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Welcome to the selection of villas in France from the BELLAVISTA Agency portfolio, your entry point to stays in luxury villas in France.

At the heart of the most prestigious regions, our villas, castles, properties are located in the most iconic towns and villages of the Country, such as the Côte d'Azur, Provence, the center of Paris, Cannes, the Alpilles, the Luberon , and all the most famous ski resorts in the Alps. At BELLAVISTA, we like to offer stays that go well beyond the simple rental of villas. By interacting with our clients, we co-create stays of one or more weeks that transform these vacations into an unforgettable experiential journey.

Cultural heritage, the diversity of landscapes, the art of living and gastronomy are the first things that come to mind when we plan a stay in France, the world's leading tourist destination. In addition to its capital, considered the most beautiful in the world, France is full of magnificent, multi-faceted regions, all particularly well-stocked with high-quality accommodation, particularly with regard to the rental of high-end villas and castles for rent, or luxury chalets in the Alps with services available to rent for your vacation

Best villas for rent IN France


A short history of luxury villa rentals in France

in the 1990s, seasonal rentals in France were mainly concentrated on mountain chalets, rustic country cottages, and beach houses by the Mediterranean Sea. Indeed, these rentals were often booked by word of mouth, by local classified ads, and travelers were simply looking for practical and well-placed accommodation, the offer in villa rentals meeting international criteria, practically did not exist, and for travelers in search of authenticity, and a total immersion in French culture nothing was available.

With the advent of the Internet in the late 1990s and early 2000s, everything changed. Demand began to emerge for weekly stays from customers from all over the world, and websites helped offer this global visibility to property owners in France. Travelers could now browse a huge range of options, from luxurious castles in the Loire Valley to chic apartments in Paris.

Over the years, the France has become a leading vacation rental destination, attracting travelers from all over the world, but above all a favorite ground for owners who have agreed to invest in the modernization and improvement of their properties, and for investors ready to mobilize very significant financial resources to develop a park of luxury villas with private pools, mountain chalets equipped with jacuzzis, and elegant apartments with views of the Eiffel Tower. This development has opened up new opportunities for the tourism industry in France, creating local jobs and boosting the economy.

Today, vacation rentals in France offer a range of unparalleled possibilities for travelers looking for a French experience. Whether it’s romantic stays in vineyards in the south of France, mountain adventures in the Alps or family holidays on the Côte d’Azur, the diversity of offers continues to write the great history of the French art of living. Thanks to the experiences delivered in the heart of each villa, by a staff with little care, seasonal rentals continue the dream and maintain the magic.

How to select your luxury villa for rent in France?

When it comes to choosing the perfect luxury villa for your France vacation, there are several aspects to consider to ensure an unforgettable experience. In this guide, we’ll explore the key considerations to consider in making the best choice based on your specific preferences and needs.

Depending on amenities and season, in which region?

Before booking your luxury villa in France, think about the amenities that fit your lifestyle. Would you like a private pool to cool off on hot summer days, or a fireplace for romantic evenings in winter? The choice of season is also crucial. Mediterranean regions are ideal for summer, while alpine regions offer winter fun. The Bordeaux region is famous for its vineyards, perfect to visit in spring or autumn.

Depending on the sites to visit.

France is full of cultural treasures, historical monuments and breathtaking landscapes. Take into account the sites you want to visit during your stay. If you dream of discovering museums and city life, a villa near Paris would be ideal. For lovers of beaches and sun, the Côte d’Azur offers a perfect setting. For nature lovers, Provence or Normandy are options to consider.

Depending on the facilities of the property.

Each luxury villa in France has its own personality when it comes to amenities. If you have specific needs, make sure the property offers them. This can include a fully equipped kitchen, home theater, tennis court, spa, or even a wine tasting room. Make sure the villa matches your lifestyle and expectations.

Depending on events and festivals.

The France is renowned for its festivals and cultural events throughout the year. If you want to participate in a specific festival, be sure to check the dates and proximity of your villa. Whether it’s the Cannes Film Festival, the Nice Carnival, the Avignon Festival or the Fête de la Musique in Paris, plan accordingly.

Depending on the style of architecture.

The France offers a wide variety of architectural styles, ranging from medieval castles to modern villas. Think about the atmosphere you are looking for. Do you prefer the rustic charm of a Provencal stone house, or the contemporary design of a villa on the French Riviera? The style of architecture can greatly influence your experience.

With these elements in mind, you’ll be better prepared to choose the perfect luxury villa for your France vacation, ensuring an exceptional getaway.


