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Travelling with small children can be a bit worrying especially when there is a pool. For added peace of mind you might be interested in a villa with a fenced or gated pool and the following all have that.
France has the advantage that there is a law that states that all rental properties must have either a hard cover on the pool or a float alarm which sounds a siren when something falls in the pool or infrared alarm, but these measures can give a false sense of security: for some children, only a proper fence will be enough. Here are some suggestions.
La Freissinede is a very beautiful converted wine cave and garden wing brought completely up to date with superb furnishings and interior design. It is set among the verdant landscapes of the Corbieres, close to Carcassonne, with heated pool and private tennis court. See the February 2013 copy of House and Garden Magazine which has an article about the property.
The South of France is lovely wherever you are, but sometimes you have to make a choice between being inland with lovely countryside and good local life and being on the beach. The areas east of Nice and around St Tropez further west give you the best of both worlds with lovely views and easy access to the beach. Here are six choices.