Carpe Diem

Massangis, Yonne
Bed & Breakfast

A wonderful setting, and charming hosts who cook ambrosial dinners. Visit medieval villages, take a hot-air balloon ride…


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


In a tranquil Burgundy village lies this handsome old farmhouse. Peek through the gate: all is verdant with vines and the garden is picnic perfect. Eat convivially on a pretty terrace or in a grand dining room with luxurious décor and a fireplace. With home-grown veg and local produce (the Charolais beef is as sweet as a nut), dinner is well worth booking. Immaculate bedrooms are romantic in toile de Jouy with pepperings of fine paintings and antiques. Ask for Chambre Diane in the main house with its big bath, or choose the beautiful stables – children will love the secret mezzanine rooms.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • 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
Children over 12 welcome.
Dinner with wine, €38; not Thursdays. Restaurants 4km.


Nightly price
from €75
Singles €66-€90.
1 Double
From €98
1 Twin/double
From €98
2 Doubles
From €75


We have just spent 5 memorable days at Carpe Diem and it has been like staying with friends. Thank you so much Patrick and Eric for your wonderful hospitality. You are excellent hosts and your house has the perfect ambiance for a relaxing break touring France.

John and carole, North yorkshire

This really was something special. The reviews were good so expectation was high and from the minute we met Patrick and Eric they were the most charming and helpful of hosts. Their home I'd Devine, beautifully furnished with Antiques and ever home comfort imaginable. The breakfast of fresh home made yogurt and freshly baked brioch and an assortment of preserves,cheeses and cod meats was fabulous. Luckily we had reserved dinner with them the first night which was simply wonderful - such accomplished chefs. Every course not only looked exquisite but was infused with wonderful flavours. WONDERFUL

Keith, Pentlow

This place is amazing! We stayed in the Diane room and it was gorgeous. Lovely big bedroom area with beautiful furniture and bedding. The bathroom was very large with a lovely bath in the middle of the room. There is secure parking and the garden is very pretty. We had evening meal here and it was one of the best meals we have had a very long time. Patrick and Eric are amazing chefs and very professional and charming gentlemen. The food was "fine dining" quality and the presentation was first class. Breakfast was one of the best we had out of 8 B&B's we stayed in during holiday.

Sara, Chorley

Exceptional place to stay -just perfect: the welcome, accommodation, evening meal. Were sorry only to be there for one night and aim to revisit for longer next year.

Anna, Hampton

We had the distinct pleasure of spending two nights with Patrick and Eric in their beautifully restored farmstead now their home. Our room was perfectly appointed and immaculately kept. We were most comfortable and cozy in a season that had turned to a rainy and cooler time. In the evening a warming fire was set in the living room which also served as the inviting breakfast room. Our hosts were most helpful in suggesting towns and villages to visit for their natural beauty and Chablis wine sampling. Patrick and Eric are two of the most delightful and accommodating hosts in Chablis.

Bonnie, Louisville, kentucky

This is an amazing place to stay. A brilliant welcome and fabulous comfortable rooms. The attention to detail that Patrick and Eric have taken with the decor and soft furnishings to the delicious dinner and breakfast are second to none. We will most certainly return.


We loved our 2 night stay at Carpe Diem. Our room was charming,very comfortable and roomy. It overlooked a lovely cottage garden and was very private and quiet. Patrick, our host, was very warm and welcoming. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to dine in on one evening of our stay (for a very reasonable additional charge). The meal cooked by Patrick, was delicious and was accompanied by a sampling of local wines.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Patrick Cabon

  • The medieval village of Noyers is 9km away - it's one of the 100 most beautiful villages in France.
  • Visit the basilica of Vézelay (40 mins).
  • The house is in the wine region of Chablis.
  • Try the Fontenay Abbey (40 mins).
  • 10 minutes drive from A6 Autoroute.