About the property
- Apartment1506 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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
Helen Ayer Patton
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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 Hincmar
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!)
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I would keep this a secret if I could ;-)
I can't say enough about location, location, location. So much in Reims is within walking distance, and of the 4 taxi's we took the most expensive was 11.50€. As for the apartment goes it is wonderful, and I would highly recommend it. Finally, our hostess that allowed us to stay was wonderful and responsive to our needs. I absolutely loved our visit to Reims.
Such a glowing review! Thank you! It was my joy to have you and your family. Do come back soon!
Our group of six thoroughly enjoyed or stay in Reims and in this apartment. Well equipped and laid out for a small group, we appreciated the availability of the kitchen for preparation of our Easter dinner and our nightly wine and cheese tastings.
Excellent place to stay
Lovely spacious flat. Clean. Well equipped. Great location. Very helpful owner.
Great central spot
A most luxuriously appointed apartment packed with unusual and fascinating memorabilia . A great central spot from which to explore the city.
Great location and hospitality!
This location was very convenient. The apartment was large, functional, and decorated in such an interesting manner. Helen was extremely kind and helpful with recommendations. She also had several amazing surprises for us along the way. I would definitely stay here again!!
Really enjoyed having you! I would've I love having had some time to share a champagne and get to know you all better. Please do come back if you know you're always welcome. Meanwhile say hello to my former home town of Washington D.C.!
Perfect for a celebratory escape!
Six of us stayed at the property as part of a larger group visiting the region for a birthday celebration. We were able to accommodate the whole group at various points, there was plenty of space and the facilities were perfect for relaxing and for entertaining. The apartment is truely charming, with all of the facilities you would need - plus the central location and view of the cathedral. Helen and Corinne took great care of us, even making the arrangements for a surprise Birthday cake which was exquisite and would have been very difficult to arrange ourelves (thank you again!). Helen provided plenty of helpful information - in general and in response to our requirements. We also were lucky enough to try some of the award winning Patton champagne. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend the apartment to anyone planning a trip to Reims.
Really wonderful to have you and I'm hoping that you'll come again. You used the place to its capacity but left it in excellent condition. Truly a home away from home I hope. I sing you safe travels wherever they take you. À bientôt .
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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
IF YOU WISH TO RENT THE APT FOR A ONE DAY EVENT, THE PRICE IS 320 including tax. Parking privilege: 10€ per day.