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Heard of Eiffel Tower but not Verdon Gorge? France is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France and several overseas regions and territories. It is known as being the global center of art, science and philosophy. Besides the impressive attraction within the city center, it has the ability to offer a vast amount of different breathtaking landscapes with a unique sense of nature. When visiting this destination, there will be something for people of all ages and preferences. For this reason, there is no surprise that France is the world's most popular place for tourists! Sounds like the perfect destination for your vacation? Find a suitable holiday house and experience a typical French lifestyle while staying at one of our cottages in France.
Flora and fauna native to France
While staying in one of the holiday houses, you will be exposed to the natural diversity of this country. The flora and fauna in France varies due to its range of topography and climate. The temperature differences between the north and south is the main influence on the flora and wildlife throughout the country. This means that there is a lot to discover and get to know in different parts of France! In each region you will find new treasures - special plants and animals as well as undiscovered places. It's no wonder why the country is such a popular destination for tourists going on holidays! Towards the Mediterranean area, olive trees, vines, mulberry and fig trees, as well as laurel, wild herbs, and maquis can be spotted. In the forests, on the north and center - oak, beech, pine, birch, poplar and willow can be discovered. In France, you can find 7 national and 40 regional parks.accommodation that is away from the crowds, nature can be discovered in each direction. This way, we make sure that you can quietly enjoy the versatility of France, but you'll also have all necessary facilities and leisure activities not too far away from you.
The fauna of France is typical of western European countries. French forests secure home for - polecats and martens, wild boards, and deers. While exploring nature, there is a chance to spot - hedgehogs and shrews, foxes, weasels, bats, squirrels, badgers, rabbits, mice, otters, and beavers. In fact, most of the birds that can be spotted in France are largely migratory. In the Mediterranean zone birds such as - flamingos, terns, buntings, herons, and egrets can be spotted. Know as 'bouquetins' in French, Alpine ibexes are found in parts of the French Alps . Today, there are about 9000 of them, you can find many in the Vanoise national park or the higher parts of the Alps when you for skiing with your family. Be sure to visit The Burgundy Canal, if you're planning to gofishing during your holidays in France, b! Here, you will be able to catch Pike, Zander, Bream, Perch, Carp. In the nearby waters, you may also find eels, lobster, salmon or crayfish. Due to pesticides, globalization and intensive agriculture, France has witnessed a decline in wildlife over the past five decades. But some regions have an advantage over others in terms of wildlife. This is because of the least human activity and larger areas of woodland. Hence, there are plenty of options for you to book a cottage in France and connect with the nature to see some of the rare wildlife that still exist in these regions.
Why should you choose a holiday house in France?
Apart from the various natural surroundings that France has to offer, we also have various holiday houses for you to choose from. In the middle of woods, near the water or in the mountains, you will find peace and privacy with your loved ones in these cottages. A holiday home in France with its mix of traditional and modern French architecture will give you a very cozy and convenient feel. You will feel at home. Imagine booking the perfect holiday letting by the lakes or in the mountains with a full-fledged kitchen, a washing machine and sauna. Or a fireplace to keep you warm during the winters. On the left side of the page you can click on different filters to show you the holiday home that you'd like to stay in.
Living in a large-scale holiday park or an expensive hotel may not give you the same experience if you choose a holiday house in the nature. France is tucked with natural beauty, so why not go cycling in the beautiful landscapes, kayaking in the canyons and startling stretches of coast? You will be exposed to a peaceful atmosphere and a cottage that allows for panoramic views, away from the crowd. You can even spot species that are native to France outside your cottage once in a while! You can check out our homes in small holiday parks in France. Here, you can meet new people that love the nature and would like to explore too!
After a whole day of adventures and breathing in the mesmerizing natural surroundings of France, you can relax and enjoy special French cuisine like escargots or onion soup with your loved ones in your holiday house. Another great thing about a rental home is that you do not have to follow a particular schedule like the hotels have. For instance, you have to go for breakfast at a certain time, so you have less freedom organizing your day. A holiday house is exactly opposite because it doesn't have any schedules beyond the ones you design for your holidays. You decide when to wake up, when to eat and when to go / come back from your exploration. Nature.House provides you with b & b, or as French people say - chambres d'hotes , options where breakfast will be included to your stay.
A major advantage of booking a holiday house with us is that you can bring your pets along with you as there are a wide range of holiday houses that are suitable for them. Houses with internet are also available for you to stay connected to the outside world while you are connected to the natural beauty around you. Unlike the hotels where you have to share the pool with different people, most of the holiday houses in France have a private pool. So you can enjoy your privacy with a picture-perfect view of the mountains or lakes outside your French cottage. With Nature.house your holiday in France will be complete by all of your loved ones.
France has countless activities and trips to offer during your holidays. Here you will find plenty of activities while traveling alone, with a partner or with kids. Experience high class shopping or discover unique colorful markets of Aix-en-Provence. Explore as many villages as possible to discover the charm of architecture, art and historical vibe. An interesting activity could be visiting one of the many medieval castles France has to offer. Visiting France could not be imagined by not seeing the Eiffel Tower. The best time to visit this place is during the sunset time, as it paints breathtaking picture. Another fun family activity could be cruising the Seine River. It is a fun way to see all of Paris' top sights while enjoying a relaxing experience.
