A warm and family welcome

Passionate hosts!

The story of a love affair with the Gard!

We are a family of 6: Maurice, Véronique and 4 children: Sébastien, Emilie, Valentin and Benjamin. We are originally from Savoie from where we left in 2006 to come and settle in the Gard. We chose to start renting gites when we had our last 2 children (twins!!). In order to combine work and family, we decided to quit our jobs, move and change our lives. The choice of the region was made on a crush that we had during a previous vacation. As for the choice of the job, it is the conviviality, the sharing, the meetings… that attracted us.

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Véronique & Maurice
Your hosts at Les Olivettes
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The history of my village

Arrived in 2006, we took over existing gites. They were run by German bikers, so no advertising was done in France. Finally, we started the business as if we had created it. We encountered a lot of difficulties at the beginning, the buildings being old, there was work to be done quite quickly, and we were discovering the functioning of this business, new for us. We were afraid to impose ourselves in our structure. I must say that it took us several years to feel at home and to master the reception of the holidaymakers in our accommodations. In spite of the ordeals, we have had many satisfactions, among which the regular return of our customers.

My passions

The spirit of our village of lodgings is the family. The guests feel at home. There is no obligation to participate in activities. During the very high season, we offer pétanque competitions, theme evenings (barbecue, paella) and outings (Pont du Gard, Féérie des Eaux). One point on which we put the accent: the breakfast. It allows everyone to meet, discuss, share and make friends, around our homemade cakes very much appreciated by all. Some people consider us as part of their family !

My membership to the Villages de Gîtes

We joined the network so as not to remain isolated and alone, whereas the association of the Villages de Gîtes offers us the opportunity to share and discuss problems. In the end, we realize that everyone has the same worries, the same joys and we feel reassured. There is a strong generosity in this association, it is a real human adventure to be part of the Villages de Gîtes.

My favorite Villages de Gîtes

Les Gîtes du pêcheur à Erquy in Brittany: beautiful landscapes and very nice gîtes.

Vacation anecdotes

Last year, 2 families of regulars (who have become friends), who stay 2 weeks, wanted to have an aperitif with us from time to time. No problem. And it worked out: every evening we ate together. Everyone brings something and we share real moments of conviviality. The newcomers joined us. And at the time of the departure, here is what they said to us: next year, we start from the 1st day!

Conviviality and authenticity

values shared by our guests!