2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with THE VIEW (+ garage)
Just a 40 minute train ride from Paris, easy access from Calais, and merely steps away from where the Maid of Orleans crowned Charles VII, and tended by Helen Patton-- honorary citizen of Reims and granddaughter of the city's liberator Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., you can’t get much closer than this to the Reims Cathedral. Begin your day with "pain au chocolat and a petit café", while gazing up from a main window to watch the morning sun bring the towers of Notre Dame de Reims into full glory. This gem of an apartment faces the funny gargoyles and smiling angels with every modern convenience nearby: A lively city centre without the headaches of negotiating Paris! Within 1-4 blocks you have: The Office of Tourism, banks, bakeries and grocery stores, cinemas, opera, restaurants and museums, fitness centre and river walk, tram, train and taxis, galleries and shopping arcades, and of course, miles of champagne caves below! Located on the first floor (only 10 steps up), built in 1936, this newly re-furbished apartment is perfect for anyone making a pilgrimage to Reims. There are 2 master bedrooms. One en suite with a shower bath and wc. there is another with bath/ shower washer dryer and separate toilet. The living room sofa is also a sturdy double bed comfortably placed with two recliners before a flatscreen TV with multiple channels and CD player and of course WIFI. The eat in kitchen is spaciuos and fully equipped for entertaining casual or luxury. you'll find three kinds of coffee makers (including Nespresso), plus a blender, toaster, and filtered water pitcher.
Parking is available for a 10 Euro surcharge per night which is less than any parking you'll find elsewhere and your our garage is totally secure and right beneath the apt.
Helen Patton’s goal is to give you the feeling of being surrounded by the history, fun, class, and serenity of this gorgeous city known as "The Jerusalem of France!" so that when you depart you will say adieu but never goodbye knowing you’ll always have a home in Reims.
Day tours with a driver can also be arranged to the Vinyards, Verdun, Meuse Argonne, Luxembourg, or Bastogne with enough advanced notice. Specialty WW1 and 2 History. Catering also available on location with Reims premier gourmet chef Eric Geoffrey who also offers private cooking classes! See. http://www.aupianodeschefs.com/fr/
Amenities: Garage in same building, wifi, TV with multiple cable channels. Washer/Dryer, Iron, Hairdryer, house-keeping service during your stay can be arranged for an additional charge. Excellent heating. Cooling devices in every room for warmer months. Very nice neighbours!
Price: 200 Euro per night. (full deposit required) minimum 2 night stay. Cancellation up to 24 hours with a penalty charge of 200 Euro.
Helen Patton (Curator)
speaks English, French, and German
Member since: 2015
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
About Helen Ayer Patton
I have enjoyed my second home at the Reims for three years, and would love to share the experience with you. Actress, Singer, Producer, and Philanthropist, my life is dedicated to history and celebration of cultural exchange. The apt. is called the "La Voie Vivante" and part of my PATTON HOUSE series which includes Normandy and Sweden. Veterans, active duty, and first responders are given special rates. Just ask!
Why Helen Ayer Patton chose Reims
Why this property? Because it is situated right where you need to be to know you are in Reims! I have tried to give the place a personal touch with my own military family heritage and although I am often on the road, I would love to welcome you personally if I can. So, why spend the same money for a generic hotel when you can stay in THE prime property of the city. And why suffer the hassle of Paris when you can live in Reims!
What makes this apartment unique
Location, comfort, and convenience is everything! Convenient to Charles DeGaulle Airpoirt, Paris Center, and Calais. Personal Attention. Part of the proceeds will help WW1 and 2 memorials across Europe including The 101st Airborne Museum in Bastogne Belgium (gratis entry for all my guests!)
(17 traveller reviews)
We are so happy that we chose to stay at this property in Reims. First of all, the owner, Ms. Patton, was very accommodating and kind. We had a little difficulty navigating through Reims, so one of the caretakers helped guide us on his motorbike. Upon arrival, we were immediately impressed by the beautifully appointed apartment, which was luxurious ( robes, comfortable bedding, a kitchen I would love to have in my own home) and spotlessly clean. We didn't immediately get the connection, but later we understood why the apartment was full of amazing memoriiabilia of General Patton, which was exciting since we had just arrived from Normandy. Another outstanding feature of the property was thart It was located right next door to the cathedral, so each night we were able to sit in the kitchen and watch the cathedral light show out the window. It was truly amazing to see. This property was absolutely perfect in every way and it truly enhanced our wonderful time in Reims.
Unique apartment near Reims Cathedral.
We loved staying in Helen's apartment so close to the beautiful cathedral, only a few minutes walk away. We felt completely comfortable, and the facilities were excellent. One needs to take considerable time to take in just some of the amazing WW2 military history that is assembled in this lovely home. In making arrangements for the visit Helen was so responsive and though sadly we didn't get to meet her, was a wonderful host. We would love to go back.
The location is remarkable, the accommodations are beyond expectation and the hospitality unbelievable. We really felt like residents of Reims while staying there and were lucky enough to be shown many historic and little known treasures of the region. We are already planning our next trip to Reims. Helen is the quintessential hostess.
Lovely appartment next to the cathedral
We had a great time in Reims. Helen's apartment was large and comfortable; located near the extraordinary cathedral and an easy walk to the town centre.
Perfect place for your Reims visit
It was a wonderful apartment and experience. Very clean, very central, full of history. Thanks to this apartment, we felt like belonging to the neighbourhood and not just be part of a hotel. This "base camp' was perfect place to visit Reims and its surroundings. We'll be back.
From the Owner
“Why this property? Because it is situated right where you need to be to know you are in Reims! I have tried to give the place a personal touch with my own military family heritage and although I am often on the road, I would love to welcome you personally if I can. So, why spend the same money for a generic hotel when you can stay in THE prime property of the city. And why suffer the hassle of Paris when you can live in Reims!”
Activity and Interests
You are meters away from all conveniences and a 5 min walk to the tram which reaches all areas and train stations. Reims Opera and arthouse cinema, Musee Beaux Arts, Gallery Lafayette, Zara etc.. . Nail and Hair salons, fitness and pool also nearby. And Euro Disney is easy to get to for a day trip!
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£162|
|housekeeping||£77 + Tax|
IF YOU WISH TO RENT THE APT FOR A ONE DAY EVENT, THE PRICE IS 320 including tax.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Location, comfort, and convenience is everything! Convenient to Charles DeGaulle Airpoirt, Paris Center, and Calais. Personal Attention. Part of the proceeds will help WW1 and 2 memorials across Europe including The 101st Airborne Museum in Bastogne Belgium (gratis entry for all my guests!)”
- Tourist Attractions
- Fitness Room / Equipment ...
- Garage ...
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Refrigerator ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Room
- DVD Player
- Television ...
- Video Library ...
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- city centre
- live theatre
- winery tours
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- 140 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, twins become an extra double bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- This vintage building is stone and therefore cooler than most, however there is no central air-conditioning. Fans and cooling devices have been placed throughout for your comfort especially during the recent heat-wave in France.
- 1 bicycles
- When I know your needs and wishes I can be prepared to grant them. Chauffeur and Chef can be arranged with advanced notice.