10 most popular locations for Long term rentals in France

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To help you find the perfect area to rent a property in France in 2024 we have prepared a list of the most popular long term rental locations in France. Deciding on where you want to be based in France for a long stay is quite a difficult task. France is after all a big country and the landscape and climate varies from region to region.

  • France is the largest country in Western Europe covering nearly 550,000 square kilometres
  • France has over 4,800 kilometres of coastline and it borders 8 different countries
  • France has 12 different climatic zones from the warm Mediterranean continental climate in Southern France, the Oceanic climate on the Atlantic coast and Northern coast and the Alpine climate in the mountainous Eastern region of France
  • 25% of the land in France is forest and farming comprises 50% of the land
  • France has a population of 64.8 million people
  • Mainland France comprises 12 regions, 96 departments (or counties) and over 35,000 communes (villages and towns)
  • It is estimated that France has nearly 1200 different cheeses
  • There are 17 different wine regions in France and over 11,000 wine growers

Where to move to in France?

gruissan plageGruissan Plage, Languedoc coast

To help you narrow down where you want to be based for a long term rental, we have filtered through a selection of towns and locations based on those places which:

  • have a mild and largely dry weather throughout the year
  • have plenty of life going on all year around
  • have good transport connections
  • have lots of things to do and see nearby
  • have a good range of properties to rent long term

We have been running our website Long term rentals in France for 17 years and we have got to know the best places to be based in France for a long term rental during the Winter and through into the Spring. We have rented property on a long term basis ourselves, so we know what makes a good house to live in all year around (and what is only suitable for 2 week vacations in the summer). We also get regular feedback from customers about the locations where they have chosen to live and whether these provide the sort of life in France that they were looking for.

When you are lucky enough to live in France for a full year you get to appreciate those towns and villages which continue to have a bit of life outside of the summer season, as opposed to shutting down in the winter. In my opinion, the best time to enjoy France is during the Spring and Autumn, when the weather is still beautifully warm and the markets and restaurants are not over-crowded. The winter is also a good time to be in South France, when you can enjoy the clear powder blue skies and crisp mornings. But a word of caution, when you are renting long term in France you also need to make sure that the rental property has sufficient heating to keep you comfortable during the cold nights in December and January. 

Visit France in 2024

paris olympics 2024Paris Olympics [Photo courtesy of https://www.paris2024.org/en/]

2024 is an exciting time to be in France. Paris is the host city of the Olympics. We were in Paris a few months ago and it seemed that every historic monument was clad in scaffolding. The buildings are all being spruced up in readiness for the Olympics. The Olympic games will take place from 26 July to 11 August: 2024, followed by the Paralympics from 
28 August – 8 September 2024. So I would say if ever you want to visit Paris, then just after the Olympics could be the time to go, as all the beautiful buildings will have been revealed to the World after their facelift.

Other key events happening in France during 2024, include:

February 2024

  • Nice Carnival (Mardi Gras, parades and fireworks): 17 February-3 March 2024 
  • Menton Lemon Festival: 17 February-3 March 2024 

April 2024

  • Monaco Tennis Open: 12-14 April 2024

May 2024

  • Night of Museums, throughout France (museums stay open late and for free): 11 May 2024
  • Cannes Film Festival: 14–25 May 2024 
  • Joan of Arc Festival, Rouen: 16-18 May 2024
  • Fête de la Bretagne (cultural celebrations & events across Brittany): 17-26 May 2024
  • Paris Beer Festival: 20-26 May 2024
  • Monaco Grand Prix: 23-26 May 2024

June 2024

  • Festival of St. Denis, Paris (classical concerts by international artists): throughout June
  • Nuits de Fourvière, Lyon (theatre and music in the Roman amphitheatre): throughout june
  • 80th Anniversary of the Normandy D-Day Landing: 6 June 2024
  • Le Mans 24 hour race, Le Mans, Loire Valley: 15-16 June
  • Chorégies d'Orange (Opera & music performances in the Roman amphitheatre): 17-22 June 2024
  • Fête de la Musique (free concerts and music in the streets throughout France): 21 June 2024
  • Jazz à Vienne festival35km south of Lyon: 26 June-11 July 2024
  • Tour de France (finishing in Nice): 29 June-21 July 2024

July 2024

carcasonne festival franceCarcasonne festival South France - 10th largest festival in France, 200,000 spectators and 120 events [Photo courtesy of https://www.tourisme-carcassonne.fr/]

  • Carcassonne Festival (theatre, music, dance events, plus jousting & medieval faire), Southern France: throughout July
  • Aix Festival (classical music and opera), Aix-en-Provence: 2-22 July 2024
  • Avignon Festival (theatre, dance, music), Southern France: 3-23 July 2024
  • Colmar International Festival (classical music), Alsace, eastern France: 5-14 July 2024
  • Beaune International Festival of Baroque Opera, near Dijon: 5-28 July 2024
  • Jazz à Juan international jazz festival, Juan-les-Pins, Antibes: 8-19 July 2024
  • Festival Paris l'Été (theater, dance, concerts): 8-28 July 2024
  • Vieilles Charrues Festival (France's biggest music festival), Carhaix, Brittany: 11-14 July 2024
  • Bastille Day (fireworks throughout France): 13/14 July 2024
  • Six nights International Fireworks Festival, Cannes:  12 July - 22 August 2024
  • Nice Jazz Festival: 15-19 July 2024
  • Cornouaille Festival, Quimper, Brittany (music and cultural festival): 17-21 July 2024
  • Festival de Jazz in Marciac, south-west France: 18 July - 4 August 2024
  • Paris 2024 Summer Olympics: 26 July - 11 August

August 2024

  • Jasmine Festival (floats and flower-themed parades), Grasse, South France: 2-4 August 2024
  • Corso de la Lavande (lavender festival), Digne-les-Bains, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence: 2-6 August 2024
  • La Route du Rock Summer (rock festival), St-Malo, Brittany: 14-17 August 2024
  • Fête de la Saint-Louis (water jousting), Sète, South France: 15-20 August 2024
  • Silhouette Festival (short-film festival), Paris: 23-31 August 2024 
  • Jazz at La Villette, Paris: 28 August - 8 September 2024
  • 2024 Paralympics, Paris: 28 August – 8 September 2024

September 2024

  • Braderie de Lille (world's largest flea market), Lille: 3-4 September 2024
  • Festival Musica (contemporary classical music), Strasbourg: 13-29 September 2024
  • Journée du Patrimoine (special openings of monuments and other historical sites across France): 14-15 September 2024
  • Technoparade, Paris: 21 September 2024
  • Monaco Yacht Show: 25–28 September 2024 

October 2024

  • Fête des Vendanges (wine harvest festival celebrating the only vineyard in the centre of Paris at Montmarte), Paris: 9-13 October 2024
  • Festival de La Pomme, Trévières, Calvados, Normandy: 27 October 2024
  • Dijon International and Gastronomic Fair: 30 October – 10 November 2024 

