Our family had the great pleasure of making L'Etang-Jaune our home for one month this Summer. The location in La Machine is breathtakingly beautiful and we enjoyed taking drives through the countryside to visit nearby historical sites as well as the cities of Nevers, Moulins, Dijon and Beaune. The house and yards are exactly as you see in the pictures and everything is of very good quality from the linens to the cookware. The history of the home is charming and we loved the modern bathrooms and gourmet kitchen. Our children (5 and 7) delighted in the wide open spaces and played outdoors for hours on end. The owners of the home are incredibly gracious and an absolute joy to spend time with. They are very generous with information and recommendations on where to visit, eat, shop, etc.
Honestly, we had very romantic notions about what our vacation in the French countryside would be like; we envisioned sleeping with the windows open, fresh croissants for breakfast, having meals in the garden, foraging for blackberries, enjoying wines with new friends... L'Etang Jaune was the key to making our dream a reality. Everything was perfect.