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We visited this wonderful castle for the 2nd time. As we live in Australia, it was part of our European trip and Chateau Gerard was definitely the highlight. We organised this stay of one week with friends from the USA, Denmark and Australia. It worked very well, as the castle with its 10 bedrooms, large kitchen and huge dining and lounge rooms lends itself for such a get together. With 4 cars between us, we explored the areas individually. We visited Vezelay, the Abbey of Fontenay, Semour, Auxerre, D’Ancy de Franc, all within a relative short distance from the castle. Each afternoon coming home, we met around the swimming pool in its peaceful surroundings and exchanged our experiences of the day over wine, which we mainly bought from the wineries in nearby Chablis. Dinner was easy and fun. Our delicious entrees were bought from a special butcher/deli in Noyers, who also had excellent pieces of meat and poultry for our BBQ. The desert also came from Noyers, the boulangerie across the boucherie with the tastiest tarts. Most of our dinners we had on the terrace under candle light. (the weather was perfect). The last dinner we held inside, just to experience what’s it like to be king and queen in a castle.
It is a special Place and we came back with such fond memories.
This lovely Gite is built to a very good spec, and well equipped. The owner was also able to provide a cot, high chair and baby bath.
The surrounding area is peaceful, and the garden with pool and lake were great for sun bathing or general exploring, as the grounds are larger than anticipated.
The Gite and pool were hand-built by the friendly owner who lives next door, and has 2 friendly dogs.
We had a really great relaxing holiday and visited a number of nice towns within driving reach.