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 10 most popular places for long term rentals in France  

  1. Pezenas long term rentals France
  2. Long term rentals near Nimes, South France 
  3. Carcassonne, France - long term rentals
  4. Beziers long term rentals in France
  5. Montpellier South France long term rentals
  6. Provence long term rentals France
  7. Long term rentals in Cote d'Azur
  8. Perpignan long term rentals France
  9. Sete, France - long term rentals
  10. Long term rentals in Marseillan France

To help you find the perfect area to rent a property in France, we have prepared a list of the most popular long term rental locations in South France. We have been running our website Long term rentals in France for the 10 years and we have got to know the best places to be based in France 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).

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. 

If you are planning a long vacation in the South of France, 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. Long term rentals France near Pezenas

Pezenas great place to rent long term in FrancePezenas is a lovely little town with lots of character and 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 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

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.

 

Pezenas long term let France sleeps 4 (Ref: 1238)

Pezenas long term rentals FranceThis long term winter rental in France is situated in the Historic old town of Pezenas. The accommodation is situated close to shops, restaurants and the Saturday market. The property is ideal for a couple or small family. The property was built in the 1500’s and has thick stone walls and a restored beamed ceiling. The property is located on a street with much historical significance. This sector of Pezenas was formerly part of the Jewish Quarter in the town. Today, the neighbouring streets are still home to many small artisans such as potters, jewelry designers and artists. Inside, the large windows make the rooms light and airy and provide great views up the narrow street.

The property comes with:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • WiFi Internet

This Pezenas property is available for long term lets from 3 to 12 months. The monthly rental price starts from €600 pcm + bills.

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Pezenas furnished apartment for long term rentals France (Ref: 267)

Pezenas long term rentalPezenas is a great place to be based for a long stay in France. This historic market town is undoubtedly one of the prettiest towns in Southern France. This furnished apartment for long term rentals is located in a 17th Century building, just yards from the main boulevard which houses the weekly market. On your doorstep you will find many craft shops, boulangeries, coffee shops and restaurants. On Saturdays there is a fantastic local market which attracts visitors from across the region. The apartment sleeps 2 in comfort and is very bright and airy inside. An ideal location if you are house hunting or planning an extended holiday in France.

The apartment features:

  • Spacious living room (50m²)
  • Light and airy interior
  • Good WiFi connection
  • 1 min walking distance to shops and cafe-bars
  • Washing machine + dryer
  • 1 double bedroom + bathroom

This 1 bed furnished apartmet in central Pezenas is available for long term rentals from September 2019 for 3-9 months rentals (and possibly longer). The monthly rental price is €550 pcm + bills.

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Gabian long term rental property France with pool (Ref: 1738)

Pet friendly Pezenas long term rentals FranceA beautifully restored house in the wine-making village of Gabian, close to the historic town of Pezenas and surrounded by beautiful countryside. This 3 bed property for long term rent in France, is available for 3 to 12 months rentals from €900 pcm + bills. The house comes with a swimming pool, large terrace, 2 modern bathrooms, a newly installed kitchen and 3 generous bedrooms. Available to rent from March 2019. The Owner will consider pets (limited to 1-2 dogs).

The house comes with:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 250m2 enclosed garden
  • Well-equipped kitchen + washing machine
  • Swimming pool
  • Walking distance to boulangerie, cafes, restaurants

This pet friendly house near Pezenas, France, is available for long term lets from 3 to 12 months. The monthly rental price starts from €900 pcm + bills.

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Smart house for monthly rentals in Pezenas, South France (Ref: 1642)

Pezenas house 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 smart house 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:

  • 54m2 of living accommodation
  • Bright, airy and wonderfully sunny inside.
  • 1 bedroom with en suite bathroom
  • Double sofa bed in lounge
  • 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 €600 pcm + bills.

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2. Long term rentals France near Nimes

Nimes long term rentals in FranceI always enjoy visiting Nimes, it is one of my favourite cities in the South of France. The outskirts of Nimes always remind me of some American mid-west town. Full of bowling alleys and fast food restaurants. But once you get into the centre it is a different matter entirely. It really is a beautiful ancient South France town. Nimes is an old Roman town, blessed with some wonderful monuments such as the Roman Amphitheatre, the Maison Carree (the old Forum) and the Temple of Diana. During the middle ages up unto the late 19th Century, Nimes also forged a wealthy vocation as a textile centre, including its famous blue cotton cloth "de Nimes" (thus later "denim") that was imported to America by Levi Strauss for use as clothing for working men. Also worth mentioning is the wonderful modern art museum - Carre d'Art - which was designed by Sir Norman Foster and sits opposite the Maison Carree.

