Gites , chambre d'hôtes ?

May 26th, 2006, 12:18 PM
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Gites , chambre d'hôtes ?

Hello, I believed that chambres dhôtes meant some kind of b&b, what are gites then?
Can any one explain this to me. Thank you.
In other countries of Europe do b&b have different names, like in Italy ?
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May 26th, 2006, 12:24 PM
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Chambre d'hôtes is indeed the same as B&B.
A gîte is a (smallish) house, mostly on the grounds of a B&B. It has its own kitchen, living room, bedroom(s), bathroom and private terrace or garden.
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May 26th, 2006, 12:45 PM
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I would say that gîtes and meublés de tourisme are self catering accommodations, in the country or in towns. I'm with Myriam for chambres d'hôtes.
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May 26th, 2006, 06:40 PM
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Thank you Myriam and Coco. Second time you help me. Thank you again. By the way I love to visit Dijon once in a while when in Europe. Lovely city.
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May 27th, 2006, 07:55 PM
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Table D'Hotes and ferme-auberges will serve dinner on request.
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May 27th, 2006, 08:57 PM
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A gite isn't a B&B at all. It's just a self-catering rental accommodation and can be almost anything, from a room or small apt. in a larger house to an entire villa. It's just a term they have given to the rental program by owners in France, outside the major big cities. There are lots of properties in the gite program that are not entire houses. They don't have anything to do with being on the grounds of a B&B.
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