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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Languedoc Kids - Top 10 things to do

Thinking of a holiday in Languedoc-Roussillon, South of France with children? 

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The Languedoc-Roussillon area of France is a great place for family summer holidays. There are plenty of family friendly activities that will entice children away from computer games! Holidays are also about making memories, and what better way to remember your South of France holiday than, canoeing, zip wiring or having fun at the water park!

Here is South France Villas Top 10 list of things to do that kids (and adults!) will love.
Many of these activities are available all year round, and the indoor fun can be a respite from the warm South of France sunshine!

1.    Sigean African safari park-  This safari park is open 365 days of the year and has more than 3500 animals and is spread over 300 hectares, the park is committed to giving the animals a natural environment and to conserve threatened species.  Think of any animal and you will most likely see one  at this park, Cheetahs, Chimpanzee’s, Elephants, Lions and Bears to name but a few.
Part of the park is only accessible by a tour guide and it really is worth the extra cost, as you get to see so much more. 

2.     Acrobranching – A great way for children to get some exercise (and parents!)  Set in spacious woodlands, the courses are at various levels depending upon the age and experience of the child, even 3 or 4  year olds can now have a go! In the summer months they are open late into the evening. Try Beziers aventure and Azimut-aventure (near one of our villas at Portiragnes).

Languedoc Childrens activities   3. Waterparks - Enjoy a day out at one of the many water parks in Languedoc, Aqua-Land have parks in Cap d’Agde, Port Leucate which is near Narbonne, Saint Cyprien (handy if you are staying in one of our Collioure villas), there are lots of slides, wave machines, shops, restaurants, and many allow you to bring your own picnic (make sure you only have plastic bottles though).  
If you are visiting off season, this indoorwater centre in Grau d’agde is open all year round. There is a wonderful little children’s area with a small slide and fun water jets, a pool with massaging bubble chairs, Jacuzzi, 2 large slides, and for the serious swimmers there is a pool dedicated to lengths.**Many of the French water parks do not allow swimming shorts for boys and men, they must be speedos or the tighter fitting shorts.

4.     Beaches – Young children may be happy to play with their buckets and spades, however older ones may wish to have a go on the banana boat, or persuade someone to take them out on a Pedalo!  All the large Languedoc Beach resorts have water sports, beach bars, private beaches and restaurants during the summer months, Vias, Valras, Portiragnes, Leucante, Narbonne, Argeles sur Mer…

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5.    Aquariums - Another activity suitable all year which does not rely in the weather.  There are 2 good aquariums in the Languedoc, one is Montpellier Aquarium, this is the largest in the area and has over 400 species of marine life including sharks, daily events including the staging of storms and hurricanes take place. The Cap d’Agde Aquarium is smaller but worth a visit if you are in the area. You could also go on a short boat trip from the port, there are plenty to choose from. Children will love the ice cream parlours along the port so many flavours to choose from!

6.    Underground Caves and St Guilhem le Désert – The Clamouse Caves offer a welcome break from the South of France sunshine! Spectacular caves with amazing stalactites and stalagmites, tunnels, although not recommended if you are claustrophobic! Children are fascinated as it is really is a unique experience.
St Guilhem itself is one of the busiest tourist attractions in the Herault area of Languedoc, check out the old tree in front of the church and ask your children to see if they can guess how old it is. The UNESCO registered Pont du Diable (translated means Devil’s bridge) is nearby, here you can swim in the river so why not take a picnic, if you are feeling sporty then you could hire a canoe. You will be pleased to know jumping off the bridge has at last been banned!

Languedoc water sports     7. Canoeing - Just 40 minutes inland from the South of France beaches, you can be in the Herault National Park, there are canoe stations in Roquebrun (one of the prettiest villages in Languedoc) and Cessenon sur Orb (Base Reals). Choose from 5km to 32 km depending on your level.  A choice of one or two seater canoes are available, safety equipment is provided, a helmet is not compulsory however it is recommended and are available free of charge.  There are no time restrictions so stop on the way and have a swim in the river or take a picnic (waterproof containers provided). Water and sunscreen are a must too.

8.     Horse-Riding - There are lots of places near to the beaches that have Horse Riding, especially Serignan. It is advisable to book in advance during July and August. Petit Sam Ranch has a good choice of horses and ponies, you can book a trek for an hour, or 2, with a guide and children are allowed from aged 9. For younger children there are pony rides available. During the summer the sand is too hot for the horses, so you will not be riding on the beach or into the sea!

