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Facing cathedral. Luxury with all the comforts of home. Business or Family time!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with THE VIEW (+ garage)

Just a 40 minute train ride from Paris, easy access from Calais, and merely steps away from where the Maid of Orleans crowned Charles VII, and tended by Helen Patton-- honorary citizen of Reims and granddaughter of the city's liberator Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., you can’t get much closer than this to the Reims Cathedral. Begin your day with "pain au chocolat and a petit café", while gazing up from a main window to watch the morning sun bring the towers of Notre Dame de Reims into full glory. This gem of an apartment faces the funny gargoyles and smiling angels with every modern convenience nearby: A lively city centre without the headaches of negotiating Paris! Within 1-4 blocks you have: The Office of Tourism, banks, bakeries and grocery stores, cinemas, opera, restaurants and museums, fitness centre and river walk, tram, train and taxis, galleries and shopping arcades, and of course, miles of champagne caves below! Located on the first floor (only 10 steps up), built in 1936, this newly re-furbished apartment is perfect for anyone making a pilgrimage to Reims. There are 2 master bedrooms. One en suite with a shower bath and wc. there is another with bath/ shower washer dryer and separate toilet. The living room sofa is also a sturdy double bed comfortably placed with two recliners before a flatscreen TV with multiple channels and CD player and of course WIFI. The eat in kitchen is spaciuos and fully equipped for entertaining casual or luxury. you'll find three kinds of coffee makers (including Nespresso), plus a blender, toaster, and filtered water pitcher.

Parking is available for a 10 Euro surcharge per night which is less than any parking you'll find elsewhere and your our garage is totally secure and right beneath the apt.

Helen Patton’s goal is to give you the feeling of being surrounded by the history, fun, class, and serenity of this gorgeous city known as "The Jerusalem of France!" so that when you depart you will say adieu but never goodbye knowing you’ll always have a home in Reims.

Day tours with a driver can also be arranged to the Vinyards, Verdun, Meuse Argonne, Luxembourg, or Bastogne with enough advanced notice. Specialty WW1 and 2 History. Catering also available on location with Reims premier gourmet chef Eric Geoffrey who also offers private cooking classes! See. http://www.aupianodeschefs.com/fr/

Amenities: Garage in same building, wifi, TV with multiple cable channels. Washer/Dryer, Iron, Hairdryer, house-keeping service during your stay can be arranged for an additional charge. Excellent heating. Cooling devices in every room for warmer months. Very nice neighbours!

Price: 200 Euro per night. (full deposit required) minimum 2 night stay. Cancellation up to 24 hours with a penalty charge of 200 Euro.

Helen Patton (Curator)

speaks English, French, and German

Member since: 2015

More Details

Property Manager
Helen Ayer Patton
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Helen Ayer Patton

I have enjoyed my second home at the Reims for three years, and would love to share the experience with you. Actress, Singer, Producer, and Philanthropist, my life is dedicated to history and celebration of cultural exchange. The apt. is called the "La Voie Vivante" and part of my PATTON HOUSE series which includes Normandy and Sweden. Veterans, active duty, and first responders are given special rates. Just ask!

Why Helen Ayer Patton chose Reims

Why this property? Because it is situated right where you need to be to know you are in Reims! I have tried to give the place a personal touch with my own military family heritage and although I am often on the road, I would love to welcome you personally if I can. So, why spend the same money for a generic hotel when you can stay in THE prime property of the city. And why suffer the hassle of Paris when you can live in Reims!

What makes this apartment unique

Location, comfort, and convenience is everything! Convenient to Charles DeGaulle Airpoirt, Paris Center, and Calais. Personal Attention. Part of the proceeds will help WW1 and 2 memorials across Europe including The 101st Airborne Museum in Bastogne Belgium (gratis entry for all my guests!)

