Area 4 . South west France
Loire Atlantique to
- including Vendée,
Deux-Sèvres, and the
the following French départements: (in North-South order):
Deux Sèvres, 17 Charente
Maritime, 16 Charente,
Gironde, 40 Landes
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latest additions in this area
- New! Two gites in rural Charente 16 + In a former farm situated in the stunning Charente countryside
but close to a large village, our 2 gites offer good individual
privacy. There is a large shared pool and play areas.
Small gite near Melle 79 -
An elegant, quality furnished detached two story gite, within large
walled garden. Offering additional sleeping arrangements (+2) if
- New! Charentes manor house gites
- Beautiful French manor house with
character gites and luxury chambre d'hotes. Set in 48 hectares of woods
meadows and four lakes
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random order )
Gites in Landes (
coastal department southwest of Bordeaux)
Gites in Deux Sèvres
40 Large family
gite in peaceful rural location. Sleeps 8, private pool
and gardens. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dining/breakfast room, large
sitting room. Covered terrace.
Gites in Vendée
- Fully equipped two bedroom gite near Ruffec, in the heart
Poitou Charentes. Garden, shared pool & Plunge pool garden
- Mill gite near Parthenay
Gite offering flexible booking periods. Stunning 700-year-old
converted mill, sleeping 8 and with a beautiful river running at the
of the garden.
- Gites near Melle
- Three beautifully restored, family friendly gites. Sleep
4. Heated pool & playbarn. Bikes +child seats. Peaceful hamlet
location near many sites of interest.
- Gite in Poitou Charentes
- Large family gite in peaceful location. Sleeps 7, large
garden. 3 ensuite bedrooms, dining & breakfast room, lounge,
room. Terrace and court yard
near Bressuire 79
- 4 bedroom gite with
heated indoor pool ; peaceful surroundings, ideal for relaxing holiday.
perfect for 2 families. Wheelchair-friendly.
department south of the Loire)
Gites in Charente Maritime
Vendée, near Luçon Two
family friendly holiday homes, with large heated pool, gamesroom
and gardens. 15km from the southern Vendée beaches.
in the heart
restored farmhouses sharing a pool and large gardens, set in a peaceful
hamlet with stunning countryside views. Less than an hour to
Vendée nr. Ste
Sleeping 10 & 4 guests, two high quality restored farmhouses
large gardens, games room and heated pool. Great for family holidays.
Vendée - Breuil Barret
- South Vendée - Breuil Barret. Charming, traditional stone
cottage (sleeps 2-5) with private garden. Tranquil country setting,
central to Coast, Futuroscope, Puy du Fou & Venise Verte
in south Vendee
85 - Sleeping 4 to 6,
restored and modernised, this 3 épis and
cottage makes a comfortable base from which to explore the beautiful
(Coastal department north of
Gites in the Gironde (the
area round Bordeaux)
Maritime gites 17
3 cottages for 6, 5 or 4 guests, with everything for
comfortable holiday. Child-friendly cottages and gardens, with heated
swimming pool, all the ingredients for a great holiday
with pool near Lozay 17 Idyllic holiday
with two bedrooms sleeping up to 7 people with swimming pool in Lozay
one hour of beaches, airports.
with pool near Saintes 17 Comfortable and
well-appointed two bedroom hacienda-style gite near the
Atlantic coast of France and has a private heated swimming pool.
swimming pool in a
renovated farm, in a calm location 8
mins from La Rochelle and the isles of Charente Maritime.
- Gites with heated
In the Charente Maritime 15 minutes from La Rochelle and the
coast, four child friendly gites . Games room, wifi, playing
field, baby equipment.
cottage gite 17
Attractive 3 bedroom Charentais country cottage - village
Sleeps 6 + sofa bed. Private courtyard, set in large garden with games
& swimming pool.
