Lurcy-Lévis, Auvergne, France Accommodations

Accommodations in Lurcy-Lévis

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2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceThis superb cottage offers you spacious accommodation with the possibility of sleeping up to 6 people. Set within the 3 acres of gardens at La Platriere the cottage has its own enclosed private garden and private parking space. Inside is designed with your comfort in mind, all linen and towels are provided and included in the price and for those cooler months the cottage is well insulated and centrally heated. Whilst staying in La Platriere Cottage you will be able to enjoy the large outdoor swimming pool, petanque and larger gardens within La Platriere Retreat. The kitchen with dining area is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need during your stay, with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, electric oven, hob and extractor hood. During wet weather guests can use for a small charge the tumble dryer in the main house. The dining area has French doors leading out into the private garden and outdoor furniture and barbeque. Open plan beams lead the way into one of the two sitting rooms where for your entertainment there are TV, video player, music centre, and a selection of books and games. The other sitting room can double up as a 3rd bedroom as it has a good quality bed-settee. Also downstairs are the bathroom (with small bath, shower, and vanity unit with basin) and separate toilet. A beautiful open-tread oak staircase leads upstairs where there are 2 adjoining bedrooms (one double, one twin-bedded). Both bedrooms have exposed beams and dormer windows look out across the garden to the countryside beyond. The cottage garden has outdoor furniture, parasol and barbeque. All guests are welcome to enjoy the larger gardens at La Platriere, which include the large swimming pool surrounded by sun terrace where you can laze away hot summer days relaxing on the sun loungers. For the slightly more energetic guests can play boules on the petanque pitch, or maybe a game of croquet. (equipment provided) Guest AccessSwimming pool, larger gardens and petanque pitch. Interaction with GuestsAs we are on site (we live in the main house) we are always there for advice on where to go and of course sorting out any problems you may encounter during your stay. The Neighborhooda Platriere Retreat is situated in the department of Allier in the region of Auvergne, in the heart of France. We are close to the departments of Cher & Berry in the region of Centre and also close to the border of the Nievre in the region of Bourgogne (Burgundy). With a wealth of unique landscapes, rich history and cultural heritage, Auvergne offers something for everyone. The region boasts of an exceptional variety of lakes, waterfalls and running through the region is the river Allier. In fact water is everywhere in Auvergne and offers excellent fishing, bathing, windsurfing, and other water sports including white-water rafting. The area is also known as the "green lung" of France. Nearby to La Platriere is the Troncais Forest, with its 300 year oaks. With 10,000 hectares, the Troncais is the largest oak plantation in Europe and probably the world. This region is sure to capture your heart with its white water, numerous springs, Gallo-Roman sites, gently undulating landscape, chateaux, churches and the haunting sounds of deer belling in the woods. Why not stay with us in the Autumn, when guided tours at sunset to the Troncais are available to hear the eerie sound of the belling of the deer or go wild mushroom picking (you can take your collected mushrooms to the local pharmacy who will advise you of which ones are safe to eat). 15 minutes drive from La Platriere is the spa town of Bourbon l’Archambault, which is the birthplace of the Bourbon kings. With its impressive fortress built before the '100 years war', this is a must for visitors who can explore its impressive remains and admire the stunning views from its hilltop position. It's great fun for children too. Whilst there you may wish to spend a relaxing morning or afternoon at the Thermal baths. The Auvergne has approximately 500 chateaux, which range from the stately, to the fortified or medieval, and is the ‘land of the Bourbon dukes’. Montluçon (40 kms away) is also home to the Bourbon Dukes and has an historic centre and numerous museums. Even its Romanesque art, can be surprisingly inventive. Medieval fortresses and long dormant volcanoes dominate the landscape of the Auvergne region of central France. This is a world of memories and picture postcards, of ancient stone villages surrounded by gently rolling hills. Visit Moulins the capital of the Allier and see the historial parts of this beautiful city with its cathedrals and museums. Situated in the Massif Central, Auvergne is an ancient region of great natural beauty and dramatic landscapes, and has several hundred volcanoes. Both the Puy de Dome (1465 metres) and the Cantal are well known, the first for its formidable challenge to cyclists on the Tour de France, and the second is the largest volcano in Europe. There are breathtaking views of this chain of extinct volcanoes. Just to the north-west of Clermont-Ferrand is the newly opened theme park Vulcania, set in the crater of an extinct volcano. (see (URL HIDDEN) You may wish to take a peaceful hot air balloon ride, calmly drifting over this unique landscape, where on a clear day you can see Mont Blanc over 400 km away! Or perhaps try your hand at paragliding and hang gliding with guidance from qualified professionals from the summit of the Puy de Dome. The regions has two magnificent Nature Parks aim to protect Auvergne’s natural riches and traditions and offer perfect walking and unique plant and animal life. The Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Park is a huge area made up of remarkable landscapes, flora and fauna that owes it strong identity to a rural society which has managed to preserve its know-how and culture. It is one of Europe's oldest and largest regional parks. You may wish to discover Auvergne by rail, and the Cevenol line is one of the most beautiful rail journeys in France. Some go places that cannot be reached by any other way, such as the steepest most remote parts of the Allier gorges. The route takes you into the heart of untamed nature and passes through 53 tunnels and climbs up steep slopes before travelling on high ridges making you feel as though you are suspended outside time. Auvergne is an accessible Garden of Eden boasting over 2,500 species of flowers, and is home to around 100 rare protected plants. The Montagne Bourbonnais near Vichy is known as the Garden of France and is popular during summer and winter with its ski resort of Loges des Gardes with its dry toboggan run. The Auvergne is also a huge playground for the great eagle-owl, salmon, mouflon and thousands of other species. The bends of the River Allier are a bird's paradise. Over 250 species including the marsh hawk, stone curlew and osprey feel at home there. Visit the Allier Valley Nature Centre and discover and learn about the natural heritage of this beautiful area. Getting AroundThere is no public transport locally so we strongly recommend a car if you want to explore this beautiful region. Private parking is available within the grounds next to the cottage. Getting to La Platriere is easy: By Air. La Platriere Retreat is about 1 hours drive from the airport of Clermont-Ferrand, (Flybe from Southampton UK from 21 May 2011) and 2 1/2 hours drive from the airports of Limoges where cheap flights are available from Ryanair. Cheap car hire available at airports. By Road At approximately 370 miles from the channel ports, La Platriere takes between 5-6 hours drive. Situated on the north-western edge of Auvergne close to the Troncais Forest we are only 30 minutes drive from the A71, and 20 minutes from the N7. La Platriere is just off the D64 half-way between the town of Lurcy-Levis and the village of Valigny. By Train Catch the Eurostar from London Waterloo to Paris Gare de Nord, change by Metro to the Gare de Lyon straight through to either Nevers (1 hours drive) or Moulins (30 mins drive). Cheap car hire is available at all railway stations.