Nimes really has everything you could need for a long term stay in the South of France. Some excellent shops, culture, good TGV connections, the A9 autoroute runs right past the edge of the town. There are also some very pretty towns located within 20kms or so of Nimes that could be good options for a South France long term rental - such as Sommieres, Uzes, Anduze, Arles and Beaucaire.

Just a word of warning, if you are coming to the South of France during the winter months, the area north of Nimes into the Rhone Valley can get very windy (and I mean, extremely windy). The Mistral that blows in the winter literally drives the local inhabitants mad and often the pretty little villages resemble ghost towns in the winter. Around Nimes itself and in between Nimes and Montpellier it is not so bad - the area is protected by the Cevennes hills. But it is just something to be wary of.

Nimes long term rental properties France

We do not have too many long term rental properties around Nimes, but those that we do have are very high quality. If you would like to see our full selection please visit long term rentals Nimes, France. Here are some of the highlighted properties:

 

Wooden villa rental property in France, Corconne near Nimes (Ref: 1237)

Nimes long rentals FranceThis long term villa rental property in France is located in the village of Corconne, near Quissac and Nimes. This eco-friendly villa has recently been modernised and comes with a fantastic views over the vineyards in the Pic Saint Loup wine region. The villa is also close to the beautiful village of Sauve, full of restaurants and shops. Situated on a hillside, this villa is an 'upside down house' with the main bedrooms on the ground floor with direct access to the pool terrace. The living rooms are up on the first floor and provide wonderful views in all directions. The open plan living room/kitchen and dining room has comfortable seating, WiFi internet and satellite TV. The kitchen is equipped with oven, hob, fridge freezer, dish washer and washing machine. The kitchen comes with an island with seating. The dining room table comes with 8 chairs. This wonderful long term rental property in France comes with:

  • 4 bedrooms, including the Master suite with en suite shower room and dressing. 
  • 2 further bathrooms
  • large wooden deck
  • private pool
  • stunning views
  • walking distance to shop, boulangerie and restaurant

This stylish long term rental property is available for monthly rentals between October and April each year. The monthly rental price is €1500 + bills.

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Domaine de Monteils long term rentals in France sleeps 2 (Ref: 576)

Long term rentals Nimes FranceThere are 5 luxury long term rentals at Domaine de Monteils. Domaine de Monteils looks like a little Provençal hamlet and provides a Mediterranean parkland of 5 hectares. These carefully restored long term rentals provide luxury accommodation for couples without children. Guests are encouraged to use the spas, the large swimming pool and to enjoy the surrounding nature. All of these long term lets in France have been equipped to the highest standards with:

  • Queen sized beds
  • Wifi
  • HD TVs with satellite channels
  • High spec kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Private Jacuzzi
  • Large swimming pool

These long term rental properties at Domaine de Monteils are available for monthly rentals between October and April/May each year. The monthly rental prices start at €1200 pcm + bills.

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Corconne long term rental property near Nimes, France (Ref: 1444)

98_property_98This seasonal long term rental property France is located in the village of Corconne, near Quissac and Nimes. This beautiful stone property provides high quality accommodation and comes with stunning views over the region of the Pic Saint Loup mountain. The property was painstakingly built over a 4 year period, using a combination natural stone and high-tech modern materials. The results are spectacular. The surrounding area is famous for olive oil production and good Languedoc wine. The property is situated on a hillside and comes with commanding views over the local countryside. This long term rental property France, is laid out over two levels. The property provides:

  • 85m2 of living space
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Private garden
  • Private parking
  • stunning views
  • walking distance to shop, boulangerie and restaurant

This Corconne property can comfortably accommodate 6 people and is available for long term rentals from October to April. Rental prices start from €1250 pcm + bills

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1 bed unfurnished apartments Uzes, France (Ref: 1660)

