Chateaux for sale in France

Gites for sale in SW France


Châteaux for sale in SW France


Six top-quality chateau businesses for sale in FRANCE


June 2017


All our chateaux and manor houses have income-generating capacity in the form of gites or holiday houses on the estate. This is done in a discreet fashion as all these properties make up part of France's architectural heritage.


Dordogne chateau 16th century

Dordogne: 16th century chateau with 6 gites, 65 hectares, forest and river SOLD

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Canal du Midi Chateau for sale

Languedoc - Canal du Midi - 18th century chateau with 3 gites on the 5 hectare estate

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Albi chateau

Albi - North Tarn. Chateau with 4 working gites + 2 pools + 2 hectares

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Auch chateau for sale

Auch, Gascony. Chateau with 4 gites and 2 guest rooms. 13 hectare estate with 2 pools, spa and river.

Chateau Knights Templar

Carcassonne region: 12th century Knights Templar chateau - fully renovated SOLD

Pyrenees chateau for sale

Ariège, Pyrenees. 8-bedroomed chateau used as very large gite. Estate includes 3-bedroomed cottage.


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What is a 'gîte'?

The word 'gîte' refers to a furnished, self-catering holiday house that is let to tourists over short periods. It can be a cottage, villa, chalet or apartment.


Originally known as 'gîte rural' the concept has spread from this rather narrow definition to encompass more or less any furnished, short-let property in the countryside, at the seaside or even in big towns.


Still relatively ignored by French law, a gîte can be set up anywhere in France as long as two important declarations are made: firstly to the Mairie of the commune where the gîte is situated and secondly to the Recette Fiscale of the owner. In other words, as long as the authorities know what you're doing and as long as you're paying taxes on your earnings ... everyone is happy.

What is a 'chambre d'hôte'?

This is a bed & breakfast establishment. Technically it involves home-owners welcoming tourists into their own home, putting a bedroom at their disposal and giving them breakfast in the morning. The maximum number of bedrooms permitted is five, after which the establishment is reclassified as a hotel.


However, there is a fine line between 'chambres d'hôtes' and 'gite d'étape' which could be described as a hostel. Even then, it is customary for hostels of this type (usually in mountainous regions or on national footpaths - GR) to stick to the 5 bedroom rule although one of those rooms might be a dormitory sleeping a dozen people.

Where we work


GITES FOR SALE FRANCE operates throughout South-West France: in Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon

Please note:

GITES FOR SALE FRANCE is an ESTATE AGENT (agence immobilière), registered under French law and subject to the laws and regulations of the EU and France. It has been vetted by the French Ministry of Justice and holds all the necessary insurance.


It should not be confused with 'finders' or 'house-hunting' services which have no legal standing, no financial guarantee and no estate agent's licence.

Legal details:

SARL GITES A LA FRANCAISE RCS Toulouse n°: 531 694 925


RESPONSABILITE CIVILE: Assurance : Allianz 41404407

GITES A LA FRANCAISE ne manie pas de fonds. A ce titre, et en conformité de l’article 38 de la loi (n°2010-853) du 23 juillet 2010, elle est disposée de garantie financière
GITES FOR SALE FRANCE (Gîtes à la Française S.A.R.L.) 17 rue des Roseaux, 31400 Toulouse
Gîtes à la Française S.A.R.L. 2018