is a gite?
If you are considering a vacation
rental home in the Loire Valley in France you will find references
to ‘gites’ as an accommodation option. Our understanding of the term
gite originally referred to a shelter or lean-to added to an
agricultural building to provide additional accommodation for
seasonal workers then was offered to holidaymakers as it became
available. As more and more people were choosing holidays abroad the
potential to earn additional income from an empty barn or
outbuilding became very attractive. So a gite traditionally was a
rural holiday rental in a renovated country cottage or barn
conversion situated in a village or the countryside but the word has
been now become synonymous with virtually any holiday accommodation
in France or continental Europe. Gites in the Loire Valley will be
like most other areas where they offer fully furnished and equipped
accommodation for self-catering.
Valley, Loire Valley gites, cottages, houses, villas and accommodation to rent
-self catering - direct from owners (gites de France)
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