November 2024

  • Les Trois Glorieuses (wine auction and festival), Beaune, Burgundy: 16-18 November 2024
  • Aix-en-Provence Christmas Market, Provence: 17 November - 30 December 2024 
  • Colmar Christmas Market, Alsace, Eastern France: 23 November - 29 December 2024
  • Avignon Christmas Market, South France: 24 November - 30 December 2024
  • Strasbourg Christmas Market: 24 November - 24 December 2024

December 2024

  • Sarlat-la-Canéda Christmas Market, Dordogne: 4-31 December 2024
  • Les Rencontres Trans Musicales (up-and-coming pop, rock, festival), Rennes: 4-8 December 2024
  • Rise Festival (dance music at ski resort), Les Deux Alpes: 7-14 December 2024
  • Nice Christmas Market: 7 December 2024 - 7 January 2025

 

Moving to France in 2024

collioure south franceCollioure South France

 10 most popular places for long term rentals in France  

  1. The Lot Department - including Rocamadour, Autoire and Loubressac 
  2. Pezenas - historic market town in Languedoc France
  3. Carcassonne - long term rentals near the stunning Castle
  4. Beziers - cheap long term rentals in Languedoc France
  5. South Dordogne - especially Bergerac and Eymet
  6. Montpellier - stylish South France city for monthly rentals
  7. Northern Provence - cottages for long term rentals France
  8. Cote d'Azur - upmarket long term rentals on the French Riviera
  9. Pyrenees & Perpignan - long term rentals near the beach France
  10. Marseillan - coastal long term rentals in France

This last 12 months has been an exceptionally busy time for us. I think the Covid lockdowns provided people with the opportunity to think through where they want to live, as well as to value those things in life we perhaps took for granted. Now, thankfully that this period is mainly over, people are now putting into action their plans to move to France.

We have seen a change in the types of properties that people are now enquiring about, with rural and remote houses to rent becoming very popular as opposed to the coastal and town centre apartments.

A lot of our customers have certainly accelerated their retirement plans and (with Brexit) we are seeing an increasing amount of clients who run their own businesses, deciding to relocate to mainland Europe. If you can virtually run your business from any location, then moving to France with its great climate, wine, gastronomy and beautiful countryside, makes perfect sense.

To travel to France, unless you hold a European passport, then you will need to apply for a long stay visa for France (if your trip is going to be longer that 3 months). The application process is quite straightforward, but you do need to show that you have health insurance in place that will cover you in France and you also need to provide a rental contract for your accommodation in France before you make a visa application. You can more information about the long stay visa process here: France long stay visa process. We can certainly help you by providing a valid rental contract and we have contacts in France that can help you source cost-effective health insurance. 

If you are planning a long vacation in France during 2024, then let us help you find the best place to be based. This is not an exhaustive list, but based on customer enquiries and from my knowledge and travels around Languedoc, Provence and the South of France, I would recommend the following places as good options for long term rentals in France:

 

 

1. The Lot department - northern part around Rocamadour, Autoire & Loubressac

Lot France long term rent

Most people who head to Central-Southern France, plump for the Dordogne. You can understand why, everyone has heard of Dordogne and during the summer especially, it is beautiful. But I think that there is a better location, just next to Dordogne, which is perfect for long term rentals.

The Lot department neighbours the Dordogne to the West and the city of Toulouse is just 1 hour to the South. It should not be confused with the neighbouring department of Lot-et-Garonne (which is located to the South of Dordogne). The Lot is not a particularly large department, it has a population of just 175,000 people (compared to over 410,000 inhabitants in Dordogne). But the Lot does have some of the most beautiful villages in France (such as Autoire, Carennac and Loubressac - where the American poet Sylvia Plath wrote "Stars over the Dordogne" during her stay at Loubressac in the summer of 1961) and it is dotted with stunning Chateaux (just take a look at Castelnau-Bretenoux and Château-de-Montal if you want any proof).

The countryside in the department is very beautiful and I would say the scenery is on a par, if not better than the Dordogne. In the centre of the department there is a large regional park (Regional Natural Park of the Causses de Quercy) with deep caves, gorges, rivers and a limestone plateau. The Lot is also known as a centre for gastronomy, including black truffles, foie gras, the famous Rocamadour goat's cheese and some of the best red wines in France (from the Cahors vineyards). 

 

autoire franceAutoire France

 

There is a particular area of the Lot department, which I would recommend as a base for a long term rental in France. In the North Western corner of the department, there is the amazing medieval village of Rocamadour. This fortified village is reputedly the second most visited religious monument in France (after Mont-Saint-Michel) and it remains an important pilgrimage site. The village features a large stone staircase which takes you up to the Saint-Sauveur Basilica. Pilgrims traditionally climbed the steps on their knees, as an act of penance for their sins.

There are some stunning villages around Rocamadour and it is close to the beautiful Dordogne river valley. The capital town of Cahors is just 20 mins to the South. Cahors is a pretty town of about 20,000 people and is famous for its wines. It is also has a healthy local economy with many large companies based there (unemployment in the Lot is just 5.5%, compared to a national rate for France of 8.62%).

The Lot is generally cheaper to live in compared to Dordogne. House prices in the Lot are the 4th lowest in France, averaging at just €1,230 per m2. On average a 3 bed house will set you back around €147,000. It is also cheaper to rent a house in the Lot than the neighbouring department of Dordogne. Between October to April, a 1 bedroom property will generally rent for €550-€600 per month + bills, a 2 bedroom property for €750 per month + bills and a larger 4 bedroom character property for between €900-€1250 per month + bills. The Lot also has a better climate than you will find in Dordogne - it has a lower rainfall, averages more hours of sunshine per year and in the summer, temperatures rarely top 30°C (averaging a pleasant 26°C / 77°F in July and August).

Here is a selection of long term rental properties currently available in the Lot department around Rocamadour: 

 

Lot 5 bed farmhouse for long term rentals Lot France (Ref: 2006)

Lot farmhouse long term rentals FranceThis old stone farmhouse in the beautiful Lot region of South West France is available for long term rentals between October and May. The property comes with 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a garden with pool, a beautiful lounge and a stunning kitchen.

The farmhouse was thought to have been used by the French Resistance during the Second World War and when the Owners first accessed the house, they discovered a makeshift table made from an old door resting on grenade boxes in one of the rooms.

The property comes with:

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 6 bathrooms
  • Well-equipped kitchen + washing machine 
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Large garden
  • Character features: oak beams, exposed stone walls, solid wooden floors and original fireplaces

Available for rental between January to May 2024 and October 2024 to May 2025 each year from €1500 per month + bills. The Owner will accept pets through prior agreement. Minimum stay 3 months. 

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Payrac long term rental Lot, France near Sarlat and Rocamadour (Ref: 2047)

Dordogne long term rentals in FranceThis beautifully situated 2 bedroom long term rental property in Lot, South West France, is conveniently located between the popular sites of Sarlat and Rocamadour. The house was built in 2019 and features a gorgeous master bedroom with breathtaking views over the village of Payrac. Start you day listening to the birds and enjoying a morning sunrise and cup of local French coffee from the comfort of your cosy double bed.

