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Patricia Bigot

Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Portuguese

VERY Spacious Flat, Lots of Charm With Fabulous View Of Medieval Town's Rampart

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Montbard area - LES QUINCONCES

Large Ground Floor Flat, 1 ensuite double bedroom, sleeps 2-3 + baby


* Very spacious ground floor flat in a delightful 300 years old stone house in Semur en Auxois, 8mns walking from town center, baker etc..

* Stone walls, fireplace and exposed beams

* Overlooks a leafy green park and to the rear has views of the 4 medieval turrets and the ramparts

* Renovated in 2014 with all modern comforts including gas central heating

* Perfect for a couple, a family with a baby + 1 (additional sleeping area in sitting room, 1 single bed and a cot)

* Enclosed garden with wisteria, old roses and herb garden

* An adjacent house is available for larger parties (property: 1022489 - sleeps 4+ baby)

The Rooms

* Large sitting room with fireplace

* Fully equipped open plan kitchen/dining room

* Large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (very large Italian shower), table and chairs, reading corner with armchair and view of the ramparts and turrets

* Separate toilet

The Facilities

* Wifi, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, hair dryer

* Clothes folding counter/baby change area

* International Satellite TV, Games and books.

* Wardrobe, shelving

* Parking space at front door

* Garden furniture, deck chairs, BBQ

* All baby equipment available, cot, bath, high chair, plates, cutlery, beakers and toys…. (if needed please ask Patricia)

* Bike rack, secure parking for bicycles


* 8 mins walk to town centre (medieval streets, river)

* Cafes for breakfast and bakers for your morning croissants and baguettes

* Central within vineyards of the Burgundy regions (Chablis to the North, Beaune and Dijon to the South) as well as local Auxois wines

* Many historical sites within easy reach such as Abbey de Fontenay, Chateau de Bussy Rabutin …

* Many local walking, riding and cycling routes (Canal de Bourgogne)

* Bike rental available near Canal

* Good swimming in Montbard for children and adults – 15mns drive

* Fishing (pike perch etc..) River and Lake in the Morvan

* English classes/French classes available at additional cost

Special Features

* Quiet town and country views

* Enclosed garden with wisteria and old roses

* Herb garden at your disposal for cooking

* No stairs

* Wine tasting available at local wine cellar – 2mns walk

* Patricia warmly welcomes you and without intruding, she can if you wish introduce you to the local area


A car is not essential but recommended

By Car

Dijon - 80 kms about 1 hour

Paris - 250 kms about 3 hours

Lyon - 230 kms about 2.5 hours

By train to Montbard

* Eurostar from London + TGV from Gare de Lyon

* Direct TGV to/from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport (1h20mns)

Then Bus or Taxi or Rental Car to Semur en Auxois

* Bus service to and from Montbard TGV train station. Bus stop 20 meters from the house.

* Hertz car rental available from Montbard train station (please ask Patricia for details)

Bus services to major surrounding towns and train stations

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Patricia Bigot (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Portuguese

About Patricia Bigot

Hello, My name is Patricia. I lived abroad most of my life, USA, Portugal and UK. I worked in Sales and Marketing in the IT Industry. I now teach French and English. I moved to Burgundy in 2010. I have provided rental accommodations since 2004 and enjoy hospitality.

Patricia Bigot purchased this house in 2007

Why Patricia Bigot chose Montbard area

This flat is part of a family property. and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

What makes this house unique

Quiet ground floor, self contained flat, en-suite bathroom with fabulous view on ramparts. Ample parking just in front of house.


based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

VERY Spacious Flat, Lots of Charm With Fabulous View Of Medieval Town's Rampart
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

A lovely dwelling with character that is convenient to amenities in Semur en Auxois.

  • 5 of 5

The owner of the property was timely and thorough in providing information about the lovely, immaculately clean dwelling that we rented for a week. Directions to the location were very clear. The spacious dwelling has been lovingly restored and decorated with good taste and attention to detail. My favourite spot to sit was in the comfortable chair with a footrest, beside the hearth. The bedroom is spacious and well furnished with lovely tables and chairs, and a comfortable bed. The modern ensuite bathroom offers a spacious, beautifully finished shower stall and other quality bathroom fittings. It was very nice to have an up-to-date washing machine and dryer! I enjoyed preparing meals in the well equipped kitchen, which had lovely views of the garden. The dining area and bedroom also overlook the garden, with views of the towers and fortifications of Semur en Auxois. We enjoyed our short walks along cobblestone streets into the town centre where there is an ample selection of shops and restaurants. The medieval buildings are enchanting, and we were fortunate to have timed our visit when a medieval fair was being held! We rode our bicycles every day and found many good cycle routes on quiet roads and towpaths along canals in the surrounding area. Our week long stay in Semur en Auxois is one of my fondest memories of our two month vacation in France, and I would definitely recommend it to our friends. Many thanks to Patricia for offering such a lovely place to stay, along with her excellent service.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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A charming property hosted by a charming lady.