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9.     Go-Karting- Our favourite Go-Karting place is Caussiniojouls , 20 minutes north of Beziers, this course really is amazing one of the best we have seen, the staff take safety very seriously. The children’s go-karts are speed restricted and can also be remotely controlled.  For younger children there are 2 place go-karts so they can ride with an adult.  The track alternates between a session for Children and then one for Adults, therefore you do not need to worry about the children racing with fast adults. There is a snack bar, for drinks and Pizza’s, and next door there is a full restaurant

10.  Dinosaur Land – The largest park dedicated to Dinosaurs in Europe. Situated near to Meze and not too far from Pezenas, the park is great for young children especially if they have been learning about Dinosaurs at school.   There is a picnic area and a café onsite and souvenir shop.

We have a great collection of family holiday villas to rent in the Languedoc area of Southern France, if you are fed up with trawling through websites looking for the right villa, why not give us a call and let us plan your holiday as you would plan your own!

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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Marrakech, Morocco.

Marrakech has recently been voted 3rd place in Trip Advisor's Top 25 destinations to visit in the world. Morocco really does offer something for everybody, Authenticity, Culture, Sunshine, Architecture, Shopping, Relaxation, Beaches, Mountains, Walking, Gastronomy…

Marrakech is now easily accessible and offers excellent value for money. Many of the low cost airlines are flying here from local airports around the UK and Europe. Easy-Jet have flights from just over £100 return from Gatwick in April 2016. With a flight time of around 3 and a half hours one could even fly to Morocco for a long weekend.

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Marrakech holiday villa
Holiday villas or Riads as they are called in Morocco offer the best experience for a trip to Marrakech. The majority of riads come with their own housekeeper included in the cost, a truly great way of experiencing traditional and authentic Moroccan food, freshly prepared for you after a day exploring or relaxing by the pool.  One may think it is a little extravagant having your own housekeeper, however it need not be expensive as you can rent a Moroccan villa from just over 1500 Euros per week and it can sleep 8 people!

Luxury Moroccan Villa

If you are thinking of renting a villa or riad in Morocco, you could choose to be near to the Medina (central Marrakech) on a development with a shared pool, or an exclusive, luxury designer villa, South France Villas has one that sleeps 10 people in the most beautiful suites, has an indoor/outdoor pool, own housekeeper, car included and costs only 500 euro each for a week!  Modern, Traditional we can find you the right holiday villa.

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Moroccan breakast served in your villa
Modern Morocco has been heavily influenced by 
European visitors, luxury boutiques, modern trendy restaurants and bars can now to found amongst the traditional Moroccan cafés. Here you can see the elders chatting, playing cards and smoking whilst drinking a strong coffee or a mint tea.  

On your last day sit outside the Café Poste and take a moment to relive your favourite memories of your stay in Marrakech.

Marrakech by night
On holiday in Marrakech one must visit the 
souks (enormous market) on arriving at the huge square you will find official guides who will show you around for a small cost, otherwise it is extremely likely that you will get lost, and hold your children's hand as many of the stalls look the same so it is not easy to find your way around, very good fun though as it is almost like being in a maze! The guides will take you to their friends stalls, but do always check the stalls next door, and you must haggle every time as they really do expect you to. Leather goods, kaftans, jewellery and of course a magic carpet are all excellent buys. Be prepared to sit down and drink some mint tea with the shop keeper and let them practice their English. The food market is not for the faint hearted with live chickens etc for sale.

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Marjolle Gardens
A visit to the Jardin Marjolle should also be added to your agenda, It is one of the most visited places in Morocco. Yves Saint Laurent and his life partner Pierre Bergé bought the gardens and the villa in 1980 to save them from being sold and turned into a hotel. The gardens were transformed and they decided to move to Morocco and lived in the villa. Following Yves’s passing his ashes were scattered in the rose garden and a memorial was built in his honour. The exotic gardens cover over 2 acres, with ponds, streams and fountains that create a haven of serenity.

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Walking in the Atlas mountains

The Atlas Mountains offer an escape from the heat should you be visiting Marrakech in the summer months, the scenery is breath-taking. If you don’t fancy driving there are plenty of excursions or your housekeeper will be able to arrange a driver for you. Many of the riads include a car or a driver and they can collect you from the airport so you don't have to worry about finding your way around when you first arrive in Marrakech.

