Enjoy a week of wine, food and history in Burgundy, France. The Art house is a charming wine maker's cottage. Close to a medieval church, the double bedded self contained flat is set in a beautiful and breathtaking landscape. It offers a peaceful and comfortable environment (central heating and private courtyard). It proposes a living room with a stove, a kitchen, 1 bedroom, a styled bathroom, 2 salons all decorated with art pieces. Mercurey (1 km) has a few shops, and a super market.
"Enjoy a week (or more) of wine, food and history in Burgundy, France.
You will discover a scenic and gastronomic delight of rolling vineyards, ancient wine caves and medieval fortresses. Last but not least you will delight with velvety pinot noir, local Burgundy food, finest baguettes, pastries and cheeses."
The Art house, charming wine maker's cottage, sits in an exceptional position in the heart of Southern Burgundy, just a few minutes from Chalon-sur-Saône. The property is set in a beautiful and breathtaking landscape surrounded of vineyards hills (Mercurey) and medieval traces. Since 2015 Burgundy « climats » are inscribed as Unesco world heritage.
The double bedded self contained flat provides a couple of persons with all peaceful and comfortable environment (central heating and private courtyard). It proposes a cosy living room with wood burning stove (logs provided), a dining room and a fully equipped kitchen, 1 bedroom, a styled bathroom, a music and library salon with music instruments (guitar, electronic keyboard, more on request). A special attention has been put with art pieces disseminated to decorate each space of the house.
In the Art's house kitchen in addition to the premium range chef cooker 5 gas burners « Lacanche » , you will find a large extractor fan, a dishwasher (Bosch), 1 large refrigerator (Liebherr) including a freezer, an electric coffee maker, a toaster and an electric kettle. Breakfast around the moroccan shaped table and wall tiles will turn your breakfast times into memorable affairs! An assortment of our garden herbs, spices and condiments are also at your disposal as are dishwasher and washing machine products. The glasses, crockery and cutlery are at your disposal in the sideboard. Wi-fi internet connection is available for your laptop computer and smartphone.
TV, books, cds & board games in the salon are at your disposal during your stay.
The stone walls add to the charm of the place and will fascinate lovers of Burgundy buildings. In bedroom and salon we have kept wooden parquet floors. The decor and furnishings have been selected with utmost care and the result is a mix of traditional and contemporary styles related with the long last tradition of a travelers' family.
Stylish and fitted with your comfort in mind, the bathroom has a WC (tiled with Jordan mosaic), a washing machine (Siemens), and an Italian shaped shower as well as a heated towel rail. Towels and toiletries are provided on arrival.
Situated at the end of a private street, few meters from a romanesque church, the Art house welcomes you. The living area opens out onto a private courtyard with terrace creating an extremely green and sociable space to enjoy. Surrounded by hedges, greenery and old trees, the Art house offers complete privacy to its guests who will not be bothered by traffic noise (except birdsong).
Being situated on the last hill before the Saône valley, the view from the terrace provides you with more than hundred kilometers landscape which some day can offer the panorama of the Alps chain (included « the Mont Blanc »).
You will spend hot afternoons lazing on one of the sun loungers. The garden table and chairs allow you to have lunch and diner on your private terrace and traditional charcoal fueled barbecue is at your own disposal.
On request a special place for « pétanque » is available in the garden and we will be pleased to help you learning to play this typical french bowls game .
The nearest town is Mercurey (1km) which has a few shops and restaurants, a pharmacy and a super market open 7 days a week. Chalon sur Saône with several superstores is 11km away. The historic town of Beaune is only 35 km away and the wine route is on the bottom of the hill. Would you like to have a walk on the Compostela way, you will find it few meters away from the house.
Chalon sur Saone and neighboring cities are known for hearty dishes that borrow from traditional Burgundy cuisine. A special area of the city (l'Ile Saint Laurent) is offering tenth of restaurants disseminated along a pedestrian street in a very typical area. The food here is consistently good. No matter where you eat, make sure you drink some of the amazing local wines. If you have a little more time, a trip to the Côte chalonnaise, Côtes de Beaune, Côtes de Nuits and Beaujolais wine country is worth the hour-long car ride. You can do some serious wine sipping surrounded by picturesque vineyards.
Full access to the entire house and its private courtyard.
Общение с гостями
We can help you to plan your daily trips and organise wine tasting in private cellars.
Другие важные подробности
Things to do:
Wine tasting at « le caveau Divin » in Mercurey (1km) and on request in private cellars.
Eglise de Touches - few meters form Art house enter in the mysterious period of middle age. The special shape and atmosphere of the church will bring you few centuries backward and make you feeling the strong skills of architects and stonemasons.
Chateau de Montaigu ruins - have a short walk on the next hill and discover the traces and ruins of a medieval castel devastated after the French revolution.
Gorgeous walking/cycling in the wineyards all around the hill.
Château de Germolles (3 km), can be reached even by foot. In 1380 became the residence of Margaret of Flanders (Philip the Bold' wife) who invested for its renovation and embellishing. The château of Germolles was one of the favourite residence of the Burgundy ducal court until 1401.
Givry (6 kms) - Green Way. From Chalon-sur-Saône to Charnay-les-Macon, tens of kilometres of old railway track converted into a flat Green Way which lends itself perfectly to cycling, rollerblading or simply walking. Cormatin and Cluny can be reached through the track(URL HIDDEN) - Acrogivry : 6 hectares of oak trees are reserved for adventures in the tree tops. More than 18 circuits and 150 aerial games from young children to tough adventurers(URL HIDDEN)Les Musicaves » World music Festival (last week of June)
Chalon-sur-Saône (11 kms). Museum of Photography and Denon Museum. Saône River, old city, Chalon dans la Rue festival (end of July)
Couches (16 kms). Château de Couches. Clinging to its rock, the Château de Couches soars up amidst the green and rolling landscape of the vineyards of the « Maranges ». Today it is possible to visit the chapel, the prison and the square dungeon that goes back to the 12th century. Hospices de Beaune – Beaune (37 kms). Famous for their auction of wines each year. Jazz festival early July.
Château de Cormatin (40 kms). Built in the 17th century on the remains of a 13th century castle, the Château de Cormatin is without a doubt one of the most elegant castle in Burgundy.
Tournus (Roman church and old city) and Château de Brancion (40 kms)
Cluny (56 kms). Cluny Abbey
Autun (40 km) - Autun with 2000 years of history is a "must-see" town in Burgundy. The Gallo-Roman remains are still standing: the temple known as Janus, the gates of Arroux and Saint-André, the theatre, ramparts and towers. The Saint-Lazare Cathedral is erected in a Clunisian style from around 1120.
Le Creusot (40 kms) : Fun Park des Combes
Few more kilometers : Vezelay, Dijon, Abbaye de Fontenay, Grottes d'Azé, Macon, Semur en Auxois, etc
And much more on request ;-)
Nearest Airports: Lyon Saint-Exupéry (Over 120 km), Geneva, Paris CDG (via TGV see below)
Nearest TGV (high speed train station) : Le Creusot-Montchanin (35 km). Door to door: Paris: 2H . Possibility to rent a car.
Nearest Village:Mercurey (1 km) 10 minutes walk from the Art's house
Nearest Town/City: Chalon Sur Saône (11 km)
Nearest Restaurants: Mercurey, Chalon Sur Saône, Givry, Rully, Chagny, Tournus, Couches, Beaune, Autun
Nearest Golfs: Chalon sur Saône (11 km), Montchanin (30 km), Autun (40 km)
L'environnement se prête au calme. Merci de respecter les règles élémentaires relatives au bruit.