This second floor apartment is situated in the early 19th century Chateau de Vaux on the outskirts of the tiny village of Vaux sur Eure and only 5kms from the lovely local town of Pacy sur Eure.
The apartment offers comfortable accommodation for four people with the option of an additional two people on a sofa bed. The two bedrooms and the lounge give beautiful south facing views over the extensive grounds including the ornamental lake and swimming pool. (NOTE the Chateau pool is only open from June to first week September. An indoor pool is only a short 7 minute drive.) The Chateau is surrounded by a network of rivers and streams and the private grounds provide ample opportunity for leisurely walking and cycling. Tennis is also available within the grounds and there is an indoor games room with table tennis.
Local attractions include Giverny with the chance to visit Monet's house and gardens where some of his most famous impressionist paintings were completed. Les Andelys with the ruined Chateau Gaillard, built by Richard the Lionheart provides breathtaking views of the Seine. Rouen is famous for its museum about Joan of Arc, its ancient cathedral, cobbled streets and shopping. You can be driving around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris in less than an hour and a quarter or alternatively head to the beaches at Deauville in an hour and a half.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Deauville 125 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Charles De Gaulle Airport 100 km, Nearest railway: Vernon 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Table tennis|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared garden|
The Normandy region is an exciting area to discover. It has a wealth of history dating back to the middle ages with castles to explore such Chateau Gaillard overlooking Les Andelys built by Richard the Lionheart; Chateau Gisor a good example of a mot and bailey castle - but just as interesting is the market at Gisor on a Monday. Markets are fascinating to explore and a chance to sample some of the local produce such as camembert, cider, honey and savoury dishes. There are also stately homes to tour round. But if history is not your thing then there are lots of opportunities for outdoor sports and activities. The local tourist offices in Pacy sur Eure and in Vernon provide lots of information on things to do. One of the main attractions of this region is Giverny, the home of Claude Monet. Here one can visit the tranquil gardens ablaze with all different colours of flowers; tour the house and of course walk round the lilly pond where he painted his most famous pictures. Situated on the borders of Ile de France means that Paris is within easy reach and it takes just over an hour to be driving round the Arc de Triomphe or passing by the Eiffel Tower. If you fancy a day at the beach then drive in the opposite direction towards Deauville. Venturing further along the coast one can visit Bayeux and the famous tapestry or discover more about the Normandy Landings. Visit Rouen for a shopping experience along cobbled streets and discover more about Joan of Arc. However if you just want to relax then you can enjoy walking or cycling in the extensive grounds of Chateau de Vaux; take a book and sit by the lake or the river or during the summer relax in or by the pool.
The village of Vaux sur Eure is a twenty minute drive from Vernon, a bustling market town on the Normandy border. Here one can find a variety of good restaurants, visit the historic church and local museum amongst other attractions. Vernon is only a short distance away from Giverny famous for the home of the artist Claude Monet. It is here that Monet painted his picture of the water lillies and one can explore the beautiful garden and view the lake complete with ornamental bridge. Further details are available from the local tourist office or you can view this link: http://www.vernon-visite.org/rgb2/monet_giverny_2.htm#