News and visits

Our primary concern is to constantly improve the comfort of and your welcome to our cottages.
Sometimes it is our visitors who suggest new ideasto usfor improvements.  This ‘news’ blog will bring you up to date,as a result, withnew information.
See you soon.

vallee des vaux

In the cottage, La Petite Maison, a library has been available for guests since 2019. There are books for relaxation or more literary works, mainly in French, but also some in English and some cookbooks. You can fully enjoy the calm of the cottage to read.

If you like a book and you start to read it ... but you haven't finished it at the end of your stay, take it with you!

If you ever come back, you can bring it back ... or not, it doesn't matter. What matters is sharing -it’s that simple.  But, if you read this article before visiting us, you can also bring us some books you have already completed, or plan to leave us the books you read while you are here.

Happy reading...

bibliothèque livres libre-service gite la petite maison en bourgogne

The ideal place to search for geocaches in Burgundy

The geocaches around Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu and Saint-Jean-de-Vaux allow you to discover several points of interest and pretty views of the valley of the Vaux (12km from Chalon -sur-Saône). The research can be carried out around our village and you will not need a car.

Among the points of interest are: the chateau of Montaigu, a climbing cliff, two lavoirs (old wash houses), a meteorological station in the middle of the vineyards, a ford on the Orbize river and a breathtaking view of the Vaux valley, along a botanical trail, which has flower information panels.

The geocaches are globally placed in accordance with the guidelines mentioned on the page

A geocache can also be found at the wash house of the chateau of Germolles 3km away. We also recommend the enthusiastic and fascinating visit of this chateau conducted by its owner.

Below there is an image taken on 02/05/2019 of the density of geocaches around our village, near Mercurey, in southern Burgundy.

Map coordinates:,4.71386&z=14#?ll=46.8151,4.71378&z=14

geocaching bourgogne - chalon - mercurey


We also recommend a loop trail in Bissy-sur-Fley that includes the chateau de Pontus de Tyard

Map coordinates: (carte,4.62441&z=15#?ll=46.66858,4.62441&z=15)


cottage in burgundy with air conditionned

During a heat wave, air conditioning becomes essential for your well-being, even in Burgundy.

Of course, this is contrary to our ecological convictions, but the comfort of our guests is the highest priority.

The air conditioner was installed in the bedroom with a double bed in February 2019.

In one hour the bedroom will be cool, even during a heat wave.

By leaving the doors open upstairs, the cool air extends to the second bedroom.

In addition to the classic on/off and temperature indication functions, the remote control allows you:

  • to program the start of the air conditioning,
  • to boost the start-up of the air conditioner,
  • to decrease or adjust the temperature in stages

We provide our guests with the remote control during hot weather.

In mid-season the air conditioner can also be used for auxiliary heating, but it will not replace the gas central heating of the cottage.

The compressor, which is very quiet, is installed in a small space, adjacent and external to the cottage so it is not part of the living space and therefore a discomfort or inconvenience for our guests.