The house contains:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Beautiful countryside location
  • WiFi internet
  • Large garden
  • Private swimming pool
  • Close to restaurant and shop

This house is available to rent between January to May 2024 and October 2024 to May 2025. The guide rental price is €800 per month + bills.

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Riverside farmhouse to rent long term in Lot France (Ref: 1995)

Dordogne long term rentals in FranceThis beautiful 3 bed farmhouse by the edge of the River Lot in South West France, is available for long term rentals between October to May from €1250 per month + bills. The farmhouse is located on the border of the Dordogne and Lot departments, in between Bergerac and Cahors. The nearby village of Albas has a restaurant and shop and within 15 mins you can visit some beautiful sites. The house contains:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Pet friendly
  • WiFi internet
  • Large garden
  • Direct access to river + rowing boats
  • Close to restaurant and shop

This house is available to rent between October 2024 to May 2025. The guide rental price is €1250 per month + bills.

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2. Pezenas -  historic market town in South France

Pezenas great place to rent long term in France

 

Pezenas is a lovely little town with lots of beautiful historic buildings and plenty of life throughout the year. It is a great place to be based for a long term let. It was once the capital of Languedoc for a brief period, but after this period time stood still and as a result the town is well preserved, with plenty of windy streets and alleyways. The town is well connected with 4 airports nearby (Beziers, Montpellier, Carcassonne and Perpignan), a TGV train station about 15 mins away and the A9 and A75 autoroutes are on your doorstep.

The Saturday market in Pezenas is fantastic, taking over the whole of the town. Here you can buy all manner of local foods, flowers, clothes and nic nacs. Pezenas is also in the heart of the Languedoc wine region and the good vineyards of St Chinian, Faugeres and Picpoul de Pinet are not far away. There is always a festival of some sorts going on in Pezenas - be it a theatre festival, antiques fair, film festival, wine festival or medieval fete.

pezenas shopping

 

Pezenas is also a bit of a sports town, with a local football team, rugby club, tennis club, an athletics stadium and numerous cycling clubs. There is also a local outdoor swimming pool, that is great to go to in the heat of summer. Pezenas is also close to the beaches of the Mediterranean and you have Beziers and Montpellier nearby if you want to experience big city life once in a while. Pezenas has plenty of schools, a local hospital, plenty of restaurants, two large supermarkets and more pharmacies than you can shake a stick at. The local villages around Pezenas are beautiful - often surrounded by vineyards and hills. So in conclusion, if you are looking for an area to come to for a long term rental, then Pezenas is a great option to consider.

Pezenas property for long term rentals France

pezenas market south france

 

If we have inspired you to consider Pezenas as the base for your long stay in France, then the following houses are currently available for long term rentals. Please check the availability calendars as we can not guarantee that the houses will always be vacant for the entire period of your long term let. Further long term rental options in the Pezenas area can be found at Pezenas long rentals France.

 

Apartment Canabasserie long term rental Pezenas France with roof terrace (Ref: 1964)

Pezenas long term rentals

Set right in the heart of the historic town of Pezenas, Apartment Canabasserie provides both old world charm with modern comforts. The apartment is located on the second floor of a 16th century Mansion house and comes with a large roof terrace providing spectacular views over the town.

Mediterranean beaches are just a short drive away.

Apartment Canabasserie is a charming 1 bedroom apartment with original stone work and features air conditioning, a modern fully-equipped kitchen, spacious living room and comfortable bedroom.

The 30m2 roof terrace is completely private and comes with a large patio table and chairs, sun loungers and a BBQ.

This long term rental apartment in Pezenas is available for long term rentals of 6-9 months from July 2024. The monthly rental price is €700 per month + bills. 12 month rentals may be available (enquire about price). Pets accepted by prior arrangement. Minimum stay is 3 months.

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Artist Apartment - Pezenas South France rentals long term Ref: 985

Pezenas apartment for monthly rentals FranceIf I was planning a 6 month-12 month stay in South France, then Pezenas would be my pick as a place to live. The centre of town is beautiful and the town provides all the services you require for a long stay. The beaches are just 20 mins drive and the nearby A75 motorway provides easy access to explore the Languedoc region.

This beautiful 2 bed apartment for monthly rentals in Pezenas, is a great place to spend a few months in South France. Pezenas is undoubtedly the prettiest town in the South of France and this is a great long stay property for a single person or a couple. The centre of town is just a 2 minute walk.

The property comes with: 

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Bright and airy living room
  • Wifi throughout
  • Washing machine
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • 2 mins walk into Pezenas town centre

This Pezenas property is available for long term lets from 3 to 12 months. The monthly rental price starts from €800 pcm + bills.

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La Cour - Pezenas long term rental property France (Ref: 2023)

Pezenas house to rent in France

La Cour is a newly renovated long term rentals property overlooking a private courtyard in centre of the historic town of Pezenas in South France.

Pezenas is one of the most beautiful towns in the South of France and it features a vibrant arts and theatre scene, popular weekly market and a large Antiques sector. This long term rental apartment is perfectly situated just 1 minute walk to the shops, restaurants and the Saturday market. The property is ideal for a couple or a single person. Available for 6 to 12 month rentals.

The property comes with:

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Courtyard
  • Good WIFI connection
  • Large living room
  • Parking nearby

The apartment is available for long term rentals throughout the year from €650 per month + bills. Available from January 2025 for rentals of 6-12 months.

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3. Carcassonne long term rentals France

carcassonne france long term rentals

Carcassonne is a very good town to be based near for a long term rental in the South of France. Not only do you have one of France's most prominent tourist sites on your doorstep, but you are also blessed with picturesque scenery, the Minervois wine region (one of the best in the South of France) and the Canal du Midi - the quintessential picture of the slow South of France way of life.

Also the large city of Toulouse, with its international airport is just 45 minutes down the road. Carcassonne itself has its own airport - serviced mainly by low-cost flights from the UK and Scandinavia. It can get a bit windy in the winter months - check out the number of windmills - but it is not as bad as some areas.

It is the huge scale of Carcassonne's citadel that first takes your breath away. It is absolutely huge, it has 31 towers, an amphitheatre, hotel and a full medieval town inside its fortified walls. You enter the citadel through the main Port Narbonnaise (the entrance nearest the car park) and cross over the now grassy moat. As you follow the road ahead up past all the souvenir shops just shut your eyes. It really doesn't do Carcassonne any favours to allow the shops to sell plastic suits of Armour and baseball caps with jousting rods protruding out of them - but hey-ho.

At the end of the road you will come to the Chateau Comtal, where Count Trencavel made his last stand against Simon de Montfort's forces in 1209.

Long term rentals in France near Carcassonne

carcassonne town

We have quite a number of long terms rentals in and around Carcassonne and it has proved to be a popular place to rent in the last couple of years (see Carcassonne long term rentals for the full selection). Here is a selection of the long term let properties currently available:

 

Caunes-Minervois pet-friendly house long term rental France (Ref: 2104)

House to rent in South France long term

This cosy home with private patio and garden is located centrally in the gorgeous medieval village of Caunes Minervois. This is the perfect space to spend a relaxing year in the South of France.