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Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceAll our bedrooms offer stunning views of the garden and countryside beyond. Each room has a private ensuite bathroom with shower, washbasin, vanity unit and toilet. A hospitality tray is also provided in the bedroom with kettle and hot beverages. Guest AccessGuests are welcome to enjoy the gardens with swimming pool and boules court. Breakfast is served in our large dining room. Evening meals are also available served either in the dining room or outside on the terrace. Interaction with GuestsA warm welcome awaits you from English owners Jackie and Andy. As a guest at La Platriere Retreat you can have as much privacy as you want to. But if you need some help to find your way around, or someone to talk to, we are there for you. The NeighborhoodWe are approximately 25 km from the A71 (St. Amand Montrond) and 20 km from A77 so ideal as a stopover if travelling to the south of France. The bourbonnais is quiet and peaceful and very rural. However, plenty of things to do and places to visit - Chateaux, medieval villages and towns, forests, lakes, markets and castles. The locals are friendly people and welcome visitors. Getting AroundThere is no public transport so a car is recommended if you wish to get around and visit the diversity of this region. Other Things to NoteThe Fitzroy bedroom is 115 euros per night including breakfast for 4/5 people. The Crows Nest bedroom is 90 euros per night including breakfast for 3 people. All other rooms are 77 euros per night for 2 people including breakfast. Taxe sejour is 0,25 euros per adult per night.
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7 reviews
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The SpaceVous logerez dans une chambre indépendante située au rez-de-chaussée de notre maison. Vous bénéficiez d'un accès privé. La chambre de 30m² est équipée d'une douche et d'un toilette. Guest AccessVotre voiture pourra être garée dans la cours fermée. Vous accéder à votre chambre avec votre propre accès. Interaction with GuestsNous nous adaptons à vos besoins, nous sommes juste à côté, il suffit de nous appeler pour toute demande. Si vous souhaitez partager un moment, dites-le nous simplement. Si vous souhaitez garder votre intimité et que ce n'est pas le moment pour vous, pas de souci, nous respectons vos envies. The NeighborhoodLe calme, le bocage, les oiseaux, les vaches... Getting AroundLes gares les plus proches sont Saint-Pierre-le-Moutier puis Nevers et Moulins.
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Nice
1 review
3br cottage
    Yves et Marie Hélène d'Argent sont heureux de vous accueillir en Berry au domaine des Turaux propriété familiale depuis plus de 200 ans .Au cœur d'un parc fleuri et aux arbres centenaires Ils vous proposent dans un cadre de verdure et de façon bien indépendante avec son jardin un gite rural de qualité. Entre les Pays de la Loire et la Bourgogne ou vous pouvez vous rendre en 2 voiture, venez découvrir autour d'un havre de calme et de repos et sous le chant des oiseaux les richesses touristiques du Berry : le plus grand marché de la région à Sancoins , les châteaux médiévaux ou renaissance de Sagonne, Ainay le Vieil, Culan ou Meillant Tous nos beaux villages dont Apremont, le Chautay ,Sagonne vous raviront pour leurs marchés hebdomadaires leurs églises romanes. Vous serez impressionnés par les cathédrales de nos deux villes phares Nevers et Bourges et les maisons à colombages qui les entourent Enfin chaque week end vous pourrez chiner dans nos nombreux vide greniers et brocantes généreuses. Mille découvertes vous attendent en Berry Province. Vereaux est un village calme et rural à 5 minutes de Sancoins Sancoins est une petite ville typique du Berry . Chaque mercredi s'y déroule le plus grand marché de bestiaux de la région .mais aussi un grand marché de , spécialités locales ou d'autres régions : fruits et légumes de Provence , charcuterie et fromages d'Auvergne, Sancoins possède plusieurs auberges ,3 supermarchés et une centaine de magasins ou services , cabinet médical, pharmacies.. De Vereaux nous sommes à 1 heure des châteaux de la Loire et 2 heures de la Bourgogne .
