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Newly renovated 17th c. stone house seen on House Hunters International.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Enjoy the French countryside in an historic 3 bedroom, 3.5 Bath medieval house

Welcome to Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, winner of the most beautiful village in Burgundy! This walled hilltop medieval village is perfectly preserved, and looks as it did in the middle ages. The town was the setting for the movie, “Chocolat” with Juliette Binoche & Johnny Depp.

Stroll the narrow, curved streets, walk the ramparts, and listen to the church bells chime the hour.

Our house dates from the 17th century and is situated at the end of the main street in town, right on the ramparts of the village, overlooking a peaceful valley with cows, sheep and grapevines dotting the hillsides.

Les Remparts is a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath house for 250€ per night and is approx. 2200 square feet and sleeps 6.

We have a website describing the house in more detail, with more photos, and information about the village and the area. VRBO/HomeAway has a policy to not allow links to external websites. So I have to cheat a bit to get you the website. It is LaMaisonRemparts dot com--make sure you spell it REmparts, not Ramparts--and enter it into your browser using the standard period, instead of the word DOT!

The house was featured on the HGTV television series, House Hunters International Renovations (which aired for the first time on November 22, 2014--it is being repeated fairly often--check HGTV schedule), where our creation of two full bathrooms, a WC, and a brand new kitchen was filmed. This renovation is documented on the show, which is episode 4 of the House Hunters International Renovation series. The episode is also available on NetFlix.

This spacious house has beautiful meter-thick stone walls and was built in 1628 and 1775.

The house consists of the ground floor, with an airy lounge off the entry door, with a french door leading to stairs to the garden , a washroom with a shower, washer & dryer, toilet and a SAUNA, our Library Bedroom (bedroom 2) with an en-suite bathroom with a rain shower, toilet and sink in an antique cabinet. On the ground floor there is also a brand new, eat-in, open plan kitchen (fridge, freezer, dishwasher, oven & induction cooktop) with a WC under the stairs and direct access to the garden.

Then go up those curving stone steps to our Remparts Master Bedroom (bedroom 1) with a window seat opening on the view over the forest and valley. As you lie in bed, you can look up through a skylight to the stars above. This room has a brand new WC with sink, and a washroom with a soaking tub/rain shower, and a sink in an antique cabinet.

This floor also has our “Convent Bedroom” (bedroom 3) which has as one wall doors sourced from a 19th Century Convent. The Convent bedroom can be made up either as twin beds or as a queen sized bed. Guests in this second-floor bedroom can use the ground floor WC with a sink under the stairs just outside their bedroom door, and will have as their private bathroom the full bathroom on the ground floor next to the sauna.

Our large, delightful garden is full of climbing roses, lilies, lavender and hollyhocks. There is a koi pond with a curved bridge for peaceful contemplation, and tables and chairs for hors d’oeuvres and dinners al fresco!

There is a lovely covered pavilion in the garden, situated to take advantage of the view. Under the pavilion, enjoy sitting on the couches to enjoy coffee in the morning, or a glass of wine in the evening! The view over the rampart walls is unchanged since the middle ages—no modernity is visible!

A 2-minute walk through town brings to you to an “Epicerie” which sells bread, eggs, cheese, milk, wine, canned goods and gift items. Also a 2-3 minutes walk brings you to the farm-to-table restaurant “La Grange” which is open for lunch most days during the summer & early fall, and the Abbaye Restaurant is open for lunches and dinners most days of the week. Also in town is the famed Anis de Flavigny candy store, where the little licorice candies are created in an ancient abbey.

A 10 minute drive takes you past the Flavigny Winery (tastings available) to the village of Veneray Les Laumes, with a huge supermarket, a train station and many other shops and services. Twenty minutes away is the medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois, with it’s beautiful stone towers and river.

Flavigny is a 3 hour drive from Paris or the airport, and is 25 minutes away from a TGV High-speed train station which can whisk you into Paris in one hour!

Flavigny is ideally located an hour’s drive away from the charming cities of Dijon, and Beaune, and is within an hour’s drive of the Champagne and Chablis wine areas, and an hour and 15 minutes away from Côte de Nuits, and Côte de Beaune wine regions.

Come to Burgundy and share our little slice of paradise!

More Details

Carolyn Bent
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, Some French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Carolyn Bent

We have always loved France, and have traveled extensively in France throughout our married lives (35 years!). We were introduced to the village by American friends who have a house here, and we fell in love with it. We live in Laguna Beach, California, and have a grown daughter. We try to get to France 5 times a year.

Carolyn Bent purchased this house in 2013

What makes this house unique

We love our house because of the spaciousness and the view. Sitting under the pavilion with a glass of Burgundy wine and looking out over the valley, it seems like you've gone back in history. The view and the valley are unchanged from medieval times. The sense of history in a house built in 1775 is marvelous. We imagine all of the people who lived here in over the past 400 years, and how difficult their lives must have been, and are extra grateful for our cozy beds, bathrooms, heating and internet connection!!