Unfurnished long term rentals FranceThe long term rental apartment is very well located right in the heart of Uzes, just 15km from Nimes. The apartment has been completely modernised inside and the finish is to a really high standard. The apartment is ideal for a single professional person or a couple. Uzes is one of the prettiest towns in the South of France and it is famed for its gastronomy, especially the black truffles that are found locally. Uzes is very convenient for reaching numerous local attractions such as Nimes, Avignon and the famous Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct. This is a truly beautiful part of the South of France and a great placed to be based for a long term rental.The property provides:

  • 1 bedroom + en-suite bathroom
  • Unfurnished rental property
  • Beautiful interior with exposed stonework
  • 200m from Uzes centre
  • Recently refurbished
  • walking distance to shops, boulangeries and restaurants

This Uzes property is available for long term rentals from 6-12 months. Rental prices start from €550 pcm + bills

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3. Carcassonne long term rentals France

carcassonne france long term rentalsCarcassonne 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

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:

 

Long term rentals France near Carcassonne (Ref: 867)

Long term rentals France near CarcassonneThese long term rentals France near Carcassonne are set in the heart of Ferrals-les-Corbieres, a rural village, in the Aude department. There are 3 apartments with shared pool (seasonal) close to all amenities in the glorious South of France. The first two Gites are reached up a flight of stairs via a shared landing. They each have two bedrooms (one double and one twin, with room for an extra in the twin or a cot if required.) The third gite also has two bedrooms but on two floors and has its own little terrace which also leads out into the Secret Garden. Each Gite is spacious, stylishly decorated, comfortably furnished and come with:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • 1 bathroom
  • English TV and DVD
  • Laundry facilities are available
  • Walking distance to an excellent wine bar, restaurant and shop

These French gites in Ferrals-les-Corbieres are available for long term rentals from October through to May each year. The monthly rental prices start from €800 pcm + bills.

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Aude house rentals in France, sleeps 2-4 (Ref: 1647)

Rieux Minervois house for long term rentals near CarcassonneIf you are looking for house rentals in France for a long holiday or on a house hunting trip, then this property in Rieux-Minervois, Aude is in an ideal location. This house is available for monthly rentals from October through to May. Located in a beautiful part of France, just 25 minutes from medieval Castle at Carcassonne and Carcassonne airport, the house is ideally situated. Rieux-Minervois is a beautiful rural village and is ideally situated for exploring the Canal de Midi, the Cathar castles, Carcassonne, the local markets, the Minervois vineyards and the Mediterranean Coast ( 45 minutes ). The house features:

  • 1 bedroom with King size bed
  • En suite bathroom
  • Private garage for parking
  • Walking distance to restaurants, shop & boulangerie
  • Double sofa bed in lounge
  • Washing machine
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Air conditioning, WiFi and Wood burner

This house in Rieux-Minervois is available for long term rentals all throughout the year. The monthly rental prices start from €600 pcm + bills. Minimum rental period is 3 months.

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French country cottage to rent long term near Carcassonne (Ref: 1584)

Carcassonne long term rentals FranceThis beautiful French country cottage to rent long term is located in a rural setting, 20 minutes north of the city of Carcassonne. The property is near the towns of Mazamet and Castres (which is the capital of the Tarn department). The interior features exposed stonework, original beams and wood-burning stoves. The Owners will accept dogs and pets by prior arrangement. The cottage is located in a small hamlet and is the perfect location for nature lovers looking for a peaceful and quiet long term rental property. The cottage comes with:

  • 3 bedrooms 
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Beautiful exposed stone work and beams
  • Lovely kitchen
  • Private parking
  • Terrace

This French country cottage is available for long term rentals all year around. The monthly rental prices start from €900 pcm + bills.

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4. Beziers 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

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: 

 

Central Beziers apartment for long term rentals France

135_property_135Situated right in the centre of Beziers you will find this wonderful apartment available for long term rental. This property is ideal if you are searching for a long term furnished apartment rental in South France. This apartment rental is well-suited to writers or academics on sabbatical. Beziers is an atmospheric Southern french town, close to Montpellier, Nimes, Narbonne and Carcassonne, as well as the Mediterranean beaches. The apartment is located on the fourth floor of a beautiful period apartment building overlooking a recently renovated square with pavement cafes and restaurants. The apartment features:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Elevator in apartment building
  • Small balcony overlooking square
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • Light and airy interior
  • TV and internet connection

This apartment in central Beziers is available for long term rentals for 6-12 months. The monthly rental prices start at €600 pcm + bills.

