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Les gîtes de Sarah et Claude

Our favorites

Our TOP TIPS !

We would like to share with you our personal favorites and those of our guests.

whether it is an activity, a wine cellar, a restaurant or a local producer, we wish to highlight the people who will welcome our guests with generosity and friedliness.

This list is by no means exhautive, we are here to advise you if you wish.

Claude Collomb

585 RTE DE LA CASCADE 01260 VALROMEY-SUR-SERAN

We always enjoy taking our guests to meet Myriam and Claude  to share the  passion and skill passed down  from Claudes father, grandfather and great grandfather

Claude will  take the time to explain how he makes his wines and you will be received as friends in the cellar under his house.

a few meters from the Gite de L’ecole some guests have been known to crawl home and to return often to stock up during their stay !

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Le caveau Bugiste

326 Rue de la Vigne du Bois 01350 Vongnes

We love to go there with our friends and family to share a bottle of Manicle and a local “saucisson”.

The wine tasting is generous as is the all of this family team who are happy to share their passion for wine making.

 

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Marshes of Lavours

01350 Ceyzérieu

Five minutes from the gites, we like to go there all year round to admire the flora and fauna.

Free, fun activity, children love to walk on the board walk.

Dogs are not allowed in this nature reserve.

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Le Belvédère restaurant

col de, Saint-Germain-la-Chambotte

Sarah and I love dining at the Belvédère with the kids, the family and friends.

The sunsets are breathtaking above the lake du Bourget, the menus are affordable and the value for money is excellent. It is worth the drive up the mountain to enjoy the cuisine and the friendliness and efficient service  of the staff.

Often fully booked, it is however possible to obtain a table, we will do it for you.

 

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Canoeing down the old Rhône

5 Grande rue 74910 - Seyssel 04 56 82 91 68

We love doing this “family challenge” go fun for everyone, the prolynx organisation with pick up at the end of the day was excellent. Take a picnic and enjoy the beautiful old Rhône and surrounding landscapes.

Upon arrival at Chanaz, we enjoyed, what was described as the best beer ever !

Prolynx offers many over activies…

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Le Vieux Tilleul

Au Vieux Tilleul 01260 Valromey en Seran Tél.: +33 (0)4 79 87 64 51

The Vieux Tilleul is the iconic restaurant in the area where French families will celebrate or spend hours enjoying Sunday lunch togther.

We love taking time to appreciate the generous French cuisine of chef  Eric while enjoying a glass of wine, the lovely view of the valley from the terrace in the summer or the fire in the cosy dining room in the evening or winter.

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Les 3 Chapeaux

1 Grand Rue, 01350 Ceyzérieu

A menu that changes every day, fresh local products. Chef Olivier will explain that he has no freezer in his kitchen.

The food is delicious and inventive; we llike to go as a couple Claude and myself or at lunch time with the family after a lovely walk at the marais de Lavours.

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Bakerie "Au petit Pâton"

3 Place Honoré d'Urfé, 01510 Virieu-le-Grand

The bread, the cakes, “the croissants and pains au chocolat” what can I say, it’a all delicious.

Nothing better than buying cake and eating it at the Cascade de Claire fontaine waterfall up the hill.

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Honey

98 chemin de le source - Vaux-Morets 01260 Vieu

Discover all sorts of honey, flowers, spring, pine tree (my favorite)…

Very close to the “Source du Groin” an emerald pool, the spring of the river Groin.

The bee hives are in a beautiful natural preserved valley.

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Chocolate factory

133 Chemin du Furans, 01300 Chazey-Bons +33 4 79 81 73 58

Charlie would be charmed by Lionel Carpin’s chocolate workshop.

We love it, not expensive ans delicious.

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Boucherie Leger

5 Route d'Hauteville, 01510 Virieu-le-Grand

You love meat? The Boucherie Leger is one of our favourite addresses.

Saucisses, ham, home cooked, patés, price winning beef… Emmanuelle and Arnauld will welcome you and help you choose (which can be difficult).

 

 

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Bergerie de Munet

170, chemin de Trés-la-grange Munet Virieu-le-Petit 01260 Virieu-le-Petit

All sort of home made delicious cheeses goat and cow.

Children will love meeting the animals.

 

Le domaine de la ferme de Jeanne

Le Domaine de La Ferme de Jeanne 13, chemin des Grands Hautains 01350 - Flaxieu

We love the domaine de la ferme de Jeanne because Regis & Nadege are developing organic wine. They love sharing their knowledge of wine making. It is possible to visit the vineyard and enjoy the wine with a meal.

 

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