Le Haut Metraud – French Gite Photography

We love the Charente area of France and have spent many a happy break there. The combination of bright blue skies and blazing sunshine, plus the relatively easy access from the channel ports makes it a popular destination for British holiday makers. We were asked to create some photography for this very pretty Gite in the Charente area while we were there working on another project. Photography of holiday Gites is probably one of our favourite tasks. After all what could be better than working in the lovely French sunshine, beside a swimming pool taking photographs?

Of course, we always tell everyone that it’s not that easy. We need to be sure that we show the owner’s investment in the most favourable way and capture the elements that make that particular Gite stand out from all of the others. This property had majestic views across open countryside, but most importantly has a beautiful, newly constructed swimming pool and a shaded open air dining area very close by the main house.

Most of this French Holiday Gite had been photographed already but the owner had made a few changes recently, so we concentrated on those areas. The images were used for several online French Gite directories, plus the owner’s own marketing efforts.