This pet-friendly rental comes with an enclosed courtyard garden, so is ideal for customers with a dog or cat. There are some beautiful walks surrounding the village. Although Caunes-Minervois is a small town, it does come with the essential amenities and there is a bit of life going on throughout the year.

The house is laid out over 3 floors and comes with a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, well-equipped kitchen, spacious living room and a private enclosed garden.

Caunes-Minervois is a very popular medieval town located 25 minutes North of Carcassonne. The town has a large art community and has a population of 1600 people.

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Private garden
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Easy walking distance to shops, bars, restaurants and the weekly market

This property in Caunes-Minervois near Carcassonne is available for monthly rentals from €600 + bills. Available from October 2024 to May 2025

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Marsanne long term rental near Carcassonne, France (Ref: 1746)

Aude house rentals France near CarcassonneMarsanne long term rental property is located in a beautiful corner of South France, in between Carcassonne and the Pyrenees. The property is located on Domaine de La Flotte, a country estate situated on a wooded hillside where you can enjoy the unspoilt nature and the beautiful views of the Pyrenees mountains in the distance. If you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful long term stay in South France, then this property is a great choice. Carcassonne is 30 mins to the North and the Ski resorts in the Pyrenees are 1 hour to the South. This rental property near Carcassonne comes with:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Well-equipped kitchen + washing machine
  • Private parking
  • WiFi internet
  • Large grounds
  • 5 mins to local town of Chalabre
  • Beautiful walking country

The property is available for monthly rentals between October to May from €700 pcm + bills. Minimum stay 3 months. Currently available from October 2024 to May 2025

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Siran house to rent in France long term, sleeps 4 (Ref: 1632)

Siran house to rent in France long termSiran is located in the heart of the Minervois wine region, producing some of the best wines in Southern France. The house is located on a quiet street in the medieval heart of Siran, a beautiful village close to Carcassonne. This well-equipped village has a bar, bistro restaurant, school, shop and library. The property comes with a beautiful cottage garden, 2 bedrooms, large lounge and kitchen-diner. The house comes with:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Enclosed garden
  • Available for 3-12 month rentals
  • Good Wifi connection and satellite TV

This lovely house in the Siran, France, is available for long term rentals from 3-12 months. The monthly rental price starts at €650 pcm + bills. Currently available from September 2024.

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4. Beziers - cheap long term rentals France

Long term rentals in Beziers FranceBeziers is the ancient capital of the wine industry in South France. A settlement has stood here on the banks of the Orb river, since before Roman times. Beziers was also the first town in the South of France to suffer from the bloody crusade against the Cathars. Virtually the whole population of the town was put to the sword on the orders of Simon de Montfort in the 13th century. Today, Beziers is quickly establishing itself as the place buy investment property. The town is investing heavily in improving the range of facilities it offers and its physical appearance. It is almost as if this Southern French town is slowly awakening from a gradual decline to catch up with its dynamic neighbour - Montpellier.

Beziers has everything going for it. It is just 10km from the Mediterranean coast. It has a TGV train station, international airport and it is quickly developing a distribution hub to exploit its location where the A75 and A9 motorways join up.

The countryside around Beziers is glorious . If you are looking for peace and tranquility then the Languedoc Regional Park about 45mins from Beziers is a good choice.There are some excellent walking trails and cycling routes. Beziers is also home to some of the best vineyards in the South of France - such as Faugeres and St Chinian.

If you are looking to find a long term rental where you can experience the real South of France way of life - with its focus on good food and wine and the simple pleasures in life, then Beziers is the place for you.

Beziers properties for long term rentals France

beziers views

We have a wide range of different long term rental properties in and around Beziers (see Beziers rental properties France). Here we showcase some of the different types of properties available: 

 

3 bed villa with pool for long term rent in Puimisson, South France (Ref: 1923)

Villa near Beziers France long term rental

This 3 bedroom villa with private pool is located on the edge of the medieval village of Puimisson in South France. The village of Puimisson dates back over 1,000 years and provides easy access to Beziers (for the airport and TGV), as well as the Mediterranean beaches (20-25 mins). This villa for long term rent comes with a private pool, parking and is located in a quiet neighbourhood. Ideal for families or couples expecting frequent guests.

The villa features:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Private pool
  • Parking
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • Light and airy interior
  • TV and internet connection

Available for 6-12 month rentals from January 2024 from €1,000 per month + bills.

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Tête à Tête - 2 bed house for rent Beziers France (Ref: 2056)

Central Beziers apartment to rent FranceTête à Tête is a lovely 2 bedroom house for rent in the centre of Beziers, South France. The house comes with its own private garage parking, a covered terrace, air conditioning, central heating and 2 bathrooms. The house is just 2 minutes walk into Beziers town centre, where you will find a wonderful array of shops, restaurants, pavement cafés and historical monuments. The house will ideally suit a couple and provides plenty of space for guests.

Beziers is conveniently located just 10 kms from the Mediterranean coast and has excellent transport connections (it has a TGV train station, international airport and 2 motorways running close-by).

The house features:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Large living room
  • Private terrace
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • Beautifully furnished
  • Air conditioning
  • Garage parking

Available for long term rentals from €900 per month + bills. Pets may be considered. Available from January 2024.

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Lespignan house for long term rentals, France, near beaches Ref: 569

Beziers house rentals France

This lovely house in Lespignan, near Beziers and the Languedoc coast, is a very convenient long term rentals property in France. The house has been renovated from a former wine cave and the results are dramatic. The house is close to the Mediterranean coast, it comes with its own swimming pool, and provides spacious accommodation all year round. Lespignan is situated close to Beziers and is just 10 minutes from the beach.

This house in Lespignan, South France, is located within 50 minutes of 5 budget airports and is situated close to the A9 autoroute. There are TGV train stations at nearby Beziers and Narbonne.

The house features:

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • Exposed beams and stonework
  • Private parking

This house is available for long term rentals between January to May 2024 and September 2024 to May 2025 from €1000 per month + bills. All year around from 1300€pm.

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5. Southern Dordogne - long term rentals in France

long term rent nimes FranceThe Dordogne is always popular location for long term rentals in France. However, the Dordogne is a very rural department of France and there are only 3 towns in Dordogne with a population over 10,000 people (and only 7 towns with a population above 5,000 people). So it is always a difficult decision about where is the best area in Dordogne to be based. 

There are plenty of beautiful places in Dordogne - such as Sarlat, Brantôme and Domme - but these may not be the best locations for a long term rental. These are predominantly tourism destinations which are fine in the summer, but they will be very quiet over the winter. If you are going to be living in Dordogne for a number of months, you need to find a location which has a bit of life all year around and has a good range of local services. Also, if you are going to be based in France for a number of months, you also need to be reasonably close to an international airport and a fairly sizeable city.

