Just France has been renting fine properties in France to a world-wide clientele since 1991. As our name implies, we specialize exclusively in France. Our collection of personally qualified properties for short-term rent in France includes renovated farmhouses in the countryside of Provence, luxury Mediterranean villas in the sunny South of France and elegant apartments in the City of Light - Paris. Our collection also includes select properties in Southwestern France (Dordogne), the Loire Valley, the environs of Paris, the South Atlantic Coast (Aquitaine) and Burgundy. Our mission is to turn your fondest dream about renting a home in France into a living reality.
The Just France staff is ready to advise you personally on our many properties throughout France. All property advisors are French speakers and devoted Francophiles, and they travel to France several times a year to meet with owners, update their knowledge of existing properties and to inspect and photograph new houses, villas and apartments for offering to our clientele. Our advisors include (Click on photos to enlarge):
Annie Flogaus, Just France Owner and President. Annie has been with Just France since 1996 and has personally assisted thousands of clients. Annie has been awarded special recognition by Condé Nast Traveler for eight consecutive years as a Top Villa Rental Specialist and is a recommended Villa Specialist for France on truth.travel. A French major with a business minor from Duke University, Annie loves to travel and experience the French lifestyle and the cuisine. Her extensive journeys throughout France and especially Provence have allowed her to develop a real understanding of French culture and to scratch the surface of understanding the French people! Annie and her husband Dave have a son in third grade and a four year-old daughter.
Kelly Bateman is our Vice President and has been with Just France since 2000. Kelly came to us from the French-American Chamber of Commerce in Philadelphia and was a French major at West Chester University. She studied at Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier during her study abroad year. Kelly, a lifelong Francophile, is personally familiar with our entire countryside and coastal collection. She is also our computer and photo genius. She is beloved by her clients for her thorough details and willingness to go the extra mile. Kelly and her husband Mike head a small menagerie including two rescued greyhounds and are also very involved with their local greyhound adoption organization.
Madeleine Franconi Madeleine Franconi joined Just France in 2010 having already worked for several years in the specialized travel industry. Madeleine’s enthusiasm for all things French has its roots in her year abroad in Aix-en-Provence through Villanova University where she received her BA in French in 2005. She was lucky enough to return to the South of France to teach in the French public school system, developing an English curriculum for three primary schools. During her time in France, she traveled extensively and visited many towns and villages which she is now encountering again with Just France. Madeleine has a special fondness for French cuisine and loves to stay active through dance. Madeleine is our Paris specialist.
While booking direct with an owner may result in savings, we would like to point out the numerous advantages of working with a reputable agency like Just France.
All properties available for rent through Just France have been personally inspected and qualified by at least one member of our staff. We will not offer a property for rent unless we are confident it meets our high standards. Regular re-visits assure properties are well-maintained.
Our personal relationships with the owners and their staff, in-depth knowledge of the properties and their locations, expertise in travel arrangements for your destination and overall love of France and all things French results in a pleasurable experience from start to finish with memories to last a lifetime.
Whether your first or fifteenth trip to France, we want your stay at one of our properties and your time in the area you choose to visit to exceed your expectations.
While we strive to ensure any surprises encountered upon arrival are pleasant ones, should something fail to meet your satisfaction, our English-speaking specialists are a phone call away. It is in our best interest and we will make every reasonable effort to see that any issues or problems within our control or that of the owner are quickly addressed and promptly resolved. We put our hard-earned and highly-regarded reputation built over more than 20 years on the line with each and every rental.
Just France clients receive detailed arrival materials with directions, including the number of your local contact, our updated list of recommended restaurants for your destination, the most recent regional information available including current events, as well as our staff favorites, helpful hints and tips such as the best way to stay connected while abroad, what to do in the event of an emergency and more.
We are also happy to assist with a number of special arrangements including but not limited to:
Let us know what would make your stay extra special and we will put you in touch with the appropriate contact in our network of trusted partners.
- airport and rail station transfers
- car rentals (for our countryside and coastal locations)
- travel by rail (point-to-point tickets or passes)
- restaurant reservations
- hotel reservations (in addition to your rental)
- opera tickets
- special event tickets
- private chef for meal preparation and/or cooking lessons
- one-of-a-kind guided tours, unique excursions and special activities with friendly bi-lingual experts and more
It's no coincidence that repeat clients account for a 30% annual average of our business. Some of our most loyal clients have rented with us more than a dozen times. All have one thing in common. They all agree that renting a property through Just France greatly reduces, if not eliminates, the risk of disappointment and frustration often found by working with an owner direct. We've often heard the time and energy saved and peace of mind gained by renting through us is well worth the difference.
Repeatedly recognized for our on-going commitment to excellence, we have had the pleasure to assist thousands of clients with memorable trips to France for nearly two decades. We hope to have the opportunity to count you among one of the many satisfied Just France clients.
First we will speak with you in depth about the kind of experience you are seeking in France. Is your major interest a beautiful view, a superb kitchen, proximity to a village, good value, an interest in wine - or a combination of all? We have years of experience in matching people and properties. Whether you are one couple or a large group having a family reunion or celebrating a special anniversary, we will offer you a selection of properties tailored specifically to your needs and budget.
Second, we will answer your questions about properties on our Website that interest you, and tell you their prices. We may also point out one or two that we feel you may have overlooked, or that are new listings that are not yet on our Website.
You will review the properties with other members of your family or group, and we will provide any other information you need to make an informed decision. When you have chosen a property we will notify the owner immediately of your interest and confirm availability. Finally, we send you a Rental Agreement to confirm the booking (please see our booking procedures).