Apartment in Gray, nr. Dijon, Burgundy, France - Spacious Apartment In 18th Century Historic Townhouse With A Secluded Courtyard
The 'Gîte de Gray la Jolie' is located in the very center of the old town on a small tranquil street. Yet everything is outside your door: bakeries, cafes, shops and restaurants. The owners who live in the main part of the house are able to offer advices for your holidays. Also they will gladly share their passion: Claire is practicing ayurvedic massage (Indian relaxation method); Olivier is a cabinetmaker-restorer, he also has two other activities : a boutique of antiques and local wine shop in Gray. The apartment is tastefully furnished and decorated with some antiques from the area. Gray is a beautiful hill town of 8,000 situated on the banks of the Saône River with it’s pleasant tourist’s harbor. All along the ancient streets, many 16th century houses and recognized historic monuments (Renaissance Town Hall, typical Basilica, Museum). Visited, but not overly-touristy, it is well situated for visiting the vineyards of 3 famous wine regions: Burgundy, Alsace and Jura / Arbois.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
The owners who live in the main part of the house are able to offer advices for your holidays in Burgundy, France.
Also they will gladly share their passion: Claire is practicing ayurvedic massage (indian relaxation method); Olivier is a cabinetmaker-restorer, he also has two other activities : a boutique of antiques and local wine shop in Gray, our little town. The apartment is tastefully furnished and decorated with some antiques from the area.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Greetings from “Down Under !”. Gîte de Gray la Jolie est un gîte très jolie, c’était une bonne vacance. B and J, Glenfield, New Zealand.
With a great prospect outside and a great view inside, we spent a relaxing holiday in this fondly decorated apartment set in this pleasant town of Gray. Family K, Freiberg, Germany.
Merci, merci bien pour votre hospitalité !! Thank you very much for making our stay in lovely Gray so wonderful. It as been a great escape from noise and crowded city Utrecht in Holland, and it felt like we spent a week in a French movie from the 1800’s ! So beautiful decorated … like a fairy tale ! Hope to see you next year. Family C, Utrecht, Holland.
Un séjour dont on se souviendra ! Merci ! Family P, Montréal, Canada and Southampton, England.
Hola, muchas gracias por todo. Estuvo usted muy amable i generoso. Te escriba esta pequena nota para agradecerme a todo i te prefiero una vida Buena. Al final un salud cordial. S, Barcelona, Spain.
1 holidaymaker review
We two 70 plus experienced renters had a great fortnight in this unusual house and delightful town. The description is accurate but we have 2 reservations, neither very serious. First, while the 3 bedrooms are spacious there's a lack of comfortable sitting facilities. Second, the outside area is rather unkempt - the bushes need trimming & weeds cleared. The property is well equipped for cooking and was very clean on our arrival. The owners are very helpful but not intrusive, and Olivier speaks good English. Street parking is handy, but we prefered to use a small carpark about 100 yards away. The town is better than described with lots of seating on the river banks and a lot of boat traffic through the lock. We used the cafe "Les 2 Terasses" & the restaurants Olivier recommended. Very good value for money.
From the Owner
“Gray is visited, but not overly-touristy, it is well situated for visiting the chateaux and vineyards of 3 famous wine regions: Burgundy, Alsace and Jura / Arbois. On the Burgundy area, you will also discover the historic city of Dijon (Dukes of Burgundy Palace), the famous vineyards of Beaune (Hospices de Beaune) and the great cistercian abbey of Fontenay (UNESCO WHS). The Franche-Comté area will offer you the Time Museum of Besançon, a jewel of french Renaissance, and its Citadel (UNESCO WHS), Ornans on the Loue valley (native town and museum of Gustave Courbet), the Saline Royale of Arc et Senans (UNESCO WHS), or Ronchamp and its contemporary chapel from Le Corbusier.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Private boating on the Saône River
You will enjoy with private boating during an hour, two hours ... one day, with passage through the locks and tunnel along the river. Capacity: 2 to 10 people. You may bring a picnic or take a break in a restaurant during your trip. The boarding is 10 min by foot from the apartment. For reservations, Tel: +(0)6 22 43 34 43 (we’ll enjoy to make the reservation for you). Prices depend on travel time.
Gray is about three / four hour's drive from Paris. By car from Paris: motorway A5, then A31, then exit 6 and follow the signs to Gray. Please contact us for specific travel questions.
Paris 350 km, Dijon 50 km, Besançon 55 km.
Special interest in the property :
Local wines tasting
Olivier Martin, owner of the apartment and of a wine shop in Gray, will enjoy to help you and discover our completely unknown “Vins de Franche-Comté et de Haute-Marne”. After having defined a set topic (red or white wines, chardonnay wines, pinot noir wines, unsung grape varieties …), we’ll can all enjoy a selection of wines in the apartment or the courtyard and, if possible some days after, meet the wine maker.
Tariff for a private tasting of 3 different selected wines at home: 60€.
Claire Labre, partner of the owner, is practicing ayurvedic massage (indian relaxation method) and will welcome you in her private cabinet located in the main house during an hour and a half. So relaxing …
Tariff for an hour and a half massage: 60€.
Olivier is originally a cabinetmaker-restorer (Ecole Boulle formed) will enjoy to speak about his job in the workshop or in his antiques shop (that also houses the wine shop).
Yet almost everything is outside your door: walk to bakeries, cafes, shops and restaurants. There are three well stocked supermarkets in the town.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
3 Sep 2016 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
** This rate is subject to a per person/per night fee. The displayed price reflects one guest.
Additional pricing information
|Electricity||5.0% of rental total, per person per night|
|Wather & Gaz||£ 1 per person per night|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£133|
The bookings for the Apartment are usually by week from Saturday to Saturday.
Payment: 30% of rental price on booking, balance due on check-out.
Changeover day for the Apartment is Saturday, check-in at 4 PM, check-out at 10 AM.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the apartment per week from 1 to 7 persons in Euros, the changeover day is Saturday.
Terms of payment: 30% of rental price on booking, balance due on check-out.
Additional charges :
Electricity: 0,17€ / kWh
Water & Gas: 1€ / day
Cleaning: 30€ at the end of your stay, or on request (long stay).
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Gray is between Dijon (Burgundy area) and Besançon (Franche-Comté area), Saône River valley, France, Europe. The 'Gîte de Gray la Jolie' is located in the very center of the old town on a small tranquil street. Yet everything is outside your door: bakeries, cafes, shops and restaurants.”
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
Pool / Spa
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- city centre
- autumn foliage
- live theatre
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- 150 m²
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Bathroom & Sauna - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Dry sauna cabin in the bathroom
- Bathroom with washing machine, drying rack, iron and ironing board, toilets. A new closed wooden dry sauna is available close to the shower. Please note that the bathroom and toilets are on the ground floor
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: First one with one double bed (140x190), second one with one double bed (140x190), third one with one double bed (140x190) and one single bed (90x190). Each room with an original stone fireplace and natural wooden flooring, bedrooms are on the first floor
- Golf ...
- 1 bicycles
- Notes on accommodation: The property is not suitable for pets, sorry. Outside: South facing secluded courtyard, with outdoor furniture for your use. On request, you can park your convertible or classic car under our closed porch. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. Property is cleaned before and after your departure. Additional cleaning on request (30€). Other: Guests are welcome to enjoy the courtyard: a private garden tent houses a lunch table and rattan chairs.