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There are many things to consider when planning your self catering holiday to France. Some are obvious, but some may be overlooked. We hope our selection of articles will help you prepare for your holiday in France and perhaps let you know what to expect when you arrive. Whether you are booking a rural gite, cottage or even a chateau, we hope our advice will help you.

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DFDS – Win free ferry crossings for a year!

It’s nearly Christmas, and  DFDS are feeling extra-generous this year! Play their Ferry Christmas game and you could be lucky enough to get on Santa’s “nice” list, and win yourself a Nikon camera or unlimited ferry crossings for a year on our Dover-France or Newcastle-Amsterdam routes. Everyone who scores over 500 metres will also be…

Win a La Bouclée bicycle wine carrier

An innovative and beautifully crafted leather bottle holster, made in Saumur, that you can attach to your bicycle to carry your bottle of wine around with you as you cycle. A great way to transport your wine safely if you’re going on a picnic or a day’s cycling – the perfect gift for a wine-loving…

Win – Foodie guides to Paris

This pack of 4 guides reveals the best foodie destinations in Paris, many of which are off the tourist trail. The 500 Hidden Secrets of Paris by Marie Farman reveals the city’s best-kept secrets including markets, boulangeries, patisseries, cafes, museums, gardens and squares (RRP £13.95). Food Lover’s Guide to Paris by Patricia Wells was first…

WIN! A copy of An Art Lover’s Guide to the French Riviera

Enter the Living France competition to win a copy of Patrick Murphy’s guide to the art of the Côte d’Azur. They have 3 copies of An Art Lover’s Guide to give away. The competition closing date is 18 October 2016. Patrick J. Murphy has taken the hard work out of exploring the art treasures of…

Half Price Ski Lift Passes

Save 50% on your ski lift passes when you book a winter ski holiday with IGLU SKI. Book 7 nights in Chalet Rocher de L’Aigle for just £699.00 per per and get your ski lift pass at half price. Price also includes flights from Gatwick and transfers Click here for more details.    

Hot Air Ballooning

On a clear and bright summers day you can visit the hill top gardens of the Chateau de Marqueyssac and marvel at the spectacular views of the Dordogne valley  laid out before you. In the distance you can see the awesome medieval Castle at Castelnau and the riverside village of La Roque Gageac clinging to…

Beach Holidays

France has over 2000 miles of beaches and by using GiteSearch’s search facilities you can find the ideal costal property to give you a seaside holiday to remember. Starting in the north of France, there are long sandy and pebble beaches facing the channel interspersed with high chalk cliffs – the same chalk that forms…

Choosing the Right Gite or Cottage.

France is the ideal place for a self catering family holiday. Having made the decision to visit this beautiful and diverse country you should now consider what else you need to make this holiday truly memorable. Assuming that you have found the area you want to visit, its time to make a short list of…

Happy New Year

Everyone here at GiteSearch would like to wish all of our owners and holiday makers a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016!

Happy Christmas

  Everyone here at GiteSearch would like to wish a very happy Christmas to all of our owners and holiday makers.