Flavigny-sur-Ozerain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation policy: 30 (or more) days before check-in, 100% refund, less than 30 days, no refund as I will not be able to re-rent on short notice.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • MASTER BATHROOM ensuite in Remparts Chambre - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite w/deep soaking tub/shower & towel warmer & sep WC.
    BATHROOM 2 ensuite in "Biblioteque Chambre" - toilet , shower , rain shower & sink in antique cabinet, window to valley view
    BATHROOM 3, downstairs off of lounge. - toilet , shower , includes a hot rock SAUNA, washer & dryer.
    WC in kitchen/dining area - toilet , Toilet & sink under stairs off kitchen area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • MASTER BEDROOM "Remparts Chambre" - 1 queen , Window seat overlooks valley, fireplace & ensuite bath & WC
    BEDROOM 2, (second master suite) "Biblioteque Chambre" - 1 queen , Ensuite bathroom
    BEDROOM 3, "Convent Chambre" - 2 twin/ single , twin beds can be pushed together to form queen bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking


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Newly renovated 17th c. stone house seen on House Hunters International.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in Flavigny! The house was perfect; just the right amount of amenities without changing the character! We would definitely stay there again. Loved the fish pond and the whiney fish!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilbert, MN

A Rare Opportunity

  • 5 of 5

We weren't sure what to expect when staying at a 400+ year-old home in small French village with a name I wasn't sure how to pronounce, and had trouble finding on a map. But our few experiences with VRBO had all been very good, so we decided to give it a go. What a find! The property was just as described. Our group of six, over-seventy, wine-drinking, cheese-eating, fun-loving friends enjoyed immersing into rural France. We never experienced one moment of being uncomfortable with the home, the village, or the villagers. We hit the jackpot because our hosts, Tom and Carolyn, happened to be visiting during the same time. They are wealth of knowledge about the area and went out their way to see that we didn't miss anything. They were kind enough to join us for "wine tasting" a couple of evenings and fit in like old friends. It was icing on the cake. If you want to spend some time in Burgundy this is the way to do it. Dejon and Beaune are only an hour away. Vezelay is a must-see 11/2 hour trip. Our only mistake was in not renting longer.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

Medieval Village; Contemporary comforts

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and two other couples stayed for five nights and were very pleased with the house and village. The house is located at the edge of Flavigny with wonderful views across the adjacent farmland. The entire village is walkable, as are several one-hour hikes from the perimeter of the village.

The location is within 60-75 minutes of Beaune, Dijon, Chablis, Vezelay and Auxerre for day trips through beautiful countryside. Fontenay Abbey, Sumer-en-Auxois and the Alesia Museum are within 15 minutes.

The 17th century house has been totally renovated inside with beautiful traditional materials. The kitchen is fully equipped. The bedrooms are spacious.

Our stay was in the shoulder season during the week and most of the restaurants in the village were on very limited hours. Not to be missed is La Grange for lunch. Local farm women prepare their specialties and provide counter service.

The owners of the house provided excellent information in advance of our stay and we were pleased to meet them during their one-night stay in the fourth bedroom.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bliss in Bourgogne

  • 5 of 5

The village of Flavigny sur Overain and the surroundings are among the finest midieval and wine country settings in France. The accomodations of this beautifully restored midieval property are charming, comfortable and convenient. We met the owners and they are gracious and very supportive. They made our travel to Flavigny and our stay easy. We are already planning a return trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Canal boat and a villa extraordinaire

  • 5 of 5

After spending a week meandering through the Burgandy countryside in a self drive canal boat, three couples headed to the "Villa Extraordinaire"

The villa is perfect for 3 couples. Tons of space, great bedrooms, nice backyard and an entranceway to the kitchen that keeps you on your toes.

If you get bored of Flavigny there are countless other villages within an half hour drive to explore.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burgundian Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this property was absolutely perfect! We stayed here in August and it was a pretty warm time, but house kept fairly cool due to the stone structure. The property is nicely decorated and extremely comfortable - inside and outside. Our group of 6 people enjoyed the comfort of this property for 5 days and wanted to stay longer. The owners have done an excellent job of making the US traveler welcome. Every room had a USB converter with the appropriate electrical plug. The internet was fast, even with 6 of us on it at the same time. The backyard was an oasis filled with plants, butterflies, the fish pond (we got to feed the fish everyday), and the 4 charming skittish kittens. We did spend a couple of evenings out there enjoying the view and each other's company. The hill town of Flavigny was fun to explore and wasn't too far from many other sites in Burgundy. The hosts also shared their knowledge of the area with maps for hikes and suggestions for places to visit. We would definitely consider renting this property again when we return to the region.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Venarey Les Laumes
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
La Grange (lunch) The Abbaye (lunch & dinner)
Car: necessary

Ten minutes from the Burgundy Canal with biking & walking trails. Hike on roads laid out by Ceaser. Tour the Anis de Flavigny factory where the famous little candies are made, located in an ancient Abby in town.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $371.42

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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