Themed stays & accomodations

For you holidays and short stays, Gites de France Calvados select each year some themes accomodations with particular interest.


You will find definition of all our theme accomodations bellow.







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"Charm", Finest gîtes and B&B

Our houses selected in " Gîtes ruraux de charme " and "chambres d’Hôtes de Charme" ….. the most charming chambres d'hôtes and a number of well-appointed self-catering gîtes. You can choose to spend one or more nights in a refined, welcoming setting, where peace and quiet prevail. A novel way to enjoy traditional French hospitality in prestigious accommodation. ! ! !

Welcome to the farm

Discover all the pleasures of holidays in a farm …. « Bienvenue à la Ferme » quality charter farmers welcome you in gite or B&B in their farm and propose to adults and children to discover their farm and way of life ! ! !

B&B in town centre

Stay in a B&B in the heart of historic town area in a character house, with a private outside ground.

The 'Panda' gîte

The Panda Gîte network is the result of a collaboration between Gîtes de France, WWF France and the Federation of French nature reserves. In the Calvados region the gîtes are situated in the natural marshlands reserve of the Cotentin and Bessin regions. They are of particular interest to those wishing to discover nature and the surrounding fauna and flora. A 'discovery' pack ( containing binoculars, maps and guides to the area ), and discovery trails and nature watches are all at your disposal. The owners are also concerned with the protection of their environment.

The 'Baby-Friendly' Gîte

The 'Baby-Friendly' gîte provides all the necessary equipment for looking after children under the age of 2. This means that you don't have to load yourself down with all that equipment. You'll find a child's bed with a protective mattress cover, a high-chair, a small bathtub, a potty. You'll also find a changing table or mat, a washing machine and a pressure cooker. For your child's safety the garden is fenced off, the sockets have covers and the stairs have a gate.

The 'fishing' gîte

This accommodation which comes with a special room for your tackle is situated near fishing spots. The owners who live at the gîte will tell you all about the fishing spots, local regulations, the necessary permit and the bait normally used.

'Horse-Friendly' Gîtes

Here you can horse-ride and even go on treks in the region or take part in organised outings.




"Tourisme et handicap", label for a disabled persons access

These gîtes are specially registered with the « Tourisme et handicap » organization to accommodate disabled persons. >> See selection Here.


'Garden' gîtes

These gîtes are self-catering accomodation or B&B with beautiful gardens. The owner, amateur gardeners themselves, will share with you troughout the duration of your stay, their gardening secrets and their love of gardening. The gardens were created by their owners. So, you will discover various type of gardens : flowery, vegetables or still priests' gardens. It's up to you to choose !


Gîte 'De caractére', Stay in traditional and authentic house

Stay in a traditional norman house, tastefully renovated !! Our « gites de caractère » are also selected for your pleasant surrounding. Manor, former farm, castle …. It’s up to you to choose !



'Sea Gîte'

The sea gîte is located near the seaside (less than 2 Kms) and 10 Kms max from a beach resort. Special seaside equipment is provided (parasol, desk chairs, beach tows, ..).