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                        Special Edition                         January 2004

                          In this issue:   Antigny-le-Château, Car Rental Links

     Welcome to the fascinating


Welcome  to Burgundy -- in particular, the Côte d'Or -- the heart of French wine country.  We would like to introduce Antigny-le-Châteauto you.    Offering six bedrooms, four with modern en suite baths,  the château can accommodate whole families or a group of friends and is available for rent in its entirety by the week. 

Antigny Gate

Perhaps you require something less grand -- consider the lovely three-bedroom cottage on the grounds with a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer, a dining area, satellite TV, code-free DVD and stereo with a good selection of CDs and DVDs, and English language books.  There are two baths with showers as well.  A welcome basket of bread, milk, cheese, fruit, juice, coffee and wine are presented upon their arrival to those who rent the cottage.

Back at the château you will find large and inviting common rooms including a library in the tower and several salons, one with a Pleyel piano.  If you must keep in touch with the outside world, Internet access is provided.   Although this is not a bed and breakfast accommodation (the kitchen is modern and completely equipped), breakfast is nonetheless provided every morning by the kind caretaker. 

Corner of the Tower LibraryTower Courtyard and Gate

As an integral part of the village of Antigny-le-Château, anyone who rents the château will find they are situated perfectly for visits to the village, to explore the château's twelve acres of fields, orchards and gardens or to go farther afield to the vineyards of the Côte d'Or.  And, as anyone knows who has visited Burgundy before, gastronomy plays a large part in everyone's life, not least of all visitors who can experience extraordinary meals in a variety of fine dining establishments.  Excellent restaurants recommended by the owners can be found in Arnay-le-Duc, Beaune, Saulieu, Chagny, Vézélay, Bligny-sur-Ouche and Pont de Pany

The family has owned Antigny-le-Château since 1923 when it was purchased by Elisina, the American grandmother of the current owner, and her husband, Royall Tyler.  They gradually restored and preserved the château and its buildings over the years -- it even survived the troops billeted there during World War II.  Elisina was the great-great granddaughter of Napoléon's brother, Louis, King of Holland.  Read more of the château's history on our web site.

A Salon at Antigny

The location of Antigny-le-Château permits easy day trips to visit the Abbey at Cluny, the Abbey de Fontenay, the beautiful hill town of Vézélay, or the towns of Autun, Alesia and the candy-making village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, made famous as the movie location for Chocolat. 

For weekly rental rates for both the cottage and the château,  other details and many more photos, please visit Antigny-le-Château on this web site.  This beautiful and unique family home can be your base in Burgundy for your next gathering of friends or family in France.

[Photos:  courtesy Mme Todd, Antigny-le-Château]

 Car Rental Links

We have added a new feature to most of the members' pages on our site -- a link to a car rental agency at railway stations, in town or at airports near a property's location.  The company is France Car Hire,  and their on line booking allows you to choose the type and size of vehicle best suited to your needs, check availability and prices and reserve your vehicle.

This information has been added to our web site solely for the convenience of those travelers who prefer to take a train or plane to their destination but want or need a car at their disposal once they are there. 

The link can be found on a member's first page just above the link to the Michelin Map.  We hope you find this helpful when you plan to visit one of the properties on au Château.

[We have no financial interest in France Car Hire nor do we derive any benefit from these links.]

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