A delightful night’s stay in a Chambres d’hotes in Burgundy

We try to vary the way we travel from our home in London to our flat in Grimaud, sometimes we fly, sometimes we take the train (my personal favourite) and sometimes we drive (my husbands favourite). This time it was his turn to choose so we drove down, all 800 miles which takes about 11 to 12 hours. Our friends manage to do the journey in one day but for me this is just too much so I insist on a nights stop over, normally somewhere between Dijon and Lyon, the wonderful wine growing area of Burgundy. Always a good excuse to sample a few glasses! We usually stay in hotels but this time I decided to be more adventurous and try out a “Chambres d’hotes”, or B and B’s as they are known in the UK where they are popular as traditional holiday accomodation.
For those historians who want to check out The History of the origin of B and B’s.  A very useful guide book 

French Bed and Breakfast led us to the discovery of Le Crot Foulot run by the super efficient and extremely welcoming Annie and Jan. As you can see from the pictures below the original “winemaker’s domain” has been lovingly restored about 6 years ago when Annie and Jan decided to sell their prize winning restaurant in Brussels and come to live in the beautiful countryside in the heart of Burgundy with all it’s culture and tradition. We were treated to the most delicious three course evening meal accompanied by some of the best Burgundian wines.
If you are ever visiting that area of France I would highly recommended you spend a night or two at Annie and Jan’s wonderfully calm and restoring “Chambres d’hotes” 

The bedroom we stayed in. I love the original way the architect has added the bathroom. Very good use of space

 
 

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8 Comments

  1. 5th July 2011 / 18:21

    The hotel looks gorgeous – on our recent trip to Paris I decided we should buy a small apartment near the Gare du Nord! Not quite sure where the money’s coming from but wouldn’t it be fab to go to and fro on the Eurostar?

  2. Anonymous
    5th July 2011 / 19:12

    Such a wonderful place to stay, and your bedroom is gorgeous. Quite different to b&bs here in New Zealand!

    Fiona
    http://howtobechic.blogspot.com

  3. 6th July 2011 / 08:11

    This looks a delightful b and b. Alastair Sawday is always reliable. We like to stop for a night or two en route to Italy, usually in small hotels or b and bs in Germany or Austria. How do you pack for this ? I like to change my clothes before dinner, so I now take a small bag or case for the overnight stops. What outfit would you suggest which would look just right for dinner, and packs easily ?

  4. 6th July 2011 / 16:17

    A good question. I only take a very small overnight bag with me. This time I took a lovely grey jersey (with sleeves) maxi dress. It rolls up into a small ball without creasing and can be dressed up with a belt, necklace and some earrings. I shall also wear it with a sarong tied around the waist on the beach. I believe in clothes that multi task.

  5. 7th July 2011 / 09:33

    That sounds perfect. Too late for this summer as I leave on Saturday, but I shall certainly look out for something similar – maybe in Italy.

  6. 7th July 2011 / 18:03

    What a great B&B….I shall mark it so that if I have the chance to go to Burgundy I will know where to stay…..xv

  7. 23rd July 2011 / 16:25

    Josephine, its my first visit to this blog and I like it very much. This article on hotel accommodation is amazing. Nice presentation!!

    Pousadas em buzios

  8. 24th July 2011 / 07:17

    Hi Piter. Thanks for your nice comment. Hope you stay around.

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