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Popular & Gorgeous 2 Bedroom Appt. in Heart of Beaune

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Guests rave about our newly restored, bright, spacious, and luxuriously equipped two bedroom, one bathroom apartment (called 'Le Relais du Vieux Beaune') in the heart of medieval Beaune.

FEATURES:

- Fully restored apartment in what was 18th Century wine merchant's house in an unbeatable central location - within the medieval fortified walls of the old city.

- New, fully equipped kitchen with brand-new appliances, including microwave and dishwasher.

- 2 huge bedrooms: 1 w/ queen-size bed + 1 w/ 2 double beds.

- Separate living room with a flat screen satellite TV (many English channels), extensive book and DVD library.

- Full sized bathtub in bathroom with wall-mounted shower (and curtain!), as well as a washer and dryer.

- Unlimited access to courtyard: bistro table & chairs supplied to enjoy al fresco meals.

- Unlimited hi-fi wireless internet access included in rental price.

- Charmingly furnished with antiques that offset the original moulded ceilings, wooden floors, and marble fireplaces.

- Crib and high chair are available free of charge upon request.

*****

Le Relais du Vieux Beaune is located on the second floor (one floor up from the street) of a newly restored 18th century building with a private, shared courtyard set well back from the street. Just walk across the cobblestoned street in the mornings to buy your croissants at one of the town's best boulangeries. At lunch or dinner enjoy a fabulous meal at one of Beaune's many rustic bistros or Michelin starred restaurants and then retire back to your French pied-a-terre for a fabulous sleep in our top-of-the-line beds made up with high quality linens.

Beaune is a vibrant but peaceful town of 20,000 people which is the epicentre of the winemaking culture in Burgundy. Winetasting opportunities are literally to be found at every street corner!

Grab the French market bags we leave for you and head two blocks away to stock up at Beaune's large and wonderful twice weekly outdoor market on the stunning Place Carnot - cheeses, fruits, bread, clothes, and goodies galore.

Beaune is a medieval jewel - extremely picturesque and remarkably well-preserved. Walk around the middle age fortifcations that encircle the town or just take exquisite pleasure in sitting at one of Beaune's many cafes or in our flagstoned courtyard enjoying a sublime glass of wine or coffee.

You can take off and explore the rolling vineyards and Burgundy's famous and quaint wine villages which surround Beaune such as Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Gevrey-Chambertin, and Pernand-Vergelesses by foot, bike, or car. There is a fabulous bike rental shop that helps with trip planning just a block away.

We feel our mission is to allow our guests to experience Burgundy and Beaune like a local, so we leave a ton of local information and 'insider' tips at the apartment for your perusal, as well as a special gift to welcome you to this very special part of France. Although we do not live onsite, we are always available to help you get the most out of your stay in Beaune and in Burgundy.

*****

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More Details

Owner
Franck Germain
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2017

About Franck Germain

We are a French - Canadian couple who met and fell in love in Burgundy. I am from Victoria, BC, Canada and came to Beaune on a Rotary exchange when I was 18. During that year I met and fell madly in love with Franck, a native Burgundian from a winemaking village just outside of Beaune.

That was 18 years ago and now we have three lovely Franco-Canadian daughters, four vacation rentals in and around Beaune, and a very trans-atlantic lifestyle! Our rentals and free activity-planning service allow you to live in Burgundy like a local. We love helping our guests discover authentic France.

Franck Germain purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Franck Germain chose Beaune

I was attending a lycee in Beaune when I met and fell in love with my husband (who also went to school there). When we lived in Burgundy between 2004-2009 my eldest daughters went to school in Beaune and our youngest daughter Clementine, was born in the Beaune hospital in one of their beautiful new O.R.s with a bay window looking out on to the sun coming up over the Burgundian vineyards. Not too shabby a way to enter ther world! Not only do we feel that Beaune is the perfect French town for our guests to enjoy and explore, but it is a place that holds a very special place in our hearts.

What makes this apartment unique

Walking across the street for some of the town's best baguettes, taking your market bags and filling them up at Beaune's extraordinary market, shopping in Beaune's unique and beautiful boutiques, enjoying a stroll around the medieval walls of the town as the sun sets or rises, reveling in a scrumptuous meal in one of Beaune's countless restaurants then strolling back home to fall into a deliciously comfortable bed, sitting on a bench in the picturesque Place Carnot watching the children ride on the ancient merry-go-round, having a winetasting in a 13th century stone cellar, going to the local cafe often enough that the waiters and the 'locals' recognize you and remember your favorite table...

Amenities

Beaune Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Child Beds (1) We can supply and baby cot free of charge upon request. , Baby Cribs (1) Free upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We leave three bulging binders of "insider information" at the house with tips for our favorite restaurants, shops, bakeries, cafes, etc. so that you can really live like a local!

Reviews

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Lovely apartment in Beaune

  • 5 of 5

Stayed five nights at this apartment, centrally located in Beaune, and really enjoyed it. Well-decorated, comfortable, all the comforts of home. Would definitely recommend it, and would stay there again. Thanks Franck and Laura!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Authentic & wonderfully located close to Centre

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this well thought out 18th century apartment that has been beautifully decorated and tastefully modernised. It has all the charm of traditional France with all the comforts of modern living. The location was perfect for us, a mere 3 minutes walk from the centre of Beaune. It's up only one flight of stairs too. The owners provide a residents parking permit which was particularly useful and we were always able to park our car in the street very close to the building. The amount of information provided exceeds anything we've ever come across in other rentals, from locations of stores and markets, restaurant suggestions and reviews, instruction manuals for all household equipment and appliances, the internet and contact information. And there are endless travel guides and maps for the area too. It's all an indication of the thorough attention to detail. We also found the location wonderfully peaceful at night. Oh and the beds are comfortable too! Very impressed and very happy with our choice.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Impressed

  • 5 of 5

Everything you see in the photos and the written description for the listing, exceeds ones expectations once you enter the apartment. We were very impressed to say the least. We have rented a few VRBO units prior elsewhere in Canada and France, but this was the best yet. Franck and Laura have furnished and equipped the apartment so that your every want and need is there. We would often just open up the windows and watch the world go by as one is living on a residential street of a medieval city. We often said that we were experiencing a living museum.

