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15 Cheap houses to rent in France long term in 2022

long term rentals france475This selection of 15 cheap houses to rent in France for under €700 per month are all available for monthly rents from January 2022. The houses are located throughout the South of France, from the French Riviera coast, through Provence to popular locations in the Languedoc region such as Perpignan, Pezenas, Marseillan and villages along the Canal du Midi. The houses cover a range of styles from old stone built properties to modern houses. Most are furnished rental properties, but we do also feature two unfurnished properties which can be rented for periods up to 12 months and longer.

We know from our own experience that when you are moving to France, then you need to keep to a budget. This is especially the case if you are giving up a regular income and starting afresh in France or you are on a house hunting trip. Your housing costs are going to be your biggest expenditure, so you need to find a place to rent in France that is both comfortable and economical. There are cheaper areas to rent in France, but we have been running our rental business in the South of France for over 12 years now and we see a regular pattern. We are often contacted by customers who have moved to Northern France - buying cheap property in Normandy and Brittany. But after a couple of winters, they decide to move further south to benefit from the milder climate and more 'open' lifestyle. The South of France has a more outdoor way of life and it is therefore a more sociable experience. This is particularly the case during the Winter, where even in mid-December it is still possible to eat outdoors in restaurants in South France.

Living in France on a budget

Certainly one way to keep costs down is to rent houses which fit your immediate needs. What I mean by that, is we are often contacted by customers who are disappointed they cannot find the house they want for the right price. But when you drill down into their requirements, they are looking to rent a 4 or 5 bedroom house. It maybe that they are used to living in a big house or that they expect to receive regular visitors. But you also have to be quite practical. For 95% of the time, those extra 2 or 3 bedrooms are going to be empty and you are paying for them to be empty. Don't get me wrong, we love having friends come to stay, but you also find out quite quickly that there are some people that you want to come back and there are others that you don't. You soon realise that your house in France is a great free holiday destination!

The other discussion we often have with customers is that "a swimming pool is essential". Really? You are going to be out swimming in mid-November when the pool water is 15°C!! Or you will be running the pool heater at a cost of €150 per week? In real terms, renting a house with a swimming pool is going to add about 25% to your rental price. In reality, you will use the pool during May if you are lucky and certainly during June. During July and August, the Owner of the property can earn at least 4 times your monthly rent from summer holiday rentals. So unless you are paying a substantial premium, he or she is not going to be willing to rent to you. We do have properties with pools that will rent for a full 12 months, but the starting point on the rental discussions usually begins at €15,000 for their loss of revenue from July and August. Then the discussion moves on to what monthly rent you will pay for the rest of the year. So it certainly isn't cheap to rent a house with a pool in South France.

I am not trying to puncture balloon, I am just saying if you are moving to France on a budget, you need to be a bit creative with your requirements. If there is only 2 of you, then a 2 bedroom house (maximum) is what you probably need. You will always find a B&B in your village that you can suggest to friends - and this not only keeps your costs down, but also helps you to keep your space. If you are looking to rent over the summer, there are plenty of options in South France to keep cool without a pool. There are many hotels,d restaurants and campsites with swimming pools that you can use if you buy a beer or have a meal. There are rivers, lakes and beaches all across the South of France. You can also buy a small inflatable plunge pool to stick on your terrace for about €200. So it is just about thinking outside of the box.

I say all of this from personal experience. When we moved to France in 2006, we rented a big 5 bedroom house that cost us €1200 per month. After 5 months we ran out of money. Looking back on that period, a lot of our cash went entertaining friends and family, taking them out on day trips, eating out at restaurants, paying for the kids to go to the Waterepark (for the 3rd time that month), etc, etc. The reason we moved to France was not to be the provider of the World's best free B&B! In the second year we moved to a 3 bedroom house which was cheaper to run. In hindsight, if we had rented that house from the start, our first year in France woul have been a whole lot less stressful.


Cheap houses to rent in France on Go Languedoc

It is still possible to live quite cheaply in France, but you need to make sure that you select the right house to suit your needs. This selection of 15 cheap houses in South France for under €700 per month won't break the bank. Many will rent all year around and as such, represent even better value for money. If any of these houses catch you eye, then please contact us for a chat (contact details at the bottom of the page)

At Go Languedoc, we make the whole process of renting houses in France very easy and straightforward. Apart from signing the rental contract, you just need to provide copies of your ID and some form of evidence of ability to cover the initial few months of rent. Normally the whole long term rental contract process takes less than 3 days to complete.

