La Tour

Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, Côte-d’Or
Self-catering
+33 (0)6 82 25 06 79
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A stone built 18th-century tower in a pretty valley dotted with fruit trees for quiet and relaxed days recuperating from life in the city

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

Pets welcome

The Experience

Such a peaceful, verdant setting. Sitting in the valley this unusual tower obviously didn’t serve any military purpose but deep window sills and thick walls mean it is gorgeously cool on hot days and warm in the winter. The living area has comfy seating, lots of books and games for rainy days and lovely views. In the kitchen you’ll find all the basics you need for cooking. 

Spill onto lawns and terraces for al fresco meals, a game of boules or simply a snooze on a lounger in the shade. Wander through the orchard (yes do pick the fruit in season) and meadows full of wildflowers in spring and summer. Further are walks through forest or along footpaths to the village for shopping and restaurants. On Sundays you’ll hear the Benedictine monks from the monastery overlooking you sing mass.

Gather and cook local ingredients or ask Louise to prepare something for you – she makes a cracking Boeuf Bourguignon.

La Tour - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Being able to enjoy the village life at Flavigny-sur-Ozerain - one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France and where the film Chocolat was shot
  • Putting on your hiking shoes and exploring the many walks from your doorstep
  • The utterly peaceful setting
La Tour - Gallery

You should know

  • The stairs between floors are solid ladders - not good for the very young or the elderly
  • Rooms are not huge

Essentials

  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
10am-10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season. Children over 4 welcome. Short breaks available.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Homemade dishes for 2, €8-€25. Bottle of local wine, from €9.50. Restaurants within walking distance.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £95
Weekly price
from £665
1 Tower for 4
From £953 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

What a fabulous setting. Louise & Gerard have created a truly peaceful retreat, where I could easily see myself relax for a few days! Sit out contemplating the trees, listening to birds, enjoy the cosy rooms of La Tour. On cold days a wood burner comforts you. Louise mentioned a few walks that I can't wait to try, and a detour via the new local brewery seems a must! Flavigny too is full of charm.

Agnès, Sawday's Inspector

This place is my idea of a heaven! - a pretty, peaceful rural spot to get back to nature with my teenagers. I would be happy to not see my car for a week and do everything on foot. I might try to book during the apple-harvesting season just to catch a glimpse of the local monks climbing up into the trees in the cassocks, to pick the fruit!

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

This is fabulous walking country with many footpaths around the valley. A ten-minute slog uphill will take you to medieval Flavigny-sur-Ozerain where you can visit the abbey or their sweet factory and eat at a barn where the farmers' wives serve meals at huge trestle tables. Wine tasting is abundant, the Burgundy canal system has wonderful cycling along tow paths and there is lake swimming nearby.

Local points of interest from Louise Dean

  • The Abbaye of Fontenay, a UNESCO world heritage site is just 20 minutes from the Tower, well worth a visit and allow extra time for the magnificent gardens.
  • The Grange restaurant in the village of Flavigny is run by the Farmers wives using produce from their farms, very casual seating at trestle tables, good quantities of food at reasonable prices.
  • Flavigny sur Ozerain is classed as one of the most beautiful villages of France, also famous for the film Chocolat that was turned in 2000 with Johnny Depp, Judy Dench and Juliette Binoche….never seen the film? we have it on dvd in the house.
  • Alesia, a gallo roman site just 10 minutes from the Tower where it is said that Caesar and his troops won the battle against Vercingétorix, great learning center for children and adults with daily battles and craft sessions.
  • Flavigny village organises cultural events throughout the year, musical festivals, the amazing boot fair on Saint Simons day, over 100 window creches displayed at Christmas time, art exhibitions and much more.

Introducing

Louise Dean

Louise has lived in France for over 30 years. She and her stonemason husband Gerard have restored the tower - they have a keen eye for a beauty spot. They live nearby and you let yourself in with a key safe, however Louise will come and introduce herself on your first morning. She's a fount of local knowledge and can cook for you if you want.