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Gites in France – is one Gite enough?

Posted on December 5, 2015 by Jon in Gites in France

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Gites in France – Can you make any money?

Posted on November 23, 2015 by Jon in Gites in France

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Is this the new Prosecco? Crémant de Loire stakes a claim!

Posted on November 12, 2015 by Alison Shawcroft in Things to do

Crémant de Loire – a dry sparkling wine from the Loire Valley, made in the méthode traditionelle, the same as Champagne, but of course it can’t be called Champagne. A great (and much cheaper) alternative to Champagne and a real rival to Prosecco. Here in the Loire you can pick up a good quality sparkling […]

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It’s Christmas market time in France!

Posted on November 11, 2015 by Alison Shawcroft in Things to do

It’s Christmas market time in France! From late November and the whole of December many french cities will be decked out with sparkling fairy lights, lush green fir trees and town squares full of alpine log cabins, selling a whole host of handcrafted Christmas gifts. Here in the Loire all of the major cities are […]

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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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Gites de France 2014 Results

Posted on January 27, 2015 by Jon Lethbridge Old in Gites de France

Some interesting news with gites de France 2014 results published last week and covered by the press in France.  Gites de France historically has aimed itself at the French market and I don’t think it would be English speakers first port of call when looking for vacation rentals in France. Gites de France is 60 […]

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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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