I rarely stay in beds and breakfast because I always try to invade my friends’ houses… but last time I was in Burgundy for a theater festival I found the most delightful hostess in a dream garden full of roses, with good beds and excellent linen, ten miles from Dijon. So if you need to stay anywhere in the area, drive to Arcelot and enjoy Marie Leguy’s hospitality at Manderley. There is even a little river at the bottom of the garden where you can swim. And her husband Michel, a former vice-president of Piaget watches, has great touristic tips to offer as he is a local. Starting with Château d’Arcelot, in the village, which has a English style park and a pretty history.
The garden is an enchanted piece of land with hollyhocks and lavender. My room was decorated with white beams, old fashioned sheets and embroidered pillows on a maritime theme with shells and sea birds. The dog Pomme is a constant companion and you can wander around the garden where one has breakfast and tea in the afternoon.
From there you can visit Dijon and all the surrounding abbeys and castles, taste wines at Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits Sainte Georges, Pouilly or Clos de Vougeot and relax…
Manderley, 45 rue du Champ Rosé, 21310 Arcelot. Tel: 0695917763. Rates are between 50€ and 60€ per room including breakfast.
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