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February 27, 2017

If you are the type of person who likes to relax on holiday, then you must have considered French gîtes with pools for your next well-earned break from the day-to-day.

France is a wonderful place to take a holiday, and is easily-accessible from all the major ports along the south coast of the UK. French gîtes are holiday cottages let by the owners, who typically live on site.

See our previous post about gîtes here.

French gîtes with pools are numerous and wide...

February 24, 2017

Mont Saint Michel is located just off the coast of northern France (600 metres), in Normandy, and is the twin of Saint Michael’s Mount in Cornwall. Just like its English counterpart, Mont Saint-Michel is a national landmark, instantly recognisable, and visited by approximately 3 million tourists every year.

The 247-acre island commune lies at the mouth of the Couesnon river and hosts a population of just 44 people (correct in 2009).

Historical significance


February 16, 2017

If you had thought you might like to book French holiday gîtes for your break this year, then you have stumbled upon the right place. Never done it before? No problem! Here’s a beginner’s guide.

Firstly, what is a gîte? Let us point you in the direction of our previous blog post of the same title, where we outline the differences and give you the heads up! Just quickly, though, a gîte can be described as a self-contained holiday cottage, classified as such d...

February 15, 2017

Holidaying in France is super-popular for tourists from the UK, and all over Europe. Finding holiday lets in France is made easy by huge, web-based agencies with thousands of properties advertised in every corner of the country.

However, these agencies charge commission, naturally, as this is how the vast majority of them make their money. Holiday let owners may pay for advertising, and pay up to 15% of the charged rates for the pleasure of having their cott...

February 14, 2017

Many thousands of travellers choose self catering in France, as it offers families greater flexibility for their holidays. But what does the term self-catering actually mean?

A self-catering holiday involves looking after oneself in terms of cooking, basically – making one’s own meals – preparing one’s own food.

Independent self-catering holidays make for flexible and inexpensive family travels, but there are a few tips you need to bear in mind to make sure y...

February 13, 2017

Your search for short break holiday cottages in France is over!

Gites Le Bisson is a family-run business set in the beautiful countryside of Lower Normandy, where you and your family can rest your heads for just one night if that is all you need.

Finding short break holiday cottages in France can be tough, as many gîte owners prefer to rent their cottages for longer spells, often a full week.

Here at Gites Le Bisson, we know, from extensive travelling experien...

February 10, 2017

Looking for large holiday cottages to rent in France? Look no further!

Gites Le Bisson can accommodate up to 12 people in comfort, offering plenty of space for lots of people to move around, yet still providing sanctuary for those that want it.

Our holiday cottages are available to rent all-year-round, and we welcome parties, groups and families, offering a discount for exclusive rental.

About our holiday cottages

Jonty de Veille is our large holiday cottage,...

February 9, 2017

Many thousands of holidaymakers prefer self-catering holidays in France, as they offer greater flexibility to come-and-go as you please, and there are no worries about facing a menu that may not suit everyone’s taste.

There are many booking agencies that will provide links to holiday cottages located in every corner of France, most with the facility to book online. Although the major agencies are easy to find online, they do not always offer the best deals,...

February 8, 2017

Gites Le Bisson is situated in the Lower Normandy region of France, and thus offers guests the opportunity to explore the most famous tourist attractions of the region.

Take a look at the video below - Rick Steves Europe – and take a virtual tour before your real one!

The beaches of Normandy are less than an hour away from our holiday cottages and provide a fascinating day out. With museums, ruins, abandoned tanks in rural fields and miles of beaches, not to...

February 7, 2017

Looking for holiday cottages in France? Be prepared to be blown away by more than 1,500,000 search results! Finding the right holiday cottages for your well-earned break from the day-to-day stresses of life can become a minefield.

Le Bisson holiday cottages in France, uniquely located on the borders of several regions, offer holiday-makers, house-hunters and travellers a great opportunity to explore all the regions of northern France from a comfortable, clea...

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