Vacationing in France is a dream come true for so many Americans. Those who have French heritage often wish to see where their families originated. Those who have no French lineage still look upon France as one of the foundations of Western civilization. Reims, Poitiers, Montpellier, Marseille, Limoges, Lille, Caen, Bordeaux, Lyon, Dijon, Metz, Paris or Nice are all legendary to those of us raised in the “new world” and for many are simply places we’ve read about in our school books, or seen on television or in the movies. Many Americans, sadly, know little of the geography of France, but do appreciate the food. You have to try Mousse au Chocolate, Creme Brulee or Crepes. Only on a trip to France can a person really appreciate this magnificent country, home to Napoleon Bonaparte, Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas.

When you are ready for that once in a lifetime experience of an French vacation, consider a private home rental for your source of lodging. Hotels can be nice, but staying in a private home rented for the occasion can give you a chance to see the real France. Explore the countryside, walk into the village and visit with the residents, and see what it feels like to actually go home, to a cabin or villa at the end of the day, living as the French do. Or, try a beach house if that suits you or an apartment if you prefer a more urban setting. Getting to know the local people by living among them for an extended stay of a few weeks will give you a chance to learn some of the language, or if you already speak french to brush up on your skills. It will also give you a chance to learn local history in a very unique way, from the people themselves. You will appreciate all of the similarities of French culture with your own, and learn to appreciate the differences as well. The French are a wonderful, friendly people with a rich culture and history. Taking the time to live among them, getting to know them as friends and neighbors, is truly an experience you will always remember.

Private homes for rent to vacationers in France can be found in various price ranges. If you are looking for luxury, there are villas available. Go to Cannes! It is located in the Grasse region, in the department of the Alpes-Maritimes, Cannes owes its brilliant expansion to tourism. If something more rustic suits your taste and budget, then smaller homes and even old farmhouses are available to appeal to all tastes. Just as an example, one property includes two bedrooms, queen size beds, kitchen, laundry area, bathroom, central eat and the satellite television, telephone and VCR that most Americans are used to having. Imagine though the coziness and comfort of coming back to the house after a day of sight seeing to sit by the fire place, drinking a glass of a local wine, having a light dinner of pasta, and enjoying the peace and quiet of your surroundings. Staying in a hotel in a major city will certainly show you the tourist hot spots, but staying in a private home will show you the real France.

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