A gîte is a furnished self-catering holiday home in France. It’s pronounced zheet.
Gîtes are traditionally in rural areas, hamlets or villages, but there are many excellent holiday properties in towns and cities.
Typically, a gîte will have a fully equipped kitchen, dishes and cutlery, sheets and towels. If in doubt, ask the owner. Some also offer bikes and other sporting equipment.
You won’t need to pack much more than your clothes, wash bag, and sense of fun.
With Gite.com, you rent directly from the owner, so you don’t have to pay the big commissions that other sites charge. Send an inquiry to any property you like, and don’t hesitate to ask any questions that are on your mind.
Normally, you will pay a deposit to secure a rental, and pay the balance either some weeks before your holiday starts, or when you arrive. Owners also usually ask for a security deposit, which can be returned at the end of your stay.
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