5 things to do near your villa during your next stay in France

The France offers an incredible wealth of cultural, gastronomic, historical and natural experiences. Here are five experiences not to be missed during your visit to France:

of course explore Paris again and again

The Eiffel Tower: Climb to the top of this iconic icon for an unforgettable panoramic view of the city.

The Louvre: Discover the artistic richness of the Louvre Museum, home to thousands of works of art, including the Mona Lisa.

Montmartre: Stroll through this charming bohemian district, visit the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and admire the street artists on the Place du Tertre.

Seine River Cruise: Sail down the Seine River to admire Paris’ landmarks from the water, including Notre Dame Cathedral.

impossible not to taste French cuisine

Savor French cuisine at a local bistro, sampling dishes such as coq au vin, ratatouille, cheese and croissants.

Explore food markets, such as the Saint-Ouen flea market in Paris, to sample local produce and regional specialties.

Visit the castles of the Loire for the day

  • Discover the Loire Valley, where magnificent castles such as Chambord, Chenonceau and Villandry await you.
  • Explore the picturesque gardens and immerse yourself in the history of French royalty.

Explorer la Provence

  • Discover the beauty of Provence with its lavender fields, picturesque villages like Gordes and Roussillon, and Provencal markets.
  • Taste local wines and Mediterranean cuisine.

Relax on the Côte d’Azur:

  • Enjoy the sandy beaches of the Côte d’Azur, including Nice, Cannes and Saint-Tropez.
  • Explore Nice’s old town, enjoy lavender ice cream and admire the Promenade des Anglais.

Of course, the France still has much more to offer, from the beauty of the castles of the Normandy region to the picturesque villages of Alsace, to the vineyards of Bordeaux. Each of these experiences will help make your France trip an unforgettable experience.

They rented a villa in France with BELLAVISTA

“We booked a villa with Bellavista in France. Amazing private pool and easy access to the beach. The villa was luxurious, stylish, with modern amenities. A very nice high-end stay experience. – Dupont, France, August 2022

“Magical stay with Bellavista in France. Amazing view from the villa, breathtaking sunsets, enchanting starry nights. A true paradise. – Swaton, UK, July 2018

“Easy going, well organized and convenient stay with Bellavista in pre-season. Villa well located near charming villages, markets and accessible shops. Ideal for excursions. – Mülher, Germany, May 2023

“Wise advice from Bellavista to choose the perfect villa for us. We appreciated the tailor-made recommendations, their valuable expertise, thanks to which we leave with memorable experiences. – Johnson, USA, September 2022

5 Good Reasons to Book a Private Villa in France

A neat and dedicated service

When you book a private villa in France, you get exceptional and dedicated service. Qualified and attentive people are at your disposal to meet your needs and make your stay unforgettable. Whether you want advice on local activities, restaurant reservations, or tailor-made concierge services, you can count on personalized service that will make you feel unique, better than if you were at home.

From the privacy of the edge of the heated pool to the cozy fireplace

A private villa in France offers the luxury of privacy. You can relax by your heated infinity pool, enjoy the absolute tranquility of your garden, or warm up by a cozy fireplace during cool evenings. These intimate moments allow you to recharge your batteries and create precious memories.

A welcoming place to gather friends or family

The private villas that the BELLAVISTA Agency offers in France are mostly spacious, offering as many bedrooms as bathrooms, which allows the meetings of your friends or family in rooms of comparable quality. You can share precious moments together in the homogeneous and luxurious comfort of your villa.


When you book a private villa in France, you get an exclusive experience. You have the whole property to yourself, without the nuisance of other guests as in hotels, without even disturbing opposite.

The pleasure of sharing moments of meal preparation, and the meals themselves

One of the joys of renting villas in France is the opportunity to prepare and share meals together, from food shopping from local producers. There is no shortage of products … The fully equipped kitchens allow you to cook delicious sophisticated dishes with fresh ingredients, either by yourself or by involving a cooking provider, selected according to your level of requirement. You can then enjoy these dishes with family or friends in your private dining room or outdoors, at the time of your choice, without any constraint, and in a friendly atmosphere. Such is luxury, exclusivity, time, and intimacy.


When is the best time to stay in France?

Whether you want to go in the middle of summer, spring or winter, you will always find a region where it is good to live with family or friends. The villa rentals offering refinement, services and quality facilities are a superb alternative to hotels to make the most of your surroundings in a setting that suits you. For many years, Bellavista has been offering you magnificent properties referenced with care and this, in the most emblematic regions of our beautiful country.

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