Why did you settle in this region, in this place and not elsewhere ?
A large part of our family come from the area, but that is not the only reason we decided to settle in this hilly, green region close to the cities of Beaune and Mercurey. The great wines and gastronomy, the charm of yesteryear, small streets and beautiful stone buildings in the surrounding villages, and numerous lakes in the shade of vast forests that are perfect for swimming or mushroom picking are a welcome reminder that we made the right choice – not to mention the music and theatre festivals that are held nearby each year.
What can you offer people staying with you ?
This house is real refuge for us and the time we spend here is a much-needed interlude to our urban life in Paris which can be somewhat intense. We have also opted to have neither TV nor internet here as a way of trying a different daily routine with our children. We spend most of our time doing simple, relaxing things like reading, sleeping or eating. We like to organise big dinners in the garden and gather the people we love, prepare meals together, laugh, chat and (of course) drink good wines. That's why we never fail to visit our winemaker cousins who are always delighted to see us in their centuries-old cellars.