Le Chant du Temps

Saint-Usuge, Saône-et-Loire
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)3 85 72 16 60

A suburban eco retreat with plenty of carefully balanced energy savings, including an untamed garden and a natural pond for wild swimming


1 room


Rooms sleep 3

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Sandrine and Tanguy are passionate about preserving nature’s balance and they invite you to share their lifestyle, mostly in the great outdoors. You’re encouraged to have breakfast on your terrace which they bring to you: fully organic homemade bread, fig jam, compote, kiwi, cherries and apples from their own trees, kombucha and chicory tea. Immerse yourselves in the peace, quiet and birdsong here.

On sunny days you can step from the garden terrace into the pond and swim with frogs. When it’s cooler you’ll be warm inside with underfloor heating from a central wood boiler, electricity provided by solar panels and highly efficient insulation. You have your own entrance although you are at one end of the owners’ house, there are spare beds and plenty of books to read if you’re stuck indoors.

Borrow bikes and be in the village in 10 minutes, or Louhans which is much bigger, in 30.

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We think you'll love

  • Knowing you are doing your bit for the planet
  • Enjoying birdsong, undisturbed plants and wildlife
  • Swimming in the natural pond
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You should know

  • The loo is not a flush one but a compost one - wet and dry to separate compartments with sawdust to pop down afterwards
  • No pets, in order to protect all the wildlife
  • Aesthetics, for the most part, take a back seat to conservation


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Travel cot available. Extra double sofa bed downstairs. Please use eco-friendly/natural soaps due to water filtering system.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from €90
Extra bed/sofabed available €20 per person per night.
1 Annexe for 3
From €90


It was an honor to meet Sandrine and Tanguy. What an interesting and creative couple, one can learn so much from them and their experience in life! They have explored different alternatives to live in several sustainable ways, not just one! Congratulations for a enlightening and inspiring path!

Natalia, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're in a quiet and ordinary suburb of the small town of Saint-Usuge which has a grocery store. There are larger shops and restaurants in Saint-Germain-du-Bois (7 kms) or Louhans (9 kms), a typical 'bressane' city with a very well-known Monday market. You're also surrounded by the vineyards of Burgundy with plenty of wine tasting on offer and guided bike tours. Drive through the Chapaize forest to Lys.

Local points of interest from Sandrine Monbrison

  • Bakery wood mill "Au brin d'orge", 4 kms away, "le paysan boulanger", Eric makes his own organic breads, out from the flour he grinds. From its own organically grown cereals.
  • Organic farmers in Sens sur Seille, 12 kms away. Orchards, Goats, Sheep, vegetables.Several generations living under the same roof. Products are sold on markets and in Biocoop, local organic store.
  • Organic farm in Saint-Amour 36 kms away: Farm Fantasy offers organic home made goat cheeses, alezan horses breed. Goats and horses feed themselves in the domain fields and are otherwise fed with organic homely grown cereals.
  • Just 1200 yards away from us, stands the "eco lieu" ô saveurs de l'instant. This ecologically renovated house hosts all year long yoga and Qi Gong classes, divers workshops from positive energy to eatable wild flowers.…
  • Louhans 9 kms Enjoy its famous monday market with its lice stock, from hens to rabbits, ducks,guinea pigs, donkeys, sheep, peacocks, geese. Discover its 157 medieval arcades, the XIV century inverted tiles Church, the Hotel Dieu ancient hospital and more.
  • Tournus: Beaune, Chalon sur saône, are cities around us worth visiting.Gorgeous historical buildings, nice restaurants and wine sellers. Burgundy is such a beautiful place to embrace!


Sandrine Monbrison

Sandrine and Tanguy moved here for a quieter and more natural lifestyle. They both devote themselves to alternative sustainable energy methods including solar power, natural remedies, gardening and healthy cooking. They believe Mother Nature works wonders in the garden and they humbly try to understand and learn from her. They hope that you will enjoy unwinding here.