If you fancy an affordable break in France then renting a gite might well be a good option. Holidaying in a rural French gite gives you a chance to enjoy the countryside without breaking the bank. It’s never been easier to enjoy the delights that France has to offer than taking a break in one of the gites. Above all else, it will provide you with a more comfortable holiday experience than camping or a mobile home and considerably cheaper than staying in a regular hotel.
What is a Gite?
Before we delve into some of the great value options, it is perhaps taken a few moments to understand exactly what a gite is. Put simply, a gite is a small furnished vacation house, generally found in rural France. They provide real value for money, when compared with a hotel and are usually set for self-catering. Picking the right location for your gite is hugely important. Many people will choose the location of their gite based upon the local region. If they are keen on visiting a particular type of place or attraction then this is a great way to do so.
Holiday Gites in Provence
The world-famous beaches of the Cote d’Azur are close by at some of the best gites in Provence. Whether you are a beach lover, or favor the countryside for riding, walking or cycling there is so much on offer in Provence. You can pick up a great deal in the area of Luberon, where a rustic cottage for up to 4 people represents stunning value for money. With an array of wonderful attractions close by it is perhaps no surprise why so many holiday makers choose gites in Provence. Expect to be close by to:
There is practically something for just about everyone with a visit to Provence, all without costing a fortune.
Holiday gites in Dordogne
Accepted as one of the gastronomic regions of France, the Dordogne Valley has plenty to offer its visitors. 3 C’s are available to everyone in Dordogne:
Anyone looking to “escape” to rural France really should make sure that Dordogne is right at the top of their list. The HomeAway website features some really great gite’s in this region, none better than perhaps the Butterfly Cottage, located in Sarlat. This particular property has a fantastic following with close to 100 people rating it 5/5 stars.
The Loire Valley
It’s hard to find many places that are as picturesque as the Loire Valley region of France. Much of the locale enjoys UNESCO World Heritage status, which guarantees the visitor some fantastic photo opportunities if nothing else. Cultivate lands formed by centuries provide a rich backdrop which isn’t available in other parts of the world. Combine this with the ruralness of holidaying in a gite and you have the recipe for the perfect vacation. One of the must-see locations for any self-respecting visitor to the Loire Valley region is to take in the majestic Chateau Du Chambord. Of course, there are literally hundreds of other top sites to choose from in this special region of Central France. Hopefully this blog post will have provided a small insight into some of the lovely areas that you can rent a holiday gite in France.