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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 few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 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 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
Trippstadt, Germany
5

I would keep this a secret if I could ;-)

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a glowing review! Thank you! It was my joy to have you and your family. Do come back soon!
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Washington, District of Columbia
5

Great location and hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.!
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5

Perfect for a celebratory escape!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Nice apartment in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. The apartment is very well located in the shadow of the Cathedral, a short walk to most of the tourist sites, yet was for the most part surprisingly quiet. The bed was very comfortable, the kitchen very well equipped and the wifi worked perfectly. The apartment is decorated in a very singular way, reflecting in part Helen’s ongoing interest in the life of her grandfather, the famous General Patton. It was great that we did get to briefly meet her (and the adorable Zelda) and taste her house champagne.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

perfect location

  • 5 of 5

loved the apartment.everything was clean and well stocked.The location was perfect.The light show at the cathedral was amazing.Close by was a great bakery and grocery store.Enjoyed all of the Gen.Patton memorabilia as a dear friend of ours fought under him.Would gladly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Really enjoyed having you. Only sorry that I was unable to meet you personally. Just know you always have a home away from home here in Reims and I look very much forward to your next visit.
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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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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

housekeeping $94.34 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200

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.