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The French are still looking for holiday homes for this summer

Belvilla takes stock and offers its accommodation still available in the heart of the key regions of the season

In this first week of July, the home stretch before the first vacation starts is shaping up to be busy. Indeed, many French people are still looking for their future cozy cocoon to enjoy their well-deserved vacation. Early trends for summer 2021 do not seem to indicate a significant change in traveler behavior compared to last year; sunny regions are still on the rise and French holidaymakers will be numerous in France.

According to a recent survey on the prospects of the French for summer vacation, it is interesting to note that even if a large majority of them plan to leave, they are cautious, since nearly 67% said they wait for the last minute before making their reservations. In order to anticipate this strong late demand, Belvilla, the holiday home rental specialist, is offering the 74% of its French trips who choose to go to France the possibility of getting away from it all this summer.

A holiday marked by the health crisis
After an unprecedented 2020 and nearly 3 confinements later, the French feel the need to rest, recharge their batteries and spend time with their families and friends. To meet these needs, most of them have decided to stay in France in order to take advantage of their summer vacation. Unsurprisingly and like every year, French seaside resorts remain the destinations of choice for a large number of travelers.

Discovering the French regions
In this still current context of health crisis, the French are looking for other ways to combine leisure and safety. It is therefore not surprising that a very large majority of them intend to favor outdoor activities and seek to avoid crowded places. A few days before the first departures on vacation, it is not yet too late to book pretty French houses, ideal for discovering the corners and landscapes of France in complete freedom and safety. Belvilla has selected some of them, still having availability in the coming weeks.


This modern furnished house is located on a private plot with independent access, a courtyard with furnished terrace and an electric barbecue. From the terrace there is a magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean located 100m away! In short: this house is the ideal place for a superb seaside holiday, the nearest beach being 500 m away. The region is calm and rural, where the ocean reigns.


This wonderful holiday home is located in the small village of Dégagnac, 30 km north-west of Cahors. It is suitable for children and has 3 bedrooms, a swimming pool and a hot tub. Ideal for pleasant family vacations, the region offers advantages for all generations. Travelers will have a wide range of choices for their activities with, among others, biking, kayaking, hiking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, golf or enjoying a hearty dinner in one good restaurants in the immediate vicinity. And all this in a setting of picturesque villages, old castles, beautiful caves and cozy markets.


This charming house, built in the Ardèche style with almost exclusively ecological materials, is located in the middle of lush nature with an unobstructed view of the wild garden which is extended by a wood. The surroundings are pleasant with the Beaume and the Chassezac, small rivers with crystal clear waters, just next door and the Ardèche which flows not far away. Along the banks of these three rivers, small idyllic beaches will delight the whole family. In Ruoms (5km), start beautiful canoe trips that lead to magnificent gorges where the Ardèche flows.

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