--> Le Grand Chalet, Bagnoles de l'Orne

The Apartment

The apartment is situated at the top of our Belle Epoque (beautiful era) house with a private entrance and has commanding views over the pretty square and the Normandy Church dating back to 1819. Lighting at night enhances this picture postcard vista. The square is meticulously maintained by the local council and flowers, plants and trees are in bloom throughout the year. Just over the road from the house is the absolutely wonderful Pattisserie and the smell of freshly baked bread (particularly in the morning!) is mouthwatering. Home made croissants, cakes, ice cream (try the local maccarons, you'll be hooked) are irresistible. The Pattisserie is a hive of industry. There is a quiet bar next door to the house and restaurants and more bars behind the Church. The local 'Viveco' is just across the road and is a general store selling all the basic foods and necessities needed. There is a Doctor's surgery in the square, just in case, and Dr Flipo speaks rather good English too! Within 100 metres is a bus stop where you can catch a SNCF bus that will take you to the train station and from there you could easily get to Paris in a couple of hours. If you just want to take a day off from touring the many different attractions why not relax in the large, mature garden with a glass of the local cider. The apartment sleeps 5.

Pictures Outside

Guest Access Clients have full access to our South-facing garden. The garden is dominated by two very mature Beechnut trees (our very own nature reserve!) and there is plenty of lawn for sunbathing. There are sun-loungers', picnic tables, barbecues and a garden swing to enjoy. To the front of the house our guests enjoy a view of the timeless, so very French, square.

Pictures Inside

The apartment is decorated in a classic style, with a main living area, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, and two bedrooms. The apartment can sleep up to 6 people comfortably.

The Neighbourhood

As the apartment is situated in a town house guests are never far from the French way of life. The local residents are friendly (especially if you have children) and many love to practice their English on you. "I speak a leetle English" There are local shops and restaurants in and around the square. A trip to the Pattisserie to sample the bread, cakes and mouthwatering maccarons is essential.

Getting Around

A bus service operates from April to November (every 20 mins). The local bus stop is 100 metres away and buses to neighbouring towns and cities are frequent. An SNCF bus will take you to the train station where a train can whisk you away to Paris in 2.5 hours or so.

Things to Note

Guests should leave the apartment as they found it please. Although WIFI is available the signal strength is not too strong due to the semi-rural location and the stone walls! It is usually ok for checking emails and the signal is better if you go downstairs. Free WIFI is also available at the Tourist Information Office in the Town.