French Holiday Gites Rental

Le Petit Lac
Le Petit Lac offers two luxury french holiday gites to rent throughout is ideal for your french gite holiday and is situated five minutes away from the medieval town of Domfront with its historic castle, shops, restaurants and street cafes. The castle was fought over for many years by the French and English and now provides a dramatic vantage point over the surrounding countryside.

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Domfront town dates back to the 11th century, the first fortification being erected on a sandstone promontory, which overlooked the River Varene around 1010.

Domfront was surrounded with deep moats and an enclosed wall built by Guillaume de Talvas. For many centuries Domfront castle was one of France’s strong holds due to its strategic position.

Today it offers great exploring for young and old, through the winding cobbled streets. You can experience the castle ruins where excavations are ongoing, two historical churches dating back to 1020, many other timbered historical buildings, and of course the great restaurants, bars and calvados & poire tours in the surrounding area.

Every two years Domfront hosts its own hugely popular mediaeval re-enactment weekend in August, with a jousting tournament, troupes of actors & players in costume and mediaeval markets. The old streets are full of character with the costumes matching the architecture. Further details can be found on

As the town where William the Conquer was christened Domfront is justifiably a mecca for lovers of history, culture & architecture.

To further informantion for your french gite holiday you can visit the town’s own website:

Normandy Gite Holiday Map