When in France do as the French do. Stay local and enjoy your vacation in an Airbnb or HomeAway french rental. Fortunately, whenever I’ve traveled to France, I had the pleasure of staying in Yannick’s family home. Unless you plan on staying in the city (i.e.Montpellier), you will probably not find a hotel. This is a good thing! France is known for its old history and vast architectural beauty, so why not soak it in.
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- Airbnb plus & super host stay in Montpellier, France
- HomeAway stays in Montpellier France
Airbnb plus & super host stay in Montpellier, France
1. For a quiet stay away from the tourist
“Suite Jacuzzi Design et Caractère Centre Historique Piéton.” The apartment is on the ground floor of a stone building in the historic pedestrian center with no bars or restaurants, making it a peaceful retreat. It’s just behind the Panacea, which is a modern art living space.
2. For a unique stay in a Castle
“Spacious two-bedroom and apartment in Castle“. Welcome to Castelnau Castle for a dive into history in the heart of a charming hamlet 15 minutes from Uzès. Authenticity, calm, and serenity! Come and discover Arles, Avignon, Nimes, Uzès, Provence, the Camargue, the Cévennes … On your arrival, a welcome drink will be offered in the Arms room. Do not miss the visit to the Tower where we discover 64 villages.
3. For a stay in the heart of the city
“Explore the Historic Center From a Chic Apartment“. The apartment is located in the heart of the historical and pedestrian center. Walk to the famous Place de la Comédie to purchase exceptional local wares, sample delicious delicacies, and spend an afternoon in the scenic parks nearby.
4. For a chic stay for a larger group
“Appartement chic, cachet, centre Historique piéton” The completely renovated apartment in an old building is located in the historic pedestrian area, typical of old Montpellier. In the immediate vicinity of the most shopping streets, bars, restaurants, and lively squares, the Corum, the Palais des Congrès, the Place de la Comédie and emblematic monuments of this beautiful city.
5. For a family adventure, pets included
“Spacious and Cosy.”This place is perfect for any family with young children, babies included. Comes equipped with a crib, pack and play and it’s pet-friendly! A spacious apartment in the center of Montpellier, suitable for 5 people. 2 bedrooms, and free WiFi.2 minutes walk from the main square (place de la comédie), train station and all tram lines.
Yannick’s Maman, Marie-Claude, swears by HomeAway. They have reasonable prices and reliable home listings.
HomeAway stays in Montpellier France
1.Yannick’s Pick (children, pets, smoking (on the terrace) all welcome
“T2 Bohemia and Active – Downtown“. A mix of bohemian, bourgeoisie on the side of fine arts, historic and pedestrian side Ecusson, housing is located just 5 minutes walk from the Place de la Comedie. This part of the city could approach a peaceful little village, with its southern spirit, its small shops, its market, its cafes, and many restaurants, parks, and games for children. You will not be able to resist its charm and the serene atmosphere that reigns there. This atmosphere can be extended to this huge and beautiful private terrace in the city center. 100% Authentic Montpellier.
2. For wheelchair accessibility close to the city
“Unique, roof terrace, panoramic view, pool, near beaches“. Bright and spacious 3 bedroom apartment with contemporary interiors (110 square meters in total). Conveniently located in the heart of one of Montpellier’s most attractive and sought after ‘neighborhoods’ (Boutonnet). Shops and facilities are close by and a short walk (20 minutes) will take you to the historic city center of Montpellier. The nearest tram station is only 10 minutes’ walk away and connects to locations all over the city. You are also only 30 minutes by car from the nearest beach.
3. For luxury, villa vibes
“Magnificent luxury villa with pool, spa, sauna, steam room, movie theater, tennis“. 8 Double beds, 1 sofa bed. Each carefully furnished and decorated room, completely independent, with bath, WC, TV, WIFI Internet, air conditioning, opens onto the terrace and garden. 2 beds umbrella – 2 beds umbrella fitted sheets – 2 baby high chairs.
4. For a gite experience perfect for babies and fur-babies alike
“Standing gite, 5 km way from Montpellier, patio, pool and Jacuzzi“. Inside the closest countryside of Montpellier, 4 stars gite (prefectorial certification). Up to 5 people. Fully equipped. 10 km away from the sea. On location, there are 4 gites and 5 guest rooms. Each gite has a little private courtyard with garden furniture. The Patio is common with the other rentals (swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, etc). Private car park and large greenery areas for your walks and sports activities. All amenities are perfectly maintained by Stéphane, the owner. He stays here and he is at your disposal so that you can enjoy the best holidays ever. For weekends or a couple of days’ rentals.
5. For eighteenth-century dreams check out
“APARTMENT STANDING, the eighteenth century, in the pedestrianized historic center“. Experience the history of Montpellier in a modern luxury apartment! In the city center pedestrian, located between a church and a museum, the apartment is quiet yet close to restaurants, museums, and shops, allowing you to experience the atmosphere of the city, day and night. It is less than 10 minutes walk from the Montpellier train station, 15 minutes by taxi/car from the airport, or 3 minutes from the various tram lines, allowing you to discover the city and access the beaches of the Mediterranean. Several car parks are local.