France – Overview

Britain and France. Two countries linked by a tunnel of just over 30 miles, and very little else. Our culture is different; our landscape, language, weather, even our lavender is different. Comparing the two countries is like comparing the White Cliffs of Dover with a ripe Camembert. And that, of course, is why we love France so much.

We love its wild Atlantic coast and its warm Mediterranean beaches. We love its rolling wine country and its snow-capped mountains. We love its sophisticated cities, its 1,200 museums, its 43,180 historical monuments, and its 38 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And we adore the fact that its restaurants have more Michelin stars than any other country, except Japan.

And so, it seems, does everyone else. France is the most visited country in the world; Paris the most visited city; its iconic Eiffel Tower the most visited paid-for monument. This is where painters, writers and moviemakers come for inspiration; where chefs, fashion designers and wine-makers come to learn from the masters.

“Every man has two countries; his own and France”. It’s not entirely clear who said it first, but whoever it was, they were right. Vive la différence, we say.

CAPITAL

Paris

FLIGHT TIME FROM UK

Between 2 hours and 2 hours 30 minutes

TIME DIFFERENCE

+1 hour

CURRENCY

Euro

LANGUAGE

French

VISA REQUIRED

No

France – Villas

Our villas in France

La Canorgue

  • Provence, 9 bedrooms/sleeps 20
  • Stylish and luxurious
  • In secluded grounds
  • Wifi, air-conditioned, Satellite TV

Villa du Maquis

  • Corsica, 4 bedrooms/sleeps 8
  • Private location with stunning views
  • Spacious and stylish
  • Wifi and air-conditioning

Villa Palombaggia

  • Corsica, 5 bedrooms/sleeps 10
  • Stylish modern design
  • Rural setting, beach 10min walk
  • Wifi, Satellite TV, air-conditioned throughout

Villa Santa Giulia

  • Corsica, 4 bedrooms/sleeps 8
  • Retracting glass walls
  • Private heated pool
  • Stylish and modern design

La Luna

  • Corsica, 5 bedrooms/sleeps 10
  • Stylish modern design
  • Rural setting, beach 10min walk
  • Wifi, air-conditioned, Sky TV

Les Lofts de Palombaggia

  • Corsica, 4 bedrooms/sleeps 8
  • Wonderful sea views
  • Large grounds
  • Private heated pool

Villa Lou

  • Corsica, 3 bedroom/sleeps 6
  • Bijou boutique villa
  • Distant sea views
  • Wifi and air-conditioning

Villa Marinka

  • Corsica, 4 bedrooms/sleeps 8
  • Modern stylish villa
  • Wonderful sea views
  • Palombaggia beach 300m
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France – Regions

Our featured regions in France

Corsica

Corsica has a unique blend of old world French and Italian culture and is studded with exceptional vineyards, quaint villages and attractive towns. Its 1,000 kilometres of scenic coastline and warm climate, means it is a popular destination for families and holidaymakers looking to relax on pretty beaches near crystal-clear waters.

Provence

From elegant town to country village, Provence is rooted deeply in the past. History wraps itself around you with the stories of Roman civilisations in its ancient ruins, 18th-century power games in its great houses and art and culture that have spanned centuries. It’s also breathtakingly beautiful – a place of earthy pleasures, brim-full of good food, fine wines and miles of walking and cycling trails threading through its rolling hills.