Top 12 Airbnbs in the South of France to Book Now (2021)

12 Charming Airbnbs in the South of France to Fuel Your Wanderlust

Lavender fields, medieval villages, and long walks by the sea? We'll take them all.

From the seaside houses of Nice and Cannes to the rustic cottages tucked away in the Luberon Valley, each Airbnb in the South of France reveals a unique escape. While we adore the effortless chic and sophistication of Paris, this season calls for romantic walks and coastal drives around the Côte d’Azur, popularly known as the French Riviera; and of course, we can’t pass up a chance to wander through the lavender fields of Provence

Fresh off the news that France will be reopening to foreign tourists, you won’t find a better time to indulge your inner Francophile and revisit your bucket list. Too long have we held our travel plans at bay, so let the bookmarking begin!  

Also read: 15 Picturesque Airbnbs to Book Along the Amalfi Coast of Italy 

Top Airbnb homes in the South of France

Nice

1. This tropical-inspired apartment facing the Promenade des Anglais

12 Charming Airbnb Homes in the South of France to Fuel Your Wanderlust

Airbnb in Nice near the Côte d’Azur

Listing name: Quiet and friendly apartment facing the sea Promenade des Anglais
Listing type: Entire loft 
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1 

Talk about a room with a view! Any trip to the South of France calls for an adventure in Nice, and thankfully, this Airbnb lives up to the name of its city. (Sorry, we couldn’t help it.) Located in a quiet residential area, this tropical-inspired apartment offers a calming retreat for visitors.

More importantly, the loft boasts a jaw-dropping view of the Promenade des Anglais, that ever-so-scenic boulevard along the Mediterranean Sea. Not a cloud in the sky can obstruct the view from your bedroom; we can practically taste the ocean breeze in the air right now. 

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2. This breezy condominium next to the waves

12 Charming Airbnb Homes in the South of France to Fuel Your Wanderlust

Seaside Airbnb in Nice near the Côte d’Azur

Listing name: Cap de Nice/ Port: Les Pieds dans l’eau. Terrasse
Listing type: Entire condominium
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 1 

Sleeping by the seaside is one thing, but it’s another matter entirely to wake up to the sound of the waves lapping right below your balcony. Perched above the Mediterranean Sea, this breezy condominium comes with a wooden terrace that serves as an outdoor lounge with tables and chairs. The condo offers two rooms, both facing the sea and the skyline. You can watch the sun go down the horizon, observe the fishermen and their boats in the harbour, or step outside for long walks along the coast. 

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3. This cosy apartment with jaw-dropping views for couples

12 Charming Airbnb Homes in the South of France to Fuel Your Wanderlust

Romantic Airbnb in Nice near the Côte d’Azur

Listing name: Love Nest with Romantic Sea View Terrace. Parking
Listing type: Entire apartment 
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1

Two can dine with a view at this cosy apartment overlooking Nice’s iconic seafront. Aptly called a “love nest,” this one-bedroom apartment is ideal for couples and honeymooners who want a private corner of the coastline. Head to the terrace, where you can relax on the deck chairs with a glass of wine; trust us, this Airbnb in the South of France will do the romancing for you. Even better, make your trip special with day trips around the French Riviera and back: You can catch the bus to Monaco right outside your apartment. 

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4. This centrally located apartment on the Place Masséna

Airbnb on the Place Massena in Nice, the South of France

Apartment with a balcony on the Place Massena of Nice

Listing name: Luxurious five-star on Massena Square, Balcony and Quiet with Parking 
Listing type: Entire apartment
Max. no. of guests: 6
No. of bedrooms: 3

Just a two-minute walk from the Promenade des Anglais, this Airbnb in Nice affirms a long-held belief about France: Some of the best trips are made on foot. Truly, the inspiration to explore your surroundings comes easily at this centrally located apartment, which is situated right in the middle of Place Masséna.

Here, you can discover the red ochre buildings, elegant fountains, and glowing statues in Nice’s main square. Alternatively, you can bask in the sights and sounds of the city from your balcony. 

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Marseille

5. This two-bedroom apartment with panoramic views

City view of Marseille from apartment balcony

Apartment in Marseille with ocean views

Listing name: ✰✰✰ Apartment SEA VIEW, Old Port & City Center ✰✰✰
Listing type: Entire apartment 
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 2

Want to feel like you’re on top of the world? From the balcony of this two-bedroom apartment in Marseille, you can soak up incredible views of the city centre, the Notre-Dame de la Garde, and the sailboats in the sea. While the apartment is located on the 13th floor of the building, travellers with heavy luggage can breathe a sigh of relief: There is an elevator.

Additionally, this Airbnb offers easy access to public transportation, which helps guests navigate Marseille. Considering you’ll probably want to try some of the French bakeries and restaurants nearby, you won’t find a more strategic base in France’s second largest city. 

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6. This spacious apartment on the Old Port of Marseille

12 Charming Airbnb Homes in the South of France to Fuel Your Wanderlust

Airbnb in the Old Port of Marseille

Listing name: Sublime apartment on the Old Port
Listing type: Entire apartment  
Max. no. of guests: 6
No. of bedrooms: 3

Not a fan of tiny apartments in France because they cramp your style? Go ahead and stretch your legs at this spacious apartment on the Old Port of Marseille

This Airbnb in Marseille features a top-notch audio system, a fully stocked kitchen, an elevator, and three bedrooms that can sleep up to six guests. Thanks to this modern gem in Marseille, you can catch a glimpse of the fishing boats in the harbour while sleeping in the beating heart of the city.  

