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La Borde Maison d'Hôtes
La Borde
89130 LEUGNY
Monsieur and Madame KLOMP
Email: inquiry@au-chateau.com

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Languages:  English, German, Dutch
Credit card accepted: VISA, AMEX and MasterCard

Département: Yonne (89)

Features: 

Johansens 2015 award

Aerial view of La Borde Maison d'Hôtes at Sunrise.

 
  La Borde bed and breakfast in Burgundy is truly a luxurious retreat.  Not only do guests have elegant, spacious and comfortable guest rooms but they have access to a swimming pool, tennis court, wellness center and award-winning gardens!  Located in the wine country of Burgundy and convenient to Paris, it is the ideal location for several nights to enjoy all that is special about France.  It is the only hotel in France to win the Most Luxurious Guest House award for 2013 issued by Condé Nast Johansens, and they are included in the Guide Michelin 2013.

La Borde is also the perfect location for seminars and conferences.  The most up-to-date audiovisual equipment is available, as well as WiFi and Internet connections.  Two helipads are provided for those arriving by helicopter, and for those arriving by air from Charles de Gaulle, Orly or Auxerre-Branches airports, Monsieur Klomp will be happy to arrange chauffeur-driven cars or taxis to La Borde.

In the fourteenth century, there were five châteaus in Leugny ~  the first of which was Château la Borde.  It evolved into a walled manoir, and today only the northernmost part remains ~ the Pavillon.  The first owner of La Borde in 1363 was Jean de la Rivière.  In 1582 it became La Bussière, named for the Lord of  La Borde, who lived at this location for a long time.  Eventually, in the 16th century, the current 'château'  was built to replace the original fortification at the time the nearby châteaus Brandon and Badineries were being demolished.  La Borde was originally a structure with four towers:  a dovecote and walls on three sides that created a courtyard facing west looking over the village of Leugny and the River Ouanne Valley.  Today, only the dovecote and the north and west towers are still standing.

The Guest House is in the center of the estate where the buildings retain their sixteenth century ambiance with heavy exposed beams and tiled floors.  Guests will find them exceptionally cozy and thoughtfully furnished with high quality bedding for a perfect night's rest.  Of course, despite the centuries-old character in every room,  today's conveniences are present to ensure that each guest has the best of both worlds. 

Just recently, the gardens at La Borde received recognition and the classification 'Jardin Remarquable'.  The owners worked for fourteen years on their seventeen acres of land to create six distinctive gardens: Lime Avenue, the organic vegetable garden with herbs, fruits and vegetables, the rose garden, orchard and Jardin Français.  The estate also features fifty different species of trees ~ an arboretum with each species labeled.  In 2011, the Orangerie was completed with new plantings and relaxation areas for their guests in all weather.

This is a rare and unique holiday getaway where vacationers can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, the ultimate in luxurious accommodations, and fine breakfasts and dinners.  Your hosts are waiting to welcome you!

 

Rooms: 4 junior suites (Amande, Safran, Aubépine, with king or queen size beds, all en suite with tubs and showers.
Junior Suite Prices: 325 - € 425 per night per room for  Jonquille or Safran (can be a twin) depending on days and season;  € 350 - € 450 per night/per room for chambres Aubepine or Amande (can be a twin); and € 450 - € 550 for Chambre Tulipe. Low season is February 13 to May 31 and October 1 to December 17.  High season is June 1 to September 30.] 
Taxe de séjour 0.75 pp/night.
Baby bed € 35 and  extra adult bed €55.
Breakfast:  € 20 per person.
Suite: First floor Suite Rose (en suite) + ground floor Chambre Tulipe (double bed, en suite with shower), kitchen, and salon.  Private terrace.
For 2 to 4 people.
Price:700 per night in February 13 - May 31 and October 1 to December 17 for Monday through Thursday.  €800 per night for Friday, Saturday, Sunday same dates as above or €900 per night June 1 to September 30. for 2 people, and €700 per night in low season and €800 per night in high season for 4 people.
Guest rooms have telephones, television, air conditioning and are all NON-SMOKING.
Deposit:  A 30% deposit is required at the time of booking a reservation. Non-refundable.
Dinner: €  70 per person gourmet four-course dinners including apéritif and after dinner coffee or tea.  Meals are prepared using products from the organic garden.  Reservations essential.  
Lunch:  €35 per person
Garden tours open to public: mid-March to 10 of November, Tuesdays and last Thursday and Sunday of the month.  10 AM until 12 noon and 2 PM to 4 PM.  Handicapped accessible; no dogs.  Best months beginning in May.

No dogs or cats, please.

Open February 13 to December 17.
On site:  Jardin Français, swimming pool, tennis court, Wellness Center (spa with sauna, hammam and exercise room) €75 per person for 2 private hours, and bicycles.  2 helipads for helicopter landing. Library/games room.
Vicinity:  Golf, watersports, cycling, horseback riding, historic Vézelay (52 km), Auxerre (22 km), Toucy (8km), Joigny (41 km), Gien (55km).  Regional castles to visit including the reconstruction of Guédelon, two nature parks, Burgundy vineyards, 

  Directions:

From Paris by train:  from Gare de Lyon or Paris Bercy to Auxerre, 2h 15m.

From Paris & the North by auto: take the A6 autoroute direction Auxerre, and take Exit 18 at Joigny direction La Ferté-Loupière (D3) follow to the D955 (right turn) direction Toucy.  After Toucy bear left onto the D950 to Leugny.  La Borde is sign posted on the right.  Distance from Paris is 99.4 miles (160 kms).

From Auxerre: take the D965 direction Toucy, turn left onto the D950, and continue as indicated in directions above.

Airport:   Auxerre-Branches
Helicopter: 2 helipads on the estate
  Helipad GPS coordinates: 3° 21' 26" E, 47° 41' 03" N
Railway Station: Auxerre or Joigny
Car Rental Auxerre (click here)
Car Rental Auxerre rail station (contact Avis)

GPS coordinates:  3° 21' 42.71" E, 47° 41' 10.23" N

Michelin Map to Château
 


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