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    7br house
      The chateau is set in a stunning location on the edge of a picturesque village in the Berry region of the French department of Cher. Situated in 32 acres of gardens, impressive mature trees and parkland, it offers serenity and tranquillity surrounded by all nature has to offer.Built in 1838, the chateau has been updated to include handcrafted, double glazed oak windows that were produced by a local Artisan using timber from this region. Additional amenities include: ideal for kids, lots to see: outstanding landscapes, stag/hen parties allowed, ideal for celebrations / party house, walking/hiking paths, wheelchair access, indoor games, walkable village/town, high chair(s), cot(s), lots to do: outdoor pursuit & activities, bicycles provided, ideal for teens, ground floor bed & bath, heating, lots to visit: tourist towns & villages, rural location, golf course nearby, stalking/hunting, all bedrooms en-suite, outdoor games, wine tasting, fishing, toys, walkable pub/restaurant. The chateau is located within the Berry Region and is approximately 35 minutes from the stunning cathedral town of Bourges with its historic centre. One hour away is the beautiful wine growing region of Sancerre and the chateau even has its own wine produced locally. Private tours of the production facility can be arranged.The world famous racing circuit of Magny Cours is a 40 minute drive from the chateau. Guests can also enjoy a nearby golf course 30 minutes away and horse riding 20 minutes away.The Berry offers an extremely diverse selection of tourist attractions. Especially noteworthy are the 7 Secret Gardens. Most of them are within an hour of the chateau, and the nearest one at Apremont Sur Allier (25 minute drive) is particularly noteworthy.
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      8br house
      • Pets Allowed
      Perched high above the Burgundian countryside, with its prehistoric rock formations, undulating fields and surrounding forests, at the confluence of the Yonne river and the Canal Nivernais, sits the Chateau. Originally a fortified stronghold and still encircled by its medieval walls, it offers unobstructed views stretching miles around. Within the fortified walls are five buildings encircling a centre courtyard. The oldest structures, dating from the Middle Ages, are the vaulted caves, now converted into spacious suites with monumental fireplaces and filled with period furnishings. Built on top of the medieval caves is an early 19th century residence with terraces on all sides, overlooking the countryside and the village below. On the other side of the central court are two adjoining 17th century buildings, known as the commons. The ground floors originally housed the stables, with the servants’ quarters above. Flanking the back edge of the courtyard on either side are two pavilions that were recently converted into light filled living spaces with full kitchens and bathrooms. The grounds are landscaped with beautiful gardens on several levels and offer a wide variety of magnificent terraces and outdoor spaces, most with expansive views of the lower surroundings. The 18 meter heated swimming pool is strategically located on a jutting promontory to benefit from one of the most panoramic views in the region. The estate is accessible through two large gates (electronically operated), ensuring complete tranquillity and privacy. A parking area holding up to twenty cars is also within the enclosed walls. Additional amenities include: ideal for kids, lots to see: outstanding landscapes, recommended, ideal for celebrations / party house, outdoor games, indoor games, smoking allowed inside, walkable village/town, conference facilities, high chair(s), gated/fenced grounds, cot(s), lots to do: outdoor pursuit & activities, ideal for teens, bicycles provided, heating, wi-fi/internet access, lots to visit: tourist towns & villages, rural location, all bedrooms en-suite, walking/hiking paths, fishing, walkable pub/restaurant. The Chateau is located in northern Burgundy, about a two hour drive south east of Paris, in a beautifully bucolic region of farmland and meandering waterways. Activities include biking (along the bike path that runs most of the length of the Canal Nivernais or along back country roads through farmland and forest), boating, rock climbing, hot air ballooning and tennis. The medieval hill-town of Vezelay is within a twenty minute drive from the Chateau. The twelfth century basilica of Mary Magdalene crowning its hilltop contains some of the finest examples of early Romanesque sculpture. The Chablis, Irancy and St. Bris vineyards are within a twenty minute drive from the Chateau. The Meursault and Montrachet vineyards are just over an hours’ drive south. Wine tours to the many vineyards in the area can be arranged by Oliver's VIP Concierge Team. Bakery: out gate , second left and then left, (open 8-12 :30, 4 :30-7, closed Sunday afternoon Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday) pain Copaline is our favourite!Café: same street as bakery, same opening times more or lessBodega: for bare essentials, out gate second left, follow street straight to town square, go down street to left of Church,Le castel, for simple meals, on square next to Church, (goat cheese salad, when it’s on the menu, is good).Out of Town- In Mailly la Ville: a  small épicerie  open 7 days, (9_1pm, 3 :30-7pm) and a  small butcher open most of the time. When you arrive in mailly la Ville follow signs to Avallon and you will pass the butcher and then the épicerie.- Nearest large grocery store: Maxi Marche in Coulanges sur Yonne (about 10km), open 7 days a week, further on same road, a bigger supermarket, LECLERC,( closed sundays), in Clamecy, out driveway, immediate left down rue de Vanoise, another left at end of  road, then a right at end of road, straight about 10K till road ends then left in direction of Clamecy. You’ll pass maxi Marche on your left. To continue on to LEClERC, continue in direction of Clamecy, first trafic circle you hit  take a right towards zone industrielle and you should see LECLERC ,(at next trafic circle follow sign for zone industrielle)Markets, - Mailly la Ville, VERY Small market for some vegetables, cheeses, good sausages wednesday morning in front of bakery.