rentals, generally known as gites,
are available in all regions of France. Most of them are rented out by
French owners, but there is a significant minority of holiday rentals
in France that are owned and run by foreigners - British, Dutch and
Germans in particular. There are also gites and bed and breakfast
accommodation with Australian owners or American owners, and some of
these can be found in this directory.
English-speaking owners can often simplify the procedure for other
English-speakers; but most of the French owners who advertise with
Gitelink speak or understand enough English to avoid major problems of
communication. Renting from French owners will often be a good solution
for visitors looking for the authentic French experience and plenty of
local knowledge; though it should be said that many foreign owners have
made a particular effort to get to know their region or area, and can
provide a wealth of local information too.
Paying for gite accommodation
Payment is no longer a problem anywhere, at least for
from the European Union. All European banks have signed up to the SEPA
(Single European Payments Area) agreement, and payments can be sent
quickly and easily anywhere in Europe once you have the IBAN number of
the owner of the accommodation. SEPA transfers are often free, notably
within the Eurozone; Swiss and UK visitors will of course pay an
Some of the holiday rentals
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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for gites in France.
way to search for holiday rentals in France is to browse through the
directory page or pages for the region you are interested in.
do so, simply go to the directory of gites and
click on the region (such as Normandy)
you are interested in.
Alternatively you can use the site search box below. This is
particularly useful if you want to search on a particular town or site,
and are not quite sure where it is. However, if you are interested in a
larger area, notably a region or area such as the "south of France",
the search box is likely to produce a lot of rsults, which will make it
more complicated than the single click (or sometimes two clicks) needed
to reach the appropriate regional page of the directory of gites .
|Gitelink site search: search by keyword
Search through the Gitelink website by keyword:
Type in any place name, area, theme,
or other keyword.
Unless you wish to limit your search to a specific village or very
small area, do not
use very specific place names; choose a town
such as Toulouse
or a department
such as Charente
. You may however search on absolutely any search term, and if that
term is used on the Gitelink website, the search engine will find it.
your search term(s) here:
Type your search term
into the box:
for gites by capacity:
holiday rentals have flexible capacity, and do not indicate a precise
figure in their directory listing. Those that do use many different
expressions. To search on capacity, use search terms (between inverted
commas) such as "for 4" or "sleeping 6" or "up to 8". But it is
probably better to choose a region, then check through the list of
site: holiday rentals in France
Gitelink is a successful online directory portal for the promotion of
independent holiday rentals or bed & breakfast accommodation in
See our announcers
page for further information.
votre site sur Gitelink France:
Si vous avez déjà un site qui présente
votre gîte ou vos chambres
d'hôtes, qu'il soit ou non inscrit aux Gites de France, cliquez ici
pour plus d'informations.