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Accommodation in France


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Generally it's convenient to reserve your accommodation via a travel agent before coming to France. You might also want to contact local Tourist Offices or the Syndicats d'Initiative, they will inform you on the local possibilities of accommodation.

Hotels in France

Most hotels of France are government rated. Each hotel is inspected and rated with respect to their level of quality of service, comfort, and amenities. There are five hotel categories: 1-star, 2-star, 3-star, 4-star and 4-star L (luxury). Prices, which are displayed at the hotel entrance and in the bedrooms, must include taxes and service.

Hotel rates are also unregulated and usually there is an extra charge for breakfast and a surcharge can be added for an extra bed. In most cases, rooms must be freed by noon on the day of departure.

Average room rates and prices per night.

  1. Grand Luxury/Deluxe Hotel
    Average rate per night in Paris: 405
    Average rate per night in France: 300

  2. First Class Hotel
    Average rate per night in Paris: 340
    Average rate per night in France: 180

  3. Very Comfortable Hotel
    Average rate per night in Paris: 151
    Average rate per night in France: 78

  4. Comfortable Hotel
    Average rate per night in Paris: 84
    Average rate per night in France: 60

  5. Budget & Economy Hotel
    Average rate per night in Paris: 52
    Average rate per night in France: 28
Note: Quoted per night for a single or double room. Rates are quoted per person if they include room and board. Hotels include taxes and services and the minimal per person, per day tourism tax.

French gtes

A French gtes was a very simple form of country accommodation in France often provided by small farms as an extra income; the popularity of the gites in France has become so great that now there are five different standards from which to choose, they now range from a simple room in a family house to part of a French Chateau or other outstanding architecturally interesting building or somewhere amidst spectacular scenery. This type of lodging in France is, like hotels etc., continually monitored for quality and adherence to standards.

All Gtes de France accommodation is inspected regularly by local Gtes de France representatives. Each address is given an ear-of-corn classification according to its setting, amenities, comfort and services, and given a rating at least once every five years. The accommodation is inspected again in the event of a complaint.

Ratings of Gtes
  1. Outdoor area, garden furniture; shower room and WC for up to 6, a second shower room for 7 or more; rotisserie or mini-oven, hob unit, pressure cooker, fridge, cooking utensils and basic household cleaning products, iron; baby chair available on request.

  2. In addition to, or instead of, 1 ear of corn amenities: barbecue (where bye-laws permit), washing machine for 6 or more, mixer, electric coffee maker, TV aerial socket; sheets, table and bathroom linen on request.

  3. In addition to, or instead of, 2 ears of corn amenities: separate entrance and private garden; 2 WCs for 7 or more, washing machine, dishwasher for 5 or more, oven, colour TV, telephone; cleaning service available on request.

  4. In addition to, or instead of, 3 ears of corn amenities: house with character, high-quality setting and interior decoration, log fireplace or stove (where bye-laws permit); microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, clothes dryer for 6 or more.

  5. In addition to, or instead of, 4 ears of corn amenities: private landscaped garden or grounds, use of leisure facilities (For Example tennis court, swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi), garage or shelter; for 3 or more, dishwasher and clothes dryer, stereo, video recorder.
Note: In certain circumstances, some of these facilities and/or services may not be provided, in which case you will be informed at time of booking.

Cost of renting

Prices cover the full cost of renting the gte for a week (from 4pm Saturday afternoon to 10am Saturday morning) or weekend. Depending on the category, sheets, household linen and cleaning service may be available upon request. Heating is rarely included in the cost of rental. Details to that effect must be stipulated in the rental agreement. It is advisable to ask the owner for an estimate of daily heating costs.

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