La Petite Ferme du Marais
Built 1600 est.1989 Opened 2018
Farm and Lodge
Welcome to our farm, La Petite Ferme du Marais.
We have a small 25 hectare farm where we farm with Soay sheep (ancient breed that resembles to the wild mouflon sheep race). We also farm with Kangaroo (wallabies). All our animals are for sale and you are free to inquire using the contact form. Apart from that we have large tracts of land with forests which you can discover and with some luck see some deer or ever wild boar.
We have an eco friendly farm where visitors can come and stay for a few days or even weeks. Huge farms leave a lot of CO2 footprints and that is what we are trying to prevent. We are into alternative farming methods like farming with Soay sheep which are used for "éco-pâturage", creating forests and harvesting our own oak trees, etc. We do not use pesticides on our land and do not use fertilizer. Our forests are natural and pastures get cut once a year towards the end of summer to enable water birds to nest and insects and bees to flourish.
We recently, in 2018, created an independent lodge in a part of our farmhouse where guests can stay in the comfort on a fully functional farm in the heart of the Bresse region of Burgundy. From here guests can enjoy the calm of the countryside while discovering what the region has to offer be it historical landmarks, natural beauty, picturesque villages, wine tasting or a culinary adventures in Burgundy. Just simply ...
Take a deep breath of Burgundy
Located in Saint-Germain-du-Bois, La Petite Ferme du Marais, offers a fully self contained and furnished lodge with direct and private aces to the pool and garden area. Watch our farm animals directly from your private terrace or enjoy a BBQ on a hot summer night in absolute privacy...
The Lodge comes with a seating area, a smart flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a walk in shower and free toiletries. The apartment also features a fully equipped private kitchen. A continental breakfast is available each morning at the lodge on request. La Petite Ferme du Marais has a seasonal outdoor pool and Sauna available to all guests. This property has free BBQ facilities, complimentary WiFi, as well as minibar facilities.
Chalon-sur-Saône with its railway hub is 33 km from La Petite Ferme du Marais. You can also choose amongst three international airports to reach us namely Dole Jura Airport which is 50 km, Lyon Saint Exupery Airport which is 150 km, and Geneva Airport which is 139 km, from La Petite Ferme du Marais.
Come and experience Nature...
Continental breakfast is available daily upon request and served on the terrace in summer
Let us take you on a tour of our farm. Or enjoy a lovely walk on our farm through forests and small farm roads winding along the river Seille
A private pool is available for all guests from early May to late October. A sauna is also available from the beginning of May until the end of October at an additional cost.
Complimentary WiFi available
It is possible for you to wash your clothes in the appartment
Minibar (surcharge) available
Free bottle of water on arrival
BBQ facilities on site
Our Farm tells its story....
THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Burgundy wine route
From Chablis to the Mâconnais region, passing through the vineyards of Auxerre, the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune or the Côte Chalonnaise, discover the landscape of the Bourgogne vineyards, whose individual and unique areas of vineyard, known as Climats, were listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2015. Travel on foot, bike or horseback through the evocatively named villages (Pommard, Gevrey-Chambertin, Puligny-Montrachet, Saint Véran, Pouilly Fuissé ...) and let yourself be seduced by some of the hundred different wines of this region, which is renowned for its lifestyle. Well suited to the production of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape varieties, the Bourgogne vineyards offer a large diversity of wines, which are among the most famous in the world.
Tennis, horse riding, Cycling, walking, hiking, fishing, are all activities you can enjoy not far from here. We have our own full size petanque course where you can practice your skills in this typically French game with a glass of pastis.
A must see is the quiet traditional Burgundy town of Louhans. We also suggest you visit Chalon sur Saone between Dijon and Mâcon for a stroll around the historic centre and to see the cathedral.
One of the most important castles in the department, the Chateau de Pierre-de-Bresse, is an imposing renaissance style castle with extensive formal gardens about 13 km from here.
The town of Tourus also has an interesting centre with an abbey and several interesting historical buildings to see.
Close to here, the castle of Cormatin has several lavishly decorated and furnished rooms and is in an attractive setting surrounded by carefully maintained French-style gardens.
