Our family, consisting of Grand Parents, Mother Father and two daughers aged 18 months and 20 years old stayed in La Marvilie for 10 days from June 13 until June 23. I must say we all enjoyed our holiday very much in its tranquil surroundings situated in the middle of golden barley fields on the outskirts of the twin villages of Marvilie and Savins. My son and I were there for the European football championships and the girls were there for the adventure, sight seeing and of course the shopping in Provins and Paris. The vilages are within a short walk from the accommodation but have no shops of any kind, the nearest being in Longville, about 5 miles away. The nearest large town is Provins where there are a good range of shops ans restaurants so a car is essential if you are staying in La Marvilie because of its isolated situation. The accommodation is in a 18 th century converted farm house beautifully restored by its owner, the delightful, if somewhat wonderfully eccentric, owner Marele. Large French breakfasts are the order of the day with homemade jams and a variety of breads and cakes, orange juice, strong French coffee or tea. As there were 6 of us we had the whole place to ourselves and this included the kitchen plus dining room with large screen television. The weather during our stay was very poor with lots of rain as well as low temperatures so we were glad of the TV and board games available for our use.
The nearest tran station is in Longville about 5 miles away and the paris train will get you to the capital in around one hour........there is also a supermarket in Longville selling most of the things you will require.
La Marvilie is quite difficult to find unless you have sat nav as it is tucked away in a cul de sac right out on the edge of the village. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday and are not bothered about the isolation then you will enjoy it here, but as I have already said....a car is essential.
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We are a 3-generation family (6 people ranging from 9 to 83 year's-old) who spent 3 nights and 4 days with Maril. We all loved our time there.
The bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms are quiet, generous in size and nicely decorated. Very, very clean in all parts of the house. No unpleasant orders (e.g., dog). House rules help keep it that way: no shoes in the bedrooms and no smoking in the house.
We didn't test Maril's dinners, but if her breakfasts are any indication of her culinary talents, then we are certain you will not regret it. Breakfasts are copious and really homemade: eggs from the property, homemade jams, yogurts, crepes, madeleines, cakes. Then not to be passed-over: the freshly pressed orange juice, fresh fruit salad, croissants and pain au chocolats, warm milk and strong coffee. All you can eat, and we never succeeded in finishing everything.
The children (9,11, and 12 years) were particularly happy to help collect the eggs from the chickens, feed the goats, play with the dogs, etc.. Happy children = happy parents
The grandfather (83 years) was equally content. His room was on the ground floor, in a quieter part of the house (although the whole location is quiet). He really liked the bathrobes and slippers along with the TV in his bedroom. Also convenient was Maril's shuttle service (small fee) to the local train station, which he used to go to Paris.
Maril is an excellent hostess; friendly without being overbearing, helpful without being complicated. In fact, there was nothing complicated about our stay. We will be returning.
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