The South France Villas' team have visited Marrakech, so please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information on renting a villa in Morocco, and let us plan your holiday as you would plan your own.

Authentic Marrakech
Not recommended!
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Super luxury villa in Marrakech

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One of the food stalls

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Provence, apart from the wonderful lavender and poppy fields what else is there to do?

Yes, Provence is famous for its beautiful countryside, endless Lavender fields, spectacular Poppies, and let us not forget Provence Rosé wine! But did you know that the coastline is full of amazing beaches, quaint ports and the rejuvenated City of Marseille is the second largest in France?

Provence is now part of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region of France, it no longer has its own official identity, however it is still widely known purely as Provence! (As is the Cote d’azur..) Within the region there are departments, the main Provencal ones being Bouches du Rhone, Var, Vaucluse, and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, and within the departments there are the famous towns, cities, villages, hamlets…
The team at South France Villas can help you plan your holiday in Provence, as little or as much as you would like.

It can all be very confusing for a first visit to Provence so where should you go and what should you do?

South France Villas top ten things to do in Provence.

 1-   Of course it has to be a visit to the Lavender fields. The most famous images that you see for the Lavender fields are taken in the Luberon national park (Vaucluse), also made famous by Peter Mayle’s “A year in Provence”.  Lavender has so many qualities; deters insects, cleanses, helps you sleep to name just a few. We are sure some form of Lavender, maybe soap, oil or freshly picked will find its way back home with you.  July is the ultimate time to visit as the Lavender should be in full bloom. 

Luxury Provence villa in Cassis

          2-  Cassis, a beautiful coastal town at the end of Le Calanques (Mediterranean fjords), these spectacular cliffs start at the coast of Marseille and stretch for about 20 kilometres. If you like hiking then this is a perfect day trip whilst on holiday in the South of France, there are plenty of tiny inlets with beautiful beaches to stop for a dip in the sea or maybe a picnic lunch.  Cassis itself is very charming, an ancient fishing port where the local fishing boats mingle with the luxury yachts, the private 12th century Chateau de Cassis dominates the port, 

3- Uzes, Try if you can to visit on a Saturday, the streets turn into a magical market with a truly French atmosphere. Uzes is a small town and not very touristy so you may need to know a few basic words in French, if not then a smile always helps! Why not buy a delicious spit-roast chicken, or a paella from one of the street sellers, take it back to you villa for a lovely lunch in the sunshine!  Family holiday villa in Uzes, Provence  

4- Marseille, the second largest city in France and the largest port in France. A wonderful vibrant city, it really is worth a visit. Marseille has recently been endorsed by Anthony Peregrine who only writes the truth about France. Read his article here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/
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Provence holiday villa Aix en Provence
5-   Aix-En-Provence, Capital of Provence from the 12th to 18th centuries. Beautiful avenues lined with cafés and lively medieval streets nearby. There are numerous fountains in the city which is why it is often referred to as the city of a thousand fountains. If you want to enjoy a glass of local wine, Au P’tit Quart d’Heure is the place to be – this little wine bar is very popular so make sure you go there early in the evening if you wish to sit down. Don't forget to try the speciality of Aix-en-Provence - Calissons, a marzipan cake made from almond paste and crystallised melon.

6- Avignon, do you remember singing the song “Sur le pont d’Avignon” at school? Then why not visit what remains of the famous bridge, which is now classed as a World Heritage site. A visit to the stunning Palais des Papes is a must, the view from the top is priceless. A visit to Avignon is a real cultural experience. 

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7-  Isle sur la Sorgue, The Antique centre of Provence, there are hundreds of Antique shops and a market most Sundays, can you spot the difference between an original and a replica? The river is the heart of the town with numerous restaurants and cafés along the water’s edge, the perfect place to people watch! Keep an eye out for one of the ancient water wheels which are still in service. 

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8- Toulon, en route to the Cote d’Azur, Toulon has also retained lots of Provencal character and over the last 20 years there has been huge investment. The traditional squares and fountains have had a facelift, designer boutiques and swanky restaurants have opened. The city still has a large naval connection with the French Navy having a large base here. Rugby is very popular (Jonny Wilkinson used to play for Toulon), why not fly over for a match during the Heineken cup, or if you like Golf there a plenty of golf courses in the area. there are flights to London and Southampton.  