Gites in Charente
near Bergerac Four
star rated gite with indoor pool set amid the vineyards; ideally
located between the Bordeaux wine areas and the sights &
(The inland part of the
Charentes, next to the Dordogne)
Gites in Loire Atlantique
for couples 16
Quality gites for couples with heated pools in
south west France, one with private heated pool the other with large
heated pool and hot tub..
gites, one offering 3 bedrooms and two with 2 bedrooms, 8m x 4m
pool set in a quiet hamlet near Confolens and St Junien. Brand new
larger pool for 2015.
- Manoir La Betoulle
Charentes/Limousin border. Set in 90 acres of unspoilt
countryside, 2 luxurious gîtes sleeping 2 and 5 with huge
and tennis court.
- Large gite in
Luxury accommodation for up to 10
people with heated private swimming pool. 2 double beds with en-suite
and 3 twins with separate bathroom, all linen provided. Free wifi, sat
- Charentes manor house gites
Stunning French manor with character gites and luxury chambre d'hotes. Set in 48 hectares of woods meadows and four lakes
(Once part of
side of the Loire Estuary)
near Nantes Les
Quatre Cles: Sensitively renovated near Guemene Penfao, a longere
cottage with 2 gites in a beautiful river valley location. Serene but
Cour - Southern
Converted Barn (sleeps 10) and two pretty, stone cottages (sleeps
4/5) in a peaceful hamlet surrounded by beautiful Breton
B&B Nantes 44 Two
B&B rooms in the village of Trentemoult, on the banks of the
10 minutes by riverbus or car from the centre of Nantes.
in the Gitelink
B&B west France
Some owners may ask you to book through the "Gîtes de France"
organisation or througn an online booking portal.
Return to Gites in France
gites in Vendée, Charentes and Aquitaine, including the
of Deux-Sèvres, the Gironde, and les
Atlantic coastal areas of France are popular holiday destinations
Charentes are reputed to be one of the sunnier areas
France, and the
coast offers many long expanses of sandy beaches. Parts of the coast
also support a fishing and shellfish industry, with small fishing ports
and oyster beds. Behind the coast, the region is mostly flat, with
mixed agriculture in the northern parts, many vineyards in the middle,
and pine-forests in the south, below the Gironde estuary.
While the Charentes are largely flat and
inland part of Aquitaine, the Dordogne and Lot & Garonne
departments, includes areas of hills and valleys, including some
impressive limestone gorges and many very attractive villages. Apart
from the cities of Saint Nazaire and Nantes, on the Loire, Bordeaux on
the Gironde, and the port of La Rochelle in the Charentes, central
western and southwestern France is largely rural. Vendée and
Sèvres are famous for their bucolic countryside (and the Puy
historic theme park in Vendée), the
dairy products, for oysters and for cognac, the Bordeaux area is of
course famous as one of the world's greatest vineyards, and Lot
Garonne is reputed for its fruit and vegetables, notably plums and
tomatoes. In the south, the department of les Landes is France's
largest forested area, and boasts over 100 kilometres of fine sandy
times for this area:
6 to 12 hours from Calais or Lille under normal driving conditions.
access routes from UK, Belgium or Holland:
Western channel crossings to Roscoff, Cherbourg ofr Caen. From Calais,
motorway via Rouen and Orleans.
Nantes, La Rochelle (Charente Maritime) ,
Bergerac (Dordogne) , Bordeaux (Gironde), Limoges.
For airlines serving this region, check out full details here: Flights
to southwest France
The Loire Atlantique and Vendée are part of the Pays
de la Loire
Deux Sèvres and the Charentes are in the Poitou-Charentes
The remaining departments are part of the Aquitaine
cities in this area :
Nantes, St. Nazaire, Les Sables d'Olonne, Poitiers, Niort,
Angoulême, La Rochelle, Bordeaux.
The Futuroscope (near Poitiers) and Puy-du-Fou
(Vendée) theme parks
Official regional tourist site
Visit Poitou Charentes
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property, with photos and prices
of the holiday cottages in this directory are listed with Gites de
France, but many are not. The absence of a Gites de France label has no
bearing at all on the quality of the accommodation. Click here for more
information on the Gites de France rating system.
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