Do you prefer an adventure holiday near nature? Then go canoeing on the River Ardèche or learn to surf at one of the deserted beaches on the coast. Do you like cycling? Then you must choose and go on an adventure on Roger Lapebie bike path in the Entre-deux-Mer region. This particular route is appreciated for its lush natural landscape. If you have children ages below 12 years, make sure that they wear a helmet while cycling. You can also travel through Alsace , a destination for cyclists. While cycling, you cross the famous vineyards of this area and discover the Alsatian villages. This region is known as the capital of cycling in France. It delights sports enthusiasts and culture lovers.
What about hiking? Hikes usually start as soon as you step outside of your cottage. By the time you return you can enjoy a glass of traditional French wine on your own terrace. Also, you can combine hiking with a nice picnic with a beautiful view. If you have a passion for mountains and hills, then we suggest visiting the South of France. Also, in the South and Southeast of the country in between the Alps and the Pyrenees, you can enjoy the high mountain peaks and rock formations. It is definitely a place, where you can really come to peace, in the middle of the outstanding nature! If you're not a hiking person, then you could always ski. But if you're looking for a long and completely immersive hiking experience, then, GR20 is your dream destination. It runs from north to south down the middle of Corsica. It takes about 11-15 days to complete! But within these days, there's so much to explore. Worried about where you will stay overnight during your hike? There are plenty of micro camping options and french country cottages at various points of the trail in Corsica where you could relax and prepare for your hike the next day. It is worth a hike because of the spectacular view from the top after all the hard work of getting to the summit.
If you have a passion for skiing, then French Alps will be your winter wonderland. Are you a sports enthusiasts and want to complete your bucket list? Then Limousin is the place to be. This region offers a wide variety of outdoor activities like hiking, horse riding, water-skiing, cycling, kayaking and fishing. Moreover, the location of the holiday house will definitely encourage you for many other fun activities inside the yard, like playing ball, badminton, sunbathing, or swimming if the accommodation like a villa has a swimming pool.
The Dordogne Valley
If you decide to book your cottage in Dordogne, besides the fantastic food and romantic atmosphere, this destination is the most glorious landscapes in France. In 2012, the Dordogne river was listed in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO because of its natural heritage. Apart from the river, this region is home to the most beautiful lakes, waterfalls and springs in France. What's more? Towards the south of the river, the Causses du Quercy Regional Nature Park, a UNESCO Global Geopark, will offer you to explore an eye-opening network of caves in the Padirac Cave. Go diving around the beaches and islands and see this for yourself! The seaside landscapes are a dream to be around. Turquoise seawater, fine-sand beaches, and dramatic mountains in the back. Booking a cottage in this region will be a great time for you to spend with your family and friends.
The Opal Coast (Côte d'Opale)
Do you want spend your day near the waters and breathe in the aromatic sea air? Cote d'Opale stretches from Bray-Dunes in Nord to Pas-de-Calais . It is famous for its interplay of grays and blues in the sea and sky. It offers landscape of superb dunes, cliffs, windswept beaches, green hills and unspoilt coasts. It is an idea location for cycling, walking or just relaxation. You can collect seashells but also birdwatch and spot seals. Booking a holiday house in this destination would be perfect for all sorts of activities that you could do. You may even have a beautiful view of the coast from your cottage.
Moselle, a place bordered by three countries
When talking about France, one will never forget to mention the Eiffel Tower. It's a must visit for sure but ever heard about Moselle ? The department of Moselle composed of plains, ponds and forests. You can visit the river Moselle, which was named after the department and it flows through France, Luxembourg and Germany. There are sixteen locks and dams that you could visit in this region including Toul, Richemont, Villey-le-Sax and Apache. If you're a wine enthusiast, then wine tasting in Moselle is a must!
The accommodations we offer
Did this inspire you to choose France for your next holiday trip? Then the next step is to find the perfect holiday house that suits you the best! Are you willing to try something different than the usual accommodation type such as an apartment ? Then get inspired and check out our different accommodation types in France, such as - french country cottage, tiny house , gite , and much more. Want to make the stay even more special? Book a lodgeand get close to nature during your stay, providing you with your much desired relaxation! These lodges are furnished and are usually suitable for one or two people. All the accommodations include basic features such as a kitchen and Wi-Fi. Some may include garden furniture, swimming pool, barbecue or even sauna / jacuzzi. Be sure to keep your eyes open for the style of accommodation you stay in so that you can experience the local flora and fauna.
Weather & Climate
The weather conditions in France vary significantly, depending on the regions. France mostly enjoys a temperate climate with mild wintersand summers. There's a balanced mix of sunshine and rainfall. The conditions get warmer in the Mediterranean region while colder and wetter in the North Atlantic Coast and East Central France. For instance in places such as Dijon, winterns have been known to be harsh and wet, so people - pack your hair straighteners and anti-frizz spray! Winters see plenty of snow, particularly in areas where skiing and other winter activities can be done. Make sure to carry an umbrella or a coat with you because it may rain all of a sudden and heavier if you're staying in the woods. Your holiday house may keep you warm during winters but if you're an adventurous person and like to be outside then you must wear gloves, coat or a thick warm jacket to make your journey pleasant. If you are in the region of Cote d'Azur, spring is typically warm and temperatures exceed 20 ° C in the south. The days get longer and you can see greener vegetation and all the animals and birds enjoying their summers too! Summer weathers are perfect to head to the beach, work on your tan or go on jike in the mountains and explore the nature of France. All over France, trees are changing colors to reds, browns and gold then you know thatAutumn months have started and the country is heading towards Christmas.