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Servian long term let South France (Ref: 600)

Winter rentalThis house for long term let, France, is situated in the village of Servian near to Pezenas and Beziers. The property is a beautifully restored old Wine growers house with 4 bedrooms and 206m2 of living space. This fabulous long term let, France also comes with a walled courtyard garden and two terraces. The house is furnished and equipped to a high standard and comes with:

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Enclosed garden
  • WiFi and UK TV 
  • Pet friendly
  • Walking distance to bakery, cafe, shops and restaurants

This Servian house for rent in France is available for 6-12 months long term rentals from April 2019. The guide price is €1200 pcm + bills (although rentals over the summer will be up to €2500 pcm + bills).

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Puissalicon house for rent in France long term (Ref: 1640)

Puissalicon house for rent in France long termIf you are looking for houses for rent in France long term over the winter months, then this lovely 5 bedroom house in the village of Puissalicon ticks a lot of boxes. The house is elegantly furnished and comes with all the modern home comforts that you will need. The key features of the house include:

  • heated private swimming pool
  • underfloor heating
  • 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
  • stunning views of the village
  • beautiful open plan living room
  • Satellite TV + WiFi

This Puissalicon house for rent in France is available for long term rentals between October and March/April each year. The guide price is €1275 pcm + bills.

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Portirangues house to rent in France long term, near the beach (Ref: 948)

Portiragnes house for rent near the beach in FranceThis 4 bed house to rent in France long term is located in a classic French Mediterranean coastal village near Beziers. Portiragnes enjoys some of the best weather in France, with plenty of clear, dry days. Portiragnes is a popular village, which has retained a friendly atmosphere. The village is just 3 kms from the beaches at Portiragnes Plage. The house contains:

  • 4 bedrooms (sleeps 7)
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Large front terrace
  • Well-equipped kitchen + washing machine
  • Pet friendly
  • Central heating and air conditioning
  • WiFi and flat screen TV
  • Easy access to shops, restaurants
  • 3kms to the beach
  • 5 mins to Beziers airport 

This house is available to rent from December 2018 and the Owner will consider rental periods of 3-9 months. The guide rental price is €800 pcm + bills.

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5. 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

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:

 

2 bed long term rent house near Montpellier, France (Ref: 1635)

Montpellier house for rent rent in FranceThis modern house to rent in France, is only a 20 mins drive to the centre of Montpellier. However, it feels like you are a million miles away. The house is located in an Oak forest, close to the famous Pic St Loup mountain. The house has stunning views of Pic St Loup and there are many local walking trails. The house contains:

  • 2 double bedrooms (both en-suite)
  • 2 terraces
  • Access to the Owner's stunning infinity swimming pool
  • Comfortable open plan living room with fitted kitchen
  • WiFi and TV
  • Pets accepted (limited to one small dog)

This house is available to rent from December 2018 and the Owner will consider rental periods of 3-9 months. The guide rental price is €800 pcm + bills.

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The Water Mill cottage France rent long term (Ref: 678)

Provence rentals FranceThese lovely long term holiday rentals in France are situated in a beautiful 17th century stone Water Mill, Le Moulin de Pattus, on the edge of a river bank in South France. These long term holiday rentals are located in the pretty village of Salinelles near Montpellier. The nearby medieval town of Sommieres with its excellent Saturday market is just 3kms away. These beautiful long term holiday rentals in France come are a short drive (35 minutes) to the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean coast and are within walking distance of a couple of restaurants, a bar and a boulangerie/general store.. The house contains:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Private terraces
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Fully-fitted kitchen
  • WiFi and TV
  • Riverside location

This properties are available to rent from December 2018 and the Owner will consider rental periods of 3-9 months. The guide rental price is €1200 pcm + bills.

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Luxury long lets in France near Montpellier (Ref: 579)

Montpellier long term rentalsThere luxury long term lets near Montpellier in Southern France are located within a former monastery, surrounded by 5 hectares of parkland. These beautiful long term lets are extremely well-equipped and they have been finished to a very high standard. Each of the properties comes with its own private Jacuzzi and terrace. The properties are ideal rentals for a couple or single person. Each property does vary in size and design, but each features: 

  • Queen sized beds
  • Wifi
  • HD TVs with satellite channels
  • High spec kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Private Jacuzzi
  • Large swimming pool

 

These luxury long term lets in France are available for monthly rentals between October and April/May each year. The monthly rental prices start at €1200 pcm + bills.

