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Discover or re-discover the Gîtes de France

Our story

Learn more about a quality brand specialising in holiday accommodation with over 60 years’ experience
Gîtes de France® were founded in the 1950s by farmers and elected representatives who wanted to rehabilitate their old buildings, which were almost left in disrepair due to the agricultural recession, by developing holiday accommodation on their land and avoid rural depopulation. It was a noble and pioneering cause that gave birth to sustainable and collaborative tourism in France. Six decades later, Gîtes de France® have become the French and European leader in homestay hospitality without compromising its original values.
The first certified self-catering accommodation was created in the Alps in 1951, opened by Senator Émile Aubert. Nowadays, the Gîtes de France have become the European leader in rural holiday accommodation with more than 60,000 properties, 47,000 owners and a global turnover of 157.6 million euros.

The Gîtes de France Calvados organisation

A local team to help you and high-quality accommodation all over the region.
Fifth department of the Gîtes de France network, the Gîtes de France Calvados comprise over 1,400 properties and about one thousand owners for a total of 8,574 beds. The Gîtes de France Calvados organisation also has a team of 13 local experts who aim to welcome and satisfy customers as well as owners that are members of the network.
The Gîtes de France Calvados welcome you all year round for holidays, weekend breaks and short stays in the countryside, in towns or by the sea, in typical, unspoilt country settings steeped in history, cities packed with heritage sites and no less than 120 km (75 miles) of coastline... the very best of Normandy only 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Paris!

Our holiday accommodation

Self-catering holiday cottages, B&Bs or City Breaks, how to choose?
Self-catering holiday cottage, 'a house just for you'
The ideal holiday home to spend time with your family or friends in summer, autumn, winter or spring! Self-catering holiday cottages are independent houses rented out for a week (commonly from Saturday to Saturday), as well as a weekend or a short stay depending on the time of year.
Each holiday cottage is comfortably equipped so you can make the most of the charm of a house containing living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms and a kitchen. The surrounding environment, in the countryside or by the sea, is of quality and favours peace and quiet.
Owners offer a friendly welcome based on conviviality and take time to tell guests about the local area.
You will find in Calvados self-catering holiday cottages that can sleep from 2 to 14 people. Some owners have several holiday homes on their property or semi-detached cottages that can accommodate several families looking for place to stay together.

Bed & Breakfast 'Sleep in our house, make yourself at home'
For one or several nights, you will be welcomed as friends to the owners' home who have converted it into B&Bs.
A B&B is a small establishment consisting in one or more bedrooms also known as guest house.
Breakfast is included in the price for the night and will give you the opportunity to try different local specialities. Depending on the destination and your host's inspiration, you will enjoy homemade jams, fresh country-style bread as well as croissants and pain au chocolat or homemade pastries and regional specialities. Breakfast is an ideal moment to talk with your host and get a great start to your day.
The table d'hôtes meal, offered by some hosts, will allow you to enjoy a quality family meal.

City Break®, 'a high-quality pied-à-terre for city stays’
City Break, the quality of the Gîtes de France brand in towns and cities. To visit our towns, we offer holiday accommodation in houses or apartments and B&Bs that have all the quality and expertise of the Gîtes de France®. In Caen, Bayeux, Honfleur, Deauville, Trouville or Cabourg, rent a Gîtes de France City Break for a relaxing stay.
Make the most of these rentals for your holidays or business trips. Enjoy comfortable accommodation with easy access to public transport, shops and attractions.
High level of comfort and warm, personalized welcome guaranteed, advice on museums, shopping areas and good restaurants or on how to make the most of the town on foot. If you choose an apartment or house, you will be completely independent and will be able to book a one night stay or a multiple night stay. In B&Bs, bookings are usually made for one night with breakfast included in the price.

Self-catering holiday cottage, Bed & Breakfast, CityBreak®, campsite, out-of-the-ordinary and group accommodation, group accommodation... in Calvados