the independent gites directory since 1999
cottages and gites in western and southwest France, including Loire
Atlantique, Vendée Poitou-Charentes, Dordogne, Gironde and
western France runs from the Loire to Poitou to the Charentes;
Southwest France is essentially the region of Aquitaine, including the
This directory offers a choice of traditional gites and cottage
rentals in the gentle countryside of western France.
Driving times for western France:
6 to 12 hours from Calais or Lille under normal driving conditions.
access routes from UK
, Belgium or Holland:
Western channel crossings to Roscoff, Cherbourg ofr Caen. From Calais,
motorway via Rouen and Orleans.
Nantes, La Rochelle, Bergerac,
serving this region: Flybe
in other regions of France