Provence villa rental9- Salon de Provence, the French version of the Red arrows the Patrouille de France (La PAF), is based in Salon, they can regularly be seen flying overhead and practicing their breath-taking moves. Nostradamus was the most famous resident of this pretty town. The house where he lived in the 16th century has been turned into a Museum, with guided tours available. The ancient tradition of making soap from olive oil has continued in Salon and another great place to visit is the Marius Fabre shop and museum. 

10-  Saintes Maries, this small coastal town is brought alive in May and October for the Gypsy Pilgrimage, dating back to the middle ages this festival is based on honouring three Saints, Saint Sara, the patron Saint of the Gypsys, Saint Mary Jacobe and Saint Mary Salome. The lively procession leaves the church down to the beach and the famous white Camarge horses are ridden into the sea, the procession then leads back to the church and the whole town celebrates. It is thought that this is where the Gypsy Kings first founded their flamenco group, sitting on the beach, strumming their guitars around a camp fire.

   South France Villas, have over 40 holiday villas to rent in Provence and over 200 in total.
 Our Provence collection ranges from a quirky 17th century tower for 2 people to a huge Provencal country home perfect for weddings or family get togethers as it sleeps 30! 
Bonne Vacances!

Thursday, 25 February 2016

South of France Food- The Pourcel Brothers and more.

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The Pourcel brothers (twins) have been sharing their culinary expertise for over 30 years, they are the most famous Chefs in the Languedoc Roussillon region, well known throughout France, their reputation and business ventures have now spread worldwide.

They have just announced the closing of their flagship restaurant in Montpellier "Les Jardins des Sens", the good news is they will be reopening in 2019 after taking over Montpellier's old town hall.  With an investment of over 11 million euro, this fantastic piece of architecture will be magically transformed into the new place to be and eat in the South of France!

For their last week at Les Jardins des Sens they have invited over 20 chefs from across the world to provide an amazing gastronomic experience, with lunches from just 50 euro per person.

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If you are visiting the Languedoc Roussillon area from Spring 2016, then you will have the opportunity to dine at their pop up restaurant, set to open in May. Situated in Montpellier on Avenue de la Mer, catering for up to 250 people, it will be less formal, offering tapas, a wide choice of charcuterie, a cheese counter, along with a wine bar. We are sure this will be another success for the Pourcel brothers.

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Eating and Drinking is a very serious pastime in the South of France. Lunch is served from Midday until around 2pm and Dinner from 7.30pm. (Outside of these hours then it is a sandwich or McDonalds! Although in the summer months some restaurants are open all day or non-stop as they say in French).  

Nearly all restaurants will have a set menu normally with 3 courses, including Le Plat du jour. Try if you can to choose Le Plat du Jour as you can guarantee it will be freshly cooked and it maybe something that you have ever tried before! Lunchtime offers the best value as the majority of French workers dine in restaurants thanks to the generous Ticket Restaurants (Luncheon vouchers), that they receive from their employers.

You will always be asked if you would like an aperitif before starting any meal, maybe a Kir Royale or if you want to be very French then try a Pastis! One cannot finish a French meal without an espresso! If you fancy a little sweetness then order a café Gourmand, this French favourite is an espresso served with a small selection of little cakes or pastries.

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The Languedoc Roussillon has a wide choice of restaurants from the cheap and cheerful local PMU bars, where you will find laminated tables and non of the French je ne sais quoi!, but you will get a good Plat du Jour, maybe Steak Frites, Beouf Bourignon or Cassolet in the winter months, to the Michelin Stared Restaurants like Jardin des Sens (before it decided to close), L'Octopus in Beziers and Le Piece de resistance in the Languedoc is the 3 starred Auberge du vieux Puits situated in a tiny village called Fontjoncouse.

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As you would expect on the coast freshly caught Fish is the highlight of the menu, Oysters, Prawns and other shellfish taste so much nicer by the sea in the South of France sunshine! The Port of Marseillan has some amazing restaurants, and the oysters don't have far to travel, you can see their beds in the Etang.

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June is a great time to visit the area, there is much more availability for our Luxury Villas, the private beaches are less crowded, easier to get in the top restaurants, the weather is just perfect and flights are cheaper, so what are you waiting for?

