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Guide to starting a gite business in France

Do you dream of running your own holiday business in France? Maybe running a gite, or a chambre d’hotes (B&B) in the sun are what …

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French-made sustainable luxury bedding

There’s lots to fall in love with in France – baguettes, wine, cheese, the Eiffel Tower… and bedding! Given that the average person spends 8 …

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The Gite Life in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire

We talk to British expat Tony Brown who lives in Vernantes, Maine-et-Loire in the Loire Valley where he owns a gite, writes and gardens… Can …

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Comedian’s guide to starting a B&B business in France!

British stand-up comedian, mod, expat, goat whisperer (maybe) – and now Chambre d’hote host – Ian Moore’s unique insights into life in the Loire Valley …

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Top tips to increase your gîte bookings

When it comes to filling your gîte weeks there’s lots you can do to help yourself… Tips on photographing your gîte How your gîte looks …

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The Good Life for expats in Carcassonne

Londoner Linda Devine moved to France with her husband Bernard, an engineer, in 2014. After a lifetime of work in hospitality including management roles at …

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10 tips for running a gite business in France

The last few years have seen unprecedented numbers of buyers seeking homes in France and particularly homes that can be run as a gite business. …

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Top Tips for running a successful B&B in France

Peter Friend, joint owner of the award winning B&B La Villa Mazamet in the Tarn shares his top tips. The villa has been named France’s …

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Four essential tips to help make your holiday home pay

Mediterranean beaches, majestic mountains for winter skiing and cycling in summer, and some of the most popular cities in the world – France is the …

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Maximise Your French Holiday Let Bookings

When it comes to renting our you holiday home in France, these top tips will help you be ready and active in getting those all …

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