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Create your gite, chambres d'hôtes or table d'hôtes in France

Everything you need to know to start a gite or B&B in France

Do you want to create a gite, chambres d'hôtes or table d'hôtes in your French property, but wonder where to start? This online course guides you through the market trends for holiday lets, regulations, taxation and best legal structure for your project. Whether you are a non resident and want to rent your property for a few weeks per year or whether you want to run a business, you will find the answers to your questions.

This course includes 3 hours of videos, useful template forms, as well clear ideas on costs for setting up and running a gite, chambre d'hôtes or table d'hôtes in France.
Who is this course for:
  • You live in France and want to start a business and get into the French system.
  • You have another activity in France and want to legally run a gite or chambre d'hôtes.
  • You have a pension and are looking for a top up income by renting your property.
  • You live outside of France and want to legally rent your property.

What will you get:

  • A clear vision of how and where to register your gite or chambre d'hôtes.
  • A good understanding of the social charge and income tax for your gite and chambre d'hôtes.
  • A reliable source of information on regulation.
  • Full overview of professional and non professional set up for gite and chambre d'hôtes.


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Your Instructor


Valerie Aston
Valerie Aston

Valerie is a business advisor specialised in small businesses in France. Whether you want to create a gite, open a shop or café, run an ecommerce shop or become a freelance consultant, she will be here to guide you.

Valerie worked as a business advisor to French entrepreneurs for 10 years, helping them work on their business and financial plans to secure bank loans and successfully launch their businesses.

Since 2009, Valerie has been helping English speakers make their dream move to France with Start Business In France. She has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs across France to set up and develop their business.


Course curriculum

  • Market Trends for gites and B&B
  • What is a gite, chambre d'hôtes and table d'hôtes
  • Setting your objectives and impact on your registration
  • Regulations for gites and chambres d'hôtes
  • Legal structures for property owners
  • Taxes
  • How and where to register your gite and chambre d'hôtes

What's included

  • 3 hours of videos
  • PDF version of all the content
  • Sample forms
  • Template letters to prepare your registration

Course Curriculum


  Market Trends for gites and B&B
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  What is a gite, chambre d'hotes and table d'hotes
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  Setting your objectives and impact on your registration
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  Regulations for gites and chambres d'hotes
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  Legal structures for property owners
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  How and where to register your gite and chambre d'hotes
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact Valerie in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Valerie has been helping gite and chambres d'hôtes owners set up and run their businesses in France for over 10 years. Her approach is to simplify your life by helping you understand how the French system works, taking away second guessing and the associated stress.

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