The French B&B (chambres d'hôtes) formula
is particularly suited to those who are looking for personalized
accommodation "in the inhabitant's home" and who value opportunities
for meeting people, their hosts as well as other guests, while still being
This type of accommodation is increasingly popular
thanks to a growth in the number of short stays, from 2 to 4 nights, and
because the notions of quality of life and comfort, as well as the pleasure of
exchange and conviviality are now particularly valued. Another advantage is the
availability of quick, on the spot, complete and relevant information from the
hosts, which facilitates the discovery of the area.
What is the difference between
a "gîte" and a "chambres d'hôtes"?
A gîte is used for holiday stays in self catering accommodation, generally for
a minimum length of 1 week during the tourist season (or longer, by multiples
of 1 week), whereas the principle of the chambres d'hôtes is to cater for stays
from one night or more.
Moreover, the basic service of chambres d'hôtes is often accompanied by other
advantages, such as wining and dining at the "table d'hôtes",
setting you free from all usual chores.
Sometimes, these two types of lodging are confused because they can both be
approved by the National Federation of the Gîtes de France. This is also the
case with our rooms which are labelled and classified 3 épis (equivalent to 3
stars). This means that you can count on
top comfort rooms with private bathroom, in stylish accommodation, in a quiet
and rural spot.
Do not, however, expect a maid doing your room
every morning or clean bedding and towels after just one night, nor anonymity.
For this you should go to a hotel.