Holiday homes in Île-de-France
Gorgeous villas and cottages in Île-de-France
The majority of the region of Île-de-France consists of Paris and its suburbs. You will find delightful castles, huge parks, romantic gardens, old monasteries and lovely nature reserves in the area. NOVASOL has charming cottages and villas in France where you can spoil yourself and your family by renting a holiday home for several weeks at a time. While you stay in any of our French holiday homes, you can visit all the main points of interest at your leisure. Discover a region with exquisite heritage, marvellous cuisine and simultaneous access to both urban cityscapes and tranquil, green spaces.
The French region of History
There are several historic chateaus that have priceless cultural artefacts just outside Paris. Whilst you stay in France, you can visit the fantastic Chateau de Malmaison, which is just 12 km away from the main city of Paris. This is the place where Josephine and Bonaparte once stayed. If you are particularly interested in the history of France, you should not miss the Palace of Versailles and the monumental building that served as the monarchy’s seat of power in 1882. Visit on your French self-catering holidays and see its lavish rooms, breathtaking architecture and is set on the marvellous landscaped grounds, which in themselves are worth a visit.
Culture and cuisine whilst self-catering
It is unsurprising that Île-de-France is so culturally rich with Paris being its capital. Book your villa or cottage and see age old galleries showcasing French art throughout time, play a game of pentanque with the locals, visit the ballet or watch a French film on your holidays. See amazing churches and the palace of Versailles in the town of its namesake, or simply rent a French holiday home anywhere to explore the world-renowned French cuisine. If you are wondering what to eat in Île-de-France, try regional specialties like the Croque Monsieur, frog legs, Brie on a French baguette or onion soup.
Family holidays in Île-de-France
This region of France is not all museums and historic buildings, although if this is what your family is into, you have a huge amount to choose from. Of course, Île-de-France is home to Disneyland Paris, where kids can let their imaginations run wild with an array of rides, performances and magical attractions on your family holidays in France. You also have plenty of choice in terms of active holidays, with places like Forest of Fontainbleau offering the ideal environment for biking, hiking or playing games. We also recommend the France Miniature park, where you can see scale models of France from a giant’s perspective on a family day out in Elancort!
Rent French holiday homes near Paris
Île-de-France is located in north-central France, surrounding the nation’s famous capital, Paris, an international centre for culture and tourism. The city of Paris is the most sought after tourist destination in the world, and is a popular excursion destination for those renting French holiday homes. It is home to some of the best landmarks, museums and cathedrals. It has many formal gardens, stylish cafes and much more to offer. Many of the major attractions in France are based here, including the Louvre, which is home to Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the iconic Eiffel Tower and the Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral.
Holiday homes in Versailles
Although the Château de Versailles is the most well-known attraction in the area, Versailles is full of wonderful things to do whilst on holiday in Île-de-France. This leafy, green suburban community is home to many other historic buildings, such as the 19th century town hall building, Cathédrale Saint-Louis and the Église Notre-Dame. If French history doesn’t interest you, there are also attractive gardens, fountains and some lovely places to shop and eat in the neighbourhood. Rent a holiday home close to this famous French château, and feel at one with the locals of Versailles.
Île-de-France for nature lovers
If you are seeking an active adventure whilst renting a NOVASOL holiday home in France, look no further than the Essonne district of Ile de France. Here you will find the mystical Forest of Sénart, where many Parisians go to relax amidst 3,000 hectares of beautiful wildlife. Cities and towns here also include Ervy, Massy, Les Ulis, Draveil and Yerres, but Essonne is mainly known for its valleys, forests, fields and rivers. Rent a French holiday letting nearby and enjoy a holiday nearby the capital, its surrounding urban areas and the deep forest, where you can go on cycling trips, long walks and wildlife watching year-round.
NOVASOL’s service has been fine-tuned over almost 50 years to provide our customers with the fullest range, the best advice and easiest process for renting holiday homes in Europe. You can browse through our variety of holiday lettings in France online or contact our representatives, who would be happy to assist you with your bookings. Whether you are three or ten people, we are sure to have the perfect holiday home as per your needs and requirements. Rent lovely French holiday cottages from NOVASOL now and spend your holidays in Île-de-France.