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10 kid-friendly South of France villas with pools to rent
Close to the beach ✔ WiFi ✔ Good sized pool ✔ Air con ✔ and Plenty of space to run around ✔ -these 10 child-friendly villas in South of France tick all the boxes and they are perfect for kids. If you are looking for a family-friendly villa in South France during summer 2023 to bring your children or grand-children, we have picked out 10 great child-friendly villa rentals on Go Languedoc for you to choose from.
It is important to choose a holiday villa that is both safe for children and also offers plenty for them to do. I have 3 sons myself and when they were younger they were a bunch of nutters. So I am under no illusion that you need to sometimes have eyes in the back of your head. Obviously, you want to ensure that there no open stairs in the villa, that the garden is enclosed and the swimming pool has a pool alarm or preferably a security gate.
But I am also of the view that the villa itself is only part of the story when it comes to having a happy holiday experience in France with children. Also equally important is the location of the villa. A good family villa in France (in my opinion) needs to be:
- close enough to the beach
- reasonable drive from a low cost airport (around 30 mins)
- near a pretty local town or village with a good range of shops and services
- local entertainment for the kids (canoeing, tree-climbing, horse-riding, water parks, etc.)
Holidays with kids in South France 2023
10 best villas for kids in South France
We have selected these 10 villas because we know them very well and they have always been very popular with our customers. When we receive requests from clients to recommend some villas to rent in France, as soon as we learn that they are travelling with kids, these are always the villas that we recommend.
At Go Languedoc we visit all of the rental villas that we advertise on the site. Not only does this give us a good perspective on the internal layout of the villa and the outdoor space, but we also get a good appreciation of what is in the surrounding area.
We are happy to recommend these holiday homes because not only are they safe for children, but they are also located very close to a range of kids activities, as well as restaurants, shops, etc.
We have lived in France for 17 years now and our boys were young when we arrived. We have always found France to be a very family-friendly place, especially in the restaurants and cafes. I remember once being in a restaurant and our youngest son started kicking off (probably wound up by one of his brothers). The next thing I know is that the Chef's mother took our son over to a small park so that we could finish our meal off in peace. It was just a real nice touch and I am sure something that would be repeated throughout France - maybe not in Paris - but certainly in the rest of France.
10 best child-friendly South of France villas with pools in 2023
We have made sure that these 10 child-friendly villas in France cover the full range of sizes and prices.
In terms of the rental prices, you should expect to pay,
- around €1850 per week during the summer season for a 3 bedroom villa with private pool
- a modern 4 bedroom family-size villa with pool in South France will on average be €2250 per week
- you will be looking at between €2500 to €3500 per week for a character stone built villa with 4-5 bedrooms.
- and up to €3500 per week for a 6 bedroom villa with private pool.
A number of our properties have heated pools. Whilst it is tempting to hire a villa with a pool deep enough to dive in, you should also be aware that pools with a depth of 2m or more are often 2-3 degrees cooler than a standard 1.5m deep pool. They also make playing pool games quite difficult for children.
Here is our personal selection of the 10 best kid-friendly villas with pools in South of France available to rent in 2023 on Go Languedoc.
1. Villa Plascassier - large family villa for holidays in South of France with private pool sleeps 12 (Ref: 1422)
Without doubt, this is one of our best equipped family holiday villas in South France. This large child-friendly South of France villa with private pool is located in between Grasse and Valbonne, near the medieval village of Plascassier.
This South of France villa is situated within 7,000m2 of grounds and features
- a football pitch
- tree house
- table tennis
- large swimming pool.
Your children will definitely be kept entertained throughout their stay!!!
Plascassier, the former home of the French singer, Edith Piaf, lies 15 kms inland from Cannes. The beaches of the French Riviera are just 20 kms away and the perfume capital of Grasse is 7 kms away.
This large family villa in Plascassier, South France, provides the perfect accommodation for a family holiday in South France. Nice airport is close-by and the beaches of the French Riviera are just a short drive.
This beautiful family holiday villa to rent in South France with private pool is available from €3250 per week in high season.
2.) Roumanille family holiday villa with private pool Provence France sleeps 8 (Ref: 2068)
I would probably say that this large villa in Provence, South France, is probably better suited to slightly older children (Age 5+). It is perfectly safe for younger toddlers but I just think that children in the 5-17 age group are going to make most of the facilities that the villa has to offer.
The private pool does have a security alarm (plus an electronic security cover). The pool can also be heated. The villa also comes with a good WiFi connection, and a really lovely outdoor lounge and summer kitchen. Basically, the whole family can spend their time outside - either around the pool or under the shade of the covered lounge. You also have a lovely panoramic views of the village of Lauris and the Luberon mountains.
Inside The villa comes with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas and comes with all the modern features that you will need. This villa in Provence is just over an hour to the Mediterranean coast. Marseille, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence are also on your doorstep, as well as numerous local villages with farmers markets.