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6. Provence long term rentals France

Provence long term rentals FranceThe beautiful Provence region in the South of France is every bit as magical as you first imagine. The lavender fields, hilltop villages and the historical cities of Avignon, 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. Among the popular towns to stay include Saint Rémy de Provence, Uzes, Gordes, Seillans, L’Isle sur la Sorgue, Porquerolles, and Le Luc en Provence. 

To really enjoy Provence, 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.

Provence cottages for long term rentals France

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. 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):

 

Provence house for long term rental in France near Avignon (Ref: 1628)

Provence house to rent in France long termThis beautiful house in Provence is located just a short drive from the picturesque town of Avignon. The house comes with 3 bedrooms, a stunning terrace and lovely pool area and sun deck. The house is located in the pretty Provencal village of Tavel, famous for producing Rosé wines. The key features of the house include:

  • large kitchen-dining room with access out onto the terrace
  • home office
  • quiet location with views over the vineyards to the hills beyond
  • beautiful private pool
  • walking distance to local school, shops and restaurants
  • Avignon TGV 12 kms
  • Avignon airport 10 mins drive

This Provence house can be rented on a long term basis of 12 months to 2 years. The rental price of €1950 + bills is based around a long rental period taking in the high season rental weeks in July and August. The house currently rents out for €3500 per week in high season.

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Aix-en-Provence long term rentals in France (Ref: 1699)

Aix-en-Provence long term rentals FranceAix-en-Provence is a fantastic place to find a long term rental house in France. This vibrant University town in South of France is full of life all year around and you will be able to enjoy the many festivals and events that take place during the year. This well-equipped 3 bedroom house is situated in a leafy neighbourhood of Aix, just 10 mins from the town centre. The house comes with WiFi, central heating, 2 bathrooms, terrace with outdoor dining area and a private garden. The house is beautifully furnished. The house is available for rentals from 3 months to up to 1 year. The villa comes with :

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Nice garden
  • Well-equipped kitchen with modern appliances
  • Beautiful open plan living room
  • Central heating for the cooler winter months
  • Satellite TV channels and WiFi

This Aix-en-Provence villa is available for monthly rentals up to 12 months from €2500 pcm + bills.

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Provence cottage for long term rental France sleeps 8 (Ref: 1472)

Provence long term rentals FranceThis Provence cottage for long term rental in France is situated in in a woodland setting overlooking the scenic village of Bedoin, Provence. The cottage has beautiful views of the famous Mont Ventoux mountains and comes with:

  • 5000 m2 of private land
  • 220m2 of living space
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • large living room with fireplace
  • 4 outside terraces.

The cottage can comfortably accommodate 2-10 people. This is the perfect place to unwind, relax and enjoy life. The cottage is owned by an artist and has an atmosphere of calm and elegance. This Provence cottage for long term rental is private, but not isolated. The village is just 2 minutes walk down a quiet path through the woods and features many good restaurants, shops and a weekly market. The surrounding countryside is filled with vineyards, cherry orchards, olive groves and lavender fields. Mont Ventoux features as the most famous stage of the Tour de France and the surrounding area is a cyclists paradise. The cottage is located in a beautiful part of Provence, with many picturesque Provencal villages, markets, restaurants and cuisine to discover. The beautiful city of Avignon with its famous arts festival is just 35 minutes drive and Marseille airport is 1 hour away.

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Uzes property in France rent long term

France long term rentalsThis Provencal property for long term rental in France was formerly the ancient coach house of the village. Since this time it has been converted into a large 4 bedroom house in a charming rustic provencal style. This long term rental in France is close to the beautiful town of Uzes, on the edge of Provence in the South of France. It is an 18th century stone houses in a typical Provencal hillside village facing all-day sun. It is covered in vines, has a huge walled garden, a swimming pool and a large terrace. This long term rental in France is in the village of St Maximin, which is just a few minutes from the wonderful town of Uzes and near the Pont du Gard and Nimes. A great location to visit the sites of the Provence region whether on an extended holiday or house hunting.