So based on my experience, I would recommend the area between the famous wine-town of Bergerac and the market town of Eymet, as my preferred location for a long term rental in Dordogne. If you have never heard of Eymet or you don't know where it is, the town is located in the bottom South-West corner of Dordogne, 1 hour 30 mins east of the beautiful city of Bordeaux. The main reasons why I would recommend Eymet are as follows:

  • Bergerac international airport is just 25kms away (with regular flights to destinations in the UK, Rotterdam, Brussels and Portugal)
  • There is a mainline train station in the nearby towns of Libourne, Agen, Marmande and Bergerac.
  • Although only 2,500 people live in Eymet itself, in the surrounding 5 communes there is a total local population of 10,000 inhabitants. So Eymet acts as a focal point for the local area and has enough local services, shops and restaurants to keep you going over the winter period.
  • The temperatures around Eymet in the summer months are absolutely perfect for me - averaging a pleasant 26°C / 77°F in July and August - and rarely getting above the mid-30's. The Spring and Autumn have plenty of sunshine (but can be a bit wet).The winters can however get cold (averaging 9°C / 47°F in December to February).
  • Around 9% of the population of Eymet are international residents and there is even a local cricket club and an English pub. Whilst this can get a bit claustrophobic, it does provide you with an active Ex-Pat community to make contacts with.
  • Close to Eymet, you will also find, Chateau Vigiers, a celebrated hotel with a Championship golf course, Spa centre and a Michelin star restaurant.

eymet france

Eymet borders the the famous vineyards of the Bordeaux and Bergerac wine regions, in an area often referred to as Périgord Pourpre (Purple). The two most well-known wines from this region are the red Bergerac Pécharmant wines and sweet Monbazillac wines, often paired with foie gras. This part of South-Western Dordogne is especially popular with visitors. Many are attracted by the numerous impressive castles dotted around the Dordogne river valley, such as Château de Beynac, Chateau des Milands, Chateau de Commarque and Château de Castelnaud.

Here are some options to consider for long term rent close to Eymet, Dordogne:

 

Maison Bellair 4 bed long term rental near Eymet Dordogne (Ref: 2115)

Maison Bellair cottage Dordogne FranceMaison Bellair is a beautiful 4 bed house for long term rentals located on the border of Dordogne, South West France. The house is surrounded by fields and vineyards and is situated on a large plot (2700m2). Inside the house provides 140m2 of living space and is laid out on one level.

The house is heated by a wood burner and reversible air conditioning. Solar panels provide most of the day-time electricity.

The property is located 12kms from the popular town of Eymet and the championship golf course at Château Les Vigiers. The famous wine towns of Bergerac and Saint-Émilion are both 45 mins away and Bordeaux is 70kms.

  • 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • large open-plan living room with wood burning stove, large dining table and lounge
  • well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, washing machine and plenty of cooking utensils, plates and cutlery
  • large garden with enclosed terrace and lawn area

This cottage in Dordogne is available for long term rentals from September to June from €1500 per month + bills. Pets maybe accepted through prior agreement.

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Acabanes - Dordogne 6 bed farmhouse for rent long term in France (Ref: 2098)

Acabanes - Dordogne 6 bed farmhouse for rent long term in FranceAcabanes, is a luxury 6 bed farmhouse for long term rentals in Dordogne, France. The farmhouse is located close to the pretty towns of Bergerac and Eymet and is situated in peaceful beautiful, gently rolling countryside, surrounded by sunflower fields, cypress trees, vines and woodlands. The farmhouse comes with a large heated pool with retractable cover, air conditioning, wood burner, WIFI, large 50" plasma with Freesat TV channels, extensive grounds with supersize trampoline and a large selection of well maintained bikes and helmets for all ages..

The farmhouse comes with 6 bedrooms and four en-suite bathrooms. The farmhouse can accommodate up to ten adults, 5 children plus infants. The farmhouse is laid out over 2 floors and comes with exposed beams and stone walls..

  • The huge living room has an oak beamed ceiling, traditional stone walls and tiled floors. There is sitting room area organised around the wood burning stove with large, luxurious sofas. There is also a TV snug with leather sofas and a 50" plasma TV with Freesat TV and satellite sports package. This area has a choice of hundreds of DVDs of all genres and also surround sound.
  • The fully fitted oak kitchen is fully stocked, including a large, dual fuel SMEG stove. Wine buffs will love the two wine fridges.
  • There is a 11m x 5m heated swimming pool with a retractable cover, enabling swimming from Easter to the middle of November, with a guaranteed minimum temperature of 24 °C.
  • There is a large Driveway with parking for lots of cars. The large bike shed is located here.
  • There is a 2 acre fully enclosed Garden, a wonderful space for all activities with football goals, super size trampoline, children's play area

This farmhouse in Dordogne is available for long term rentals from September to June from €2500 per month + bills. Pets maybe accepted through prior agreement.

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Le Grange Sud luxury long term rentals Dordogne France (Ref: 2004)

Dordogne long term rentals France

La Grange Sud is a beautiful barn conversion, situated in a stunning area of Dordogne close to Bergerac and the pretty town of Eymet. The barn overlooks the 2nd and 4th fairways of Chateau Vigiers, one of the best golf resorts in the South West of France. Chateau Vigiers also boasts a Michelin star restaurant as well as a brasserie.

La Grange Sud is a beautiful two bedroom property, with exposed oak beams, Italian travertine floors and high quality furnishings and fixtures.

This high-end long term rental property in Dordogne is perfect for golfers and couples looking to enjoy a few months in South West France with all your creature comforts. The property is furnished to a very high standard.

  • 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • large open-plan living room with fireplace, oak beams and TV with international channels
  • well-equipped oak kitchen with dishwasher, oven, washing machine and plenty of cooking utensils, plates and cutlery
  • large terrace with Jacuzzi and stunning views

This barn in Dordogne is available for long term rentals from October to May from €1400 per month + bills

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6. Montpellier long term rentals South France

Long term rental properties in Montpellier FranceMontpellier is a buzzing,vibrant, youthful, bright, and cultured City. The city has almost doubled in size during the last 40 years and it now ranks as the 6th largest city in France. Montpellier is an ancient University town and it is now home to 3 different Universities including the best Medical faculty in France. Montpellier is also home to a large bio-technology sector and it is the regional Medical treatment centre.

Montpellier's shops are excellent and so are the restaurants. There is also the internationally acclaimed Musee Fabre, Montpellier's Modern Art Museum. Montpellier also has a wonderful Zoo, a Planetarium, an excellent Aquarium, a large botanical garden, a fantastic modern tram system and beaches a short bus ride away. Montpellier has its own airport with direct connections to a number of European capital cities. What more could you want from a city? 

Montpellier properties for long term rentals in France

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If you are looking for a long term rental in the South of France, that combines culture, energy, innovation along with a relaxed social scene and enjoyment of the finer things in life, then being close to Montpellier is a worthy consideration. You can get the best of both worlds - sleepy village life and cosmopolitan living. Here we have picked out some long term rental properties close to Montpellier, and more can be found at Montpellier long term rental properties:

 

 

Maison des Vins long term rental house Montagnac South France (Ref: 501)

Pezenas long term villa rentals France

If you are looking for a comfortable long term rental house in South France, then Maison des Vins is the ideal rental property. Inside the house is spacious and sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Outside there is an enclosed garden with private pool, a terrace for dining al-fresco and garage parking. All the local amenities are a short walk from the house. The beach at Meze is 10 minutes by car.

