We stayed for a week in this delightful gîte , which is in a quiet location with a river, dam and small cascade at the bottom of the beautiful garden. It overlooks a forested hillside and has a lovely balcony and shaded garden where we could relax. Another attraction was a friendly Comtois horse (a breed of small draft horse from the Jura Mountains) in a neighbouring garden!
The gîte is on the outskirts of Arbois, which is where Louis Pasteur spent much of his life and did much of his research into vaccines. It is a relatively short and pleasant walk into the village (or a 2 minute drive). The village is surrounded by vineyards (including on the hills near this gite), so there are lots of shops to taste and buy the very good local wine, as well as 5 bakeries!
The gîte is well equipped and meets the requirements normally required by Australians (many French gîtes, whilst lovely, are not equipped with many of the things that we are normally used to in Australia). The owners... more