holiday cottages to let, villas and bed
& breakfast accommodation.
de France, self catering holiday cottages
and villa rentals in France
directly in with owners, usually in English. No commissions, no fees.
An independent holiday rentals directory, Gitelink specialises
in cottages with character and traditional gites in France.
presented in full detail on the owner's individual
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Search for gites using the map: click on any area, or select from the
lists on the right.
in France, attractive and affordable holiday cottages for rent, and
► Rural gites
gardens or outside areas
► Gites de
and other cottages
in traditional buildings
► Classic city gites
► Honest descriptions
► Direct booking
owners, for cheapest prices and no commission
► Good value and reasonable prices
plenty of attractive gites for less or well less
than €700 a week in the peak holiday season.... and much
early and late season. See prices
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gites in France :
holiday accommodation in rural France, usually called
gites rather than villas, is
an attractive option, generally more comfortable than camping or a
mobile home, and cheaper than hotels. The Gitelink directory
includes a selection of traditional gites de France, self catering
cottages and villas from the most popular regions such as Brittany, Normandy, the
and the Dordogne,
to relatively undiscovered areas including the Auvergne and Lorraine.
Choosing a gite holiday is the ideal way to stay
in a French village or in the French countryside. Many gites
in this directory have
English-speaking owners, and can be booked directly in
sterling or euros, without agency fees or commissions. Generally
speaking, the owners of gites live in the same village or nearby and
take pride in offering
good service and a personal welcome.
Specific pages of this directory also
provide travellers with a selection of accommodation in French
chateaux and manors, and a separate directory for bed and
breakfast accommodation in France.
To be listed with Gitelink, gites and
must meet our selection criteria. Some of the gites listed
Gitelink are registered with Gites de France, and may require booking
through Gites de France; but most are not. Many owners prefer not to
register with Gites de France, a voluntary structure that takes
commission on rentals; and 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
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1 - Gites in Northwest
2 - Loire and the centre of France
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4 - Western & southwest
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City gites in France
studios and apartments in historic quarters of Paris and other cities.
What is a gite?
cottages or chambres d'hôte,
5 - Gites in Mountain France
6 - South of France and Midi
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an independent gite
information for visitors on booking a gite directly with
Tips for driving on French
roads - best routes through France, rules of the road and useful advice.
Who flies where? There are
direct flights from the UK to almost 40 French airports: so where is
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Reaching the parts of France
that other tourists do not too often reach: regions off the beaten
track or well away from the main tourist destinations, for relaxing
gite holidays away from the crowds
Tips on booking gites in France
While many gites are quickly booked up in the peak summer months of
July and August, there are plenty of off-peak bargains to be had even
for last minute
bookings in spring and early summer – May and June
– and in late summer
and Autumn. September is a great month for holidaying in France, with
the weather still generally warm, but no more crowds.
prices can vary enormously from region to region, even from
village to village, and by season; but the Gitelink directory does not
knowingly list gites that are overpriced. Weekly gite rental
rates in July and August for gites in this directory vary
from less than € 500 a week to a few gites that charge over
€ 1500 a
week in high season - and are much cheaper off-season. Rental charges
depend on location, size,
facilities, and the quality of the amenities. Gites can be, and usually
are, considerably cheaper outside the peak summer months, and often
offer exceptionally good value for money – far cheaper than
accommodation in hotels.
or B&B owners:
site: list your gite on Gitelink
Gitelink is a successful online travel portal for the promotion of
traditional gites, country cottages to let, bed & breakfast
establishments, or even small group of gites. All properties are listed
on both the English and French versions of the directory. Gitelink only
lists holiday accommodation that meets good quality and
service standards. Registration with Gites de France is not required.
page for further
votre site sur Gitelink : Si vous avez
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. Nous vous enverrons des
indications pour figurer sur Gitelink.
gites and holiday
cottages and villa rentals in the directory can be booked directly with
owners, who generally live on site or close by, and have every interest
in offering the best service possible. Most gites can be booked in
English, and many can be paid for in pounds sterling. In some cases,
bookings must be made through Gites de France. Gitelink can in no way
be held liable for information provided on independent sites listed in
this directory. Information concerning each rental property is
provided under the entire responsibility of its owner/webmaster .