Maison des Vins is located in the small town of Montagnac near the Mediterranean coast and close to the historic town of Pezenas and 30 kms south of Montpellier in South France.

Available for long term rentals during October to June from €1200 per month + bills. Minimum stay is 3 months, not available over summer months. The villa comes with:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms/shower rooms
  • 8m x 4m private pool
  • WiFi and flat screen TV
  • Private garden
  • Easy access to A75 motorway
  • Off-road parking

This villa for long term rentals in  Pezenas is available for long term rentals from April 2024 to June 2024 and from Sept 2024 to June 2025 (it is reserved for weekly rentals during June to August). The monthly rental price is €1200 pcm + bills.

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La Bergerie 4 bed property for long term rental France (Ref: 1751)

Montpellier long term rental properties FranceLa Bergerie is a lovely restored property with original features such as exposed wooden beams and preserved stone walls. The property comes with 4 bedrooms, private pool, large garden and parking. The property is available for long term rentals from €1000 pcm + bills. The property is located close to the A75 motorway, which provides easy access to Montpellier, Beziers, Narbonne and the Mediterranean coast. This long term rental property comes with:

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Large garden
  • Private swimming pool
  • Parking
  • Large open plan living room

This long term rental property close to Montpellier is available for rentals from January to May 2024 and October 2024 to May 2025. The monthly rental price will vary according to length of stay.

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Stone cottage for long term rentals Herault France Ref: 1912

Long lets near Montpellier France

A renovated 15th Century stone cottage for long term rentals in Herault, France. This pet-friendly long term rentals property is located in the charming village of Montpeyroux, just 20 mins from Montpellier. Montpeyroux is a popular wine-making village close to St-Guilhem-les-Desert, one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Within walking distance you have 3 restaurants, 2 cafe-bars, a shop, butcher, boulangerie and other services. Montpeyroux is a very-friendly and open village. This stunning renovated property comes with a courtyard garden, parking, and a beautiful lounge with a vaulted stone ceiling. 

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Enclosed courtyard garden
  • Pet-friendly
  • Reversible air-conditioning
  • WiFi

This stone cottage is available to rent from €750 pcm + bills. The property will accept pets through prior agreement.

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7. Northern Provence long term rentals France

Provence long term rentals France

The beautiful Provence region in the South of France can be every bit as magical as you first imagine. The lavender fields, hilltop villages and the historical cities of Avignon, Saint Rémy de Provence, Arles and Aix en Provence all combine to create a wonderful destination for a long vacation in the South of France. The Provence region is bordered by the Alps to the North East, the French Riviera coast to the South and the Camargue to the west.

To really enjoy Provence however, you just have to slow down your pace of life and take in the simple pleasures in life that the region offers. Whether it be the beautiful fresh ingredients, the cute local markets and the gorgeous scenery. Rushing around trying to visit every site will mean that you will miss out on the key takeaway memory, which is good food, great company, a decent bottle of wine and the sun on your back is all that you really need in life.

For this reason, I would probably encourage you to look to be based in the Northern part of Provence - an area called the Luberon. The countryside is a bit more interesting than the largely flat central plain of Provence. You also will find some gorgeous villages such as Gordes, L’Isle sur la Sorgue, Roussillon and Lourmarin. Transport connections are pretty good, with the TGV stopping in nearby Avignon and the A7 motorway passing by.

The area in the far west of Provence, in a triangle between Avignon, Nimes and Uzes is also worth a look at. 

Provence cottages for long term rentals France

roussillon provence

If you are looking to find a long term rental in the quintessential scenery of the South of France, then Provence is the perfect destination. Whilst the Provence is generally more expensive to live than the neighbouring Languedoc region, there is just something about the Provençale countryside which cannot be beaten. Expect to pay between €800-950 per month for a 1 bedroom property in Provence, €950 to €1200 per month for a 2 bed property and over €1350 per month for a 3-4 bed property. These prices are based on a 3-6 month rental period. Exceptional properties with character will carry a premium. Prices will not include the monthly utility bills (around 20% extra per month) and you will likely have to pay more in the summer months as Provence is really popular for summer vacations.

Here is our selection of some of our long term rental cottages in the Provence region (with more available at Provence long term rentals France):

 

Luberon - apartment long term rental Provence France Ref: 1988

Long term rentals Provence FranceLuberon apartment for long term rentals is located in the beautiful village of Beaumont-de-Pertuis in Provence, France.. This bright and beautiful apartment provides comfortable accommodation for a single person or couple. The village of Beaumont-de-Pertuis is located on the edge of the Luberon National Park (an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and is just 40 mins from Aix-en-Provence. Marseille airport is 50 mins and the French Riviera coast is just over 1 hour.

The property provides:

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • WiFi and flat screen TV
  • Beautiful views
  • Parking

This newly renovated apartment in Provence, France, provides very comfortable living accommodation for a couple or single person for 3-6 months. The apartment provides the perfect base for exploring the nearby hilltop villages in Provence, the local markets and vineyards. Aix-en-Provence is conveniently located nearby and there is a fast road down to the French Riviera coastline.

Available for long term rentals from €1,050 per month + bills. Minimum stay is 3 months..

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L'Horizon - Provence long term rental apartment France Ref: 1984

Long term rentals Provence FranceL´Horizon apartment for long term rentals is located in the beautiful village of Beaumont-de-Pertuis in Provence, France. This bright and beautiful top floor apartment features a private terrace with stunning views. The village of Beaumont-de-Pertuis is located on the edge of the Luberon National Park (an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and is just 40 mins from Aix-en-Provence. Marseille airport is 50 mins and the French Riviera coast is just over 1 hour.

The property provides:

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Private terrace
  • WiFi and flat screen TV
  • Beautiful views
  • Parking

This newly renovated apartment in Provence, France, provides very comfortable living accommodation for a couple or single person for 3-6 months. The apartment provides the perfect base for exploring the nearby hilltop villages in Provence, the local markets and vineyards. Aix-en-Provence is conveniently located nearby and there is a fast road down to the French Riviera coastline.

Available for long term rentals from €1,150 per month + bills. Minimum stay is 3 months..

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8. Cote d'Azur long term rentals South France

Cote d'Azur long term rentals

The French Riviera has some of the most spectacular coastline in Europe. Turquoise waters, rocky cliffs plunging into the sea and beautiful coastal villages. The principal cities of the Cote d'Azur are of course Nice and Cannes, but other celebrated resorts include St Tropez, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Saint-Raphaël, Fréjus, Sainte Maxime and Cassis.

Unless you have an unlimited budget, then you may want to find other quieter towns and villages in which to be based, away from the tourist throng. Amongst the destinations you may want to consider include Bormes-les-Mimosas, Cogolin, Hyères, Le Levandou, Le Plan-de-la-Tour, Biot, Valbonne, Mougins, Vence, Grasse, Fayence and Roquefort-les-Pins.

