On the Loire

Gites in the Loire valley & central France

The Gitelink Directory
2017 - 2018

Gites and cottages in the
Loire valley area, including the Pays de la Loire and Centre regions

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Cottages and gites the Loire Valley and central France

  Including the Pays de la Loire and Centre regions

Area 2 . Central France, the Loire valley 

Map of Loire & Centre areasa) The Loire Valley area and centre of France.This sector covers the following French departments:
18 Cher, 28 Eure-et-Loire, 36 Indre, 37 Indre-et-Loire, 41 Loir-et-Cher,
45 Loiret, 49 Maine-et-Loire, 72 Sarthe, 86 Vienne.
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 Three latest listings...
  • New  B&B in Loire chateaux area 41  FR GB   Close to the main Loire châteaux, 4-star B&B for up to 8 guests in a calm and confortable environment set in its own spacious grounds
  • New!  Gite & B&B near Poitiers 86  GB FR  B&B and Gite for 6, with pool, offering the very best in tranquil and relaxing holiday accommodation for the discerning guest  
  • New!  Loire valley gite for 2 49  GB FR ~ A pretty gite set in beautiful countryside offering a tranquil getaway which is still within driving distance of Loire attractions  

36 Gites in Indre   

(Southwestern Loire valley area)

45 Gites in Loiret  

 (From the Paris region to the Loire)

 37 Gites in Indre et Loire  

(The heart of the "Loire valley", the area around Tours)

72  Gites in Sarthe  

(Between Normandy and the Loire valley, the area around Le Mans)

18 Gites in the Cher  

 (South of the Loire - the centre of France)

86 Gites in Vienne   ( Between the Loire valley and the Charentes)

 41 Gites & B&B  in Loir et Cher  

 (The heart of the Loire valley area, around Blois)

 49 Gites in Maine et Loire  

 (Lower Loire area, around Angers)

28 Gites in Eure et Loire  

 (North of this area: to the west of the Paris region)

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The Loire valley and Central France area

The Loire valley area covers most of central western France between the southern limits of Brittany and Normandy to the north, and the northen slopes of the Massif Central hills to the south. It is a region of fields and slow flowing rivers, a profoundly agricultural area which includes some considerable expanses of forest in the Sologne, a number of areas of vineyards - notably the vineyards Touraine and Sancerre - and a large area of lakes and wetlands known as la Brenne, a noted area for bird life.  It is of course also an area renowned for its historic heritage most visible in the form of its many fabulous châteaux and mediaeval fortresses, such as Chenonceau (photo).
Chateau of Chenonceau

Regional information pages:
The Centre region of France
The Pays de la Loire region of France
The Burgundy region

This directory lists only selected self-catering holiday cottages, villas and B&Bs that come up to the Gitelink quality standards. Each site is the individual responsibility of the owner of the property, and contains a detailed and illustrated presentation of the gite and - in many cases - of the area in which it is situated.
B and B in the Loire valley

Click the links for full details and photos or each gite listed 
Key to listings:
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Loire valley area 
Driving times for the Loire valley area:
4 to 7 hours from Calais or Lille under normal driving conditions.
Best access routes from UK, Belgium or Holland:
Western channel crossings to Roscoff, Cherbourg or Caen. From Calais, motorway via Rouen and Orleans, or (for eastern Burgundy) via Reims.
Regional airports: Nantes, Tours, Paris

Gites in other areas of France:

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Add your gite, villa or b&b to Gitelink France, a selective directory where sites do not get lost among thousands of others. For full details, visit our gite owners page. For other enquiries, click here to email

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