Amenities

Centre-Ville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , twins become an extra double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • This vintage building is stone and therefore cooler than most, however there is no central air-conditioning. Fans and cooling devices have been placed throughout for your comfort especially during the recent heat-wave in France.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • spelunking
Notes:
When I know your needs and wishes I can be prepared to grant them. Chauffeur and Chef can be arranged with advanced notice.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Facing cathedral. Luxury with all the comforts of home. Business or Family time!
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
5

Excellent apartment close to City Centre

  • 5 of 5

The location of this apartment could not be better for exploring the city. Access to the apartment was very easy with no issues for parking. When combined with the comfort, homely feel of the apartment and it's proximity to the champagne stores in the Cathedral Square, this rental makes for an experience not to be missed and one we have no problem in recommending. We shall certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I means so much that you took the time to write a review! Thank you and know you are always welcome! Looking forward to your next stay!!!
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Houston, Texas
5

A terrific apartment in the heart of Champagne

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so so much Helen for a truly memorable stay in Reims. The location of the apartment was perfect to explore the city and appreciate the amazing light show at the cathedral! The apartment layout was perfect for the four of us with tons of space to relax. As a bonus, the apartment is filled with historical memorabilia and we got to give our boys some appreciation for world history. We would definitely stay again and would highly recommend the apartment to anyone staying in Reims.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, spacious, center of town!

  • 5 of 5

Helen was very helpful with information regarding what to do, see, suggestions as to whete to shop etc. We certainly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul you are a wonderful guest. Please come back anytime! You will always be welcomed. Helen
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Aptos, California
5

The Perfect Flat in Reims!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this flat with four girlfriends and we had a fabulous time. I can't say enough good things about Helen, the owner, who made us feel welcome, and shared a peek into her family history in the area. All of her recommendations were spot on, from dinner at S. Anna to the tour at Tattinger. You really can walk to the cathedral and view the fantastic light show (a must do).

The flat is very well stocked, and walking distance to restaurants, groceries, shops and a few champagne houses for tours and tasting. The beds are very comfortable. My friend who slept in the living room said it was by far the most comfortable sofa bed she'd ever been on, she slept like a log (high praise).

The decor is lovely with lots of charm and historical notes for those that are paying attention. It was a very cosy and comfortable place for the five of us to unwind after a day of site seeing and champagne tasting.

I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone looking to visit the area, whether history buff or champagne lover!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really high praise when someone takes time to write such a long and well thought out review that covers so many bases! I was really touched that you mentioned the comfort of the sofa bed which I know concerns a lot of people as it would me if I needed to access one. So an extra thank you for that! Please know you are always welcome to my home and I'm only sorry that thanks to your recommeding the apartment, my calendar is likely to thicken up! Safe travels wherever you go but they all lead you to come back here!
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This place was a huge contributor to our great Reims trip. Beautiful decor, lots of space, a big kitchen and really clean. We where also lucky enough to try some of the Patton champagne and chocolates, which where both delicious! Thank you Helen! We can't wait to come back and stay at this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very pleased that you had such a good time. Thanks especially for mentioning the cleanliness. It's rather a vintage apartment so it has its challenges but we do our best to keep it up to snuff. Please do come back soon and I promise we'll have the champagne chilled!
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5

Amazing stay in Reims

  • 5 of 5

A truly wonderful experience - from booking to departure. Helen was wonderful in communicating and planning our visit, and Laurent was fabulous and helpful during our stay. The apartment is a wonderful, large, luxurious home away from home just steps from the Reims Cathedral. In fact, there is an amazing view of the Cathedral from the large kitchen! Everything in the apartment lends itself to a wonderful and luxurious experience - every need accounted. Highly recommended and will definitely try to book again when headed to Reims and the Champagne region.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
145 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Au Buro (also a Bistro)
Nearest Ferry
275 Kilometres
Dover-Calais
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Golf de Reims Champagnes
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Reims Center & Champagne-Ardennes
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
A4
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Cafe du Palais (very famous!)
Car: not necessary

You are meters away from all conveniences and a 5 min walk to the tram which reaches all areas and train stations. Reims Opera and arthouse cinema, Musee Beaux Arts, Gallery Lafayette, Zara etc.. . Nail and Hair salons, fitness and pool also nearby. And Euro Disney is easy to get to for a day trip!

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Rates & Availability

Centre-Ville Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Standard price
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,500
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $94

IF YOU WISH TO RENT THE APT FOR A ONE DAY EVENT, THE PRICE IS 320 including tax.
Parking privilege: 10€ per day.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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