We are adding new houses for long term rent all the time. You can find our full range of budget houses to rent long term at Long term rentals France under €600.



Cheap Pezenas house rental in France (Ref: 1166)

Cheap Pezenas house rental FranceThis cheap Pezenas house rental in France, is situated on a private gated residence on the edge of the medieval town centre. The property is ideally situated for Pezenas, with the town centre just a short walk away. The key benefits include:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Shared communal pool
  • Enclosed private garden
  • Secure parking
  • Walking distance to Pezenas town centre
  • WiFi and TV
  • Owner will accept pets through prior arrangement

This 2 bedroom Pezenas house is available for long term rentals all year around. The monthly rental price is €500 pcm + bills.

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Gabian cheap furnished long term rentals property, France (Ref: 304)

Cheap furnished rentals in FranceThis 1 bed furnished house in Gabian, South France, is available for cheap long term rentals for 3, 6 or 12 months. The wine-making village of Gabian is 15km from Pezenas and 30 mins to the Languedoc coast. It benefits from 1 double bedrooms, large lounge, 1 bathroom and a nice kitchen. The house has kept many of it´s original features including exposed stone work and beamed ceilings. The house contains:

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Pet friendly
  • WiFi internet
  • From €450 pcm
  • Walking distance to boulangerie & cafe

This house is available to rent from May 2022 and the Owner will consider rental periods of 12 months+. The guide rental price is €450 pcm + bills.

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Pezenas cheap long term rental property France sleeps 4 (Ref: 1238)

Pezenas cheap long term rental FranceThis stone built property for long term lets in France is situated in the heart of the historic centre of Pezenas. Pezenas is one of the most beautiful towns in the South of France and it features a popular weekly market, vibrant arts and theatre scene and a large Antiques sector. This long term rental accommodation is perfectly situated in the old town, close to shops, restaurants and the Saturday market. The property is ideal for a couple or small family. Available for 3 to 12 month rentals throughout the year. The property comes with:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Light and airy interior
  • Well-equipped kitchen + washing machine 
  • Located in historic centre of Pezenas
  • WiFi and flat screen TV
  • Available for 3-12 months rentals

This Pezenas long term rental property is available to rent for a cheap monthly price of €550-650 pcm + bills depending on the length of your stay

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Aude house for cheap monthly rentals in France, sleeps 2-4 (Ref: 1647)

Cheap Aude house monthly rentals in FranceIf you are looking for house rentals in France for a long holiday or on a house hunting trip, then this property in Rieux-Minervois, Aude is in an ideal location. This house is available for monthly rentals from October through to May. Located in a beautiful part of France, just 25 minutes from medieval Castle at Carcassonne and Carcassonne airport, the house is ideally situated. Rieux-Minervois is a beautiful rural village and is ideally situated for exploring the Canal de Midi, the Cathar castles, Carcassonne, the local markets, the Minervois vineyards and the Mediterranean Coast ( 45 minutes ). The house is fitted with:

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Private garage for parking
  • Walking distance to restaurants, shop & boulangerie
  • Double sofa bed in lounge
  • Washing machine
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Air conditioning,
  • WiFi and Woodburner

The monthly rental prices for this house in Aude, France, do not include utility bills. Minimum stay 3 months. Guide price €600 pcm + bills.

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Cheap unfurnished property rentals France (Ref: 1658)

Unfurnished house for rent near Beziers FranceCorneilhan is a beautiful village close to Beziers in the South of France. This 1 bedroom unfurnished property is available for long term rentals for 3 months to 2 years. The property comes with a garage/storage area, a fitted kitchen and a large double bedroom with en suite bathroom. This property would be ideal for a single person to rent or for a couple on a house hunting trip. Corneilhan is ideally located for exploring the Languedoc area. The Mediterranean coast is just 20 mins drive. This unfurnished property is also very handy for reaching Beziers airport (15 mins), Beziers TGV train station and the A9 and A75 motorways. The house features:

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Unfurnished
  • Garage for parking/storage
  • Very pretty village
  • Walking distance to boulangerie, bar & restaurant

This house is available to rent from January 2022 and the Owner will consider rental periods of 12 months. The guide rental price is €450 pcm + bills.

