We couldn't have dreamed of a better place to stay in Semur-en-Auxois, and I wish we had stayed longer than just the one night. It was in a perfect location, with part of the B&B straddling above the Cote d'Or arch, which is a village landmark and the entrance to the oldest part of the town. Initially, it was difficult finding the place, but it's such a small town that we asked a shop owner to direct us (also a little challenging because she didn't speak english, nor did seemingly anyone else). But it was simply lovely. The room was nicely decorated and had a great view of the courtyard, part of the cathedral, and the old rooftops of town. The owners were also very kind and gracious hosts. They invited my husband and I into their private chambers for a simple breakfast with freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee/tea before we embarked on the day. The owners spoke a little english, so we were able to converse a little bit. Overall, this town and B&B really stick out as one of the highlights of our France trip. I would certainly go back in a heartbeat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the pedestrian historical city centre of Semur en Auxois, the pearl of the north of Burgundy, Les chambres d'hotes de la porte Guillier provide you with a warm welcome.Spacious and independant thanks to the magnificent staircase leading to the different floors of this XVIIth centuary private manor house and the stages of la porte Guillier, Les chambre d'hotes de la porte Guillier offer a spectacular view over the medieval city, the collegiale of Notre Dame and the towers of the dungeon. The close proximity of shops, restaurants and walking ways will make you forget your car for a while. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Porte Guillier Semur-En-Auxois, Cote D'Or, France