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Old Jan 12th, 2017, 04:59 PM
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Stu , are you following the lady's trip report (above) "Portugal to Pyrenees......" ? You'd probably enjoy it . She loves Ceret in the Collioure area I notice...
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Old Jan 12th, 2017, 05:25 PM
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We stayed in a gite near Ceret for 2 weeks. Good location & nice village.

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Old Jan 16th, 2017, 01:51 PM
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Stu -what would a week in a typical gite like that cost in summer and off-season in popular areas?

Always amazed by your posts!

ever been to the Sologne or Vendee? Seems no coverage much of these rather neat places -Sologne is very popular with northern French folk and practically unheard of by foreign tourists.

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Old Jan 16th, 2017, 02:46 PM
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The gite we're renting in Bedoin/Provence the last 2 weeks of June this year is 1,000E per week. We've already spent 8 weeks in this gite. Three bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, dining room, living room, large enclosed/private yard with a large swimming pool. Walk to town where there is a fabulous Monday morning farmer's market, grocery, and many bakeries, cafes, & very casual restaurants.

The place we rented last Sept near Domme/Dordogne rents for 488E per week. Two bedrooms, 1 bath, open kitchen/LR/DR, patio with table & umbrella, grass garden, Cherry tree, and nice views. We've stayed for 10 weeks in this gite - starting in 1997. It was the first gite we ever rented.

These places are around 30-50% more expensive in mid-July to the third week in August.

We've nipped the southern corner of the Vendee driving from Poitiers, to Niort, to the Ile de Re - where we stayed in a fabulous gite for 2 weeks. We ventured south of La Rochelle for many day trips - but never north into the Vendee.

The closest we've been to the Sologne is many visits to the Loire Chateaux.

Once when we stayed in the Loire department (nowhere near the Chateaux area), for 2 weeks - several restaurant waiters & "others" asked if we were "lost" when they discovered that we were from the US. Same with the Ardeche. We were the first Americans to ever rent the gite where we stayed for 2 weeks near Aubenas. Lots of Belgiums in this region, so we were told.

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Old Jan 17th, 2017, 08:33 AM
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Same with the Ardeche.>

Yes rarely hear of that and a gorgeous place - Gorges Ardeche is spectacular - neighboring Provence is about the most heavily touristed place in France but lovely Ardeche yes sees few Americans- the Sologne is really unspectacular for most Americans- no famous castles or towns - the French love it because they are just into relaxing in rural areas.

Stu -thanks for the info on gites!
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