The French gite scheme was put in place by the French government to help re-generate the French rural economy. Nowadays, the term 'gite' is used perhaps less rigorously than it should be to mean a holiday property conversion located in the French countryside. The selection of gites advertised here is testimony to the owners' hard work in transforming rural buildings into accommodation for holidaymakers' enjoyment - ideal for weekend breaks or vacations. The gite is perhaps the most traditional of French self catering accommodation and an ideal opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the French way and pace of life. Browsing our gite selection will take you on a virtual journey through almost the whole of France. To make the listing here more manageable, refine your search by region, capacity and activity in order to shortlist your ideal French gites.