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Along the A6 between Paris / South of France


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front view from the garden

Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

This charmingly renovated stone house is in the village of Brianny, a few kilometres from the medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois, located in the region of Burgundy, in the Departement of the Cote d'Or, 250 kms from Paris. Accessible by bullet-train (TGV) from Paris via the Montbard train station 30 kms away : Paris is 1h away and Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport is 1:15 hrs.

The guest house is in an enclosed garden, with a southern exposure and a view of the twin Thil hills with their XI century castle and church.

On the first floor : A fully furnished kitchen with a stone bread oven and a wood burning stove. In the living room there is a large wood burning chimney with an insert that heats the bedroom above. An office/tv room equipped with high-speed internet access and satellite television. A king size bed or two twins on a mezzanine above. A bathroom with a separate toilet, and a washing-machine and dryer.

On the second floor : A room with a king size bed for adults near a children's room with two single beds. A bathroom with bathtub, sink, and toilet.

Cultural activities,The medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois, The cistercian abbey of Fontenay, Castles : Commarin, Epoisses... Miscellaneous activities,Wine tours, Restaurants : «Bernard Loiseau »..., "Vide-greniers”, Sports...

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lake de Pont 10 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: by car 2h30 (take the highway A5 and then the A6 t 270 km, Nearest railway: Bullet train station of Montbard, an hour from Par 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available

The Burgundy region

Cultural activities

The medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois : the walled city of Semur on its pink granite promontory boasts several interesting walking tours across town or along the meander of the Armancon river, a gothic church, a collection of medieval houses on cobblestone streets and a variety of authentic local shops : l'Ecritoire, l'Aiguillée, Spiralinthe, Les Semurettes, etc....

Medieval villages : Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, Mont Saint-Jean, Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, Montréal or Noyers-sur-Serein

Abbeys : The magnificent cistercian abbey of Fontenay

(Unesco World Heritage) or the benedictine abbey of

Moustiers-Saint-Jean of “Cloisters” fame. A little further you

can visit the town and basilica of Vezelay (58 kms)

Churches : Bussy-le-Grand, Frolois, Vic-de Chassenay,

Saint-Thibault, Flavigny-sur-Ozerain or Montigny-sur-Armancon.

Castles (that can be visited) : Commarin, Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, Bussy-Rabutin, Epoisses, Tanlay, Ancy-le-Franc or Sully.

Stunning views : from the Thil hills, the villages of Pisy, Hauteroche, Lantilly or Alésia (site of Caesar's victory over the Gauls)

Museums : Lapidary museum of Semur-en-Auxois, Beaux-Arts museum of Dijon (79 kms), Costume Museum of Avallon, Pompon sculpture museum of Saulieu or the Archeological museum of Chatillon-sur-Seine (65 kms), largest greek bronze vase in the world


Miscellaneous activities

Wine tours : Chablis, 74 kms to the north or Beaune area 78 kms to the south (Clos Vougeot, Meursault, Pommard, Aloxe Corton etc…)

Local food specialties : epoisses and soumaintrain cheeses, snails, mustard and blackcurrent.

Restaurants : «Bernard Loiseau », « l'Hostellerie de l'Auxois » or « La Borne Impériale » in Saulieu, “La Mirabelle” in Saint-Rémy, « Les Minimes » in Semur-en-Auxois.

“Vide-greniers” : these village-wide “garage sales” occur on Sundays in various villages between May and September.

Sports : the swimming-pools of Montbard or Epoisses, the 18-hole golf-course of Chailly (23 kms), the 9-hole golf-course of Vic-sous-Thil (8 kms), the race-track of Vitteaux (15 kms) or the nautical activities at Lake Pont.

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25 Nov 2013


"Une maison typique très agréable"

Nous avons séjourné dans cette maison en novembre 2013 avec nos enfants et des amis. La maison est très conviviale avec une cheminée sympathique qui nous a permis de passer de bonnes soirées au c… More

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