Cote d'Azur long term property rentals France

villefranche sur mer

The property rental prices in Cote d'Azur are among the highest in the world. However, there are still some affordable long term rental options if you shop around. Renting over the high summer season is going to be expensive, mainly because the property Owners can charge at least 50% more per week during July and August, than they can earn from monthly rentals at other times of the year. For our full selection of long term rental properties in Cote d'Azur please visit the Cote d'Azur property page. Here are some of the highlights:

 

Grasse 7 bed farmhouse long term rentals Cote d'Azur France Ref: 1990

Cote d'Azur long term rentals France

A beautiful 7 bedroom farmhouse for long term rentals in Grasse, Cote d´Azur. The farmhouse has been finished to a very high standard and comes with air conditioning and provides very comfortable accommodation for up to 14 people. The farmhouse is located in the exclusive residential area of Les Hautes-Ribes, overlooking the town of Grasse and with views down to the Mediterranean coast.

The property is built on a large plot of 2 hectares featuring Olive groves, a private swimming pool and shaded terraces. The nearest beach is just 20 kms and there are 3 excellent golf courses within 15mins drive.

This property for long term winter holidays comprises:

  • 4 bathrooms
  • 7 bedrooms
  • Large enclosed garden
  • Private pool
  • Private off-street parking for 3-4 cars
  • 5 hectares of grounds

The farmhouse is available for long term rentals between October to May from €2,750 pcm + bills. Currently available from October 2024 to May 2025

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Villa in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Cannes for long rentals France (Ref: 1727)

Cote d'Azur long term rentalsThis is a beautiful 4 bedroom villa in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Cannes, is available for long term rentals for 1-2 years. The villa is located in a quiet neighbourhood on the edge of Mandelieu-la-Napoule and comes with stunning views over the Riviera de Babossi golf course and the Esterel hills. This long term rentals villa comes with private gated parking, a swimming pool, enclosed garden and lovely terraces. Mandelieu-la-Napoule provides easy access to Cannes city centre, the beaches, Nice airport and towns along the French Riviera. The villa features:

  • 4 bedrooms (sleeps 13)
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 8m x 4m heated private pool
  • Well-equipped kitchen + laundry room
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi and international TV channels
  • Panoramic views over golf course & Esterel hills
  • Horse stables, Tennis and Golf clubs within 2 mins
  • Quiet residential location on the edge of town

The long term rental prices for this villa in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Cannes; are based on a 12 month rental period. The prices do not include the utility bills. There is a monthly provision of €350 towards the bills. Minimum rental period is 6 months. Higher prices will apply to shorter rental periods over the summer season. Long term rentals from €3250 pcm + bills.

The villa is available to rent from mid-September 2024.

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Cap Esterel beach apartment Cote d'Azur South France Ref: 2041

Cote d'Azur long term rentals France

This nice one bedroom beach apartment for long term rentals in Cote d'Azur comes with a private terrace with sea views. The apartment is located within the popular beach resort of Village Cap Estérel in Agay/Saint-Raphaël, just 900m from the sea.

If you want to grab some winter sun for a few months in the South of France, then this compact beach apartment on the Cote d'Azur is perfect. The resort comes with its own services and a local bus takes you into the centre of Agay, for a larger choice of restaurants and shops. The apartment will ideally suit a single person or couple.

This property for long term winter holidays comprises:

  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 bedroom (sleeps up to 4)
  • Parking
  • Private terrace with stunning views
  • Private swimming pools (open April to early November)

Available for monthly rentals between October to April from €650 euros per month + bills. Minimum sty is 3 months. Pets maybe accepted. Currently available from October 2024 to May 2025.

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Cannes property for long term rentals France (Ref: 1433)

French Riviera long term rentalsThis villa for monthly property rentals near Cannes, South France, comes with stunning sea views, 3 terraces and an infinity swimming pool. The villa is located only a short walk from sandy beaches and is close to the centre of Theoule-sur-Mer village, with its numerous shops and restaurants. This private villa in South France near Cannes is spread over four floors and comes with: 

  • 4 double bedrooms
  • A private lift to all floors
  • Air conditioning
  • Private off-road parking
  • WiFi internet.

The villa is situated in a quiet residential area on a hillside overlooking the Mediterranean sea and the Bay of Cannes. Just next door there is the iconic Pierre Cardin "Bubble House". This villa in Theoule-sur-Mer near Cannes is the perfect place for monthly property rentals for corporate clients attending the many conferences in Cannes. Rental prices start from €4000 pcm.

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9. Perpignan long term rentals in France

Perpignan long term rentals in FranceThe Mediterranean city of Perpignan in South France makes an excellent base for a long stay in France. With the beautiful beaches of Argeles sur Mer, St Cyprien and Collioure nearby and the Pyrenees mountains as a backdrop, the area around Perpignan is the perfect location for finding a long term rental property.

The centre of Perpignan is quite pretty, with lots of narrow streets and pavement restaurants. Perpignan has its own international airport and a mainline TGV train station.

Popular towns and villages close to Perpignan include: 

  • Ceret, the cherry producing capital of France
  • the beautiful village of Villelongue-dels-Monts 
  • the pretty town of Laroque-de-Alberes.

perpignan beaches

The other benefit of renting a long term property close to Perpignan is that you have easy access to the nearby ski slopes in Font Romeu and Les Anges - both 45 mins drive from Perpignan.

Perpignan is also very close to the Spanish border, with a day trip to Barcelona, Cadaques and the Costa Brava easy to manage.

 

Southern France villa for 12 month lets sleeps 10 (Ref: 1240)

Southern France villa to rent in France near Perpignan

If you are looking for a long term let with a touch of luxury, then this large Southern France villa in popular village of Villelongue-dels-Monts is the ideal choice. The villa is situated in a large plot and comes with fantastic views of the surrounding hills and the Mediterranean coast. The villa benefits from it`s own large private pool, sun terrace with spacious interior.

The villa is located in a beautiful part of Southern France, close to the Mediterranean close and near to the Spanish border. Perpignan is just 20 mins away and there is a local airport and TGV train station.

This Southern France villa for 12 month long term lets is located on the edge of the small village of Villelongue-dels-Monts and is approached by a private track. The property has ample parking for a number of vehicles.

This villa for winter lets in France is the perfect retreat for a large family group or crowd of friends looking for a very special property in a rural location. Sleeps 10 in comfort with large private pool. It features:

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • Reversible air conditioning
  • Swimming pool
  • Private parking
  • WiFi and TV

The villa is available for long term rentals from January to May 2024 and October 2024 to May 2025 from €2500 per month + bills. Pets maybe accepted through prior agreement.

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Casa Baléares - coastal villa for long term rentals Southern France (Ref: 2029)

Villa to rent near Perpignan France

Casa Baleares is a lovely 4 bedroom villa with private pool, set set in the foothills of the Pyrenees just 15 minutes drive to the Mediterranean coast and the beaches at Argeles-sur-Mer, Saint Cyprien and Collioure. A short walk takes you into the centre of the sought-after village of Laroque des Alberes, with all the shops and restaurants that you will need. Perpignan is just 20kms to the North and the Spanish border is just 15 mins away.

