directory - 2013
The French B&B
- Bed and Breakfast directory
bed and breakfast in France directly with your hosts
Gaststätte und Gästezimmer in Frankreich - Private
Fremdenzimmer und Gasthöfe
Particuliere Gastenkamers en B&B's in alle regio's van
France, coast, countryside and a mild climate
The southwest of
France, sunshine, vineyards, and heritage
France, famed for châteaux and vineyards
mountains, rivers and valleys, fine scenery and open spaces
regions, easily accessible from the UK, Benelux and Germany
Mediterranean France, history, sunshine, beaches and vineyards
B&Bs in this
directory offer good quality accommodation and
good value for money. BandB-in-France.com
includes many quiet
& b's near motorways and holiday routes, and in the
heart of rural France
B and B or gites? What is
- bed and breakfast -
is catered accommodation, providing bed, breakfast and sometimes
evening meals; gites
are self-catering holiday cottages.
To find gites
(holiday cottages) click button for directory.
Find a B and B in France.
On each directory
page, you will find a choice of Bed and Breakfast
accommodation in the region concerned. Many of the B and B's and small
guest houses are
English-owned or run by English-speaking or sometimes Dutch-speaking
owners. The flags against each
property in the directory show the language or languages in which the
website is presented. When there is just a single flag, it tends also
to indicate the language spoken by the owner.
on offer ranges from rooms in small country cottages to suites in
manors or châteaux; but
in all cases, they provide relaxing and comfortable accommodation,
generally with a garden and often with a swimming-pool too. This
directory does not knowingly list any B&B properties that are
situated in noisy locations (next to a main road), nor B&Bs
in characterless urban locations.
Each B and B is
presented in the directory through a brief description; click on the
link, and you will be taken directly to the owner's individual website,
providing full and detailed information about the accommodation, the
number of rooms and
capacity, the location, the amenities, as well as prices. Each website
illustrated with plenty of photos.
in most cases you will need to contact the owner directly - usually in
sites provide online booking forms and payment by credit card, others
will ask you to contact them by email. A deposit may be required in
order to secure a reservation, but not all owners require this. Owners
who do not take credit cards but require a deposit may accept
payment by UK cheque or by SEPA / IBAN transfer (very easy, can be done
Generally speaking, Bed and breakfast or guest
house accommodation is -
quality for quality - a cheaper option than staying in a hotel, and
often a convivial way of meeting people in the place where you plan to
spend a holiday or stop for an overnight break. Many B&Bs are
all intents and purposes small guest houses, that prefer not to
hotels, since registering as a hotel entails a certain number of
administrative formalities and constraints, and extra costs; but like small
because they are small, they are places whose owners take pride in
offering a good quality of service with a personal touch.
tax in France
In many parts of France, B&B's, like any
other type of
accommodation, are obliged to levy a tourist tax or bed tax (in French
séjour) on all overnight stays. Some establishments include
tax in their rates, others may add it to the bill. But it will not make
much of a difference to the price, since tourist tax is generally low,
even symbolic, normally somewhere between 0€50 and
per night, depending on the area. Whether or not to apply a tourist tax
is a matter for local authorities in France, and it is local
authorities that set the rates for their area.
If you run a small guest house or a B&B in France....
for details of listing your B&B on this
"I think you have a great site and we sincerely appreciate your very
reasonable advertising rates; it is definitly good value for
- BandB in the west of France
"Our listing with Gitelink produces far better results than other
directories, such as ....."
- B and B in the Loire valley area
Gitelink directory .