The person and girl, each believed to be of their eighties, had been found lifeless on Saturday night time at their villa in Gignac, Hérault, by their neighbours, who had been meant to be having dinner with the English couple at their dwelling.
When no person answered the door, they entered the property to search out the 2 our bodies floating within the pool, nationwide media reported.
Regardless of efforts by the emergency providers, they may not be saved.
The circumstances surrounding the case are at present unknown and native police opened an investigation.
An post-mortem will decide the trigger and time of loss of life, however there have been no indicators of a break-in or theft in the home.
The Brits commonly spent their holidays on the “opulent” property.
The native mayor, who knew them, described the 2 as “very good individuals who got here many occasions a 12 months and who sometimes participated within the city’s actions”.