This family holiday villa is situated within 2.5 acres of land with olive grove and Mediterranean plants. The villa is large enough to accommodate 2 families on holiday together or one extended family.
There is plenty to do locally for the children including:
- a tree-climbing adventure park near the village of Charleval
- a horse riding centre nearby
- Zoo Barben is just 10 mins away (this is a really good zoo/large animal park, which we have taken our kids to a number of times)
- a Paintball centre
- wild swimming in the local river (River Durance) - which is shallow and slow flowing
- You also have the water parks and theme parks in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer on the Mediterranean coast
This family holiday villa in Provence, South France is currently available: 22 July to 2 September 2023; 9-15 July 2023
3.) Villa Kengen - kid-friendly villa private pool Corconne South France (Ref: 1237)
This wonderful kid-friendly villa to rent in South France, is situated in a picturesque part of the Languedoc region. With Quissac, Sauve and Nimes close by, this villa is in a good location for a relaxing family holiday in the South of France.
Villa Kengen is a fantastic villa rental property with private pool in South France. The holiday villa is located on the edge of the village of Corconne, near Montpellier in Southern France. This wooden and stone villa comes with a fantastic views. The villa sleeps 8 guests very comfortably in its 4 bedrooms.
The villa is very-well equipped for families. The swimming pool has a full security alarm. The villa also comes with strong Wi-Fi, perfect for allowing multiple devices to be used at once. But if you are also trying to reduce screen time, there is plenty of space around the villa for children to play and the local woods offers opportunities for kids to build dens and climb trees.
If you are looking for a villa rental in Southern France with views, a private swimming pool and plenty of space for the kids to run around - then Villa Kengen ticks all the boxes.
The villa is just 20 mins from Montpellier city centre, the main shopping centres and the Montpellier airport and is available to rent between April and October each year at a weekly rental price of between €1850 and €2500 per week.
4.) Child-friendly holiday villa with gated pool in South France sleeps 6 (Ref: 2034)
This modern holiday villa in South France can sleep 6 people in 3 bedrooms. The villa is located in the beautiful Southern French town of Pezenas. This holiday home is an easy 10 mins walk into the centre of town and a local bakery and supermarket are just around the corner.
Pezenas is a great location in South France to bring children on holiday. The local area offers:
- Mediterranean beaches 25 mins
- numerous Water Parks and Theme Parks
- tree-climbing activity centre 5 kms
- outdoor Dinosaur museum near Meze
- hundreds of vineyards (perhaps for older children and hard-working Mums!)
The villa benefits from a private pool, a fully-enclosed garden, off-street private parking, Wi-Fi and air conditioning. There are 5 different international airports within a 1 hour 15 mins radius of this villa.
This child-friendly villa with gated pool in South France, is available for weekly rentals from June through to September from €1,715 to €1,995. The prices include linen, towels and end of stay cleaning. More information:
5.) Villa Vell-Roure, child-friendly South of France holiday home (Ref: 225)
€4250 per week during July and August 2023
Villa Vell-Roure South of France holiday home is ideal for families travelling with children and grand-children. The villa is situated on a large plot, so there is plenty of space to run around. The Swimming pool is enclosed by a security fence. There is a TV and entertainment lounge and the property comes with Wi-Fi and satellite TV channels. All the bedrooms are air conditioned and come with their own bathrooms. The beaches are just a short drive.
This child-friendly holiday home is situated on the edge of the small village of Villelongue-dels-Monts in the foothills of the Pyrénees in South of France. The villa enjoys splendid views over the nearby village and on towards and the Mediterranean coastline in the distance. The villa is approached by a private track and there is ample parking for a number of vehicles.
This South of France holiday home is the perfect retreat for a large family group or crowd of friends looking for a very special property in a rural location. There is a large sun terrace overlooking the swimming pool and new for 2023, a summer kitchen/bar is being built on the other side of the pool. Inside the bedrooms are all a good size and the main living area on the ground floor is open plan with plenty of space for relaxation. The holiday home sleeps 10 in comfort.
To find out more about this fabulous villa in Villelongue-dels-Monts, visit:
6.) Mas des Pins - family holiday rental private pool South France sleeps 8 (Ref: 2087)
July and August 2023 - €2500 per week!!
This is a good priced holiday rental for a family in the South of France. The villa has its own private pool, large grounds, parking and tennis court. The property is located close to the Mediterranean beaches and is easy to reach by plane, train or car. The villa sits in a large garden and comes with:
- Private pool
- Tennis court
- 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
- Air conditioning
- WiFi internet and UK TV
- Private parking for several cars.
This is the perfect place for a relaxing family holiday in the South of France. The holiday rental is located on the outskirts of Beziers and is just 15 mins from the Mediterranean beaches. Beziers is easy to reach with its own airport, TGV train station and 2 motorways which pass close by.
