France woos travelers from afar with its fairytale châteaus, romantic market towns, and a pumping lineup of outdoor activities. The hotels and vacation rentals of Paris place you at the center of France’s culture and nightlife but you’ll need to venture further afield to get the full picture of the nation’s gastronomy, wine, and lifestyle. Here are the best Airbnbs in France for skiers, surfers, sun-seekers, foodies, and beyond.
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- Coolest Paris Airbnb
- South of France Airbnbs
- Airbnbs in Grand Est, France
- France’s Best Northern Coast and Loire Valley Airbnbs
- Airbnbs in the French Alps
Coolest Paris Airbnb
Montmartre two bedroom with spectacular views
This sophisticated duplex Airbnb in Paris, France, grants a view of the Sacre-Coeur through floor-to-ceiling windows and a compact roof terrace. The salon is outfitted with antique furniture while books burst from every crevice of the loft. You’ll find the master bedroom resting beneath the wooden beams of the mezzanine floor. Up to two additional guests can sleep on the trundle bed in the piano room.
Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $733 per night
South of France Airbnbs
Villa Goizeko Izarra – 4-star Hossegor Plage Centrale
Retreat to this French villa Airbnb with a private pool in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, moments away from the surf beaches of Soorts-Hossegor. The property is positioned in its own wooded plot where kids and dogs can deplete surplus energy. Interiors are thoroughly modernized with a top-of-the-line kitchen where you can whip morning œufs and there’s a home cinema for movie nights.
Twelve guests, eight bedrooms
Price: $537 per night
This postcard-pretty Airbnb in France with a pool sits on the outskirts of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Carcassonne. Interiors have a homely charm courtesy of trinkets and art collected by the host – a fellow avid traveler. Food-minded explorers will delight in the summer kitchen where you can throw together a gourmet supper using local ingredients. Alongside the pool, the garden contains a boulodrome and other yard games.
Eleven guests, five bedrooms
Price: $418 per night
A magnificent and private 18th-century Airbnb villa in France
Convenient for day trips to Marseille and the glamorous resorts of the Côte d’Azur, this Provencal French villa Airbnb is encircled by olive groves, lavender fields, and market towns. The landscaped garden features a covered kitchen, a pergola, and a pizza oven. Cool down on a balmy summer’s afternoon with a dip in the pool and unwind with a glass of rosé in the al fresco hot tub. There’s no finer place to get acquainted with this gastronomic region.
Ten guests, five bedrooms
Price: $975 per night
Airbnbs in Grand Est, France
Renovated mill with indoor pool and squash court
This 17th-century mill has been refurbished with boutique styling including statement wallpaper, free-standing tubs, and boojie home decor. Recreation at his unique Grand Est, France, Airbnb includes an indoor pool, squash court, sauna, and boxing station. Do potter around the grounds to see evidence from the mill’s industrial time. Located in Joiselle, you’ve got the Champagne vineyards on your doorstep while Paris is a 90-minute drive west.
Eight guests, four bedrooms
Price: $511 per night
Charming castle with a private park of four hectares
When in France, sleep in a château. This rustic castle Airbnb in France consists of themed quarters including the Marie Antionette suite and the Louis XIV room. All are dressed with period-style furnishing and old-fashioned wallpapering while fireplaces keep the lofty dwelling warm. The woodland complex is crisscrossed with hiking trails and dogs are welcome to sample the high life at this pet-friendly French vacation rental.
Sixteen guests, seven bedrooms
Price: $525 per night
France’s Best Northern Coast and Loire Valley Airbnbs
Country château in the Loire Valley
Get your Loire Valley castle-hopping exploits off to a fine start at this France Airbnb château in Le Boulay. Luxuriously appointed with antique moveables and furnishings, the property almost doubles up as a museum. The 200-acre grounds feature French and English-style gardens, a swimming pool, and fruit orchards. Croquet equipment is available and there’s a billiards table inside the residence. Enhance your idyllic getaway in the countryside by letting the hosts link you up with their personal chef.
Twelve guests, seven bedrooms
Price: $531 per night
Contemporary villa facing the sea
Lavished with modern decor and amenities, this beachfront French villa Airbnb overlooks the English Channel in Santec, Bretagne, and is an awesome base for a surf break. Panoramic windows maximize the views and enable light to circulate freely through the living spaces. Furthermore, the space is fitted with an open-air patio as well as a covered terrace to cover all bases when it comes to the weather,
Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $242 per night
Château de Kergeorget – view of the Gulf
Perfect for families and large groups, this castle Airbnb in Sarzeau, France, with turrets and views of the Gulf of Morbihan is straight out of a storybook. Rooms are impeccably turned out with vintage elements and an emphasis on comfort. Bonus features include a private tennis court, French billiards room, and ping pong table. Meanwhile, the castle is well-placed for watersports, golf, horseback riding, and hiking.
Fifteen guests, six bedrooms
Price: $529 per night
Airbnbs in the French Alps
Alpine chalet with pool lake and mountain views
Located near the banks of Lake Annecy in Saint-Jorioz, this five-bedroom chalet Airbnb in France is spread across two units. The seasonal pool and sundeck overlook the Alps, as do the majority of the bedrooms. Other highlights include the hot tub, steam room, games loft, and cozy wine cellar that brings the après lifestyle to your party. Dogs are welcome in communal areas and the grounds but must remain out of the guestrooms.
Eleven guests, five bedrooms
Price: $3,901 per night
Béla Vya Chalet – extraordinary view, sauna, and swimming pool
Located at Arc 1600, this ski-in/ski-out Airbnb in the French Alps is handy for the runs of Les Arcs and the Three Valleys. In fact, there’s both a blue and a red carving their way through the backyard. However, you can appreciate the eyeful of Mont Blanc’s icy peak year-round. The seasonal heated outdoor pool is a rarity in this area while the barrel sauna will help ease the aches after skiing, cycling, and hiking.
Eight guests, three bedrooms
Price: $440 per night