Get ready to register your French property as a holiday let!

What will you learn with this course?

  • Registration

    Understand how to declare your activity, whether you live in France or abroad and whether this is your main or a secondary source of income.

  • Rules

    See which rules you will have to comply with and how to handle them: drinks licences, TV licence, taxe d'habitation, health & safety, insurance, etc.

  • Taxes

    How much social charges or income tax will you pay on your gite or chambres d'hotes, if you register as a business or as a non-professional (LMNP).

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Intro Video - Why take this course

+ Quick tour of the course (end of video)

Pricing options

One-off payment or pay over 2 months.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

  • 2

    Definition & market trends

    • Definition for Gite, Chambre d'hôtes & Table d'hôtes

    • Market trends for gites & chambres d'hôtes

  • 3

    Your objectives & impact on your registration

    • Your objectives & impact on registration

  • 4

    Rules & Regulation

    • High-level lesson

  • 5

    Legal Structures

  • 6


    • Social Charges

    • Income Tax

    • Other small taxes

  • 7

    How & where to register

    • How where register small

  • 8

    Next steps

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

    • Before you go...

Benefits of joining the course

  • Get a clear picture

    See how to declare your gite based on your objectives. No second-guessing, everything is explained in plain English.

  • Unlimited access

    This course is packed with information that you can come back to once you have registered your activity.

  • Facebook Group

    Join the private Facebook group and on-course discussion group: Q&A, focus on tough subjects. As well as extra tips.

Social proof: testimonials

“We have purchased your course to create a gite in France and it is indeed very helpful and thorough. We went to two accountants in France, researched on the internet in the past months and we were quite confused. With your online course we gained so much clarity, it’s worth every cent. ”


“I have completed the online course and have found it very useful, particularly with regard to paying taxes etc. Although, it is an area that I always find daunting.”


Your Instructor

Valerie Aston

Valerie is a business advisor specialised in small businesses in France. She 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 create and develop their business In France, so they could concentrate on running their activity and enjoy their new French lifestyle.