- Auxerre, Tuesday and Friday morning on the Place de l’Arquebuse, underground, you’ll find everythng you could possibly need at this market.- Avallon, Saturday morning, also large market, much prettier than Auxerre, same distance- Duck: M.Rosières : 0386811837, 0619491899, Trucy sur Yonne, next town after Mailly la Ville in the direction of Auxerre, go up steep hill, first driveway to right. He has delicious foie gras and duck breast (you have to call to arrange to meet him there)- Fish: the trout farm on D100 on way to Auxerre, be sure to get french trout, not rainbow trout, be sure to ask them to clean the fish- Milk fresh from farm, Nadia: go to Merry sur Yonne, next town over if you’re following canals south, go into Merry sur Yonne and follow main road to Magny. On entering Magny there will be a large (significant) house on right, shortly after there is small road on the left, her door is first driveway on right as you go down.(it’s a mess, junk, ducks, chickens, dogs, wandering around, knock on her kitchen window) Activities- Horse back riding, Ecuries la Croix des Bois in Montillot, about a 15 min drive : 03 86 32 47 08- Tennis: Take the key, (with sneaker key chain) hanging on hook in receptIon room. There are two raquets and balls in pantry of 19th century house. Go to Merry Sur Yonne, follow main road through the town until there is a fork in the road, bear left and you’ll see either a locked gate or a lawn, playground, beach area. If the gate is locked, park outside and climb through gate. The tennis courts are on your right. Locate the guardian, if you can, either in the building near the tennis courts or out doing maintenance work on the grounds and offer to pay him 8 euros an hour for the court. If you don’t see him just let yourself in to the tennis court with the key.- Hot Air Ballooning: www.francemontgolfieres.com, they can take off from our courtyard,(they’ve done it before, weather permitting), if you order a private basket- Kayaking: Kayaks are in the parking lot. Please consult us as to the best route to take. TRAIN SCHEDULE : Paris, gare de Bercy- Mailly la Ville : Paris, 12 :20 arrives 14 :40, direct16 :13 arrives 18 :44, change train in Auxerre18 :13 arrives 20 :30, directOn all direct trains be sure you’re seated in the right part of the train because it splits in two at Cravant/Bazarnes,(after Auxerre). You need to be headed in the direction of Clamecy, not AvallonRestaurantsBest restaurant around : Château de Vault de Lugny, in Vault de Lugny, about 20-25 min drive 0386340786. Vegetarian menu is excellent, but it’s a long meal. For shorter meal order a la carte, be sure to get whatever ravioli is on the menu, and foie gras, avoid bœuf bourguignon.L’Auberge de Voutenay in Voutenay Sur Cure: about a 15 minute drive from the Château. Excellent food in a very cosy setting, 0386335192, be sure to reserveLes Tilleuls: in Vincellotes, on way to Auxerre, turn right at first trafic circle, restaurant is on river, go when the weather’s good, 12 Quai de l’Yonne, 0386422213. It’s a little closer than Château de Vault de Lugny but you end up paying about the same and food and environment are not as good.Le Castel: on square in Mailly le Château, very nice place to sit and have dinner, food borders on being ‘snack’ food, but goat cheese salad is OK and if he has scallops, order them.Marc Menau’s Espérance in Vezelay. When it’s good it’s excellent but it’s not always good and the setting is nothing to write home about.Other attractionsThe  Chablis, St.Bris -le -Vineux, and Irancy vineyards are within a half  hour’s drive from Mailly le Chateau. Be sure to stop by Denis Race, 5 Rue de Chichée, Chablis, 0386424587, if you’re looking for some excellent and very reasonably priced Chablis. He is open every day, morning and afternoon, www.chablis-race.com To try some of our local crémant from it’s producer,( in an extremely dramatic setting), stop by the Caves de Bailly, (just a 15 minute drive): Les Caves de Bailly Lapierre, Hameau de Bailly, Quai de l’Yonne, tel: 0386537777, open every morning and afternoon, www.bailly-lapierre.fr For a guided tour through the Burgundy vineyards, or to arrange wine tastings, consult  Brendan Moore of Wine Liaisons, 06 74 75 42 24. www.wine-liaisons.comVezelay , a launching site for the crusades in the Middle Ages, crowned by the Ste. Madeleine basillica containing some of the finest examples of Romanesque sculpture, is within a 20 minute drive from Mailly le Chateau. For a nice meal in the environs of Vezelay go to ‘Aux Deux Ponts’: 1 Route de Vezelay, 89450, in Pierre Perthuis, a ten minute drive from Vezelay, tel: 0386323131, www.lesdeuxponts.com  or for something more upscale, (where you’d need a reservation), try Marc Menau’s Espérance, in Saint Père, 22 Grande Rue, 89450, Saint Père, tel: 0386333910, www.marc-menau-esperance.com                       Montréal is a lovely medieval village about 10 minutes outside of Avallon, www.montreal89.com              For a tour of a prehistoric cave visit the Grottes D’Arcy just outside of Arcy sur Cure, (a ten minute drive from the Chateau), RN6, 89270, Arcy sur Cure, tel: 0386819063, www.grottes-arcy.net The Chateau of Ancy –Le-Franc is a beautiful renaissance chateau built in 1546 by the Italian architect Sebastien Serlio, about a 45 minute drive north east, www.chateau-ancy.com The Chateau de Tanlay is another impressive example of renaissance architecture not far from Ancy-Le-Franc, www.chateaudetanlay.fr For a delicious meal in a beautiful setting try the restaurant in the Chateau de Vault de Lugny, about a 20 minute drive from the Chateau, 11 Rue du Chateau, 89200, Vault de Lugny, tel: 0386340786, reservations required, www.lugny.fr
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      21br house
      • Pets Allowed
