Classification and Thematic stays


The different kinds of accomodations


The countryside accommodations – a house only for you

Built in a local style, this kind of home can be an independent house or lodging, located in the countryside. You can rent it for one or several weeks, or for only a week-end, in any season. Upon your arrival, owners will give you their warmest welcome.

Bed & Breakfast – Sleep at home, you’re at ours

You are welcomed as 'friends” at individuals home who welcome you for one or several nights, even if you are just passing by for a trip. Another way to discover conviviality, well-living and the local food of your hosts.

City break in the city – for a more urban stay

The “City-break” lodgings are houses, apartments or Bed&Breakfast located in the city, with the Gîtes de France’s quality and knowledge. Those accommodations insure you new places to stay, near the town center, and will satisfy your research for a more urban trip.

Group accommodations – for the happiness to be together

Intended to welcome families and groups all year: week-end, holydays, study trip, seminar, reception, sport training…


The classification

With ear of corn

  1 ear of corn: Exterior space, garden lounge, bathroom and toilet till 6 persons, a second bathroom from 7 persons; roaster or mini oven, cooking surface, cooker, fridge, household utensils and basic cleaning products, ironer, baby seat on request.

 2 ears of corn: In addition to or in place of the 1 ear of corn: BBQ (except local prohibition), washing machine from 6 persons, blender, coffee maker, TV antenna socket, sheets, table linen and towels on demand .

3 ears of corn : In addition to or in place of the 2 ears of corn: Independent access and private garden, 2 toilets from 7 persons, washing machine, dishwasher from 5 people, oven, TV, telephone, housekeeping service on request.

4 ears of corn: In addition to or instead of the 3 ears of corn: house with character, high-quality environment and interior decoration, fireplace or woodstove (except local override), microwave oven, refrigerator with freezer compartment, electric dryer from 6 persons.

5 ears of corn: In addition to or in place of the 4 ears of corn: Independent house with private garden or private access in an exceptional environment, private parking space, provision of at least one leisure facilities (tennis, swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, etc.), dryer, Internet access, beds made up on arrival and towels provided, a bathroom and a toilet till 4 persons, 2nd bathroom and toilet (with separate access) from 5 persons.

EC  : classification in process

ECR: re-classification in process


For a Citybreak in the town

Comfort: old or contemporary buildings, internet connection, neat decoration, functional and comfortable equipment, etc…

Premium: very high quality performance and comfort, gorgeous buildings of character, Internet connection and LCD TV, spacious areas, etc...

Luxury: luxury performances, classified or ancient buildings, privileged environment, well-being equipment / spa, spacious lodgings, etc…


The Themes

Unusual lodging – for a stay unlike any other:

An unusual lodging is an accommodation which, by its originality, is out of the usual Gîtes de France’s Network. Located in a special environment, its operating mode can either be a countryside accommodation or a Bed&Breakfast.

Tourism and Disability:

Label developed by the association “Tourisme et Handicap”. This label:

Brings reliable, objective and homogenous information on the accessibility of the lodgings for the persons with disabilities.

-  Insures a fully adapted performance.

-  Promotes genuine autonomy and comfort for everyone. An accommodation can be labeled for one, two, three or four kind of disability (visual, hearing, mental and motor)

Horse-riding halt:

Accommodations offering the practice of horse-riding, for example in an equestrian farm, or a distance less than 5 km to the nearest one. According to the accommodations, you can bring your horse with you during your stay in Essonne.

Accommodations of charm:

You are searching for some rest in a genuine cozy cottage? Discover our accommodations of charm: comfy, quality of environment, refined decoration, all combined for the “Gîtes de France” reception.

Be natural, use a bicycle:

Our owners welcome you at the train station, so no need for a car. Enjoy the benefits of the countryside, only a few kilometers from Paris…

Ecologesture, responsible holydays:

Discover our selection of “Ecologesture” qualified accommodations, for a stay under the sign of ecological preservation. The Ecologesture are part of a new approach of responsible tourism, prioritizing simple everyday acts that the owners are developing, and that everyone can do at home for the general well-being.

Ecological lodging, ecological tourism:

The ecological lodgings are engaged for the quality of the environment. Owners offer you to participate in their everyday fights for the planet, by doing simple ecological acts: use of renewable energy, better water management, selective sorting, and management of the waste

Relaxing week-end:

Your hosts will take care of you: bonfire ready if the lodging has a chimney, sheets and basic groceries are provided, and the cleaning package at the end of your stay is included.

Note: week-end renting is possible all year but during the school holydays (all areas). Booking cannot be done past 4 weeks before the beginning of your stay.

  • Charm rentals

    Rentals combining exceptional locations and excellent levels of comfort…
  • Ecogestes

    Qualified rentals for ecologically responsible initiatives…
  • Without car

    Our owners welcome you at the train station…
  • At street-level

  • Unusual

    Holiday rentals in unusual accomodation or places…
  • Handicap and Tourism access

    Accomodation according to the label tourism and disability…
  • Horse-riding

    Less than 5 km from an equestrian centre…
  • Ecogîte

    An approach to ecotourism… 

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