10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Parthenay, France - Updated 2024

Maria Cristina
Maria Cristina 
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Parthenay, a picturesque medieval town of Western France, is a culture-rich commune in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region’s Deux-Sèvres department. A stroll through this ancient town is like being in a storybook setting where kings and queens once lived in huge castles surrounded by centuries-old churches, citadels, and stone houses. Though most of the old lodgings are gone, a lordly old granite castle from the 11th century and a medieval wall once with 30 towers remains. The façade of the 11th-century Romanesque-style Church of St. Peter in Parthenay-le-Vieux is decorated with elaborate sculptures. This township also hosts the FLIP (Festival Ludique International de Parthenay) where all the roads and plazas are crowded with various games. Join the festivities and check out and book one of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Parthenay, France, for cozy stays when visiting “the little Carcassonne of the West”.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 08, 2024.

1. Cozy couple’s studio (from USD 87)

Traveling couples looking for long-term stays will love this ground-floor unit in the owner’s residence. It has its own entrance and street parking. It’s in the historic part of the town and provides easy access to the Food Market which opens on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

The modest space features medieval accents and an open layout with a tiny eat-in kitchen and a lounge. Guests can watch Netflix all day on the flat-screen TV or surf the net while chilling in the lounge. At night, transform the sofa into a double bed comfy for two.

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Parthenay, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
94 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

2. Lovely cottage in a medieval castle

Though this cottage is within the medieval walls of Chateau Parthenay, it’s steps away from the fashionable bars and bistros of the town. This newly renovated cottage has its own parking and private garden where guests can have barbeques and dine alfresco.

The vintage interior décor mixed with modern amenities create a homey atmosphere for six guests. This self-contained home offers two cozy bedrooms with one and a half modern bathrooms. It has windows overlooking the cobblestone pathways of the Chateau where the FLIP festivities are held.

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Parthenay, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
17 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean and available
Host:
david and chrissie are great hosts
chrissy and david are beautiful people and hosts
chrissy was very friendly welcoming and helpful
christine and david were on hand and very attentive
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3. Spacious loft-style apartment in the heart of town (from USD 90)

This roomy apartment near the market, shops, bars, and restaurants offers cozy lodgings for five guests. It’s situated in the cul-de-sac of a pedestrian alley.

This modern, loft-style apartment has high ceilings, wide windows allowing in lots of natural light, and is equipped for long-term stays. An open kitchen and dining area share the main floor’s open layout. There’s a bed on the main floor and a loft furnished with double beds and a sofa bed to sleep a family of five comfortably. Baby cribs are provided upon request.

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Parthenay, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
67 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Location:
an amazing spacious and central apartment
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4. Simple but cozy studio (from USD 43)

The self-catering studio is in Building A of a secure residential area 50 minutes from Futuroscope. The limited space has a well-planned layout equipped with modern furniture.

Guests can cook simple meals and have enough dining space for four people. Two guests can lie comfortably on the sofa bed when spread out. Extra mattresses can be requested for additional guests. A tiny workspace in the corner allows for remote working. The glass doors open to a small balcony where guests can enjoy city views with their coffee.

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Parthenay, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
87 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
lovely and clean great location
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5. Charming townhouse in the medieval district

This charming 16th century home is near a pub, Pont et Porte Saint Jacques, and Maison des Cultures de Pays. The medieval façade and interiors are well-kept and decorated with the owner’s personal collection of souvenirs from his travels.

Feel free to browse the library and play with the musical instruments on display in the second-floor living room. Two cozy bedrooms with three beds that can sleep four guests are spread across the third floor and the loft. It has a rustic country-style eat-in kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor.

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Parthenay, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
53 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
you really must stay here the wifi is good
Location:
we really enjoyed our short stay in parthenay in your wonderful house & its great location
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6. Elegant home for five (from USD 81)

This house features an eclectic mix of vintage and modern furnishings in a fully restored 16th-century abode. The beamed ceilings and roughly painted walls provide a shabby yet cozy vibe.

Five guests will enjoy sharing the space of two cozy sleeping quarters and one and a half bathrooms. The sewing machine repurposed into a kitchen table in the living room adds to the timeless and elegant appeal of the interiors. It’s the kind of home you’d like to return to after watching the festivities in the medieval district.

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Parthenay, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
38 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Location:
really great place to stay
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7. Gorgeous riverfront house (from USD 130)

This lovely riverfront home is across Pont et Porte Saint Jacques in a quiet neighborhood by the entryway of Parthenay. A minimum 2 nights stay and a 200 EUR (228 USD) deposit is required to stay here.

This two-story self-contained home has a simple but country-style motif. Each floor has two bedrooms and a bathroom that provides cozy accommodations for six to eight guests. A small terrace accessible through the living room offer awesome views of the town. Enjoy al fresco dining on the bigger terrace overlooking the river.

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Parthenay, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
36 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

8. Gorgeous cottage in the historic district (from USD 224)

This 14th-century home is in the St. Jacques medieval quarter. The original granite and timber structure was retained with the interiors renovated with modern appliances. Though it has low beamed ceilings and compact spaces, it is roomy enough for 10 guests.

The ground floor has a spacious open layout such that guests can see what’s on TV while they are cooking, dining, or lounging around the fireplace. Four cozy bedrooms spread across three floors are provided with Wi-Fi. A paved courtyard and a tiny garden with a pergola are available as well.

Stayed at this property?
Parthenay, PCh, France
17 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 8 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
beautiful old building but still very clean and comfortable
Host:
the lady at the tourism office was very knowledgeable and helpful
the owner had made sure that we had fans in each bedroom for the upper floors
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9. Modern minimalist studio near city center

Near the historic center is this modern minimalist studio that accepts two guests and pets. It’s the ideal homestay when attending festivities and the FLIP since it is in a quiet street walking distance to everything. The ground floor studio is in the owner’s home with a separate entrance.

This modest space is equipped for short and long-term stays. The open layout features a lounge and eat-in kitchen. Guests can sleep on the sofa bed. The bathroom has a basin sink and enclosed shower.

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26 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

10. Simple three-bedroom apartment

This simple three-bedroom apartment offers comfort and privacy. The rental is on the first floor accessible by stairs. It features an open layout with a mix of tiles and hardwood flooring with minimal furniture.

Here the guests can cook in a well-equipped kitchen, dine on a banquet table, and relax on armchairs while watching TV. Six guests can sleep comfortably in well-heated bedrooms furnished with double beds and a sofa bed. It’s in a quaint neighborhood in the medieval quarter, making it convenient for accessing the summer festivities.

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6 reviews  
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Experience living in a medieval town

Parthenay offers a wide selection of lodgings from rustic medieval-style homes to modern condos in various sizes fit to host small to large groups of guests. These homes not only offer modern comforts but a convenient location making it easy for their guests to walk to and participate in the FLIP festivities. Book one of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Parthenay, France, and have a memorable experience living in the comforts of a medieval town.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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