Our Villas offer a relaxing welcome haven after returning from a day sightseeing, lazing on the beach or dining at one of the wonderful Languedoc restaurants.


Friday, 4 December 2015

Golfing holidays on the Cote d'Azur, South of France.

The Cote d'Azur is a great place for a Golfing Holiday, it has the most amazing choice of Golf Courses, You can easily play a different course each day of your holiday!

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We highly recommend Les-chenes-verts-sleeps-10-AM047 as the perfect place to stay for a golfing holiday in the South of France. This holiday villa near to Mougins and Cannes has 5 bedrooms, air-conditioning, an infinity pool and the most wonderful views over the South of France.  If you only fancy a weekend golfing then this is possible out of season, however why not come and stay for a week or two?

Below is a list of golf courses that are all less than a 30 minute drive away from this holiday villa. All the South of France golf courses have a restaurant and bar, driving ranges, buggy and club hire.
Golf passes are available which cover 3-5 green fees for a number of courses and prices start from as little as 225 euro. Do make sure that you reserve your tee off time a couple of days in advance. The clubs marked with an * are included on the golf passes.

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There are plenty of other things to do should you have non-golfers in your party, nearby Cannes has amazing shops, museums, market and restaurants.

The South of France beaches are worth a visit, even if you just to sit at a café and people watch!

Grasse the perfume capital of France is only 10 minutes away, why not design your own perfume!

The Royal Mougins Golf Club  (20 minutes drive from the villa) 18 hole par 71  
Said to be one of the best golf courses in the South of France, set amongst rolling hills and a flatter forest area interspersed with 8 lakes and streams.  Designed by golf architect Robert von Hagge this is a beautiful and challenging course.  It is an unashamedly up-market golf club which is reflected in the green fees of €175 - €200.

Golf Country Club de Saint Donat * (20 minutes drive from the villa) 18 hole par 71  
This championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr was inaugurated in 1993 and is now fully mature.  A tree lined parkland course laid out over undulating terrain, it has a number of water hazards and lots of bunkers! 2015 green fees were €79.50 with reductions for late afternoon or early morning starts.
There is also a 9 hole “pitch and putt” course of 800m with a green fee of €23.50.
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Golf de la Grande Bastide  * (5 minutes drive from the villa) 18 hole par 72 
A pretty, gently undulating course with wide fairways, water hazards and well bunkered greens. Very peaceful with a relaxed atmosphere.  2015 green fees were between €40 & €82 depending on time of year and time of day.

Golf du Claux Amic  *  (25 minutes drive from villa) 18 hole  Par 72  
Recently fully re-furbished, this highly individual course is perched on a mountain plateau above Grasse.  A challenging course with some tough greens and a long testing par 5 18th hole. The sleek new club house enjoys lovely views. Green fees from €55 to €75.  

Golf Country Club Cannes-Mougins  (15 minutes drive from the villa) 18 hole par 72  
One of the top golf courses in the region and one which has hosted a number of tournaments on the European tour.  A predominantly flat, parkland course - the well maintained tree-lined fairways are quite tight and there are a number of water hazards and well placed bunkers.  Handicap certificates required with a maximum handicap of 28. 2015 green fees were from €100 - €175.

golf near niceGolf d’Opio Valbonne  * (15 minutes drive from the villa) 18 hole par 73  
An attractive mostly undulating course with some slightly hillier sections. A recently upgraded club house with a nice restaurant.  2015 green fees were between €42 and €87.

La Bastide du Roy – Golf de Biot  (25 minutes drive from the villa) 18 hole par 67 
A predominantly flat course with wide open fairways. 2015 green fees €60 reduced to €40 for late afternoon starts.

Le Provencal Golf Club (15/20 minutes drive from the villa)  9 hole par 35  
This is quite hilly in palces with tree lined tight fairways. 2015 green feed were €38 weekdays and €40 at weekends.. 
Victoria Golf Club (10 minutes drive from the villa).  9 hole par 34 
Quite a hilly course with a stream in play on a few holes. 2015 green fees were €38 on  weekdays or €40 at weekends and public holidays.

Please do not hesitate to contact one of our team for further information on our luxury villas near the South of France golf courses.


Friday, 6 November 2015

Small villa rental agencies are not afraid of the big boys!

