coach House
Loire Valley, Loches, France
(800) 726 6702

Biarritz, Aquitaine

Situated atop a cliff that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, this two-bedroom villa is 5 miles from the village of Biarritz, on the Bay of Biscay in the southwest of France. This Basque-style villa is tastefully furnished in a Minimalist style with large windows overlooking the sea. The villa features a furnished wooden deck for outdoor dining and offers quiet and seclusion with an enclosed garden offering access to the white-sand beach below.

Maison del Mar
Biarritz, Aquitaine, France
+44 (0) 1202 961300

Vernet Les Bain, East Pyrenees

In the south of France, nestled in the Pyrenees mountain range and centrally located in the French village of Vernet Les Bain, is this quaint Pyrenees gite, also known as cottage or villa. This villa has French windows that open up to a terrace and its own private garden with garden furniture and loungers and a barbecue for grilling. Expansive views sweep over Mount Canigou and the Pyrenees. Two bedrooms that sleep four people are available.

Vernet les Bains, Pyrenees,
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
00 33 630 54 0097

Article Written By Christina McDonald-Legg

Christina McDonald-Legg has been writing about health, wellness and travel since 1999. Her articles have appeared in "Colures Magazine" (London), "The Sunday Times" (Dublin), "The Connacht Tribune" (Galway) and "The Seattle Post-Intelligencer," and been featured online by the U.K. Department of Health. McDonald-Legg holds a Master of Arts in journalism from the National University of Ireland.

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