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Facing cathedral. Luxury with all the comforts of home. Business or Family time!

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with THE VIEW (+ garage)

Just a 40 minute train ride from Paris, easy access from Calais, and merely steps away from where the Maid of Orleans crowned Charles VII, and tended by Helen Patton-- honorary citizen of Reims and granddaughter of the city's liberator Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., you can’t get much closer than this to the Reims Cathedral. Begin your day with "pain au chocolat and a petit café", while gazing up from a main window to watch the morning sun bring the towers of Notre Dame de Reims into full glory. This gem of an apartment faces the funny gargoyles and smiling angels with every modern convenience nearby: A lively city centre without the headaches of negotiating Paris! Within 1-4 blocks you have: The Office of Tourism, banks, bakeries and grocery stores, cinemas, opera, restaurants and museums, fitness centre and river walk, tram, train and taxis, galleries and shopping arcades, and of course, miles of champagne caves below! Located on the first floor (only 10 steps up), built in 1936, this newly re-furbished apartment is perfect for anyone making a pilgrimage to Reims. There are 2 master bedrooms. One en suite with a shower bath and wc. there is another with bath/ shower washer dryer and separate toilet. The living room sofa is also a sturdy double bed comfortably placed with two recliners before a flatscreen TV with multiple channels and CD player and of course WIFI. The eat in kitchen is spaciuos and fully equipped for entertaining casual or luxury. you'll find three kinds of coffee makers (including Nespresso), plus a blender, toaster, and filtered water pitcher.

Parking is available for a 10 Euro surcharge per night which is less than any parking you'll find elsewhere and your our garage is totally secure and right beneath the apt.

Helen Patton’s goal is to give you the feeling of being surrounded by the history, fun, class, and serenity of this gorgeous city known as "The Jerusalem of France!" so that when you depart you will say adieu but never goodbye knowing you’ll always have a home in Reims.

Day tours with a driver can also be arranged to the Vinyards, Verdun, Meuse Argonne, Luxembourg, or Bastogne with enough advanced notice. Specialty WW1 and 2 History. Catering also available on location with Reims premier gourmet chef Eric Geoffrey who also offers private cooking classes! See. http://www.aupianodeschefs.com/fr/

Amenities: Garage in same building, wifi, TV with multiple cable channels. Washer/Dryer, Iron, Hairdryer, house-keeping service during your stay can be arranged for an additional charge. Excellent heating. Cooling devices in every room for warmer months. Very nice neighbours!

Price: 200 Euro per night. (full deposit required) minimum 2 night stay. Cancellation up to 24 hours with a penalty charge of 200 Euro.

Helen Patton (Curator)

speaks English, French, and German

Member since: 2015

More Details

Property Manager
Helen Ayer Patton
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Helen Ayer Patton

I have enjoyed my second home at the Reims for three years, and would love to share the experience with you. Actress, Singer, Producer, and Philanthropist, my life is dedicated to history and celebration of cultural exchange. The apt. is called the "La Voie Vivante" and part of my PATTON HOUSE series which includes Normandy and Sweden. Veterans, active duty, and first responders are given special rates. Just ask!

Why Helen Ayer Patton chose Reims

Why this property? Because it is situated right where you need to be to know you are in Reims! I have tried to give the place a personal touch with my own military family heritage and although I am often on the road, I would love to welcome you personally if I can. So, why spend the same money for a generic hotel when you can stay in THE prime property of the city. And why suffer the hassle of Paris when you can live in Reims!

What makes this apartment unique

Location, comfort, and convenience is everything! Convenient to Charles DeGaulle Airpoirt, Paris Center, and Calais. Personal Attention. Part of the proceeds will help WW1 and 2 memorials across Europe including The 101st Airborne Museum in Bastogne Belgium (gratis entry for all my guests!)

