There's a B&B/studio apartment--also known as a gite--2 1/2 hours outside Paris (via train) in Jarnac that's completely gluten free! (Gite means holiday rental with owners nearby to assist guests.) All stays include breakfast with an option to also have dinner with the host family, the Edlingers, as well. Again, all food served is gluten free and made in a 100% dedicated gluten-free kitchen. France is not always known as gluten-free friendly, so it's wonderful to know these accommodations exist!
Jarnac is a charming village that is located on the Charente River and is part of the Cognac region. The headquarters for Courvoisier are located here. (Courvoisier was Napoleon's favorite cognac.) There's walking, boating, and bicycling opportunities right around the village or you can rent a car and venture further out.
Peter and Victoria Edlinger are your hosts. Victoria is the owner of GF Patisserie, which basically helps folks set up successful gluten-free bakeries. She is well known--and much loved--for creating fantastic gluten-free food that brings the type of satisfaction and smiles of happiness that are not often experienced by those who are gluten free. Think the best gluten-free bread, delectable cakes and pies, Monte Cristo sandwiches on homemade gluten-free bread, amazing French Toast, and even specialties that are rarely enjoyed gluten free like Victoria's fabulous perogies.
Accommodations are in a chic studio apartment within a beautifully renovated historic home. Here are the specifics:
~ It's a 350-square foot self-contained space with a separate entrance, which includes a kitchenette.
~ It's located right in the village of Jarnac, which means that it's near those charming European bars and cafes, as well as a twice weekly market.
~ There's a Bio Store with lots of gluten-free groceries located right across the street.
~ Accommodations at the apartment always include gluten-free breakfast, and there are always options to enjoy other gluten-free meals with the family.
~ There's free WiFi (you don't have to be "unplugged" here).
~ Basically, this City Gite has everything your need while on vacation/holiday and is perfect for the single traveler or for couples. (Maximum of two occupants.)
Definitely worth a trip "across the pond!" See photos here: http://glutenfreeeasily.com/two-night-city-gites-gf-patisserie-gluten-free-