Gite in France

Gitelink - Gites in France - 2023

Direct booking with owners of gites de France, self catering holiday cottages, and b&bs

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Holidaying after Covid.....
Hopefully the summer 2023 season will be almost like normal. But it won't be like before, as more holidaymakers turn away from the crowded areas, and look for safety and reassurance away from the crowds. Rural France has so much to offer, and traditional gîtes and holiday cottages are among the attractions.
 Almost all the gites (holiday cottages) on Gitelink are in secluded rural locations; most gites are fully self-contained, offering a safe environment without the risks of hotels or tourist resorts. Almost all have gardens or outside patios and many have pools... Those that don't have pools are generally cheaper, and may have river or lake swimming nearby, or be near an uncrowded beach

  Find a gite  CHOOSE A REGION

 Area 1   -  Gites in Northwest France

 Area 2   - Loire and the centre of France

 Area 3   -  Gites in North east France

 Area 4   -  Gites in southwest France

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 Area 5   -  Massif Central and Alps

5c.  Rhone and Alps    

 Area 6   -  South of France and Midi

Travel & tourist information for France

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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.

Gite 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 . 
  • In addition, owners who take bookings directly can offer better rates, as they avoid the big fees now charged by major holiday rental sites, 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 over € 1500 a week in high season - and are much cheaper off-season.
  • 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 equivalent accommodation in hotels.  
  • The regions of France  Region by region guide to France, from 
  • Driving in France  - from
Gite or B&B owners:

Add 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 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. See announcers page for further information. To request any other information click here
 Propriétaires :

Inscrivez votre site sur Gitelink : Si vous avez déjà un site qui présente votre hébergement -  gîte ou 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. 
The Gitelink selection

Avoid booking fees and charges.
Most 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 gites in France, attractive and affordable holiday cottages for rent, and b&b accommodation.
  • Rural gites with gardens or outside areas
  • Gites de France and other cottages
  • Gites with character in traditional buildings
  • Classic city gites in historic areas
  • Honest descriptions not marketing hype
  • Direct booking with owners, for cheapest prices and no agency fees
  • Good value gites and reasonable prices : plenty of attractive gites for less or well less than €700 a week in the peak holiday season.... with big savings in early and late season. See prices.
  • Information for owners : Check out our guide to advertising holiday rentals on the Internet
  • Contact Gitelink : Please use the contact page
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