      Perched high above the Burgundian countryside, with its prehistoric rock formations, undulating fields and surrounding forests, at the confluence of the Yonne river and the Canal Nivernais, sits the Chateau. Originally a fortified stronghold and still encircled by its medieval walls, it offers unobstructed views stretching miles around. Within the fortified walls are five buildings encircling a centre courtyard. The oldest structures, dating from the Middle Ages, are the vaulted caves, now converted into spacious suites with monumental fireplaces and filled with period furnishings. Built on top of the medieval caves is an early 19th century residence with terraces on all sides, overlooking the countryside and the village below. On the other side of the central court are two adjoining 17th century buildings, known as the commons. The ground floors originally housed the stables, with the servants’ quarters above. Flanking the back edge of the courtyard on either side are two pavilions that were recently converted into light filled living spaces with full kitchens and bathrooms. The grounds are landscaped with beautiful gardens on several levels and offer a wide variety of magnificent terraces and outdoor spaces, most with expansive views of the lower surroundings. The 18 meter heated swimming pool is strategically located on a jutting promontory to benefit from one of the most panoramic views in the region. The estate is accessible through two large gates (electronically operated), ensuring complete tranquillity and privacy. A parking area holding up to twenty cars is also within the enclosed walls. Additional amenities include: ideal for kids, lots to see: outstanding landscapes, recommended, ideal for celebrations / party house, outdoor games, indoor games, smoking allowed inside, walkable village/town, conference facilities, high chair(s), gated/fenced grounds, cot(s), lots to do: outdoor pursuit & activities, ideal for teens, bicycles provided, heating, lots to visit: tourist towns & villages, rural location, all bedrooms en-suite, walking/hiking paths, wine tasting, fishing, walkable pub/restaurant. The Chateau is located in northern Burgundy, about a two hour drive south east of Paris, in a beautifully bucolic region of farmland and meandering waterways. Activities include biking (along the bike path that runs most of the length of the Canal Nivernais or along back country roads through farmland and forest), boating, rock climbing, hot air ballooning and tennis. The medieval hill-town of Vezelay is within a twenty minute drive from the Chateau. The twelfth century basilica of Mary Magdalene crowning its hilltop contains some of the finest examples of early Romanesque sculpture. The Chablis, Irancy and St. Bris vineyards are within a twenty minute drive from the Chateau. The Meursault and Montrachet vineyards are just over an hours’ drive south. Wine tours to the many vineyards in the area can be arranged by Oliver's VIP Concierge Team. Bakery: out gate , second left and then left, (open 8-12 :30, 4 :30-7, closed Sunday afternoon Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday) pain Copaline is our favourite!Café: same street as bakery, same opening times more or lessBodega: for bare essentials, out gate second left, follow street straight to town square, go down street to left of Church,Le castel, for simple meals, on square next to Church, (goat cheese salad, when it’s on the menu, is good).Out of Town- In Mailly la Ville: a  small épicerie  open 7 days, (9_1pm, 3 :30-7pm) and a  small butcher open most of the time. When you arrive in mailly la Ville follow signs to Avallon and you will pass the butcher and then the épicerie.- Nearest large grocery store: Maxi Marche in Coulanges sur Yonne (about 10km), open 7 days a week, further on same road, a bigger supermarket, LECLERC,( closed sundays), in Clamecy, out driveway, immediate left down rue de Vanoise, another left at end of  road, then a right at end of road, straight about 10K till road ends then left in direction of Clamecy. You’ll pass maxi Marche on your left. To continue on to LEClERC, continue in direction of Clamecy, first trafic circle you hit  take a right towards zone industrielle and you should see LECLERC ,(at next trafic circle follow sign for zone industrielle)Markets, - Mailly la Ville, VERY Small market for some vegetables, cheeses, good sausages wednesday morning in front of bakery.- Auxerre, Tuesday and Friday morning on the Place de l’Arquebuse, underground, you’ll find everythng you could possibly need at this market.- Avallon, Saturday morning, also large market, much prettier than Auxerre, same distance- Duck: M.Rosières : 0386811837, 0619491899, Trucy sur Yonne, next town after Mailly la Ville in the direction of Auxerre, go up steep hill, first driveway to right. He has delicious foie gras and duck breast (you have to call to arrange to meet him there)- Fish: the trout farm on D100 on way to Auxerre, be sure to get french trout, not rainbow trout, be sure to ask them to clean the fish- Milk fresh from farm, Nadia: go to Merry sur Yonne, next town over if you’re following canals south, go into Merry sur Yonne and follow main road to Magny. On entering Magny there will be a large (significant) house on right, shortly after there is small road on the left, her door is first driveway on right as you go down.(it’s a mess, junk, ducks, chickens, dogs, wandering around, knock on her kitchen window) Activities- Horse back riding, Ecuries la Croix des Bois in Montillot, about a 15 min drive : 03 86 32 47 08- Tennis: Take the key, (with sneaker key chain) hanging on hook in receptIon room. There are two raquets and balls in pantry of 19th century house. Go to Merry Sur Yonne, follow main road through the town until there is a fork in the road, bear left and you’ll see either a locked gate or a lawn, playground, beach area. If the gate is locked, park outside and climb through gate. The tennis courts are on your right. Locate the guardian, if you can, either in the building near the tennis courts or out doing maintenance work on the grounds and offer to pay him 8 euros an hour for the court. If you don’t see him just let yourself in to the tennis court with the key.