Renaissance chateau (4 bedroom wing) near Vezelay
The Chateau -front entrance

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General Information about the Four-Bedroom 16th Century Wing of the Chateau near Vezelay (Burgundy), France (about 1.5 hours southeast of Paris) 

The setting and location - Burgundy:  This four-bedroom, two-bathroom wing of the chateau dates from the early 16th Century and shares a wall with the five-bedroom Renaissance section of the chateau.  It is located a few miles from the town of Vezelay, itself a U.N.E.S.C.O. designated World Heritage site and home of the Basilica of Ste. Madeleine, an 11th Century marvel of Romanesque architecture, where the Second and Third Crusade began.

Vezelay is situated in the western half of Burgundy, about 1.5 hours drive from Paris and about one hour drive west of Dijon, the capital of Burgundy and a beautiful medieval city with many fine Romanesque and Gothic buildings and the second largest art museum in France.  At Dijon begins the Cote d’Or, the ridge that runs between Dijon and Beaune, and which is the home of the world-class wines of Burgundy.  The Burgundy region is a favorite of the French.  The ancient pastoral landscape is dotted with hundreds of medieval villages and small towns still almost completely untouched by the 20th Century.  One can visit countless medieval churches and castles of the highest artistic and historical value.  Burgundy is famous not only for its art, history and its wonderful wines, but also for its fine food.

The Chateau:  This four-bedroom, two-bathroom 16th Century wing of the chateau has about 1600 square feet and has been completely and carefully restored, while at the same time being brought up to contemporary standards, with a new central, radiant heating system and new electrical and plumbing systems.  Entering, one is immediately struck by the enormous skill and good taste exercised in restoration and by the generous spaciousness of all rooms.

The ground floor has a large separate dining room with the original arched ceiling and large fireplace, a large, well-equipped, separate kitchen (with four-burner gas range, double sink, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator/freezer and clothes washer), a large living room with television,  one bedroom (with a double bed), a bathroom with shower and a separate WC.  On the upper floor are three large bedrooms (two with two single beds and one with one double bed),  as well as a large bathroom (with full-length bathtub) and a separate WC.  Barbecue grill, outdoor furniture and ping pong table are provided.

The management:  The house is managed by the owners, who live in a nearby chateau.

Terms of rental: Weekly rent is: €1,300 in June, July, August and September, €1,200 in April, May and October and €1,100 in other months.  There are extra charges, based on metered use for electricity, for any heat used and for final cleaning, unless performed by you.  Sheets and towels are available for an extra charge.  Once you let me know a specific rental period in which you are interested, I will check availability.  Payment terms are a 30% (of the total rent) non-refundable payment at the time of booking with the non-refundable balance due 60 days before scheduled arrival.  Payment is to be made in advance to me, and I will transfer it to the owners.

Additional information: If you would like additional information, please contact me.

Thanks for your interest.

Ken Lawson