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The French homes we want to swap with right now
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The French homes we want to swap with right now

Suzie Dalton
By Suzie Dalton - 6 minute read

Want to stay in one of the best homes in France? From Provence to Paris, our mem­bers have some beau­ti­ful prop­er­ties to pick from! We’ve select­ed just a few that gave us the wow fac­tor, but we’re hap­py to reveal that we were spoilt for choice! So take a look at these fam­i­ly-friend­ly home exchanges in France, then spend some time brows­ing the many oth­er options that are avail­able onsite. 

Luxury eco chalet in Chamonix

Bed­rooms: 5
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Locat­ed in the pres­ti­gious ham­let of Les Nants and just 1km from Cha­monix itself, this chalet is the ide­al hub for your next ski­ing or hik­ing hol­i­day. Not only is the build­ing itself stun­ning, but the out­door sauna and hot tub have views to die for. And with south-fac­ing expo­sure, it’s fair to say that this impres­sive home is light-filled for much of the year. 

Built with advanced renew­able tech­nol­o­gy, this lux­u­ri­ous retreat is entire­ly self-suf­fi­cient – and every tiny detail has been con­sid­ered to ensure your stay is sump­tu­ous from start to finish. 

Converted convent in Provence

Sleeps: 12
Bed­rooms: 6
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If you’re dream­ing of stay­ing in a stun­ning home that is delight­ful­ly peace­ful, then this incred­i­ble con­vert­ed con­vent should be top of your list. Sit­u­at­ed next to a pic­turesque vil­lage, this 18th cen­tu­ry hol­i­day home has been care­ful­ly restored to cre­ate a deeply lux­u­ri­ous retreat in the heart of the Provence coun­try­side – and it’s fair to say that the own­ers’ eye for detail has result­ed in some­thing quite exceptional.

Fur­nished with a broad col­lec­tion of Eng­lish and French antique fur­ni­ture and paint­ings, each indi­vid­ual room has its own spe­cial char­ac­ter, while the house is set in for­mal mature gar­dens on all four sides.

Stunning farmhouse in the Pyrenees

Sleeps: 18
Bed­rooms: 7
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Sit­u­at­ed just out­side the pic­turesque vil­lage of Cor­bere and ide­al­ly locat­ed between the two pop­u­lar towns of Thuir and Ille-Sur-Têt, this impres­sive farm­house is sur­round­ed by peach and nec­tarine orchards. Ren­o­vat­ed to the high­est stan­dards, the home fea­tures a heat­ed pool and spa areas that also include a well-equipped gym and a hot tub.

If you can bear to tear your­self away from the incred­i­ble facil­i­ties, then you’ll find that the house has loads of great things to do local­ly. Win­ter vis­i­tors will delight in the ski resorts being just one hour away, while a 30 – 40 minute dri­ve will take you to the beach­es – and Barcelona in Spain can be reached by a one-hour train journey! 

Airy apartment in central Paris

Sleeps: 4
Bed­rooms: 2
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This ele­gant flat is locat­ed on the sec­ond floor of a typ­i­cal­ly Parisian build­ing. Based in a funky arty neigh­bour­hood, the home reflects the neigh­bour­hood with plen­ty of orig­i­nal touch­es such as hard­wood floors and turn-of-the-cen­tu­ry ceil­ing and wall-mould­ings, while the walls are adorned with orig­i­nal art­work and pho­tog­ra­phy. Pri­vate bal­conies are locat­ed off the bed­rooms, and pre­vi­ous guests have raved about the rain-effect shower!

With all the lux­u­ry of a 4‑star bou­tique hotel, the home is per­fect­ly equipped for those who can work from any­where with a good WiFi con­nec­tion and a ded­i­cat­ed office nook in the kitchen. If you’re here to sim­ply appre­ci­ate the lim­it­less joys of Paris, then the cen­tral loca­tion will enable you to sight­see to your heart’s con­tent, before retreat­ing back to your peace­ful and pri­vate oasis. 

Large farmhouse in Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Sleeps: 10
Bed­rooms: 5
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With three dou­ble bed­rooms and two twin bed­rooms, each with their own pri­vate show­er rooms, this home is per­fect for a cou­ple of fam­i­lies hol­i­day­ing togeth­er, or a large group of friends. The con­vert­ed 19th cen­tu­ry farm­house has been taste­ful­ly updat­ed to make this the type of prop­er­ty that you sim­ply won’t want to leave! With a large kitchen and sev­er­al liv­ing areas, there’s plen­ty of space for every­one to find their own moment of peace, but it’s the gor­geous swim­ming pool and out­door din­ing area that real­ly steal the show! 

Near­by, you’ll find the beau­ti­ful vil­lage of Aubeterre is just 30-min­utes away, while wine-lovers will be thrilled to know that numer­ous vine­yards are with­in easy reach.

Family-friendly home near Lyon

Sleeps: 12
Bed­rooms: 5
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Based on a large plot of land in the Chateauneuf region, this gor­geous fam­i­ly home fea­tures every­thing you could pos­si­bly need for a tru­ly indul­gent stay. Fea­tur­ing four dou­ble bed­rooms and a twin bunk-bed room, plus a TV room and an open-plan kitchen-din­er, it’s every­thing a home swap should be. But it’s pos­si­bly the out­side space that will real­ly excite younger guests, as there’s also a heat­ed salt-water pool, ham­mocks under the trees, a ping-pong table, and a tree house! 

Lyon and Saint Éti­enne are both a short dri­ve away, while there are plen­ty of near­by hik­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties, vine­yards to explore and a local ten­nis court which home swap­pers will have access to. 

Feel­ing inspired to book your next home swap in France? Our mem­bers are ready and wait­ing to receive your swap requests! If you need a lit­tle guid­ance on how to secure a great swap, then take a look at our help­ful guide to send­ing the per­fect swap mes­sage. And don’t for­get that we’ve got lots of inspi­ra­tional trav­el con­tent on our blog. Take a look and start plan­ning your next swap today.