- Hot Air Ballooning: www.francemontgolfieres.com, they can take off from our courtyard,(they’ve done it before, weather permitting), if you order a private basket- Kayaking: Kayaks are in the parking lot. Please consult us as to the best route to take. TRAIN SCHEDULE : Paris, gare de Bercy- Mailly la Ville : Paris, 12 :20 arrives 14 :40, direct16 :13 arrives 18 :44, change train in Auxerre18 :13 arrives 20 :30, directOn all direct trains be sure you’re seated in the right part of the train because it splits in two at Cravant/Bazarnes,(after Auxerre). You need to be headed in the direction of Clamecy, not AvallonRestaurantsBest restaurant around : Château de Vault de Lugny, in Vault de Lugny, about 20-25 min drive 0386340786. Vegetarian menu is excellent, but it’s a long meal. For shorter meal order a la carte, be sure to get whatever ravioli is on the menu, and foie gras, avoid bœuf bourguignon.L’Auberge de Voutenay in Voutenay Sur Cure: about a 15 minute drive from the Château. Excellent food in a very cosy setting, 0386335192, be sure to reserveLes Tilleuls: in Vincellotes, on way to Auxerre, turn right at first trafic circle, restaurant is on river, go when the weather’s good, 12 Quai de l’Yonne, 0386422213. It’s a little closer than Château de Vault de Lugny but you end up paying about the same and food and environment are not as good.Le Castel: on square in Mailly le Château, very nice place to sit and have dinner, food borders on being ‘snack’ food, but goat cheese salad is OK and if he has scallops, order them.Marc Menau’s Espérance in Vezelay. When it’s good it’s excellent but it’s not always good and the setting is nothing to write home about.Other attractionsThe  Chablis, St.Bris -le -Vineux, and Irancy vineyards are within a half  hour’s drive from Mailly le Chateau. Be sure to stop by Denis Race, 5 Rue de Chichée, Chablis, 0386424587, if you’re looking for some excellent and very reasonably priced Chablis. He is open every day, morning and afternoon, www.chablis-race.com To try some of our local crémant from it’s producer,( in an extremely dramatic setting), stop by the Caves de Bailly, (just a 15 minute drive): Les Caves de Bailly Lapierre, Hameau de Bailly, Quai de l’Yonne, tel: 0386537777, open every morning and afternoon, www.bailly-lapierre.fr For a guided tour through the Burgundy vineyards, or to arrange wine tastings, consult  Brendan Moore of Wine Liaisons, 06 74 75 42 24. www.wine-liaisons.comVezelay , a launching site for the crusades in the Middle Ages, crowned by the Ste. Madeleine basillica containing some of the finest examples of Romanesque sculpture, is within a 20 minute drive from Mailly le Chateau. For a nice meal in the environs of Vezelay go to ‘Aux Deux Ponts’: 1 Route de Vezelay, 89450, in Pierre Perthuis, a ten minute drive from Vezelay, tel: 0386323131, www.lesdeuxponts.com  or for something more upscale, (where you’d need a reservation), try Marc Menau’s Espérance, in Saint Père, 22 Grande Rue, 89450, Saint Père, tel: 0386333910, www.marc-menau-esperance.com                       Montréal is a lovely medieval village about 10 minutes outside of Avallon, www.montreal89.com              For a tour of a prehistoric cave visit the Grottes D’Arcy just outside of Arcy sur Cure, (a ten minute drive from the Chateau), RN6, 89270, Arcy sur Cure, tel: 0386819063, www.grottes-arcy.net The Chateau of Ancy –Le-Franc is a beautiful renaissance chateau built in 1546 by the Italian architect Sebastien Serlio, about a 45 minute drive north east, www.chateau-ancy.com The Chateau de Tanlay is another impressive example of renaissance architecture not far from Ancy-Le-Franc, www.chateaudetanlay.fr For a delicious meal in a beautiful setting try the restaurant in the Chateau de Vault de Lugny, about a 20 minute drive from the Chateau, 11 Rue du Chateau, 89200, Vault de Lugny, tel: 0386340786, reservations required, www.lugny.fr
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        Located in the Auvergne region of France, home to the Massif Central, La Platriere is a beautiful renovated farmhouse set within 3 acres of gardens, with a large outdoor swimming pool, sun terraces, petanque, organic vegetable and fruit gardens, and small orchard. Situated in an elevated position, La Platriere offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Nearby is the Troncais Forest with numerous lakes. The volcanoes of Central Massif are within one hours drive away and the chic town of Vichy is also within a short driving distance. There are numerous Chateaux abound for those seeking the cultural heritage of France. La Platriere Retreat offers accommodation either on a Bed and Breakfast basis (with the option of evening meals) or full/half board on a Retreat package. The accommodation comprises of 5 guest bedrooms, sleeping up to 15 people. All rooms are light and airy. All bedrooms are tastefully decorated have private en-suites and offer stunning views over the garden and surrounding countryside. Tea and coffee making facilities and hospitality tray are provided in each room and all rooms have central heating. Some rooms have exposed beams. Iron and ironing board are provided on request (as if you will have time). Laundry washing and drying facilities are available for a small charge. We are equipped with WiFi, so bring your laptop if you wish. Meals are taken either in the dining room or on outside terrace. The large dining room has French doors leading to the garden and stairs to the bedrooms. Breakfast is continental style with a range of cereal, pastries, breads, local jams/honey, fruit juices and hot beverages. There is the option of ordering a full English Breakfast for a supplement of 8 euros. Evening meals are available, booked in advance (24 hours notice) and prices start from 27,50 euros per person for 4 courses (price includes TVA) We have a license to sell drinks, Aperitifs are also available, served from 6pm. Prices include TVA (VAT) but there is tourist tax payable for adults per person per night of 0,55 euros from the period 1st May to 30 September. Breakfast is included in the price. English cooked breakfast