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fees and charges.
properties are presented in full detail on the owner's individual
website, for direct booking at lowest rates with many special offers.
A choice of
in France, attractive and affordable holiday cottages for rent, and
gardens or outside areas
France and other cottages
with character in traditional buildings
city gites in
owners, for cheapest prices and no agency fees
value gites and reasonable
: plenty of attractive gites for less or well less
than €700 a week in the peak holiday season.... with big
early and late season. See prices.
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
1 - Gites in Northwest
2 - Loire and the centre of France
3 - Gites in North east France
4 - Gites in southwest
pages / Other accommodation
5 - Massif Central and Alps
6 - South of France and Midi
& tourist information for France
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: book directly, book wisely, and avoid booking agency fees.
- Gite 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 .
addition, owners who take bookings directly can offer better rates, as
they avoid the big fees now charged by major holiday rental
which are now up to more than 20% of the cost of a booking, charged to
the owner or to the visitor, or increasingly to both.
- Big savings on
gite rental prices can be made by choosing weeks in early summer or
early autumn. Weekly gite rental
rates in July and August for gites in this directory vary
from less than € 500 a week to a few large gites that charge
€ 1500 a week in high season - and are much cheaper
- Gite 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 groups of gites. All properties are
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 hébergement -
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
the owners, who generally live on site or close by, and have every
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 .