Big houses for big occasions

France is tailor-made for a group celebration. With plenty of large villas, manor houses and luxury châteaux to choose from, it’s easy to find something that’s right for your party. Prices per person are generally rather less than an equivalent property in the UK, and with travel options including trains, planes and automobiles, everyone can get there at their own pace.

The choice can be a bit overwhelming, so we’ve selected a few of our favourites that work well for a birthday, anniversary or other celebration.

Vue Mer, Côte d’Azur

Add some sparkle to your party and base yourself at this chic designer villa, complete with sea views and an infinity pool, just a 30-minute drive from St Tropez and the dazzling Côte d’Azur.

 

Villa d'Olea, Provence

Set in 20 acres at the heart of the glorious Luberon countryside, there is plenty of room to roam in the grounds of this stylish villa. Perfect for strolling the enchanting hill-top village of Gordes and the majestic red cliffs of Roussillon, Villa D’Olea is the epitome of elegant Provençal living.

 

Beaumonnes, Provence

Just 10 minutes by car from the golden town of Gordes, this beautiful Provençal-style villa has the benefit of a separate guest annexe for anyone who needs a bit more privacy. The views from the pool and the terrace are spell-binding.

Domaine de l’Auvézère, South West France

Sleeping up to 12, this classic manor house blends informal elegance and a countryside setting close to some of France’s best-known foodie hot spots. Slow down, relax into the gentle pace of rural French life and take time to enjoy the company of your favourite people.

La Canorgue, Provence

Bringing a crowd? This stylish farmhouse conversion has room enough for 20 in nine en suite bedrooms. It’s grand in style as well as scale, with a high-tech interiors and a stunning pool terrace for drinks, dinner or dancing till dawn.