is available for supplement of 8 euros. Special rate retreat packages are available please ask for details. La Platriere is situated in the Allier department in the region of Auvergne. It is close to the borders of Cher (Centre) and Nievre (Bourgougne). The cottage is just off the D64, 4 kilometres from the small town of Lurcy Levis and 5 kms from the village of Valigny. Close to the Troncais Forest, La Platriere is ideal for walking. Also close by are several large lakes some of which have beaches for swimming and sunbathing. There are opportunities to go sailing, and hire boats, pedaloes, canoes and kayaks. The fishing in the area is excellent. Horseriding is nearby with possibility of trekking in the forest. The area is called Bourbonnais, which means it is the land of the Bourbon dukes and kings of France. Medieval villages and towns are everywhere, the whole area being of great historic interest. With its history of being involved in the royal courts, there are no shortages of chateaux and castle fortresses, many of which are open to the public. Throughout the summer months you can visit medieval fairs and festivals, where you will experience times gone by, medieval music, dance and entertainment, food and other produce. The area is also well-known for its folklore music. Every year at Lurcy-Levis there is an international folklore festival, where participants from several countries as well as other regions in France gather and perform their music and dance. All in traditional costume, this is an event (email: hidden)racts many people. Further afield at Gannat is a larger folklore festival, which lasts for 10 days, again with at least 11 international groups of dancers and musicians, with opportunities for you to experience their culture and food, and buy their products. The area produces excellent wine and cheeses. Within 12 kilometres of La Platriere you can visit a small vineyard which has its roots from the 12 century. With Sancerre and Pouilly sur Loire only an hours drive away, you can taste some of the best wines of France.
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          La Platriere Cottage is situated in the Auvergne region of France in the Allier. Situated within 3 acres of gardens belonging to the main house at La Platriere, the cottage offers a high standard of accommodation, for people seeking quiet and peaceful holidays. With a private parking space and private enclosed garden, the cottage sleeps up to 6 people. Guests are welcome to use the shared pool and the larger gardens at La Platriere. The cottage meets with the EU fire safety regulations, and for those cooler months, benefits from central heating throughout. La Platriere is situated on top of a hill, therefore offering stunning views of the surrounding villages and countryside. The Cottage has 2 bedrooms upstairs, (one with double bed, the other with 2 single beds). Both bedrooms have exposed beams, and dormer windows which look out across the gardens to the countryside beyond. A beautiful open tread oak staircase leads the way downstairs to the first of 2 sitting rooms. This room has a good quality double bed-settee thereby can easily be converted to make a 3rd bedroom if necessary. The 2nd sitting room is designed with your entertainment in mind and offers TV, video, music centre, plus a selection of videos, games and books. The bathroom and separate toilet are also downstairs. The bathroom has a small french bath, a shower, vanity unit and washbasin. The large kitchen is fully equipped with all modern facilities, and the dining area has french doors which lead you out into your private garden, with patio, outdoor furniture and barbeque. Deposit required on booking of 100 euros for 1 week, 200 euros for 2 weeks. Balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to commencement of holiday. Damage waiver deposit of 150 euros required on arrival, returned minus any breakages or damage on date of departure. Cleaning charge required of 40 euros payable on arrival. Tourist tax applies from 1st May to 30 September, and is 0,25 euros per adult per night. In the winter months fuel charge of 30 euros per week required. La Platriere is situated in the Allier department in the region of Auvergne. It is close to the borders of Cher (Centre) and Nievre (Bourgougne). The cottage is just off the D64, 4 kilometres from the small town of Lurcy Levis and 5 kms from the village of Valigny. Close to the Troncais Forest, La Platriere is ideal for walking. Also close by are several large lakes some of which have beaches for swimming and sunbathing. There are opportunities to go sailing, and hire boats, pedaloes, canoes and kayaks. The fishing in the area is excellent. Horseriding is nearby with possibility of trekking in the forest. The area is called Bourbonnais, which means it is the land of the Bourbon dukes and kings of France. Medieval villages and towns are everywhere, the whole area being of great historic interest. With its history of being involved in the royal courts, there are no shortages of chateaux and castle fortresses, many of which are open to the public. Throughout the summer months you can visit medieval fairs and festivals, where you will experience times gone by, medieval music, dance and entertainment, food and other produce. The area is also well-known for its folklore music. Every year at Lurcy-Levis there is an international folklore festival, where participants from several countries as well as other regions in France gather and perform their music and dance. All in traditional costume, this is an event (email: hidden)racts many people. Further afield at Gannat is a larger folklore festival, which lasts for 10 days, again with at least 11 international groups of dancers and musicians, with opportunities for you to experience their culture and food, and buy their products. The area produces excellent wine and cheeses. Within 12 kilometres of La Platriere you can visit a small vineyard which has its roots from the 12 century. With Sancerre and Pouilly sur Loire only an hours drive away, you can taste some of the best wines of France.
