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Romantic Home in Medieval Village Where 'Chocolat' was Filmed

People5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedrm (2 beds-sleeps 3) + Sofa bed -"American" Master Bath + Shower Bathroom

Step back in time for a relaxing romantic retreat in an authentic medieval village unchanged for centuries. Situated in the Burgundy wine district, Flavigny Sur Ozerain was chosen as the site for the movie 'Chocolat' for it's old world charm and sense of timelessness. Previously an artist's loft, this barn has been converted into a simple yet surprisingly contemporary home, ancient on the exterior with all of the modern conveniences inside. Come stroll the quiet streets of the walled hilltop village, listen to the church bells mark the time, and experience a life before all of the hustle of today's rat race!

3 hours drive southeast of Paris(an hour and twenty minutes on the TGV!) and an hour northwest of Dijon, between Beaune and Chablis, this home can offer a serene escape or act as the perfect springboard to the delights of Burgundy and the Cote D'Or. With the Restaurant de L'Abbaye, La Grange, and the Creperie Les Ursulines right in town, one needn't leave the village's serenity, but with Alesia's ruins and fabulous restaurant Le Cheval Blanc, Semur en Auxois's vibrant medieval shopping district, the Abbaye Fontenay, and Saulieu nearby there are many temptations to explore.

Come explore the joy of life in the French countryside, and discover what you love most about this enchanting destination!

Keywords: Romantic, gite, stone home, converted barn, artist studio, loft, open modern kitchen, terrace,medieval village,

More Details

Owner
Mary Kate Saunders
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2017

About Mary Kate Saunders

Kirk and Mary Kate Saunders split their time, and their hearts, between their homes in Laguna Beach, California, and Flavigny Sur Ozerain.With their teen-age sons Kian and Rory, their families and their architecture and physical therapy practices in California and the U.S., Laguna remains 'home,' but Flavigny steals all their free time! The charm, the bells, the food and especially the people of Flavigny draw them back as often as possible.

Mary Kate Saunders purchased this house in 2011

Why Mary Kate Saunders chose Montbard area

We have named this home 'Le Cadeau,' 'the gift.' Our dear friends, the O'Neals introduced us to Flavigny's charm, offering us a visit to their home in 2007, and later assisted us in purchasing it. We feel that the opportunity to experience this treasure is a gift we were given, and a gift that we want to pass on to our family and friends, old and new!

What makes this house unique

There are many favorite aspects to life in Flavigny, but marking time with the bells stands out, along with purchasing croissants from the bakery truck every morning and lunch at La Grange. Sitting with a glass of wine on the balcony, watching the sun set over Monsieur & Madame Grob's lovely garden isn't bad either!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Flavigny-sur-Ozerain in Côte-d'Or

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , American style large new master bath on the upstairs area
    Downstairs Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs Guest Bath/Powder Room
  • Brand new American style Master bathroom on upper level, next to Master bedroom, plus 1 bathroom with a great shower and nice towels downstairs!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Convertible bed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , top of the line mattress on this bed , very comfortable
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , King Bed & Twin "Marriage" Bed are in shared Loft Upstairs
  • King size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Located within walls of medieval village where the movie 'Chocolat' was filmed, View of beautiful garden with ancient well from balcony, Ancient Roman Crypt and Anise Factory in town, Monastery and Seminary in town, Wonderful midday meals served in local 'Grange', Nearby Roman/Gaul ruins and Museum at Alesia, Church bells tell the time in town every 15 minutes, Beautiful hikes in French countryside, Burgundy canal nearby for bike riding and boat trips, Wine tasting in Beaune and Dijon within 45 minute drive and local wineries near by, Relaxing peaceful country living in scenic French countryside with many friendly townfolk who speak multiple languages

Reviews

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Romantic Home in Medieval Village Where 'Chocolat' was Filmed
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5

Experience life in a small medieval French town

  • 5 of 5

The stay at this apartment allows you the chance to live in the middle of a quaint town with all the amenities one might need. We had everything we needed regarding beds, shower supplies, cooking utensils, and recreation. Mary Kate was very responsive to our questions and needs, and very understanding. Renting from them was easy and worry free.