The villa is located in a quiet residential on a large plot of 2,800m2 plot. This long term rental villa comes with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, spacious lounge and lovely views. The pool house also has the possibility of being used as a home office.

Laroque des Alberes is located on the coastal plain, in the foothills of the Pyrenees. From the village there are beautiful views. Laroque des Alberes is a 15 minute drive to Mediterranean beaches (at Collioure and Argeles sur Mer) and provides easy access to Perpignan and Spain. The surrounding area has some beautiful walking and cycling routes in the mountains.

The villa is available to rent on a monthly basis between January to May 2024 and October 2024 to May 2025 from €2,000 per month + bills. Minimum stay is 3 months. 

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La République - long term rental by beach South France (Ref: 2028)

Perpignan house long term rental

La République is a charming 2 bed village house for long term rentals set in the heart of the atmospheric coastal town of Argeles-sur-Mer. The town is located in the Southern most part of France on the Mediterranean coast, close to the Spanish border. This long term rental house is 5 mins walk from the train station and 25 mins walk from the beach (there is also a bus direct to the beach every 15 mins).

The house overlooks the beautiful old square and faces the School of Music. The house comes with a garage (for storage) and a beautiful roof top terrace where you can enjoy breakfast and sunbathe. Next door to the house there is a beautiful pavement café full of local charm and ambiance. 

The apartment

The property  features:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sunny terrace
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Easy access to Perpignan and the coast 
  • Walking distance to boulangerie & shop

Available for long term rentals between October to May from €875 per month + bills. In addition to the monthly rent, there is a €150 monthly provision towards the utility bills. Minimum stay is 3 months. Available from 1 November 2024 to May 2025.

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10. Marseillan long term rental properties France

marseillan port franceMarseillan port [Photo courtesy of https://www.instagram.com/officetourismedemarseillan/]If you want a cheaper alternative to the Cote d'Azur as a place to rent in France close to the beaches, then I would strongly recommend the coastal town of Marseillan in the Languedoc region.

The more time I spend in Marseillan, especially over the winter, the more I think that it could eventually be a good destination for myself to move to. I really like the light and sense of space you get look out over the harbour. Also everything is walk-able. Marseillan is the sort of place that you go out in your car once a week and the rest of the time you walk or cycle to places.

The port town of Marseillan, is extremely popular with our long term rental customers. Marseillan is a lively town and it is also incredibly well located, just a short train ride or motorway journey to Montpellier. There is also a TGV train station 4 kms away (in Agde), with connecting services to Paris and Barcelona.

Marseillan also has some of the best beaches in Languedoc, with a 20km strip of golden sand separating the Mediterranean sea from the Etang du Thau salt water lake. The Etang du Thau is famous throughout France for producing the best Oysters and Mussels - and you can enjoy these fresh from the water at the nearby fishing villages of Bouzigues and Meze.

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In contrast to the Cote d'Azur, the long term rental prices in Marseillan are some 50% cheaper. For a long term rental of 3-6 months, you will likely find a 1 bed house or apartment for around €650 per month + bills, a 2 bed apartment or house from between €750-850 per month + bills and a 3/4 bed property from €1000-1200 per month + bills. It may be difficult to find a long term rental in Marseillan itself over the summer period (because they are in such high demand from holiday rentals), but there are plenty of towns and villages slightly inland where you can pick up a monthly rental over the summer.

We have highlighted here some of our more popular long term rental properties in Marseillan. You can find the full selection at Marseillan long term rentals France

 

Marseillan 2 bed house rent long term France by coast (Ref: 1799)

Marseillan France rentals long termIf you´re looking for a house to rent for 3-6 months, close to the coast and the beaches, then this house in Marseillan is an excellent choice. This 2 bed house for long term rent is located in the coastal town of Marseillan, South of France.

The house is laid out on 3 levels and has a sunny courtyard for eating al fresco. The house sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms and is within minutes of the shops, restaurants, harbour and bars of Marseillan. This long term rental property is conveniently located to explore the sites of the Languedoc region.

The house benefits from:

  • Fitted kitchen
  • Wood burner
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 double bedrooms
  • Private garden

This Marseillan house for can be rented on a long term let basis from €750 pcm + bills. Currently available from October 2024 to May 2025.

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Villa near beach in South France for monthly rentals Ref: 1851

Coastal house in France to rent long termThis tastefully furnished villa near the beach in South France, is available for monthly rentals between October and May from €1200 per month + bills. The villa comes with 3 bedrooms, a private pool and garden and is located in the popular coastal town of Marseillan. The sandy Mediterranean beaches are just 5 minutes away. Marseillan has a number of excellent harbour side restaurants, cafes and bars. Marseillan is a very popular town for our long term rental customers, with plenty of activities going on throughout the year and good transport connections. Marseillan has a bus route direct to Beziers airport and Agde TGV train station.

The villa comes with:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Pool
  • Wood burner

Available for monthly rentals from October to April. The long term rental prices start from €1200 per month + bills.

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Meze apartment for long term let South of France (Ref: 144)

Meze apartment for long term let South FranceThis lovely one bedroom waterfront apartment in Meze, South France is available for a long term winter lets between September to June each year. The apartment is located in the coastal town of Meze, which is South of Montpellier. Meze is famous for its Oysters and Mussels, which are grown in the Etang du Thau salt water lagoon. It is also a popular centre for water sports and sailing. The apartment is beautifully finished and comes with all mod cons including secure entry and elevators (suitable for the elderly or disabled). The apartment features:

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Large terrace with waterside views
  • Ground floor location (suitable for elderly or people with restricted mobility)
  • Air conditioning (reversible for heating)
  • Secure underground parking
  • Wifi internet and satellite TV channels

This large house to rent just north of Montpellier, is available for monthly rentals for 3-12 months. The monthly rent will depend on duration of stay. Currently available from October 2024 to Feb 2025.

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Thinking of moving to France in 2024 . . . ?

iain laverockIf we have motivated you to take the plunge and to come and live in France during 2024, you might find the following resources useful for planning your trip:

For more information about French rental prices for long term lets, see Long term house prices in France 2024 

Discover the 10 best places to live in France as identified by 2 independent research surveys

Read about our own Move to France and our experiences of living and working in France for the last 17 years

Read about the 12 key steps to setting up a new life in France covering the French Visa process, setting up bank accounts, driving in France, etc.

If you are interested renting long term in France read about the 3 considerations for choosing the right rental property in France and your best options Finding a house to rent in France long term 

Looking back I think that moving to France was the best decision that we made for our family. It has not always been easy, but I do love living in France and I enjoy helping other people to make the same transition as we have done. If you have any particular questions you would like to ask about living in the South of France, then contact me (Iain Laverock) by Email.

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    Long Term Rentals in France provides the largest selection of long term lets across the South of France, Dordogne and Northern France. Our properties are all personally inspected and available for rentals of between 3 to 12 months.

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    68bis Avenue de Pezenas
    34320, Roujan, France.
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