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Centre-Ville in Reims

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , twins become an extra double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • This vintage building is stone and therefore cooler than most, however there is no central air-conditioning. Fans and cooling devices have been placed throughout for your comfort especially during the recent heat-wave in France.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • caving
Notes:
When I know your needs and wishes I can be prepared to grant them. Chauffeur and Chef can be arranged with advanced notice.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Facing cathedral. Luxury with all the comforts of home. Business or Family time!
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
5

Excellent apartment close to City Centre

  • 5 of 5

The location of this apartment could not be better for exploring the city. Access to the apartment was very easy with no issues for parking. When combined with the comfort, homely feel of the apartment and it's proximity to the champagne stores in the Cathedral Square, this rental makes for an experience not to be missed and one we have no problem in recommending. We shall certainly be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I means so much that you took the time to write a review! Thank you and know you are always welcome! Looking forward to your next stay!!!
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This place was a huge contributor to our great Reims trip. Beautiful decor, lots of space, a big kitchen and really clean. We where also lucky enough to try some of the Patton champagne and chocolates, which where both delicious! Thank you Helen! We can't wait to come back and stay at this place.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very pleased that you had such a good time. Thanks especially for mentioning the cleanliness. It's rather a vintage apartment so it has its challenges but we do our best to keep it up to snuff. Please do come back soon and I promise we'll have the champagne chilled!
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Amazing stay in Reims

  • 5 of 5

A truly wonderful experience - from booking to departure. Helen was wonderful in communicating and planning our visit, and Laurent was fabulous and helpful during our stay. The apartment is a wonderful, large, luxurious home away from home just steps from the Reims Cathedral. In fact, there is an amazing view of the Cathedral from the large kitchen! Everything in the apartment lends itself to a wonderful and luxurious experience - every need accounted. Highly recommended and will definitely try to book again when headed to Reims and the Champagne region.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Vacation in Reims

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment with an amazing view of the cathedral. Very comfortable with all the amenities of home. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

We are so happy that we chose to stay at this property in Reims. First of all, the owner, Ms. Patton, was very accommodating and kind. We had a little difficulty navigating through Reims, so one of the caretakers helped guide us on his motorbike. Upon arrival, we were immediately impressed by the beautifully appointed apartment, which was luxurious ( robes, comfortable bedding, a kitchen I would love to have in my own home) and spotlessly clean. We didn't immediately get the connection, but later we understood why the apartment was full of amazing memoriiabilia of General Patton, which was exciting since we had just arrived from Normandy. Another outstanding feature of the property was thart It was located right next door to the cathedral, so each night we were able to sit in the kitchen and watch the cathedral light show out the window. It was truly amazing to see. This property was absolutely perfect in every way and it truly enhanced our wonderful time in Reims.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are certainly welcome back anytime! I am humbled by your glowing review and can't thank you enough! Safe travels wherever they may take you! Helen
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5

Unique apartment near Reims Cathedral.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in Helen's apartment so close to the beautiful cathedral, only a few minutes walk away. We felt completely comfortable, and the facilities were excellent. One needs to take considerable time to take in just some of the amazing WW2 military history that is assembled in this lovely home. In making arrangements for the visit Helen was so responsive and though sadly we didn't get to meet her, was a wonderful host. We would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really do hope you will return and that we can meet! I travel all over so it need not be in Reims! Thanks so much for taking the time to respond! Helen
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Location

Nearest Airport
145 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Au Buro (also a Bistro)
Nearest Ferry
275 Kilometres
Dover-Calais
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Golf de Reims Champagnes
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Reims Center & Champagne-Ardennes
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
A4
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Cafe du Palais (very famous!)
Car: not necessary

You are meters away from all conveniences and a 5 min walk to the tram which reaches all areas and train stations. Reims Opera and arthouse cinema, Musee Beaux Arts, Gallery Lafayette, Zara etc.. . Nail and Hair salons, fitness and pool also nearby. And Euro Disney is easy to get to for a day trip!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Centre-Ville, Marne

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Standard price
2 night minimum stay
£387
for 2 nights
From
£155
£1,237
£4,715
 

Additional pricing information

housekeeping £72.93 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61

IF YOU WISH TO RENT THE APT FOR A ONE DAY EVENT, THE PRICE IS 320 including tax.
Parking privilege: 10€ per day.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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