Officially let your property in France.

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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Pricing options

One-off payment or pay over 2 months.

Course curriculum

    1. Bienvenue!

    2. How to use this course

    3. Before we begin... 3 questions please.

    1. Definition for Gite, Chambre d'hôtes & Table d'hôtes

    2. Market trends for gites & chambres d'hôtes

    1. Your objectives & impact on registration

    1. High-level lesson

    1. Legal Structures - Micro Entrepreneur & Entreprise Individuelle

    2. Legal Structure - SARL/SASU

    1. Social Charges

    2. Income Tax

    3. Other small taxes

About this course

  • €100,00
  • 15 lessons
  • 3 hours of video content


“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.”


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.

  • Extra Support

    Ask your questions to Valerie on the question board and get an answer within 24 to 48 hours.

  • Unlimited access

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


  • I live abroad and want to rent my French property , will the course work for me?

    Yes. You will be registering as a non professional called LMNP. The course covers all your taxes and where to register.

  • My gite will be my main business, does the course work for me?

    Yes. If you plan to create a gite, chambre d'hotes, table d'hotes or retreat, the gite course will work for you. It covers the regulation and explains the different types of business set up possible.

  • I only want to rent my property on AirBnB, do I need to do anything?

    Yes. As soon as you rent your property on AirBnB, you need to declare your gite and your rental income. The gite course shows you how.

  • I want to run my gite as a micro entrepreneur, do I need to take this course?

    The micro entrepreneur works well for a gite, provided you reach a certain income and have extra activities. The gite course shows you how to do this and also covers the micro entrepreneur.

  • Is access to the gite course limited in time?

    No. You have an unlimited access to the gite course and can come back to it any time you want.

  • What happens if I have specific questions?

    Each section of the course has a question board. You can ask your questions to Valerie, who will come back to you within 24 to 48 hours.

  • Does the course cover French rules on gites?

    Yes. The gite course covers the regulation on gites, chambres d'hotes or table d'hotes. It includes drinks licences, health & safety and the type of insurance required.

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.