Chalon sur Saone Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Peaceful self catering apartments in rural area near wine villages of Cote d'Or
En La Marre is an early 19thC farmhouse on the estate of Baron de Charette's Chateau de Dracy in a peaceful rural location surrounded by forests and meadows. The property has been converted into six beautiful apartments for couples of all interests and lifestyles, unsuitable for children of any age. Two of the apartments are in the original farmhouse, one is an independent converted stable/pigeonnier and three are on the first floor of the former barn. All the apartments are spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, each with private patio with garden furniture and gas BBQ's. There are guests' laundry facilities, with detergent, free of charge; ample free car parking, free WIFI available; plenty of sun-loungers around the pool, and a lovely herb garden in the flower-bedecked courtyard which guests are encouraged to make use of for their culinary creations. The resident owners, CHRIS and JUDITH MOSEDALE, are on hand to ensure their guests enjoy a relaxed, peaceful stay away from the pressures of everyday life
SPORTING ACTIVITIES : GOLF - three excellent golf courses nearby - MONTCHANIN/LE CREUSOT, 18 hole championship standard - CHALON 18 hole, AUTUN, 9 hole. Lots of paths have been created along the canal and former railway lines for keen CYCLISTS, ROLLER BLADERS and WALKERS - 'La Voie Verte'. Bicycles are available to rent at En La Marre at a modest price.There are details available in our apartments of other cycling and walking routes among the vineyards and hills. WATERSPORTS (sailing school , pedalo, boat, windsurf boards) are available on the lake at AUTUN by the golf range; TORCY (Le Creusot) has windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking and rowing, and the LAC DES SETTONS (Morvan Nat. Park) has all watersports, also swimming with beach facilities. FISHING is very popular and available in the many lakes, rivers and canals. Permits are required and weekly/daily ones can be bought in the 'tabacs'. There are several equestrian centres nearby for HORSERIDERS: e.g. Ecuries les Bruyeres, St. Pierre de Varennes (6kms) : firstname.lastname@example.org; Centre Equestre et Poney Club de Montalvin, Le Breuil (Le Creusot) (6kms); ROCKCLIMBING is also available 6kms away at 'Le Bout de Monde', NOLAY. For others check out: www.climb-europ.com
RIVERTRIPS: Why not have a boat trip on the River Saone? Various excursions (day, lunch, dinner, picnic etc.) are available all season at CHALON SUR SAONE (26 kms). Booking required at the Tourist Office in Chalon: email: email@example.com
For a once-in-a-lifetime experience why not try:
BALLOONING OVER THE VINEYARDS: a truly magical experience for that special occasion - two companies operating from BEAUNE: www.airadventures.fr; www.air-escargot.com
Ballooning championship 'Les Montgolfiades' takes place in June at CHALON SUR SAONE with balloon rides and winetastings: www.montgolfiades71.com
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES: For Culture vultures Burgundy has much to offer, apart from its roman history:
AUTUN, CHALON-SUR-SAONE, BEAUNE and DIJON all have theatres and cinemas and many cultural events take place all season.
There are numerous art and sculpture exhibitions throughout the region, especially in TOURNUS, CLUNY, BEAUNE and DIJON.
For MUSIC lovers there is a wide range of events taking place to suit all tastes, from jazz and blues to folk and classical and the summer months are busy with musical concerts in the surrounding towns and villages.
More details of main cultural events are available on our website: www.france4two.com and in the apartments at 'En La Marre'.
WINE AND FOOD: Chris and Judith are great lovers of the local food and wine and can advise on restaurants and wine-buying; they are happy to make reservations for their guests.
Burgundy is the gastronomic centre of France and many wine and food-related events take place throughout the region all year. An example of main events:-
April: - all month. Many food and wine events throughout the region
May: 1st weekend - SAULIEU: 'Journees Gourmandes' - tasting of local produce and wine. Many wine events in other villages throughout the month
June: Lots of winetastings ets. going on all month
July - Bursting with wine and food activities, some combined with music, such as 'Les Musicaves': www.musicaves.fr. COTE CHALONNAISE: open door at private wine growers and co-operatives for tastings of local wines and cheeses;
August: 1st weekend - 'LA RONDE COUCHOISE' : weekend of open door at cellars in the Couchois, tasting local wines and produce; also in NOLAY 'Du Cep en Verre', festival of wine and folk music
August - SAULIEU: Charolais Festival - lots of charolais meat and other local produce to sample
August/September: DIJON - 'Fetes de la Vigne': www.fetesdelavigne.fr
Plus many more, especially in October after the grape harvest - details at EN LA MARRE
Useful website for checking out any activites, events, etc. are:
www.burgundytoday.com - some of the information listed here you will not be able to click on until nearer the time of the event
Details for PINOT NOIR - 1 of 6 apartments 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom
- non smoking only
- not suitable for children
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Ein sehr schöner Urlaub in einer wunderbaren Gegend, die uns mit ihren
kulinarischen Leckereien verwöhnt hat.
Mit Judith und Chris haben wir tolle Gastgeber erlebt, die uns über
etliche Widrigkeiten bei der Organisation unserer Reise hinweg geholfen
Die Anlage ist sehr schön gelegen. Wir hatten das Appartment "Pinot
Noir" bewohnt, das stilecht und rundum gut ausgestattet ist - wir haben
uns richtig wohl und heimisch gefühlt.
Vielen Dank an unsere Gastgeber. Es wird bestimmt nicht das letzte Mal