The property comes with:

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Private terrace
  • Roof top terrace
  • Stunning views

This Provencal property for long term rental in France is available to rent monthly from €875 pcm + bills. Higher prices will apply during the summer period.

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7. Cote d'Azur long term rentals South France

Cote d'Azur long term rentalsThe 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

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:

 

Mougins house to rent in Cote d'Azur, France (Ref: 1622)

Cote Azur house to rent in FranceIf you are looking for houses in Cote d'Azur to rent long term, then this 4 bedroom house in Mougins is perfect. The house is located just a short walk to the centre of the town and it is a perfect base for a longer term let. The main benefits of this house are:

  • private pool
  • central heating
  • maid service and gardener
  • 25 mins to Nice airport
  • 15 mins to Cannes
  • Beaches just a short drive
  • Very convenient for Sophia Antipolis technology park

This house in Mougins, France is available for rent from 3 months to up to 1 year. The house is currently available to rent from 1 December 2018. The monthly rent will vary according to the length of the rental period and the season

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Cannes property for long term rentals France

Frenh 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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Cote d'Azur property rental France long term (Ref: 961)

Long term rental in FranceThis Cote d'Azur property rental France has a heated swimming pool and fantastic scenic views. This property rental is situated within a 1,780 sq. m garden with olive grove. The stone floors throughout help keep the villa cool and welcoming. The master and first guest room have sea views. There are five separate terrace areas and a huge 48 square metre “auto covered“ terrace and outside eating area overlooking the pool and the sea view. This villa is in a great location with everything on your door step. The property is laid out on two floors and comes with 

  • 4 bedrooms (2 master suites and 2 guest rooms)
  • 4 bathrooms / shower rooms
  • Near Cannes and the beaches on the riviera
  • WiFi.

This Cote d'Azur rental property is an ideal base whether house hunting or on an extended holiday. Prices start from €4000 pcm.

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French Riviera long term rentals France

Cote d'Azur long term rentals FranceThis spacious, high quality villa for long term winter holidays in France is situated on walking distance of the centre of Fayence in Provence-Cote d`Azur. Fayence is perched on a hill top surrounded by a few charming medieval villages between Draguingnan and Grasse. It is located close to the mountains, Lac de St. Cassien, Gorges du Verdon and 30 mins from the Mediterranean coast. The golf resort Domaine de Terre Blanche is just around the corner. This Fayence villa is an ideal base for walking, canoeing, cycling and discovering local history. The entrance leads you into a charming hall with access to four bedrooms, three of them are adjacent to a balcony with enchanting views across the valley. The south-east facing terrace guarantees long hours of sunshine where you can relax on six deck chairs. Next to the swimming pool is a pool house that serves an outside eating area much used throughout the year, with a stone barbecue. This property for long term winter holidays comprises:

  • 2 bathrooms
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private pool
  • Private off-street parking for 3 cars.

This Fayence villa for long term winter holidays in France is available to rent between October and April. The monthly rental prices are between €2750 to €4000 pcm depending on length of stay.

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8. 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 and the pretty town of Laroque-de-Alberes. 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.

Perpignan long term rental properties in France

Our full selection of Perpignan long term rental properties can be found at Perpignan rentals France. Here is a selection of the currently available long term rental properties in the Perpignan region:

 

4 bed house to rent near Perpignan, France

Mediterranean house to rent in FranceThis 4 house to rent in South France, is located 15 km south of Perpignan and is just a short drive to the coast. The house comes with a large garden and private pool. The interior of the house has been updated and it features:

  • Spacious interior with 233m² of living space space
  • 2618m²  landscaped garden
  • Large double garage (46m²).
  • Mezzanine area perfect for home office
  • Parking for 3-4 cars
  • Perpignan airport 20 mins drive
  • Perpignan TGV station 15 mins

This house to rent near Perpignan, France, is available for long term rentals from December 2018. The house can be rented for 3-6 months and the Owners will also consider 12 month rental periods as well. The monthly rent will vary according to the length of the rental period and the season

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3 bed villa for long term rent near Perpignan, France (Ref: 1661)

