Our concept

We welcome you and share our home in a 1900s rural house, extended and then recently renovated. Your stay can be structured around different themes all based on the 4 elements:

  • Earth, rich and generous
  • Air, soft and pure
  • Water, clear and fresh
  • Fire, light and joyful

In the heart of « La Nouvelle Arche » (The New Arch) we propose leisure activities, for fun, for recovery or for sport, moments of relaxation and calm but also outings in the surrounding area, walking, cycling or by car.

We provide healthy and balanced meals, made with fruits and vegetables from our kitchen garden and produce from local farmers.

Your hosts

Previously a Parisian, an interior decorator and builder, I left the capital 5 years ago to start this project, to create a “maison d’hôtes” a Bed and Breakfast with a quality of life to share. It took me 4 years to renovate this grand dwelling, respecting its history and architecture, creating peaceful spaces, a kitchen garden, animals; geese, ducks, hens and more, to make it come alive; to be able to welcome you in the authentic comfort and calm of an old country house.

As a sportsman and trainer, I train others of all levels in the gym or running and jogging outside in addition to training the local firemen. I am inspired by the old adage “healthy body, healthy mind”.

Alexandre

Our rooms

Four rooms are on the first floor with a common bathroom, it is an ideal and private space for family reunions, families with older children or groups of friends, bikers, cyclists, etc :

- Looking for lost time
- Alice in Wonderland
- Night train
- From the earth to the moon

There is a room on the ground floor for people who do not wish to climb stairs or who use a wheelchair:
- Les pieds nickelés (Cartoon from 1908 “Those who are not focused on work”)

See our rooms

Themes for your stay

Sport :

  • An hour and a half of fitness training either in the gym or outside.
  • A session of fitness, muscle strengthening (weight training) and stretching, with or without weights
  • Sports massage
  • An accompanied run, 5, 7, 10km or more
  • An accompanied bike and run of 10, 15, 20km or more
  • An accompanied horse and run, between 5 and 10 km

Wellness :

  • Relaxation massage
  • Meditation in the grounds or inside with Tibetan healing sounds (Tibetan bowls)

Leisure activities :

  • Bathing and picnics at the Seine on leaving the village
  • Walks in the forest
  • Cycle rides in the countryside (loan of bicycles) with the possibility of transport to the cycle track along the Canal de Bourgogne or other chosen locations
  • First Aid initiation by the voluntary fireman (Alexandre)
  • Campfires
  • Jam making on the wood fire, for fruits in season
  • Swimming at the lake Marsenay, less than 30 minutes away

Our equipment and services

Equipment :

  • Wheelchair access (access ramp, adapted bedroom and shower room.)
  • Bicycle loan, in good working order, and small repairs possible on your own bikes
  • Coffee and tea making equipment, (kettle) on the landings
  • Parking in the Village, « la place du lavoir » 50 m from the house
  • Outdoor games: ping pong, darts, badminton, balls, etc
  • Motorbike parking
  • Barbecue and garden furniture
  • Camp fire
  • Piano
  • Bathroom equipped with hair dryer, wash kit and towels
  • Baby bed and high chair
  • Television in the lounge, kitchen and one bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Safe

Services :

  • Evening meals
  • Preparation of Picnics
  • Transport to Montbard station by minibus (payment applicable)
  • Welcome basket in each room
  • Coffee, tea and biscuits on the landings
  • Vegetarian meals or themed meals on demand (supplement fee applicable)
  • Access to the rooms at all hours with respect for the visitors in neighbouring rooms
  • Camping spaces for tents (payment applicable)
  • Animals welcome (payment applicable) subject to confirmation by telephone
  • Welcome for family visitors to the Old people’s home (Maison Alzheimer’s) in the village e

Places to visit, walks and rides

  • The banks of the Seine
  • Les Anis de Flavigny, 35 mins by car
  • La Pisciculture de la Chouette, 15 mins by bicycle
  • Le MuséoParc Alésia, 35 mins by car
  • The source of the Seine, 30 mins by car
  • Stone Masonry factory - L'usine de taille de pierre de Bourgogne de Nod sur Seine, 10 mins by bicycle
  • Le musée du Pays Châtillonnais- Trésor de Vix, Museum of Chatillon sur Seine, 20 mins by car
  • L'Abbaye de Fontenay (Fontenay Abbey), 25 mins by car
  • Les Jardins et l'Abbaye du Val des Choues, (Gardens) 30 mins by car
  • Les Chaineries de Chênecières, Chain making factory, 15 mins by bicycle
  • Stone quarry, Bourgogne stone in the village of Semond, one hours walk
  • Le lac de Marcenay, 30 mins by car

Our partners

How to find us

Half way between Troyes and Dijon

Located on the edge of the Chatillon forest, our village is in the valley of the Seine, a ford crossing in summer.
You can find your route to get to us by clicking on this link.

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