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Highlights in Southern France
- World-class boutiques
- Beautiful countryside
- Fascinating history
- Stunning architecture
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Southern France
From fairy tale castles to the world’s finest wines in Bordeaux, from luxury super yachts on the south coast to the lavish shopping areas of Nice and St Tropez, and from winding rivers in yawning valleys to soaring mountains and rolling hills, Southern France boasts the most spectacular of sights, whether natural or manmade. Choose a holiday letting in the town of Limoges for its fascinating pottery, Carcassonne for history that comes to life or St Tropez to get an insight into the lives of the rich and famous! The holiday rental options for your Southern France holiday are endless.The beauty of Southern France
Holiday rentals in Southern France reflect the beauty of the area, with masses of flowers and rustic gardens. Many holiday lettings feature swimming pools and hot tubs, reflecting the blue sky and offering fun for all the family. No matter the size of your group – whether you’re travelling to Southern France alone or as part of a large group – you’ll find the perfect holiday rental for you here.
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The area and getting around
There are a number of international airports which fly into Southern France. Nice Côte d’Azur airport gives immediate access to the southernmost coastal area, and Toulouse-Blagnac Airport heads into the centre of the region. For those seeking natural beauty, in the north of Southern France you’ll find the astonishingly beautiful Périgord-Limousin National Park. The park has a vast array of wildlife and extensive hiking trails that lead you through the fine sights and sounds of this enchanting area.Explore the coast of Southern France
The coastline of Southern France is some of the most beautiful in the world. Six-Fours-Les-Plages is a lesser-known area packed with sandy beaches and interesting coves, and is especially of interest to those who love to dive. Bormes Les Mimosas boasts around 22 kilometres of fine beaches, meaning that there is plenty of room for all, even in high season. This is also wine country so you can enjoy a glass of the best while soaking in the Provencal sunshine!
Travellers and activities
Where is the best shopping in the world? Top of the list has got to be the fashion shopping in Cannes, and in Cannes, the finest shopping street is La Croisette. Lined with world-leading luxury boutiques, La Croisette is a destination to behold whether you’re buying or just admiring. But it’s not just about fashion! Marche Forville market in Cannes sells just about everything your heart could desire, with local farmer’s produce and flowers being key ingredients in the mix. Explore further round the French Riviera for markets and shops a-plenty. No matter your budget or interest, Southern France is a shopper’s mecca!Southern France for history lovers
France’s history is long and varied and Southern France offers myriad options to learn more about it. Avignon has a fascinating history, for instance. Not always French, the town was the capital of the papacy until 1791 when it was annexed and became a part of the country. Part of the Pope’s old palace is still standing for visitors to explore. Going back even further in time, Nimes Arena is one of the best preserved examples of a Roman amphitheatre that you’ll find anywhere in the world. Now with an excellent interactive video guide, history lovers can really get a feel for how this part of Southern France felt to those living in Roman times.
„A short distance from Cannes is the town of Grasse, which despite its small size, produces around three quarters of the world’s perfume essences!“
Top 5 travel tips in Southern France
The world’s wealthiest people bring the world’s most luxurious yachts into the world’s most spectacular marina in St Tropez. Enjoy both the sights of the ships and the offerings of the shops nearby.2. Go white water rafting in the Ardeche
Take a guided trip down the Ardeche river and enjoy white-knuckle white water rafting through staggeringly beautiful countryside.3. Smell the lavender in Aix-en-Provence
The world’s most important lavender growing region is in Aix-en-Provence in Southern France. Enjoy the sight of miles and miles of purples of all shades, together with the delightful aroma from the pretty flowers.4. Visit the most paradisiacal of French towns: Albi
A UNESCO world heritage site, Albi is one of the prettiest towns in the whole of Southern France. Don’t miss the view from the church overlooking the bridges over the water – simply stunning!5. Taste the wines of Bordeaux
The world-leading wine producing region of Bordeaux is only too delighted to welcome visitors who wish to learn more about its unique processes, land and vines, and to taste and buy its produce!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Southern France
On average, what was the cost of holiday rentals in Southern France in 2020, the year hit by the coronavirus pandemic?
The coronavirus has severely impacted the travel industry. Based on our 2020 data, Southern France has an annual average price of £112.31 per night.
Which months allow you to save the most on holiday rentals?
According to our most recent historical data, the months with the cheapest prices in Southern France are January, March, and February, with average prices of £108.6, £113.04 and £113.75, respectively.
When does the price of holiday rentals in Southern France go up the most?
It can be concluded, analysing the data for the year 2020, that the cost per night for accommodation is usually higher, on average, during the months of July (£165.47), August (£157.42), and June (£143.43).
Is Southern France a good location for a spontaneous getaway?
It's worthwhile if you book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Southern France, as only 44% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
What time of the year can I find more available holiday rentals?
The months when it's the easiest to find free accommodation in Southern France are May (the average amount of properties that are free reached 53.6% of the total in 2020), June (52.5%), and April (51.5%).
When are there fewer rental options available in Southern France?
The months with the lowest properties available in Southern France are, in order, August, July and September, with respective average availability figures of 17.6%, 30%, and 44.5%, based on data collected in 2020.
How many holiday rentals does Holidu have in Southern France?
Holidu has paired up with 119 different partners to give you a choice between 120000 properties we have in Southern France.