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France—a reputation for romance

With its snow-capped mountains and an infinite variety of beaches, intriguing museums and Medieval castles, who could help but adore the natural beauty and rich historical heritage of France? From the bohemian streets of Paris to the vibrant lavender fields of Provence, this country sparkles with the passion for cuisine, literature and, of course, romance that has made it a byword for cultural sophistication. For visitors who want to immerse themselves in the magic of France, vacation rentals are the ideal choice, allowing you to experience the country from a local's perspective.

Endlessly entertaining France

For adrenaline junkies, there's an abundance of adventures to be had wherever you go in France—vacation rentals are available all over the country, in close proximity to extreme-sports facilities like the ski resorts of the Alps. You could stay in a charming chalet and taste the unbeatable thrill of hurtling down the expert-level slopes at Chamonix. Or, if you'd rather relax and take things easy, you could settle down in a chic apartment in a trendy French city like Paris or Lyon, right beside some of the most glamorous shopping districts in the world.

France's myriad wonders

No matter where your vacation rental in France lies, you can be sure of finding some fascinating sites nearby. Paris is brimming with iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and hallowed cultural institutions; curious minds will want to spend the whole day exploring the exhibition halls of the city's science and natural history museums. Further away from the capital, you can tour enchanting spots such as the wine châteaux of Bordeaux and the imposing basilicas of Toulouse and Marseilles, or be blown away by spectacular live shows at Puy do Fou, a unique historical theme park.

Forecasting France

Thanks to the 4 different climatic zones of France, vacation rentals can be booked for any time of the year without risking the wrong kind of weather. The Mediterranean south has high temperatures all year round and very little rain, so you could beat the crowds by trying a beach getaway in the fall. The cooler, wetter climate of the north means that a peak-season visit there is ideal, while France's Atlantic seaboard is mild and pleasant in the springtime. Eastern and central France have agreeably warm summers, great for lazy days swimming in their meandering rivers or sunbathing on the patio.

The natural diversity of France

Massive mountain ranges dominate the southern French terrain, including the Alps, the Pyrenees, and the Massif Central. The snowscapes and panoramic views of these uplands give way to rolling hills covered by aromatic fields of lavender in Provence, before transitioning to the famous white-sandy beaches of the Riviera, where you can find some of the most luxurious vacation rentals in France. The northern half of the country is made up of vast plains of farmland, interspersed with thick deciduous forests which are home to red deer and wild boar.