We were impressed with the attention to detail and follow up by Franck right from my initial inquiry. A simple and easy process to rent the apartment and obtain the keys on arrival.

The apartment is on the oldest street in Beaune. It is a large two bedroom unit, with a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, a good sized bathroom with shower and bath, washer and dryer, a comfortable living room with tv, and is very clean and well maintained. It is even stocked with DVDs and books if you require them. You can tell that they both take pride in their apartment.

Franck and Laura have also made binders with tourist related details, such as location of grocery stores, restaurant suggestions, and local sites to see, plus instruction manuals for all of the appliances.

What we enjoyed for four of our five night stay, was the ability to cook in and enjoy the apartment. This was appealing as we had already been travelling and eating out for 10 days prior. One is able to "come home" and relax after sometimes a long day driving on the country roads. One could really live like a local here! There is also a wonderful bakery at the end of the street for baguettes, croissants and such. The apartment is also a short walk into the centre of the city.

We had the good fortune to meet Franck while we were there who invited us down to his wine cellar for a tasting. A truly memorable occasion.

If you truly want to have an experience, then stay here. You will not be disappointed.

Dave and Laurel

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical Beaune apartment...

  • 5 of 5

We adored our stay at Franck and Laura's lovely apartment, conveniently located a short walk from the train station in the gorgeous provincial town of Beaune. We travel regularly in France--I am a French historian--have stayed in many, many flats over the years and are delighted to say that Le Relais de Vieux Beaune ranks at the very top of our list of rental properties. There are many reasons for this: first, the owners themselves, while not on site, are incredibly available and responsive. From start to finish, communication was easy and prompt. Bernard, the caretaker, was also a delight, and showed up immediately to help when requested. Regarding pragmatics: The beds are wonderfully comfortable, there is good water pressure and ample hot water in the shower. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking implements of decent quality for cooking, glasses, wine glasses (thank you!!), bowls, mugs, and pots and pans--even tupperware for storing food. We cooked most of our meals and had an easy time doing so. We enjoyed the view from the kitchen table of the rooftops over the inner courtyard. Everything was spotlessly clean. There is a cooler to take with you for picnics (or wine purchases), and both a shopping cart and market basket which are wonderfully practical for shopping at Beaune's lovely outdoor marché and in the local shops, which are all around the corner. There are extra pillows in the living room, English books (mostly popular novels) and DVDs (we didn't use the TV), and the wifi signal was strong. There is decent space for storage, and there are small lamps for reading in every room (something often lacking in rental properties). There are two couches and one reading chair in the living room--nice to have plenty of space for friends to socialize (rentals often have seating for only two people--even when there are more beds). The apartment is airy and light, but still cool during the unexpectedly hot days due to its massive stone walls. On the one morning when it was chilly, the radiators worked well. The layout took a little getting used to (the main rooms run along the street with the kitchen and bathroom--but not toilet, in the back). With the windows open, one does hear street noise (the street is narrow so when cars go by you notice it, and one can hear neighbors across the street), but the windows are double glazed and cut sound beautifully. We loved the flat and Beaune and are already planning to return! Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay in the Heart of the Old City

  • 5 of 5

Le Relais du Vieux Beaune was the perfect location for exploring Beaune and the lovely countryside nearby. The apartment is clean, light and spacious inside the walled town of Beaune. It has been thoughtfully equipped and operating instructions were clear and helpful. We arrived by train and were glad we did not have the burden of parking a car. We were able to walk throughout the center of Beaune to go to the shops, restaurants and to see the amazing Hospice. And, of course, to visit some of the many tasting rooms of the local wineries. A highlight was a wine tour out into the countryside that we booked through the local tourist office. We learned an enormous amount about the various terroirs and had a private tasting. Great food at many of the local bistros and special meals at Le Cheval Noir and Le Beneton (reservations recommended for both) were memorable. The Saturday market is astonishing in its variety and a great find for beautiful table linens is the shop Laronze Decor near the Hospice. We fell in love with this part of France and, when we return, we certain to try and book Le Relais du Vieux Beaune again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is lovely and VERY clean. After spending nine days in Paris on uncomfortable beds these beds were heaven! Top linens, pillows and very spacious. The road traffic outside the windows can be a nuisance but each room is provided with a fan so that helps drowned out any noise. The only thing I might suggest is cushions for the dining room chairs. They are ever so uncomfortable.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
175 Kilometres
Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport (LYS)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Brasserie le Carnot
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Golf de Beaune Levernois
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Beaune train station
Nearest Motorway
2.7 Kilometres
A6
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
La Table de Guigone
Car: not necessary

Winetastings galore, gastronomic restaurants, chateaux visits, vineyard tours, and basically the French lifestyle "par excellence."

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $117.73

Additional costs: € 40 Euro cleaning fee & a stay tax of € 0.75/adult/night.

Included in the rent:

- Utilities (water/gas/electricity) up to € 3.50/night;
- Bed linens, bath towels;
- A selection of L'Occitane products - soap, shampoo & conditioner;
- Free calling to North America and to landlines in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK from the house phones;
- Complimentary WIFI;
- Cable TV with French/English/German channels;
- A city parking pass;
- A complementary handpicked bottle of locally produced pinot noir;
- Our assistance to make sure you make the most of your stay in Burgundy :)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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