All you have to know for your stay in Gites de France Calvados

How to book ?

Contact our booking service

By phone 00 33 (0)2 31 82 71 65

By fax 00 33 (0)2 31 83 57 64

By mail :

Through our website : www.gites-de-france–

 Your booking on line

You may put an option or a confirmed booking
If you don’t pay on line by CB, you have a 7 days option (14 days if you live abroad). Gites de France Calvados will send you by return a proposal of contract, to be sent back for confirmation with the amount indicated. If you pay on line, the booking is confirmed.
Within 30 days before your arrival, you should pay the total amount of reservation.


Direct booking through the owners

You may book directly through our owners managing their own plannings
You call directly the owners whose details are indicated on the form. Ask then a Gites de France contract form and a description sheet.

Useful information !

Contract form

Gites de France Calvados can’t be a garantee only for agreed accommodations and displayed on our website. Ask a Gites de France contract form that should mention : agreement number, dates of stay, price, together with a description sheet of the accommodation.


You must be welcome by the owners or the person in charge. You are advised to prior contact with the owner of the gite to precise your time of arrival.

Garantee payment

It could be asked at your arrival. For the country gites, please consider the amount indicated on the contract form (150€ for a gite welcoming up to 5 persons, 300€ for a gite welcoming 6 persons and more). It is given back at the end of the stay after inventory and inventory of fixtures. In case of damages, please inform the owner who may keep a part of the money.

Tourist tax

Some villages in Calvados has a tourist tax. It would be asked and paid to the owner. This tax is not included to pricelist.


Some gites have extra bedding. However, the capacity does not include these extra beds. If the number of tenants overtakes the welcoming capacity, the owner has the right to refuse the reservation or ask for extra payment.

Chèques Vacances (holidays cheques)

The Booking Service, as well as many owners, accept the payment by chèques vacances.

Extra fees

Bed linen and TV set can be free or proposed against paiement. The owner can propose to clean the gite against payment


The claims are to be sent within the first three days of the stay in country gite.
Gites de France Calvados office will note your claim concerning the agreed accommodations (country gites, chambres d’hôtes, country lodges, children’s gites, camping on the farm) in Calvados. For any claim, contact us on 02 31 82 71 65 or

Country gites equipment

All gites have cooking ustensils and bedding for the capacity of the gite. Bed linen are not provided (except when it is mentioned in the description), but can be hired in some gites.

Inventory of fixtures

An inventory will be agreed by the owner or the person in charge at the arrival and departure of the tenant.
You will have to check every item to avoid any dispute at the end of the stay.
Cleaning must be done by the tenant. At your departure, the owner or the person in charge will check the general state of the gite et more precisely the state of bedding, of sanitaries and kitchen ustensils.
If the gite is not left tidy, the tenant will be charged for cleaning


Included fees are mentioned in the booking contract.
The price generally includes cold water, 8KWh of electricity per day, gaz for cooking. Heating has to be paid except when it is mentioned in the description.


The presence of an animal must be mentioned. The prior agreement of the owner is compulsory.

Télephone and web access

Some gites offer a telephone with France Telecom card. You must order it before your stay near France Télécom society. Telephone : The telephone at your disposal allow you to receive calls (please ask the number to the owner or to the Booking Service). Some of the gites and chambres d’hôtes offer a wifi access too. We invite you ask the owner to know the way to use this service.
You can see the liste of our gites and chambres d’hôtes offering web access in clicking on themed stays in menu.