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Cheap long term rental Pezenas, South of France (Ref: 282)

cheap long term rentals Pezenas FranceThis long term rental is a 17th century village house in the centre of Pezenas, one of the most beautiful towns in the southwest of France. The house comes with one bedroom, with additional sleeping on a bed settee in the lounge. The accommodation is spread over over three floors, with a kitchen/living room on the ground floor, lounge on the first floor and bedroom on the top floor. The property is literally just a 1 minute walk to shops, restaurants, bars, art galleries and the beautiful church Saint Jean. Pezenas is within easy reach of the beaches, as well as Montpellier, Beziers, Narbonne and Carcassonne.

The property comes with:

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Large lounge
  • Fitted kitchen
  • 1 min walk from Pezenas town centre
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi and Flat screen TV

This Pezenas house for long term rentals in France is available to rent monthly from €550 pcm + bills. Higher prices will apply during the summer period.

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Ventenac-en-Minervois long term apartments rent France (Ref: 1609)

Cheap apartment for long term rentals FranceThis 1 bedroom furnished apartments to rent in France is situated in the delightful village of Ventenac en Minervois, on the banks of the famous Canal du Midi. The apartment comes with a large courtyard, fully equipped kitchen, WiFi and Satellite TV. The apartment has reversible air conditioning for cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. The apartment is fitted with:

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • WiFi and flat screen TV (UK channels)
  • Large courtyard
  • Very pretty village
  • Walking distance to boulangerie, bar & restaurant

The prices for the 1 bedroom apartment to rent in Ventenac en Minervois, France, are monthly and do not include the utility bills. The minimum rental period is 3 months. Available for summer and winter rentals . Guide price €550 pcm + bills.

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Provence apartment long term rentals France sleeps 2 (Ref: 1651)

Provence apartment long term rentals FranceThis beautiful apartment on the edge of Provence, South France, is available for monthly rentals for 3-6 months between September and May. The apartment is located on the top floor of a 14th Century stone building situated in the charming village of Saint Maximin. The village is located just 2km from the lovely Provencal town of Uzes and it is very convenient for reaching numerous local attractions such as Nimes, Avignon and the famous Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct. Saint Maximin is set amongst vineyards and cherry & apricot orchards and the apartment is within 5 minutes walk of a number of local wine cellars. This is a truly beautiful part of the South of France and a great placed to be based for a long term rental.

The property comes with:

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Ideal for exploring Provence
  • Lovely terrace
  • 2km from Uzes
  • Washing machine
  • Fully-equipped kitchen

This Provencal apartment for long term rental in France is available to rent monthly from €550 pcm + bills. Higher prices will apply during the summer period.

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Magalas South of France cheap long term rentals, sleeps 7 (Ref: 1304)

South of France cheap long term rentalsThis South of France long term rentals property is situated in the centre of the small town of Magalas, close to Beziers and Pezenas. This village house has a private?court yard, a basement storage area, 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Magalas has everything a small town should, including 3 supermarkest, a DIY store, pharmacy, Doctors (English-speaking) and a couple of bars. One of the best restaurants in the region is situated just around the corner. The house comes with:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Large sunny terrace
  • Well-equipped kitchen

This cheap long term rentals property in South of France can be rented for 6-12 months from  €600 per month plus bills

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Menton long term apartment rentals France (Ref: 1668)

Menton long term apartment rentals FranceA beautiful 1 bed sea view apartment in Menton, France for long term monthly rentals. This spacious apartment overlooks the beach in the picturesque French Riviera resort of Menton. There is no need to rent a car whilst you stay at this apartment. You can catch a bus or train straight from Nice airport to Menton (there is a train station and bus stop near the apartment building). With the beach just a few metres away and the town a 5 minute walk, this apartment rental is very convenient. The apartment features:

  • 1 bedroom (sleeps 5)
  • 1 bathroom
  • Private balcony overlooking the beach
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • WiFi internet

The long term monthly rental prices for this Menton apartment are determined by the season and length of stay. The monthly rental prices start at €750 pcm + bills.

