Planning your summer holiday to the South of France and the coronavirus outbreak


Issued 24th of March 2020:

We understand that you may be worried about how the COVID-19 virus may affect your holiday to the South of France. 

We have been keeping up to date with all of the latest information available from the FCO and we can inform you that Travel to the South of France is currently affected as a result of the coronavirus and France is in lockdown until the 31st of March 2020. Please click here for more information.

I am planning my holiday to the South of France

If you're planning your holiday to France, we would like to offer you as much security as we can. Therefore, we have launched the exclusive offer of a special 10% low deposit* to secure the holiday villa of your dreams. A second payment of 25% will be due on the 8th of April 2020, which gives you the time to see how the situation develops, all whilst safe in the knowledge that your villa of choice is secure. The remaining balance of 65% is in turn due only 6 weeks before arrival.

In order to protect your holiday as much as possible, we strongly advise that you take out adequate travel insurance.

I have booked a holiday to the South of France

We understand that you may have questions, so we have taken it upon ourselves to attempt to answer these below. Please do not hesitate to contact us on if you have any other queries. Please make sure to include your booking reference.

Q: What can I do to protect my money before booking a villa?

Firstly, we strongly recommend that you take out adequate travel insurance that covers pandemics. We have recommended a company above. Secondly, we have launched the exclusive offer of a special 10% low deposit upon booking, see above for more details.

Q: What if I have already booked a villa and the FCO issue a travel ban to my destination for my dates

If your arrival date is during April or May 2020, you have 3 options.

  • You can ask that we delay your balance payment in order to give you some more time to see how the situation develops.
  • You can move your reservation to a later date in 2020, or in 2021.
  • If your balance payment is still due and you wish to cancel your booking, you can do so with zero cancellation fees**.

If your arrival date is after June 1st 2020, our standard cancellation policy applies. This deadline will be reviewed as the situation develops. Regardless, we always advise you to contact your travel insurance provider.

Q: What if there is no FCO travel ban to my destination, but I would like to cancel my holiday villa regardless?

If there is no FCO travel ban for your destination and/or dates and it’s business as usual, you will be held to our standard cancellation terms that you can see here:

Q: A member of my party is over the age of 70, will they be able to travel?

The current advice in France is that all persons over the age of 70 stay confined to their homes as much as possible unless absolutely necessary, therefore, we would not advise anyone over the age of 70 to travel. However, if you desire to travel to your holiday villa without elderly party members that were previously due to attend, this is entirely possible and will not affect your booking in any way.

We understand that you may be feeling very anxious at this time, due to the huge amount of information that we are all receiving on a daily basis regarding this virus. We understand absolutely all of your concerns and urge you to remain calm, wash your hands frequently and take some time for yourself away from the News in order to protect your mental health.

We can recommend a couple of helpful Apps called Insight Timer and Breathe+.

All the very best,

The South France Holiday Villas Team


For more information about COVID-19, please go straight to the source and see the following websites:


* This offer is valid for every booking made between 27/02/2020 and 08/04/2020. Certain villas may be excluded from this offer, please confirm this when sending us your enquiry or booking request.

** Please note that the deposit payment is non-refundable.