Unique things about the property include large open spaces for relaxing, eating, and cooking. We never felt cramped. There is no tv, which is perfect in a small town like this. The upstairs shower is in the open, so not much privacy from friends and family who are upstairs, but there is also the downstairs full bath, which is all we needed. The kitchen has everything you could need, and the induction stovetop is amazing. Plenty of dishes, cooking ware, storage space, etc.

There is the nearby Benedictine Abbey, where you can pray and attend mass with the monks. a few restaurants in town, beautiful views and paths around town, and nearby historical sites.

Thank you very much, and I hope we can manage a visit again before leaving Europe for good.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming Home in Medieval French Village

  • 5 of 5

Arriving late afternoon, we were at once welcomed by local villagers. This made an immediate impression on us as we settled in. The home is well-appointed and comfortable, and exudes old world charm. Every modern convenience blends with the beautiful rustic decor (inside and out). The home is in close proximity to fine dining, wine country, castles and bicycling the Burgundy canal among other activities. We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette, CO
5

Beautiful vacation home in Flavigny sur Ozerain

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Le Cadeau Francais in the heart of Flavigny sur Ozerain, a village that is even more attractive and charming than revealed by the many available photos. The house is simply beautiful, with rustic elements (exposed beams and stonework) combined with impressive original artwork and deft decorative touches. We spent one rainy day just reading and watching the fire in the fireplace/wood-stove (though we took a walk in the drizzle - the town is fabulous even on a rainy day) and it was great. If we ever get back to this area we'll definitely try to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toowoomba Australia
5

Fabulous week in a great house

  • 5 of 5

I've rented close to 20 houses/apartments in France and this was my favourite. Superb location. Central to many points of interest but still off the beaten track. The house was well appointed with everything we needed to have a super week. Would certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dana Point, California
4

Beautiful Flavigney, convenient to explore

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our 3 week visit to Flavigney and the surrounding areas. The leaves were just changing, the weather was absolutely beautiful and the stay was memorable. There was plenty of room for the 3 of us to relax and enjoy the atmosphere and charm of the area and accommodations. The 3 restaurants in town were comfortable and served delicious food. A great place to walk and enjoy the charm of the village. There is a small grocery store in the village and a short drive into Semur there is a new large Intermarche for shopping. It is about an hours drive from Beaume and Dijon, in addition to other medieval villages that are well worth visiting.

The property had a small washer and dryer for our use and was clean and well maintained.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laguna Beach, California, USA
5

Charming villa in Flavigny

  • 5 of 5

The villa was a most charming place to stay in this historic village. It was quiet, beautifully decorated and well maintained. We had all the amenities we needed. We would definitely recommend this home to our friends and have. We even met others during our visit and recommended it. We would definitely go back. It was also a great location to use as home base to take day trips around the area. We went to Beaune, Alesia, Vezaley, biking along the canal after renting bikes from Rando fitness in Venarey Les Lames, riding to Abbey De Fontanay, and chateaus. The owners prepared us for our visit by providing written and verbal information from directions to restaurants, to clear directions on where to park, locate the key, dispose of trash, etc. asked us what questions we had or what else we might need. Outstanding customer service. This villa was just what we wanted to spend time celebrating life in the beautiful French countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Beaune Wine Tasting
Hotel de Luxe le Cep
Montbard
"TGV from Paris to Montbard take 1.5 hours. Montbard is 20 minutes from our house"
Dijon Cathedral
Venarey-les-Laumes
"Rent bikes on the Burgundy Canal in Venarey-les-Laumes"
Chablis
Vézelay
"Wonderful Cathedral!"
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Dijon
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Venarey-les-Laumes (from Paris), Montbard (TGV )
Car: recommended

Wine Tasting, Viewing Roman Ruins, visit Beaune, Dijon and Chablis

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, Cote d'Or

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3 night minimum stay
£379
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £421.1

the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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