Between Tournus and Cormatin we also suggest you pause for a visit to the village of Brancion which has been substantially renovated in recent years and is very pleasant to explore. Close to here we also enjoyed visiting the small villages of Chapaize and Uchizy
One particular highlight of Southern Burgundy is the renowned monastery at Cluny, one of the most visited religious complexes in France and in medieval times one of the most important monastic settlements in the world. The village of Cluny is also very pretty.
You can also enjoye the riverside walk through the town of Mâcon to the south-east of Cluny.
Between Cluny and Macon we suggest you take a walk around the small village of Berzé-le-Chatel, which has several notable historic buildings including a medieval fortress which overlooks the small village (there are attractive views from the terraced gardens at the castle).
Close to here the village of Solutré-Pouilly is surrounded by the famous vineyards of the region and dominated by the Rock of Solutré, a rocky outcrop that was occupied in prehistoric times and is also classified as one of the 'grand sites of France'.
One of our favourites sites in this region is the Arboretum de Pézanin at Dompierre-les-Ormes. This extensive arboretum includes a lake and many species of trees and plants, and also the 'European Gallery of Forests and Woodlands' with a focus on explaining the importance of forests and landscapes.
West of Maçon the Chateau de Drée is one of the best examples of 18th century classical architecture in the region and the surrounding gardens are officially classified as a French 'remarkable garden'.
Passing now towards the south-west of Saone-et-Loire, be sure to visit the 12th century basilica at Paray-le-Monial. This pilgrimages site attracts more than a million visitors each year and also helps understand what the abbey at Cluny would have been like when it was first constructed.
The priory church at Anzy-le-Duc a little to the south of Paray-le-Monial is a very lovely example of 12th century roman architecture with some interesting medieval frescoes.
Lac de Vouglans
Baume les Messieurs and its caves
Grottes des Moidons
Gouffre de Poudrey
Cascades du Hérisson
Cascade des Tufs
Castles in the region
Chateau Pierre de Bresse
Chateau de Pommard
There is a local producers market every Saturday morning in Saint Germain du Bois. A bigger market is in Louhans every Monday morning and includes a poultry and livestock market which is worth visiting
Saint Germain du Bois
Le Moulin de Bourgchateau
Restaurant La Poularde
Le Bistro Saint Martin
Le Cheval Rouge
Most beautiful Village in France
Chateau-Chalon is a village to the north of Lons-le-Saunier in the Jura department of Franche-Comte and is about 35 km from us.. It is classified as one of the 'most beautiful villages of France and is in a very picturesque location at the heart of the Jura wine-growing region.
The Chateau-Chalon vineyards date back to their introduction by the Romans, and the local, golden-yellow wine is held in very high regard. You will have plenty of opportunities to sample and buy the local product in and around the village.
Chateau-Chalon is quite a small village but the charming unspoiled streets, the castle and the lovely views ensure it is an unmissable destination when you explore the Jura.
My Beautiful Nails is a beauty Salon in Saint Germain du Bois run by my wife Louiza. Come and let yourself be pampered with a relaxing facial, manicure or pedicure. A free and natural fish pedicure is offered to all guests staying for three days or more.
Come live Burgundy !
“Modern Apartment on a Farm!”
Reviewed for a stay in January 2019
This was a great place to stay! You have everything you need, and it's very spacious. The shower was great, and there's even a washer in the bathroom. The farm is also lovely and the hosts were wonderful as well, I would highly recommend!
Reviewed: September 2, 2018
It was perfect!!
· We had a wonderful time in this nice accommodation. Everything was new and clean, quiet location and very friendly owners. Nice, private, well equipped, outside swimming pool. Good covered terrace with a nice view.
Reviewed: August 28, 2018
· Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour à la petite ferme du Marais. Le logement correspond en tout point au descriptif qui en est fait. Il ne manque rien, le logement est très bien équipé, très propre et l'espace nuit très confortable. L'ensemble du logement est très spacieux et privatif si l'on veut être tranquille avec un accès direct à la piscine ( une partie est à bulle, ce qui était super !!) Les propriétaires sont très gentils et soucieux de votre bien être. Si nous vions séjourné plus longtemps, de belles balades pédestres sont à faire. Le marché local du samedi matin est très chouette.
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