Part Two.

Self- catered Accommodations.

The south of France offers a vast range of self-catering inexpensive farm cottages, history-laden chateaux with gourmet meals, sprawling villas inland and on the riviera, as well as flats in modern beach resorts and even canal boats. The Federation national des gites de France is a French government service offering inexpensive accommodations by the week in rural areas. Lists with photos are available from the maison des gites de France , their email is

Are you trying to get back to nature, but with a villa included? with a panda gites and b&bs in collaboration with gites de France and the federation of French nature Reserves. Included in the cost of your stay is a discovery pack of binoculars, local maps and guides. See Gites -de-France information. The accommodation they offer will always nearly always be more comfortable and costly than a gite.

A few addresses to explore.

Allez France. Wide variety of accommodation from cottages to chateaux.

French life holidays. –  They offer apartments and gites in the south of France.

InnTravel. they offer apartments with

Vacances en Campagne. they offer farmhouses, villas and gites.

Anne Suire