NUMBER OF ROOMS: 7 rooms
ANNUAL CLOSURE: Open year round
THE STORY: In the village of Villiers-Saint-Benoît, near Auxerre, interior designer Marie Ducornet and lawyer Mickaël Guillemot got their hands on two old buildings across from the local church and turned them into their Maison Pieuse. The big house now harbors five bedrooms that can sleep up to ten people at a time, with a big dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms and even a library – all located inside what used to be the village grocery store… Meanwhile, the other building, which is smaller and cozier, houses two double rooms, a small kitchen, a lounge/dining room area and a bathroom with immaculate tiling. And to go with all that, each house boasts timeworn tomette tile floors, exposed wooden beams, fireplaces, and antique furniture… and even a garden full of ivy and lavender, if you’re in the mood for a little fresh air. Everything you could need for a beautiful trip to Burgundy! The houses can be rented together or separately (double rooms starting at €80 a night).
BREAKFAST: A basket that’s overflowing with homemade, locally-sourced and seasonal products is provided upon request, adapted to the size of your group.
TOILETRIES: Artisanal soap.
LITTLE LUXURY: Hiking the various trails that wind though the vineyards and forests…