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7. This two-bedroom apartment in Cannes with sea views

Airbnb in Cannes overlooking the French Riviera

Airbnb in Cannes overlooking the French Riviera

Listing name: On La Croisette: new 2 bedrooms with sea view
Listing type: Entire apartment 
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 2

Calling all film buffs: Say hello to this two-bedroom apartment in Cannes, the resort city that brings all of Hollywood’s stars and French acting royalty to the French Riviera.

Even if you didn’t get an exclusive invitation to the Cannes International Film Festival, you can already feel the glamour of the city from your apartment’s balcony, looking down on palm trees and the bay. Think leisurely strolls along the La Croisette promenade and shopping trips on the Rue d’Antibes. Anyone who loves the magic of cinema — or the beauty of France, as portrayed in movies — will fall in love with Cannes. 

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8. La Pitchoune, the charming cottage in Provence that Julia Child once called home

12 Charming Airbnb Homes in the South of France to Fuel Your Wanderlust

La Pitchoune: Julia Child's Airbnb for Foodies in Provence, the South of France

Listing name: La Pitchoune, A Foodie Paradise in Provence
Listing type: Entire cottage 
Max. no. of guests: 6
No. of bedrooms: 3 

Is eating your way through the South of France on your bucket list? If so, then your culinary awakening begins at La Pitchoune. Built in the 1960s in Provence, this humble cottage on Airbnb once belonged to Julia Child, the famous American chef and bestselling author of the cookbook entitled Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Today, it is both a vacation rental and a cooking school with classes that run from April through June, and September through October. 

The real standout of the cottage is the kitchen, which is specifically designed for cooking up a storm. Proudly displayed are wood-fired stoves and pizza ovens, copper and cast iron pans, and kitchen appliances of every shape and size. What better way to introduce yourself to French cuisine than to cook in the home of a culinary legend? 

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9. This enchanting house in the medieval village of Sospel

12 Charming Airbnb Homes in Southern France to Fuel Your Wanderlust

Breakfast in Sospel

Listing name: Breathtaking views in charming village Cote d’Azur
Listing type: Entire house 
Max. no. of guests: 6
No. of bedrooms: 3 

The Côte d’Azur beckons to tourists with scenic boardwalks and beaches dotted all around the region. But did you know that its mountains are postcard-worthy as well? Take this charming house in the quiet medieval village of Sospel, for example. Boasting uninterrupted views of the valley from almost every room, this traditional French home lends an old-world vibe that appears to have escaped the passage of time. What’s more, it’s only a short bus ride away to the beaches of Menton and Monte Carlo

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10. This sun-streaked home in Bonnieux with a terrace overlooking Luberon Valley

12 Charming Airbnb Homes in the South of France to Fuel Your Wanderlust

Bedroom in Bonnieux, overlooking the Luberon Valley

Listing name: Bonnieux Home: Terrace, Amazing View, Plunge Pool 
Listing type: Entire house 
Max. no. of guests: 6
No. of bedrooms: 3

Apéritifs on the terrace, anyone? Full of charm and character, Maison Vue Provence is a three-bedroom home in Bonnieux, a hilltop village on the northern slope of the Luberon

Each view from the three bedrooms is equally striking, offering breathtaking lookouts of the surrounding valley. You can admire the village’s church tower from the terrace, or take in the pastel-coloured homes spread out on the hillside. Just don’t forget to bring a glass of wine to the terrace, where you can toast to your stay at this Airbnb in the South of France. 

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11. This French poet’s apartment in Saint-Paul-de-Vence

12 Charming Airbnb Homes in Southern France to Fuel Your Wanderlust

French poet's apartment in Saint-Paul-de-Vence

Listing name: Poet’s stunning historic 12th Century apartment
Listing type: Entire apartment 
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 2

Here’s an idea to turn your trip from enjoyable to inspirational: Sleep in this historic 12th-century apartment in the walled village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. During the 1940s, it was owned by the legendary French poet and screenwriter Jacques Prévert —just in case you needed a reason to discover the artistic side of France.

The two-bedroom apartment features ancient wooden beams, an open fireplace, and a terrace with a gorgeous view of the Mediterranean. Besides the stunning architecture, this Airbnb makes an ideal base for exploring museums, art galleries, restaurants, and local perfumeries just around the corner. 

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12. This stone cottage near a 16th-century castle in Saint-Victor-la-Coste

12 Charming Airbnb Homes in the South of France: Stone Cottage in a French Castle

Airbnb in the grounds of a French castle in Saint-Victor-la-Coste

Listing name: Stone Cottage in the Grounds of a 16th-Century Castle 
Listing type: Entire cottage 
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1 

Ready to feel like French nobility? Set your sights on this stone cottage, which sits on the grounds of a French chateau that dates back to 1543. It’s located in Saint-Victor-la-Coste, a commune in the Gard department of Southern France. Between the flower-filled gardens and the swimming pool, this Airbnb provides a rustic backdrop for your next holiday in the South of France. It’s easy to see why it’s one of the most popular vacation homes on Instagram, too. 

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Also read: 16 Magnificent Castles on Airbnb That Will Make You Feel Like Royalty [UPDATED 2021]

No matter what draws you to the South of France, these Airbnbs are only scratching the surface. A trip to this region is more than a good idea: It’s a welcome respite for any season. So, where will your next trip to France take you next? 

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