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          Excellent
          5 reviews
          2br cottage
            This superb cottage offers you spacious accommodation with the possibility of sleeping up to 6 people. It is situated within 3acres of gardens and part of La Platriere Retreat guests are welcome to use the large outdoor swimming pool and petanque, and enjoy the stunning views across the valley of rural countryside. The owners (English) live in the main house which they run as a Bed and Breakfast (Please send us an email if interested in this option), so are always at hand should you have any questions or need assistance during your stay. The cottage adjoins the main house and has its own enclosed private garden and private parking space. Inside is designed with your comfort in mind, all linen and towels are provided and included in the price and for those cooler months the cottage is well insulated and centrally heated. La Platriere offers peace and tranquility in the heart of France and is perfect for people who are seeking a quiet getaway in a part of France that is traditionally rural, with plenty of history and natural beauty. The cottage is about 5kms from the Troncais Forest, with its 300 year oaks. With 10,000 hectares, the Troncais is the largest oak plantation in Europe and probably the world. This region is sure to capture your heart with its white water, numerous springs, Gallo-Roman sites, gently undulating landscape, chateaux, churches and the haunting sounds of deer belling in the woods. Why not stay with us in the Autumn, when guided tours at sunset to the Troncais are available to hear the eerie sound of the belling of the deer or go wild mushroom picking (you can take your collected mushrooms to the local pharmacy who will advise you of which ones are safe to eat). There are numerous lakes in the forest, most with beaches for swimming. Windsurfing, canueing, kayaking are available at Etang de Goule just 5 minutes drive away. There are local horseriding, fishing, walking and tennis. 15 minutes drive from La Platriere is the spa town of Bourbon l’Archambault, which is the birthplace of the Bourbon kings. With its impressive fortress built before the '100 years war', this is a must for visitors who can explore its impressive remains and admire the stunning views from its hilltop position. It's great fun for children too. Whilst there you may wish to spend a relaxing morning or afternoon at the Thermal baths. The Auvergne has approximately 500 chateaux, which range from the stately, to the fortified or medieval, and is the ‘land of the Bourbon dukes’. Montluçon (40 kms away) is also home to the Bourbon Dukes and has an historic centre and numerous museums. Even its Romanesque art, can be surprisingly inventive. Medieval fortresses and long dormant volcanoes dominate the landscape of the Auvergne region of central France. This is a world of memories and picture postcards, of ancient stone villages surrounded by gently rolling hills. Visit Moulins the capital of the Allier and see the historial parts of this beautiful city with its cathedrals and museums. Beautiful, spacious 2 bedroom cottage set within 3 acres of garden with swimming pool, and stunning views of surrounding countryside.
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            The SpaceLa cabane est ma cabane de souvenirs de voyages. Elle est un peu roots, je vous conseille de prendre vos draps et duvets, cela sera plus simple et propre pour tout le monde. Mon papa vivant seul , en ce moment il a beaucoup de travail dans le jardin et pas trop le temps pour le ménage. Je ne suis pas toujours là bas mais il se fera un plaisir de vous accueillir, il est adorable. Guest AccessVous pouvez simplement faire comme chez vous, tout est accessible. Interaction with GuestsMon papa a 83 ans , il est un peu sourd mais très gentil , si je ne suis pas là ou bien même si je suis là , il se fera un plaisir de vous aider en pour , vous lui faite à mangé il sera ravis ;) Il vit souvent seul donc n'hésitez pas à utiliser la cuisine pour faire des petits plats ;) ou gros. The NeighborhoodNous habitons juste en face des magnifiques plages de sable blancs de l'Allier ;) l'endroit est très sauvage , il y a pleins de belles balades à faire ,le coin mérite le détour , surtout que mon père pourra vous donner toutes les informations de balades atypiques. Getting AroundVous pouvez garer votre voiture sans problème et mon papa peut même venir vous chercher à la gare qui se situe à 7 kms a st pierre le moutier. Other Things to NoteLe ménage n'est pas nickel ( j'insiste sur ce fait) car les animaux vivent avec nous, nous avons 6 chats et un chien , et aussi un jardin d'environ un hectare donc autre chose à faire que de tout le temps astiquer ;) par contre, si vous voulez le faire avec plaisir ;) Donc, s'il vous plait, si vous êtes maniac ne venez pas dormir dans la cabane. L'endroit est vraiment paradisiaque mais mon papa est âgé et n'a pas trop le temps de faire le ménage. N'hésitez pas à donner un coup de balais ou plus si vous le souhaitez. Le lit n'est pas non plus haut de gamme et je vous conseille de prendre vos draps. S'il vous plaît, étant donné que c'est noté dans l'annonce ne marqué pas une étoile pour la propreté sinon le site annule mon annonce. Plein de guests sont passés et étaient très heureux de vivre ces moments avec mon papa adorable, les animaux... le cadre, mais effectivement, le ménage n'est pas impeccable mais le prix est en conséquence. Merci de votre compréhension.
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            The SpaceMaison pleine de charme, au calme, l'idéal pour passer des vacances idylliques ! Guest AccessLogement entièrement dédié aux vacanciers Interaction with GuestsNous sommes des propriétaires très disponibles & à l'écoute de nos hôtes
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            This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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            Jolie chambre à louer chez l'habitant au coeur du pays de Lévis, à deux pas de la fôret de Tronçais, dans une propriété équestre. Le domaine de Farnay est un lieu calme, apprécié de nos cavaliers et des chevaux que nous accueillions en pension.
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            26 reviews
            46br hotel
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            Situated in Le Veurdre, this hotel is within 16 mi (25 km) of Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Chateau Bourbon-l'Archambault, and Nivernais Golf. Balaine Arboretum and Parc Floral d'Apremont are also within 16 mi (25 km).