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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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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…

Christmas in France

The commercialisation of Christmas, led by America, has not happened to the same extent that it has in Britain. The celebrations are still centred around the church, family and friends. If you’re spending Christmas in France, you’ll notice that many things are the same as in Britain. Father Christmas (Pere Noel) brings presents on Christmas…

Caves and Rock Formations of the Dordogne

It’s difficult to imagine anyone getting tired of exploring the many tourist sites in and around the Dordogne valley in France. If you fancy a change, you can also discover the exciting world under the Dordogne. The Dordogne valley and the surrounding area has hundreds of caves or grottes as they are called in French….

Holiday Money

It’s been a long time since you got as many euros for your Pound as you can do today. At the time of writing you could get 1.4 Euros to the Pound – this is the best rate for over 6 years. Now, the fall of the Euro may continue but grabbing your holiday money…

Accidents Happen

Sorting out a bit of a bump or even a more serious collision can be stressful, to say the least, in your own country. When you add the complication of dealing with the situation in a foreign language and involving different laws it can all go pear shaped very quickly. In the unlikely event that…

Useful Links For Travellers

Traveling abroad can sometimes seems a bit daunting but with the right information and a little knowledge it shouldn’t be a worry. We’ve put together a list of useful links that may help you prepare for your holiday or help you out whilst you’re on holiday. Health Advice The Department of Health website gives practical…

Adding Your Property to GiteSearch

Listing your property on GiteSearch as a Featured listing is totally free until February 2016. After February 2016 we hope that we have made a good enough impression that owners will consider continuing with a ‘paid for’ Featured listing. Owners who do not opt to pay for a Featured listing will automatically have their listing…

FAQ’s

Why do I need to create an Account? If you create a user account with GiteSearch it will enable you to add properties to your shortlist and access them again at a later date. What do you do with my information? We hold your details in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act….