Lodging??
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By Diane Condon-Boutier

This page will help you choose the lodging arrangements that suit you the best and what to expect from the different options available be it a hotel, B&B, rental apartment or villa.

France is a wonderfully civilized country which boasts a large selection of options for your well-needed rest after a long day exploring.

You can enjoy a unique room in a traditional hotel or a more generic sort in a chain hotel.


There are bed and breakfast type lodgings in most of the tourist areas. This is still a relatively new concept in France, brought over from the UK.

More common in France is the "gite" (click here to open a new window to a partner site) which is like a small apartment or tiny house which you rent for a week or more bringing your own towels, sheets etc. There is always a minimum stay for a “gite” rental.

Rental apartments, slightly larger than “gites” are becoming increasingly popular for family holidays. There are lots of websites which deal with these rentals. Also a minimum stay required.

Villas are also available for rent under this same system. Great for several families wanting to stay together.


For those of you whose coin purses are a little on the hefty side, there are quite a few exceptional luxury hotels, the most famous of which are registered with the “Relais et Chateaux” catalog. The best of the best, this catalog lists a worldwide selection of hotels in castles and fabulous buildings, the largest concentration of which are located in France. Very pricey, but an unforgettable treat.


There are also quite a few resorts, one of the most well known is operated by “Club Med”. There are quite a few of these package deal places located in the ski areas of the Alps and a few along the Mediterranean sea. Nice for a break if you enjoy sports and aren't too awfully interested in sight-seeing, because all excursions into the local areas are on offer for an additional fee, and involve a tour bus.


Discount lodging is available also. First in the form of one star hotels, then alternately in youth hostels.

Most every city of 50000 inhabitants or more has a youth hostel. This is a dormitory, sometimes men's separated from the women's. Locker room type communal shower rooms and toilets. Cheap, and filled with backpacking students.


A veritable buffet of choices, France boasts so many types of accomodations it may be difficult for you to choose. Pick a category and read on for extra information regarding each type.


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