About Gites Direct

Gites Direct is a website advertising rental properties in the Charente and Dordogne region of France.

It was first put together in February 2017. The aim was to offer both gite owners and holidaymakers an alternative to the major listings companies.  An alternative that might help to restore the all-important personal contact that seems to have dissipated over recent years.

With the big companies also charging both hosts and visitors a fee for each booking, as well as high advertising fees for each property, we wanted to be able to reduce costs to our guests by encouraging them to book direct.

Gites Direct takes no booking fees from either owners or holiday makers.  Instead, we ask owners to make a reasonable contribution towards the upkeep and advertising of the site.

The Charente and the Dordogne

By concentrating on a relatively compact region of France – the Charente and the Dordogne – we hope to be able to help promote this region that so many of us, as ex-pats, are now pleased to call home.

This shared knowledge can only help to provide our visitors not just with good quality accommodation at sensible prices, but an insight into what our region has to offer.



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Gites Direct
26 rue d’Angoulême


Tel:  +33 (0)6 25 80 00 79