Long term house to rent in FranceIf you are looking for a long term rentals villa in Southern France, then this lovely 3 bedroom property in Les-Chartreuses-du-Boulou is ideal. The villa is located on an elevated position and provides wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. The Mediterranean beaches are just 15 mins away and the Ski resorts in the Pyrenees are 40 mins drive. This lovely villa in Les-Charteuses-du-Boulou is the perfect low-maintenance villa for a long term stay in South France. The villa is equipped with everything that you could need including, WiFi, Satellite TV, private parking, well-equipped kitchen and walking distance to a bar/restaurant. Due to the steep approach to the villa, it is probably not best suited to people with limited mobility. The villa is non-smoking inside. Pets not accepted. The property features:

  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Spacious living room
  • WiFI and Satellite TV
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Large balcony
  • Private parking for several cars

This villa to rent near Perpignan, France, is available for long term rentals from December 2018 up until May/June 2019. The house can be rented for 3-6 months. The monthly rent will vary according to the length of the rental period and the season (guide price €900 pcm + bills

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Sorede house to rent near Perpignan, France (Ref: 1587)

Sorede house to rent in France near PerpignanIf you are looking to rent in the South of France for 6 months of more, then this pretty house in Sorede is ideal. The house is close to the coast and provides easy access to Perpignan as well. The house is very comfortable and the large wood burner makes it suitable for winter rentals, as well as during the summer months. The interior of the house has been updated and it features:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Balcony with lovely views
  • Mezzanine area perfect for home office
  • Exposed beams and stone walls
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Perpignan airport 20 mins drive
  • Perpignan TGV station 15 mins
  • Easy walking distance to restaurants, cafe-bar, shops and services

This house to rent near Perpignan, France, is available for long term rentals from December 2018. The house can be rented for 3-6 months and the Owners will also consider 12 month rental periods as well. The monthly rent will vary according to the length of the rental period (guide price €700 for winter rentals and €950 for summer rentals).

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Southern France villa for long winter lets (sleeps 10)

Long term rental Perpignan FranceThis Southern France villa for long winter lets is at the edge of the small village of Villelongue-dels-Monts in its own private grounds. Approached from a private track the property has ample parking for a number of vehicles. The villa enjoys splendid views over the nearby village and on towards the foothills of the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean coastline in the distance. 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. The villa features:

  • 3 or 5 double bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms
  • Spacious living room
  • Large private pool (fenced).
  • Large garden
  • Stunning mountain views
  • Private parking for several cars

This villa to rent near Perpignan, France, is available for long term rentals from December 2018. The house can be rented for 3-6 months and the Owners will also consider 12 month rental periods as well. The monthly rent will vary according to the length of the rental period and the season (from €1250 to €1850 pcm).

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9. Sete long term rentals France

Sete long term rentals FranceThe port town of Sete, is extremely popular with our long term rental customers. Sete is a lively town and it is also incredibly well located, just a short train ride or motorway journey to Montpellier. Sete also has a TGV train station, with connecting services to Paris and Barcelona.

Sete 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.

In the centre of Sete you will find a grid pattern of streets organised around the 3 canals. In the summer months Sete features an amazing Water Jousting festival, as well as many popular music festivals.

Sete long term rental properties France

Most of the long term rental properties in Sete are apartments, but we do have some houses on the outskirts of the town. See our full selection of Sete apartments for long term rentals, France by visiting the main listing page. Here are 2 properties which have always been popular rentals with customers:

 

Long term French rental property in Sete (Ref: 1258)

Sete long term rent FranceThis Sete apartment for long term rent in France is located in the historic centre of Sete, close to the Place de la Mairie and the Gand Canal. Nearby, you will find the Port, the fish market and many restaurants. Sete has a number of very good beaches, some of which can be reached on foot and others by bus. The apartment is situated on the second floor of an old town house and provides:

  • 75m2 of living accommodation 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Open plan living room
  • Easy walk to shops, restaurants and the port

The apartment is in a wonderful central location and provides very comfortable accommodation for a couple or small family. The apartment can be rented from €700 pcm + bills.

