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Cycling La Baule – 50 Things to do on a Loire Valley Gites Holiday

Posted on June 3, 2015 by Jon Lethbridge Old in Gite Holidays in France, Loire Valley things to do

You’ve rented a Loire Valley gite – what do you want to do?  Loire Life presents 50 things to see in the Loire Valley & Vendee regions of France. Cycling La Baule, Pays de la Loire, France (No 5) This may look like the French Riviera, but the Loire Valley has many surprises and its […]

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Wine Tasting in the Loire – 50 Things to do on a Loire Valley Gites Holiday

Posted on April 10, 2015 by Jon Lethbridge Old in Gite Holidays in France

You’ve rented a Loire Valley gite – what do you want to do?  Loire Life presents 50 things to see in the Loire Valley & Vendee regions of France. Wine Tasting in the Loire Valley, France (No 4) “Oh darrrrrling – I’m getting hollyhocks with this one!” Don’t panic, wine tasting and buying in France […]

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Zoo Parks in Loire Valley – 50 Things to see on a Loire Valley Gites Holiday

Posted on March 5, 2015 by Jon Lethbridge Old in Loire Valley things to do

You’ve rented a Loire Valley gite – what do you want to do?  Loire Life presents 50 things to see in the Loire Valley & Vendee regions of France. Zoo Parks in Loire Valley , France (No 3) Rent a gite in the Loire Valley and you’ll find yourself near at least one of the […]

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Puy du Fou, Vendee, France – 50 Things to see on a Loire Valley Gites Holiday

Posted on February 3, 2015 by Jon Lethbridge Old in Loire Valley things to do, Vendee things to do

You’ve rented a Loire Valley gite – what do you want to do?  Loire Life presents 50 things to see in the Loire Valley & Vendee regions of France. Puy du Fou Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France (No 2) Rent a gite in the south western end of the Loire Valley and you’ll find […]

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Cheap gite holidays in France are here again!

Posted on January 15, 2015 by Jon Lethbridge Old in Gite Holidays in France

Cheap gite holidays in France are here again with the Euro reaching a seven year low against the pound.  Suddenly renting gites in the Loire Valley and the Vendee makes for great value family holidays. Take eating out in France. If you’re savvy and eat at lunch and pick what the locals eat – ‘Le […]

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Rochemenier France – 50 Things to see on a Loire Valley Gites Holiday

Posted on January 13, 2015 by Jon Lethbridge Old in Loire Valley things to do

What do you do once you’ve rented a Loire Valley gite?  Loire Life presents 50 things to see once you have arrived in France. Rochemenier  Loire Valley  France (No 1!) The most cost effective way of building a home – dig a dwelling underground and sell the excavated stone.  So effective, that for hundreds of […]

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Finding good value holidays during the school holidays!

Posted on February 21, 2014 by Alison Shawcroft in Holidays in France

Everyone knows what it’s like trying to find a reasonably priced holiday for the school holidays. Go the week before and prices are pretty average, try and book the following school holiday week and you need a second mortgage. So what’s the solution to this age old problem?  Some people opt to take their children […]

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Gite holidays in France – 5 Tips to save you money

Posted on February 11, 2014 by Jon Lethbridge Old in Holidays in France

Gite holidays in France are already a smart way for a family to holiday abroad without spending a fortune.  Here are five tips to make your gite holidays in France even better value. Pick your location in France carefully Don’t head too far south through France, giving yourself a mammoth drive in the hope of […]

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Autoroute tolls in France – pay attention!

Posted on January 20, 2014 by Alison Shawcroft in French life

If you’re thinking of holidaying in France this year and are travelling by car, watch out at the tollbooths on the motorways.  Normally, cars are identified as Class 1 and have the lowest toll to pay. However, beware if you have a roof box or bikes on your roof. More and more of the toll […]

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Owner holiday rentals under threat?

Posted on January 13, 2014 by Alison Shawcroft in Gîtes

Much has been made in the press recently about the banning of holiday rentals in cities in several countries.  In France, new rules are being debated this month which could put an end to second home owners letting out their properties to tourists.  The new rules would not apply to main homes and would only […]

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