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Châtres, near Neufmoutiers-en-Brie, 15 minutes from Disneyland Paris
2 or 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 4 or 7 people

La Croix de la Jarrie

We live in the quiet village of Châtres, between Meaux and Melun, about 40 minutes from the centre of Paris and both international airports. Newly designed in what was once the barn across from our farmhouse, the apartments make an ideal base from which to explore the pleasures of Paris, visit Fontainebleau or enjoy a day or two at Disneyland Paris, a 15 minute drive from here.

We have two, 2 bedroom apartments and two, 3 bedroom apartments, comfortable, bright, attractive and well equipped with an attention to detail, suitable for a family or friends travelling together. Each apartment has a small private garden and parking.

Shops, supermarkets, boulangeries, banks, cafés and restaurants can be found in Tournon-en-Brie, Fontenay-Trésigny, Chaumes-en-Brie and Villeneuve-le-Compte. The big shopping centre at Val d'Europe is 15 km from here, which has a large choice of luxury items.

The apartments all have a main room furnished with a sofa and chairs, a table and television DVD. The corner kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher and washing machine, oven and hob, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster and coffee maker. The bedrooms are mainly twin rooms; one room in the three bedroom gites has 3 single beds. Each apartment has a bathroom with shower.

There is easy access into Paris via fast, frequent RER trains. We know this area well and will be on hand to help with anything you need to know. There is a choice of shops, banks and restaurants within a 10 minute drive and several golf courses close by, a swimming pool and tennis courts, riding and fishing. In less than 20 minutes you can be cycling or walking, in deep country.

The Area

The Fontainebleau Forest covers a huge area and is a favourite place for Parisian weekenders to walk and cycle, or to ride in. Fontainbleau itself, is a cosmopolitan town at the centre of which, is one of the most beautiful and historically important of the royal palaces, which really needs more than a day to see and appreciate. The gardens, laid in the less formal style anglais favoured in the 19th century, are worth a visit alone.

The château is a wonderful blend of art and design through different periods, as it was altered and added to by successive monarchs. The interior takes you through the evolution of decorative style from the Renaissance to the Empire, from the graceful, early 17th century double staircase at the entrance, to Rosso's richly complex Italianate decoration of the François I gallery, to Primaticcio's painting of the splendid ballroom, to the Throne Room and the Council Chamber, to Marie-Antoinette's bedroom.

Nearby Château Vaux-Le-Compte, though not as well known as Fontainebleau or Versailles, has a story almost as interesting as the house itself. The interior reflects the different periods of ownership and the huge kitchens remained in use until 1956. As you round the moat, the front facade doesn't prepare you for the baroque aspect behind. The view gets ever more breathtaking the further you walk through the gardens past statues, sculptured hedges and pools. The biggest delight however, are the candlelit evenings, which transform this once private château into a jewel with hundreds of flickering candles illuminating both the house and garden.

Travel Information

Charles de Gaulle and Orly - 45 minutes
Car hire available
N4, exit Châtres onto the D96. Stay on the D96 for 1.5 km.
On entering Châtres, take the rue de la Mairie on the left.
At the end of the road, turn right into the "allée de la Ferme".
The apartments are on the right; the reception is in the farmhouse opposite.
Tournan en Brie - 5 km
(There is a bus between Châtres and Tournan if you do not want to drive)

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Prices and booking information

Apartment 2 bedrooms490 €
Apartment 3 bedrooms604 €

All prices are per week Saturday to Saturday
arriving at 4pm departing at 10am

Linen and towels are provided
We regret that we cannot accept pets

A deposit of 30% is requested to confirm the booking
with the reminder paid on arrival,
together with a returnable damage deposit equivalent to 30% of the total.

Weekends if available: €230 or €270

Language(s) spoken:
English and French

To book or for more information please contact
Catherine Billet

Please contact by email

Please mention Vacation France when contacting the owner

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