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Long term rental in Chateau Limousin France (Ref: 1820)

Cheap house long term rentals FranceChateau de Corrige dates back to 1534 and it is located within its own grounds on a hillside overlooking the rolling countryside of the Limousin. The Chateau is located just outside the village of Chamboret, 20kms north of Limoges. The apartment is located in the east wing of the Chateau and comes with 2 bedrooms, a beautiful bathroom and is exquisitely decorated throughout. The property is very handy for the airport at Limoges (20 mins drive) and Limoges train station, with services direct to Paris.

The house comes with:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Central heating
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi and flat screen TV
  • Large grounds
  • Stunning views

The property is available for long term rental from September to May for €575 + bills.

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Apartment rentals Beziers South France sleeps 2 (Ref: 1815)

annual rental property FranceA studio apartment for long term rentals in central Beziers, the capital of the wine region in Southern France. The apartment is located in a beautiful 18th Century Mansion house, which has been renovated to a high standard. The building is just a stone´s throw from the medieval Cathedral in the heart of Beziers´ old town. The classy local neighbourhood has plenty of restaurants, cafe-bars and boutique shops.The apartment comes with:

  • Stylish studio apartment
  • 1 bathroom
  • Modern kitchen
  • Elevator access
  • WiFi internet
  • Central Beziers location
  • 10 mins to TGV train station
  • Walking distance to boulangerie, cafes, restaurants

The apartment can be rented on a monthly basis for between 2-12 months from €550 pcm + bills.

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Belarga French long term lettings house, sleeps 2 (Ref: 1776)

cheap long term rentals FranceThis lovely 1 bedroom French house for long term lettings is situated in the centre of the medieval village of Belarga, on the banks of the River Herault. Belarga is located in the Herault department in Southern France, close to the popular towns of Pezenas, Beziers and Montpellier. Belarga is well connected to the local transport routes and it provides easy access to the A75 motorway. The airports at Montpellier and Beziers are both 30 mins drive and you also have a number of TGV train stations within easy reach.. The house contains:

  • 1 bedroom + en-suite bathroom
  • Spare bedroom/office
  • Beautiful interior with exposed stonework  
  • 200m to river
  • Recently refurbished

The monthly prices for this long term rental in South of France start from €550 pcm + bills. Prices do not include the utility bills. Minimum rental period 3 months..

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Cheap Pezenas apartment rentals France (Ref: 1642)

Cheap Pezenas apartment rentals FranceThis cheap house for monthly rentals in Pezenas, is a great place to spend a few months in South France. Pezenas is undoubtedly the prettiest town in the South of France and this is a great long stay property for a single person or a couple. If I was planning a 6 month-12 month stay in South France, then Pezenas would be my pick as a place to live. The centre of town is beautiful and the town provides all the services you require for a long stay. The beaches are just 20 mins drive and the nearby A75 motorway provides easy access to explore the Languedoc region.  The centre of town is just a 2 minute walk. The property comes with 

  • 54m2 of living accommodation
  • 1 bedroom with en suite bathroom
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Bright, airy and wonderfully sunny inside
  • Wifi throughout

This Pezenas property is available for long term lets from 3 to 12 months. The monthly rental price starts from €600 pcm + bills.

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Coastal property for cheap long term rentals France (Ref: 1786)

Cheap coastal rental property FranceThis house to rent in France long term by the coast is a refurbished town house in the heart of the old harbour town of Marseillan. The property comes with three bedrooms, a large living room and 3 bathrooms. This Marseillan house is available to rent long term for between 3-12 months. The house is located on a pleasant street just on the edge of the town centre. Restaurants, shops and services are all within a 2 minute walk.:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Spacious living room
  • WiFi and flat screen TV
  • Easy walk to harbour, shops restaurants
  • Available to rent all year
  • Pets maybe accepted (1 small dog)

The prices for the 3 bedroom house to rent in Marseillan, France, are monthly and do not include the utility bills. The minimum rental period is 3 months. Available for summer and winter rentals . Guide price €700 pcm + bills.

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Thinking of moving to France . . . ?

iain pink smallI hope that this article has provided you with some good ideas about the types of cheap houses available to rent long term in France. If you would now like to search for rental properties currently available in South France, please follow the links below:

If you would like some more detailed information about renting long term in France, then just drop us a quick message and we will come straight back to you. I wish you a wonderful stay in the South of France. 

Contact Iain by Email or by phone +33 6 95 00 28 44



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