It seems that Expedia are taking over the VRBO and Home Away group for a mere 3.9 Billion dollars!! They have announced that from 2016 they will be implementing a booking fee that holiday makers will have to pay!

So not only are they charging huge fees to the property owners (costs have increased dramatically over the last few years) they are taking money from the end user as well.  The goal posts have been changing over the last few years, one must upgrade if you want your advert to appear..... one must accept immediate on-line bookings..... one must etc......

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As the proverb goes can they have their cake and eat it?
It may sound like they are trying to "oust" the small family companies, but bring it on we say!

The larger they become the harder it will be for them to offer any real customer service, and how do you find the perfect villa amongst thousands of properties?

Our sentiment is "We want to plan your holiday the way your would plan your own".

South France Villas do not charge the client any booking fees, we also provide financial failure insurance at no extra cost offering peace of mind to our clients.

South France villas are celebrating 15 years in the holiday rental business and we thought we would share some of the changes we have seen over that time, our top 5 are:

1 - WI-FI, clients now wish to have high speed and free internet access on holiday and even on the beach, when we first started very few houses even had the internet!

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2 - Bathrooms! We have a joke that the French want to know the size i.e. the M2 of a villa and the British and Americans want to know how many bathrooms and loos there are! Gone are the days of 2 or 3 families sharing a bathroom!

3 - Low cost airlines, Ryanair and Easy-Jet have opened up the Languedoc Roussillon area to the whole of Europe, there are now 5 airports in the region. With a flight time of less than 2 hours this can be more appealing than the 10 hour drive, with the added bonus of not having to pass through Calais.

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4 - Credit Crisis, this had an impact for off season bookings, however July and August continues to be popular. So many people have happy memories of childhood family holidays in the South of France and want their children to also experience the unique French culture, however with a little more luxury than a tent or caravan and of course not forgetting the holiday essential WI-FI!

5 - Direct marketing sites, Owners Direct, Holiday Lettings and the like made a huge impact on the market place. However owners and clients are now returning to the more personal, specalised agencies like us, not just for the personal service but also after seeing the amount of scams that have taken place on the direct websites.

So if you are thinking of booking a villa holiday in the South of France maybe in the
Languedoc Roussillon, Cote d'Azur or Provence then you know where we are!

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Thursday, 1 October 2015

South of France 2016 - It is never too early to book your Holiday!

Are you thinking of going to the South of France for your 2016 annual holiday?

beach Chalets LanguedocMaybe visiting the lavender fields of Provence, the sandy Languedoc Beaches or do you fancy shopping on the world famous French Riviera?

Loyal Francophiles know they have to book early to get the best villas and this year it seems to be earlier and earlier.  Almost all our villas are now taking bookings for 2016 and we even have a couple booked for 2017! 


South France Villas’ top 5 reasons why you should book early:

  1. No settling for second best, get the villa that fits your exact requirements. For example, a villa with a heated pool, walking distance to a restaurant, or on the beach.
  2. The Euro/Sterling exchange rate is good at the moment which will help when paying the deposit (30% is the norm).
  3. Take advantage of the good flight and ferry deals.
  4. Possible early bird discounts.
  5. Peace of mind, no panic when the adverts start on Boxing Day! 

The 5 most popular requests we receive for Languedoc-Roussillon and Cote d’Azur villas are:

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  1. A villa near or on the beach. 
  2. Walking distance to a restaurant, shops and of course no holiday in France is complete without a trip to the local Boulangerie!
  3. Large family villas with plenty of bedrooms and enough bathrooms!
  4. Villas with heated pools.
  5. Privacy – Not overlooked.



French Chateau to rent What happens if I don’t book now?   

Don’t panic! If your dates are flexible then South France Villas should be able to find you something even at the last minute (we have just added a beautiful 7 bedroom Chateau with 2016 availability). We are adding new villas to our website on a weekly basis, so great deals can pop up.


South France Villas are celebrating 15 years in the business this year and we have a large collection of holiday villas either with a private pool or directly on the beach. We have something for everyone’s budget. All the team at South France Villas speak English and French, live, or have lived, in the area and are passionate about Le Sud de France!

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If you are not sure which area of the South of France you want to visit then please do get in touch and we can talk through your wish list.

We want to plan your holiday the way you would plan your own.....