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Sete apartment for long term rent France

Long term rent FranceThis beautiful apartment for long term rental in France, is located in the heart of Sete. Situated on the second and third floor of an old town house in the historic centre of Sete, this apartment is just one minute from the the Gand Canal, the Port and the fish market. Nearby you will find some excellent fish restaurants. The apartment has been recently renovated in a fresh and modern way. The apartment is bright and airy with velux windows on the roof and a large sliding glass door leading to a private roof terrace  with views over the rooftops to the port. The apartment is located in a quiet residential area and is just 10 minute walk away from a local beach. The apartment features:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Large 50m2 main living room
  • Private roof terrace. 

This apartment in Sete, France, can be rented monthly for 1-2 months during the period October to May. The property is not available for monthly rentals duing June to September. The monthly rental prices starts at €750 pcm + bills.

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10. Marseillan long term rentals France

Marseillan long term rentals FranceThe beautiful coastal town of Marseillan is located 5kms from the Mediterranean sea on the shores of the inland salt water lake of the Etang du Thau. The lovely harbour of Marseillan is a good place for a stroll and to stop off for a drink or bite to eat. The old centre of Marseillan is a warren of tiny streets and here you will find a good range of bars and restaurants, as well as the daily market. Marseillan has proved a popular destination over the years with our customers looking for long term rentals over the Winter. I think that it is because in Marseillan there is always something going on all year around. You also have all the shops and services you need on your doorstep and there is even a local bus service that takes you directly to Beziers airport and the TGV station in Agde. So if you are looking for long term rentals in South France, then Marseillan is ideally positioned..

Marseillan long term rental properties France

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. 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:

 

French property rentals long term, Marseillan (Ref: 1266)

South France long term rentalsThis Marseillan property for rentals on a long term basis in is located opposite the shores of the Etang du Thau in Marseillan. The Etang du Thau and the villages that are dotted along its shore, such as Bouzigues and Meze are famous throughout France for producing the best oysters and mussels. The beach at Marseillan plage is just 3 kms away from this holiday apartment. Cap d'Agde, which provides a range of entertainments and facilities is just a short drive away. This apartment in the South of France has a terrace, BBQ and private parking. The apartment is located on the first floor and comes with:

  • 1 double bedroom
  • Living room with bed settee
  • Spacious shower room and w.c.
  • Private terrace with lovely views over the Etang
  • Easy walking distance to the harbour, shops and restaurants

This French property in Marseillan, France, is normally available for monthly rentals of between 2-4 months. The property does not rent out weekly during June to September. The monthly rental prices start from €600 pcm + bills.

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Marseillan long term property to rent in France (Ref: 1273)

South FranceThis Marseillan long term property to rent in France is a beautifully restored "Maison de Village" set within the heart of the coastal town of Marseillan. This long term rentals property in France has everything for a truly wonderful French experience. This 3 storey renovated town-house features an open plan kitchen and living area providing immediate access to the roof terrace via a spiral staircase. From the terrace there are stunning panoramic views over the Etang du Thau towards Sete. The harbour area of Marseillan is a great place to spend time, with plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants to frequent. The house comes with

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Private roof terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Wood burner
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Wifi and satellite TV

This well-equipped house in Marseillan, France, is available for long term rentals from 3-12 months. The monthly rental price starts at €800 pcm + bills.

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Marseillan house for long term vacation rentals, France (Ref: 686)

South France long termThis house for long term vacation rentals, France, is located in the coastal town of Marseillan, in South France. The house has 3 bedrooms and comes with a stylish private roof terrace, complete with table and chairs, sun lounger and a large parasol. Marseillan is located on large lake, Etang du Thau, separated from the Mediterranean sea by a thin strip of beach. The harbour area of Marseillan is a great place to spend time, with plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants to frequent. The beach at Marseillan Plage is just 3 kms away from the house. Cap d'Agde, which provides a range of entertainments and facilities is just a short drive away. The house is fully equipped for up to six people and comes with:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Private roof terrace
  • Open plan living room
  • TV/DVD with satellite channel
  • Wifi broadband
  • Walking distance to Marseillan port, shops and restaurants

If you are looking for long term vacation rentals in France, then this comfortable house in Marseillan is a good choice. The monthly rental prices start from €750 pcm + bills.

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Thinking of moving to France in 2019 . . . ?

iain laverockIf we have motivated you to take the plunge and to come and live in France during 2019, you might find the following resources useful for planning your trip:

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 or by phone +33 6 95 00 28 44. If you liked the article then please help us share it with others using the Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest buttons below.  

 

 

  


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