Accommodation for large groups: big French houses for big occasions

France is tailor-made for a group celebration. With 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.

Le Vignau, Aquitaine Coast

From the extensive grounds to the games room, home cinema, pool table and 15-metre pool, a stay here will earn a place in your family history as one of the best holidays ever. 6 bedrooms.


La Chartreuse, Aquitaine Coast

Make yourself at home in this classic French manor house, the perfect private country retreat for up to 10, yet under half an hour's drive from the surf beaches and lively cafe scene of Hossegor. 5 bedrooms


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 extra privacy. The views from the pool and the terrace are spell-binding. 6 bedrooms

Domaine de l’Auvézère, SW 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. 6 bedrooms.

Villa Fontaine, Ile de Ré

Chic and luxurious, this gorgeous villa has everything we look for in a property  a heated pool, private enclosed gardens and stunning interiors  plus a great location on the edge of lovely La Flotte town, within walking distance of the beach, shops and restaurants. 5 bedrooms