Tranquillity, Simplicity, Solitude
Submitted: October 24, 2012
Stayed: September 2012
This is an elegant property, simple, tasteful, and spacious! The village of Montchalons is an unspoiled rural treat: no noise at all, no passing traffic, not an ugly thing in sight. It is, however, quite hard to find unless you have a detailed map, or instructions from the owner, or GPS. Do NOT count on directions from Google maps! There are no stores of any sort in Montchalons; the nearest restaurants are at least fifteen minutes drive. You'd better stock up on everything -- coffee, wine, cheese, breads, and anything else you'll need -- in Laon, the nearest important city. On the other hand, Montchalons is central for visits to Laon, Soissons, Noyon, Rheims, Chalons, the battlefield museums and sites of the Chemin des Dames, and quite a number of spectacular and diverse cultural/historical attractions. Use a compass, draw a circle with Montchalons in the center, and you'll see what I mean. This is a place to stay peacefully and economically for a week or more, with short scenic drives out and back. There's even a lake with rental boats and a golf course within a twenty minute range. The kitchen is well equipped, the internet is fast, and the owner is a very decent chap.
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