Chateau Les Arcis is an elegant country house set in extensive grounds comprising formal gardens and parkland with grand mature trees, an orchard, vegetable garden and small vineyard. The original building dates back to the 1700s and was the hunting lodge of Colbert, finance minister to Louis XIV.
There are many places to relax and enjoy the serenity of this magnificent property: long, lazy lunches in the shade of the great old yew tree; a barbecue by the pool, with views across fields of sunflowers and barley and over the park and beyond to the river Serein; evening drinks on the terrace and a game of boules before dinner under a starry sky.
Description - Hauterive, Bourgogne - France
Hauterive is a little village in the center east of France. The town of Saint-Martin-en-Yonne is located in the department of Yonne of the french region Bourgogne. Burgundy is a French region known for its vineyards and wines.
If you are staying in Château les Arcis voici, here are some villages worth visiting:
Seignelay, the nearest town, (approx. 5 minutes drive).
A pretty town with an 18thCentury covered market. Here you will find everything you need: A pharmacy, boulangerie (bakery – the best in the area), Saturday morning market (food only), Cave (wine shop), supermarket, petrol station, eateries (basic), bar/tobacco shop, car wash, church, post office and police station.
Chablis (approx. 20 minutes drive)
Chablis is a beautiful medieval town, surrounded by the most famous vineyards of the region. The wine domains, boutiques and specialist shops, along with the luxurious hotels and restaurants, attract visitors all year round. Wine tastings (degustations) are available in the town, as well as at the wineries surrounding it.
On Sunday mornings there is a great street market.
Chablis is celebrated not only for its famous white wines, but also for being the point of arrival for La Route des Grands Crus. The wine-lover’s pilgrimage from Beaune, passing through some of the greatest wine-producing areas in the world.
Pontigny, (approx. 10 minutes drive)
The stunning 12th Century Abbey, steeped in history, is one of the great Cistercian monasteries of France. The monks from the Abbey de Pontigny were the first to plant Chardonnay vines on these slopes surrounding the River Serein. The Abbey is a stopping point on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Concerts are held here throughout the year and the acoustics are incredible. Check their website for details.