; About Odalys

Odalys Vacances : its holiday rentals, its destinations and its story

About Odalys
Created in 1998, the Odalys Group is a now leading player in the holiday rental business in France with 400 establishments by the sea, in the mountains, in the countryside or in city centres, as well as in Spain, Portugal and in Italy.

Landmarks and key figures

The 1,153 Odalys staff commercialise and manage 128,000 beds in the most beautiful resorts in the Alps, the Pyrenees as well as on the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts.

In 2017, Odalys welcomed over 2 million European holidaymakers seduced by the homely accommodation, a personalised welcome as well as the quality sports and leisure facilities.

128,000 beds
2.3 million


The Groupe Odalys distinguishes itself from its competitors by the variety of accommodation types available, ranging from mobile home campsites to chalets and luxury villas, holiday residences, holiday clubs, luxury residences, hotel apartments (Apart’hotels) in major city centers and traditional hotels. In total, this makes 20,000 holiday rentals where it is possible to stay for a week, overnight (getaway stay) or even a longer duration.


During its development, the Odalys Group has structured itself around three business lines: commercialization of its accommodation, management of its operations and administration of the property to the benefit of its customers. If the Groupe Odalys is not owner of the assets, it manages the property on behalf of private investors, institutions or communities that have entrusted the management of their heritage on a commercial lease or by mandate over a period of 9 to 11 years.

Holidays to suit all tastes

A wide choice of destinations on offer

Across France and other Mediterranean regions

The Odalys Group has over 400 establishments in France, in Spain, in Italy, Portugal and Croatia in some of the most beautiful holiday resorts (in Corsica, Spain, Portugal, Sardinia, Elba, on the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts), in the mountains (Alps, Pyrenees), the countryside (Luberon, Alsace, Tuscany…) and in city centres (Lyon, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Nimes...)

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Key figures






residences, hotels and mobile home campsites


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The Odalys story

Creation of Odalys Vacances by François Mariette.
Opening of the first 2 Odalys in residences in Carnoux en Provence and Les 2 Alpes.

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Management undertaken as a commercial lease of the first 10 residences designed in association with regional developers.

Since 2001, Odalys has been backed by the financial Group Duval which today holds 85% of shares. The Groupe Financière Duval is involved in 2 complementary sectors: real estate activities (Promotion Construction Real Estate Services) and Operating Activities (Tourism Leisure / Sport / Dry Ports)with the aim of using these 2 specialties to create a national coverage.

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Creation of Vitalys plein air (renamed Odalys Plein Air) specialized in the management of residential leisure parks and mobile home campsites.

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Acquisition of the Domaines du Soleil (1,300 apartments located mainly in the Tarentaise and Aquitaine regions).

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Odalys becomes the main sponsor of the AS Nancy Lorraine Football Club. Acquisition of 250 apartments managed by Snow Tignes in Tignes.

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Renewal of contracts for the 3 Groupe Open residences in Antibes - Juan les Pins, Golfe Juan and Saint Aygulf.

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Acquisition of the company Acacia Locations Saisonnières, private villa rental specialist.

Opening of the first Odalys city Apart’hotel in Lyon.

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Publication of the first edition of the Guide du Routard guide book “La France vue par Odalys”.
Because Odalys Vacances and Le Guide du Routard guide have had, for many years, the same approach to successful holidays, they decided to work together to publish Le Guide du Routard “La France vue par Odalys” guide book. The objective: to enable Odalys holidaymakers to choose the type of accommodation that suits them best, whether fans of the countryside, unconditional mountain holiday lovers or coastal enthusiasts. This guide is also full of tips and information helping holidaymakers choose their holiday rental according to their preferences and criteria: age of their children, leisure facilities (swimming pool, sports ground, catering), activities and entertainment, etc...

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Odalys reaches the 100,000 commercialised beds mark.

Purchase of 51% of shares in the company Voyages Loisirs, specialist in holidays and tours in Turkey, Europe, Asia and Middle East.

Opening of the first 2 Odalys Campus student residences in Marseille and Lyon.

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Odalys becomes one of the 7 partners of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF). For a period of 3 years, this partnership will continue including the Summer Olympic Games in Rio in 2016. Within this agreement, Odalys has become the exclusive partner of the CNOSF regarding accommodation and has strengthened its politic to accompany sportsmen and women, which it has been carrying out for several years now, especially concerning football, handball, basketball and sailing.

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Odalys reaches the 125,000 commercialised beds mark.

Hywin Financial Holding Group CO LTD purchases 35% of Odalys capital.

In just 2 decades, the Odalys Group has come the European No. 2 on the tourist accommodation market.

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The Odalys Group launches its new identity and announces its new amibitious development policy.

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