Outside there is a newly installed swimming pool, summer kitchen with barbecue, tennis court and large garden. Behind the property there is open countryside with vineyards and olive groves.
7. Domaine de Pradines - large kid-friendly holiday villa France with private pool (Ref: 339)
Domaine de Pradines is a 5 bedroom holiday villa in South France with private pool that offers spacious accommodation for 12-13 guests.
The house is also well equipped for family entertainment with:
- good Wi-Fi
- International TV channels and Netflix
- table tennis table, boules pitch and swing-ball
- mountain bikes
- table football
- magnetic darts board and many other games.
The large private pool and garden is perfect for sunbathing & relaxing and also features a BBQ and kids play area with a rope swing.
Set in a substantial plot of land within a peaceful valley surrounded by vineyards, this is a fabulous "get away from it all" holiday location. Ideal for a large family or 2-3 families holidaying together.
Domaine des Pradines is a large 120 year-old stone farmhouse that comes with 4 double bedrooms and on large bedroom with 4 single beds. Inside there is plenty of character, with exposed stone walls and oak beams. It also features a modern kitchen and an open plan living space.
This kid-friendly holiday villa is just 35 minutes from the Mediterranean beaches and 45-50 mins from Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
8. Casa Baléares - 5 bed kid-friendly holiday villa private pool South France sleeps 12 (Ref: 2029)
Casa Baléares is a lovely 5 bedroom villa with private pool in Southern France that can sleep 12 people. The villa is 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.
This villa comes with a games room containing a pool table, darts board and easy chairs for kids to chill out and relax on. The former tennis court at the back of the villa is perfect for a kick-about with a football.
The villa is located in a quiet residential on a large plot of 2,800m2 plot. This holiday villa comes with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, spacious lounge and lovely views.
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. A great location for a family holiday in Southern France
Perpignan is just 20kms to the North and the Spanish border is just 15 mins away.
This large coastal villa for rent in South of France is available from €2550 to €3500 per week depending on the season.
9.) Kid-friendly villas near beach in France with private pool (Ref: 1231)
This kid-friendly villa in Marseillan is ideally located for the beach (3km away) and the town centre. Marseillan harbour area is just a 5 minute walk and here you will find plenty of restaurants and shops.
Marseillan is just 10km from Beziers airport and there is even a local bus service from the airport to the centre of the town. During the summer there are regular bus services to the beaches and to the coastal resort of Cap d'Agde - where you can play golf, take the kids to the Water parks and theme parks and enjoy a nice boat trip around the Mediterranean coast.
The villa comes equipped with
- a private swimming pool
- 4 bedrooms
- air conditioning
- UK satellite TV and good Wi-Fi
- private parking.
The private pool comes with a security alarm and has Roman steps for easy access for children.
To find a 4 bedroom holiday villa in the South of France with private pool and just 3km to the beach for under €2000 per week is an amazing deal. This villa is extremely popular with our customers, so early booking is advised:
10.) Pezenas family villa in France with private pool sleeps 6 (Ref: 522)
This is another very good family villa to rent in the South of France. The villa is located close to the historic town of Pezenas and is situated a 1 min walk from a boulangeries, shop, bar and pizzeria. The Mediterranean beaches are just 15 mins away. The village of Nezignan l'Eveque is one of the prettiest in the region
The villa is fully-enclosed and comes with private parking, a wonderful summer kitchen, table tennis, private pool, strong Wi-Fi connection and Satellite TV. There are 4 comfortable bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is a Cinema room with 50´ flat screen TV (UK channels) and a PS3 and Wii console +Games.
This villa is probably best suited to children aged 6+, as the pool does not have a security barrier (there is a pool security alarm).
This comfortable 3 bedroom holiday villa in France with private pool, is such a good choice for a family holiday because the beaches are just a short drive away and Pezenas is just down the road. The villa is within 35 mins drive of both Montpellier and Beziers airports.
Close to Pezenas you will find a range of kids activities such as a Dinosaur museum in Meze, a tree-climbing adventure park, canoeing at the Pont du Diable and a great ice cream stall in the centre of Pezenas.
Le Cerisier is a family friendly villa in South France which comes with a private pool, air conditioning, parking and sleeps 8. The villa is available to rent during July and August from €2500 per week.
Child-friendly villas in France in 2023 . . . more questions?
I hope that this article has provided you with some good ideas about child-friendly places to stay in South France. We live in the South of France all year around and we absolutely love being here. We are always out and about visiting new villa rental properties and researching tourism articles about the South of France. We have a great collection of articles with more ideas about things to do with kids and places to go in the South of France, including:
- Best South France beaches to visit in 2023
- 10 best kids activities in South of France
- Best Water Parks in South France to visit during 2023
- Find some great Family holiday deals to France 2023 with last minute offers
If you would like some more detailed information or if you have any questions, then just drop us a quick message and we will come straight back to you. I wish you a wonderful stay in the South of France.
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