Holidays with a pool in France
No more fighting for sunbeds with poolside self-catering in France
Have you ever woken up early to grab a good spot on the beach or by the pool? We’ve all been there! With a NOVASOL holiday home, sleep in and relax in the knowledge that your poolside spot is secure with a villa. France has wonderful weather in the summer and lazing by the pool is fun way to spend an afternoon. Why not visit the pretty towns of Aquitaine or the rough beaches of Brittany in the morning, before retreating poolside for a rejuvenating afternoon? With holiday homes in France you can cater your days to your family's preferences – no compromises are needed!
Privacy is king when renting in France
Every family likes their privacy. After all, it’s nice to be able to splash around in the pool without having the feeling of being overlooked. NOVASOL has plenty of wonderful French holiday homes that are located well away from any nosey neighbours. Swimming pools should be enjoyed without having to cover up or be too well behaved. This especially helps families with lively youngsters who like making a lot of noise, bombing in the pool or playing football in the garden. With an secluded holiday home in France, make as much noise as you want, only the rolling French countryside can hear you.
Child-friendly French villa holidays
Nobody loves a swimming pool more than a 7 year old. Apparently, we Brits enjoy a pool with our villa more than most, and that’s no surprise! Bring along some floats for the children, or buy some when you’re out there and spend a day playing in the pool. NOVASOL’s French accommodation is hand-picked with families in mind, ensuring maximum quality and safety for families. Just remember to put plenty of sun-cream on and reapply after a dip in the pool; the French sun can be fierce, especially in the southern regions of Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Speaking of hot weather, France has delightful weather in the summer, particularly in the southern regions. Most southerly of these regions is Corsica, a wonderful island and fun place for villa holidays in France. A visit to Napoleon’s house in the morning followed by an afternoon of relaxation at your Corsica villa is bound to keep the whole family happy, especially if there is a nice pool for cooling off in. If you prefer slightly cooler weather on holiday or have very young children who don’t sleep well in the heat, you might want to rent one of our gites in Normandy. The northern coast is much cooler than the south throughout the year, with a climate similar to that of southern England.
Take a trip to the beach
Just because you have a wonderful pool at your French villa, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a beach day on one of France’s amazing beaches. The French notoriously choose to holiday at home rather than go abroad, and this is not surprising when you consider the wonderful beaches that stretch along its vast coastline. In the north, Deauville Beach in Normandy is very picturesque; so much so that it was the site of the first Coco Chanel store in 1913. If you decide to rent a villa near Marseille, France’s second city, try one of the 3 Prado Beaches – they are some of the best in the region for families with children.
Explore the history of France while self-catering
France has played a key role in European and international history, and for history buffs there are plenty of things to see all over the country. For your 20th century modern history, the northern regions are the best. Stay in a holiday home in Picardy and visit the famous monuments to the two World Wars such as the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. For ancient and medieval history, there are plenty of sites in the southern regions with one of the best destinations being the small city of Nimes which contains a Roman arena and the Maison Carrée, one of the best Roman temples in France. Villas will a pool are a good way to keep the rest of the family happy while the historians among us explore.
Enjoy the cuisine with French villa holidays
French cuisine is famous the world over and is best enjoyed in restaurants and gardens across the country. Rented holiday homes in France give families the flexibility to eat where they like, whether it be in town or at home by the pool. In the warmer months, al fresco dining is a great option and provides plenty of fun for children when shopping for ingredients in France’s dramatic markets or impressive warehouse-like supermarkets. Pick a cheese (or four) that you have never heard of and take them back to your French villa for feasting!
Easy to get to – villas in France with a pool
Self-catering holidays with NOVASOL don’t get much easier than in France. In terms of pool holidays, France is the quickest, easiest and one of the cheapest destinations in Europe to get your fix. Rent a villa in France with a pool and enjoy the diverse activities and history while keeping the kids happy with a pool and garden. There is no need to compromise on a French self-catering holiday with NOVASOL.