  • 4 of 5

The accommodation was clean, comfortable and full of character. We really enjoyed our stay. Patricia was a charming and most helpful host and gave us lots of useful information and tips about visiting places and restaurants throughout the area. After a long day sightseeing it was a total pleasure to return to the cottage and relax in comfort with a fully equipped kitchen and satellite TV. The town itself is worth spending quite a lot of time in. It is packed with history and is most photogenic. On a more practical note, there is a big supermarket on the outskirts of town and many individual shops within walking distance in the town centre.

The larger Burgundy area is full of interest with wonderful towns such as Dijon and Beaune and a week was not enough time to do it all justice so we will be back and hope to stay "Chez Patricia" once more.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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A unique place....

  • 5 of 5

We love rooms in old houses which have modern equipment but still have nice old furniture and its warm charm. Exactly that we found here. Our host has cared for all details with much love. We found the place without any problem. All was ready for us, was very clean and well maintained. It is a real spacious

flat ! There is all available in the kitchen we like - and much more. All the furniture was very comfortable.

We got very good advice concerning our daily excursion plans, walks into and around the wonderful medieval town, for shops etc.

There was a really nice contact to our host. So we meanwhile did recommend this flat to our friends...

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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A very pleasant and well equipped property. Pleasing views of Semur en Auxois.

  • 5 of 5

We found the property and its owner most welcoming, and a congenial hostess. The situation is across a narrow valley from Semur, with parking and easy access to the town by car. Walking into the town is perfectly possible, though the gradients will give you some exercise! The walk down to and along the river is most picturesque. The town has a very convenient supermarket, and a selection of good eating-out places, and is well placed for exploring interesting things in Burgundy.

The gite is tastefully furnished and the bed is most comfortable. We will be making a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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A fantastic stay in Burgundy

  • 5 of 5

We felt instantly welcome in this lovely and well equipped cottage. The cottage was very comfortable and clean with good cooking facilities. The situation of the cottage is also ideal for visiting some fantastic spots in Burgundy. We were within 5 minutes walk from shops, excellent bars and wonderful food in Semur en Auxois.

Patricia was an excellent host and really helpful with local information.

I would certainly recommend a trip to Burgundy and using this cottage as your base.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Spacious and warm!

  • 5 of 5

We spent alll of October touring France and Semur was our last stop. What do they say about saving the best for last? This property was like visiting your grandma'so house. It was spacious and warm (gas heat). All the reviews are spot on! Now, a few words about our hostess, Patricia. From the moment I heard her tap on the door to welcome us, I felt a connection. She greeted us like long-lost friends without intruding. We shared a glass of wine and on our last evening, she invited us to her upstairs apartment (along with another couple staying in her other property) for some goodies and lively conversation. Semur is a lovely village so if you are planning a visit to Burgandy, this is where you want to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Paris Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Cafe des Arts
Nearest Ferry
535 Kilometres
Calais or other Channel Ports
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Pouilly en Auxois
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Montbard (TGV direct CDG 1h20mns)
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A6 - Bieres les Semur - Exit 23
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Les Minimes
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Lac de Pont
Car: not necessary

Discover 'La Bourgogne' whilst relaxing in this quiet flat.

Explore an area full of history, visit the Abbey de Fontenay (Unesco monument), The Chateau de Bussy Rabutin, tour the vineyards, cycle or cruise the renowned Canal of Burgundy or follow the footsteps of the Santiago de Compostella pilgrims to Vezelay.

Semur en Auxois is surrounded by very lush and green countryside and is close to the Morvan National Park. It is ideal for travellers longing to step into history, gastronomy or wine tasting.

Activities: Many activities such as cruising the canal, cycling (bicycle rental), hiking in the beautiful countryside, swimming in the beautiful Lac de Pont or others are available. Great Swimming Activity Center in Montbard for children and adults.

The medieval town of Semur en Auxois hosts every year a renowned medieval festival not to be missed (end of May). Get dressed for 2 days as a medieval character, costumes to be hired from Tourist board.

Semur is also renowned for painters, many painters come to Semur and love painting on the river banks and catch a glimpse of this quiet river l'Armancon.

Summer Music Festival in Semur's famous church or nearby places.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Semur en Auxois, Montbard area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2016
1 Apr 2016 - 31 May 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2016
1 Jun 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £190
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Reservations are taken via email or phone, please visit my website for more photos and information about the house.
Prices are in euros
For short stays, please ask for a quote
Payments are made on line
Cleaning fee of 60 euros will be due to the owner on arrival
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Montbard area in Cote d'Or

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom, Italian shower, hair dryer, radiator, washing machine and tumble dryer, large laundry folding counter/changing table for baby . Separate WC.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 en suite double bedroom, 1 single bed + cot
  • Beds: Double bed Day bed in sitting room for a child + 1 cot Cot for Baby Reading corner with window view, desk with park view, Central heating , all linen provided. Hanging closet and shelving for clothes
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Baby equipment provided, travel cot, changing mat, high chair, plastic mugs and plates, loo seat reducer, and gate.

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