The Gîtes de France label guarantees quality accommodation that complies with a national charter.

Under this system, each gîte is awarded 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 ears of corn.

Each gîte is rated according to its surroundings, its level of comfort and its amenities. All the gîtes are re-assessed at least once every five years and much more regularly if a customer has raised concerns about the property.

Whatever the gîte’s rating, it may have extra facilities, mentioned only in the description of the property.

  • 1 ear of corn: outside space, garden furniture: one bathroom and toilet (for gîtes up to 6 people), second bathroom (for gîtes for 7 people or more); broiler or mini-oven, kitchen table, pressure cooker, fridge, cleaning materials and basic cleaning products, iron, baby seat on demand.
  • 2 ears of corn: as well as or instead of 1 ear of corn facilities: barbecue (except in areas where barbecues are not permitted), washing machine (in gîtes for 6 people or more), blender, electric coffee-maker, TV aerial, table cloths and towels on demand*.
  • 3 ears of corn: as well as or instead of 2 ear of corn facilities: independent access and private garden, 2 toilets (in gites for 7 people or more), washing machine, dishwasher* (in gîtes for 5 people or more), oven, colour television*, telephone*, cleaning service on request.
  • 4 ears of corn: as well as or instead of 3 ear of corn facilities: unique property, setting and internal decoration of an extremely high standard, fireplace or wood-burning stove (unless forbidden under local authority regulations); microwave, fridge with freezer section, tumble-dryer (in properties for 6 people or more).


The Gîtes de France quality label guarantees that your accommodation meets specific standards of comfort (from 1 to 4 "ears of corn") and complies with the network's national charter.

Gîtes de France guesthouses are inspected at least once every five years; the ratings vary according to the quality of the architecture and setting, the level of comfort and the services provided.

Whatever the rating, your hosts will do everything to make your stay an enjoyable one.

  • 1 ear of corn: basic rooms.
  • 2 ears of corn: comfortably appointed rooms, each with at least one private shower room or bathroom.
  • 3 ears of corn: well-appointed rooms, each with its own private, fully-fitted bathroom (shower, bath, washbasin and toilet).
  • 4 ears of corn: luxury rooms, each with its own private, fully-fitted bathroom. Accommodation in a residence with character in a beautiful setting. Additional services are often available.


Whatever your choice of property you can be sure of quality with SUDFRANCE.FR because each property featured here has been thoroughly inspected by the checking tourist board and awarded a quality grade by the Prefecture based on their standards of upkeep, furnishing, decoration and equipment. from 1* to 4*