France villas near to historical sites
France has a rich and colourful history to discover whilst on holiday, and Quality Villas offers a wide range of France villas near to historical sites, in fascinating areas of both cultural and natural beauty.
Our Normandy villas are the ideal base to explore the WW2 history that took place along this coastline. Visit the D-Day beaches, and book special guided tours of these famous coastal battle grounds. Another must-see is the Bayeux Tapestry, a breath-taking original tapestry documentation of the 11th century. On the border of Normandy and Brittany, is the Mont-St-Michael island and bay, listed as a World Heritage site, with it's fairytale Abbey making an impressive silhouette against the sky and ocean horizon. Rent a Brittany seaside cottage for the family and enjoy exploring the Medieval history of the local Breton traditional villages, with thatched-roof houses, Celtic folk, and readily available apple cider.
France has a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites that are well worth a visit, and you can book one of our luxury villas close by, or even in a World Heritage Site, such as the Loire Valley. The magnificent Loire River runs through this lush, green valley which is picturesquely scattered with some of the most stunning Chateaux's in France, from Renaissance homes, medieval fortresses, and fairytale castles which were owned by Kings, gentry, artists and authors. We have a lovingly selected range of holiday villas and chateaux's in the region, such as a wonderful 16th century property steeped in history, and situated at the beginning of the 'route de Jaques Coeur', a historical trail taking you past many chateaux's, manors, abbeys and churches.
Choose a countryside villa under 15 miles from the centre of Bordeaux, which has 347 listed buildings, a bustling city centre and 'the port' of the moon' heritage site, created in the 'Age of Enlightenment.' If you are more interested in natural and ancient history, then book one of our cottages in the Perigord Noir area of Dordogne, to see the dramatic landscape in the Vezere Valley, and the fascinating ancient caves which are filled with pre-historic art work. Another incredible natural sight is the Cevennes National Park in the Midi-Pyrenees/Languedoc-Roussillon region, the south of France. Choose from several of our holiday villas in and around the park, which is a stunning mountainous region that has over three millennia of agro-pastoral history.
Other fantastic historical sites in the south of France include a number of brilliantly preserved Roman builds like the Pont-du Gard, an ancient Roman aquaduct in Languedoc, and the Roman Theatre and “Triumphant Arch” of Orange in Provence. Of course, there is a whole array of lively towns and villages throughout France that are perhaps less well known, but each have their own character and story to tell, along with museums, live events, and local festivals. Quality Villas specialises in finding you the perfect villa near to historical sites, for a memorable holiday, whatever your needs and personal tastes.