A warm welcome from your hosts
Chris and Judith Mosedale
En La Marre has been our home since 1990. We love it here and our goal is to make sure you love it here too. This is the perfect place to unwind and indulge in the pleasures of rural France, where traditional ways and values still count.
Unlike other parts of France, Burgundy doesn’t rely on the tourist industry, so hasn’t been spoiled by commercialism. Here, one can enjoy uncluttered roads, unpolluted air, fields of cattle and corn, streams and forests, wild flowers, amazing bird life and animals in their natural habitat. It’s wonderful walking and cycling country.
Wine, of course, is very much at the heart of the region and its people. The wines of the Bourgogne are the best in the world – ask any Burgundian! But don’t just take his word for it. Venture out to the many famous wine villages and sample the local produce, from Chablis in the north to Beaujolais in the south. In smaller vineyards, you might even be tasting the wine and talking with the vineyard owner himself.
And then there’s the food. Mouth-watering, full-of-flavour produce from the local markets. Our favourite is in Chagny on Sundays, where we go for coffee and croissants to sit and watch the world go by and to shop for free-range Bresse poultry, grass-fed beef from local farmers, fish, seafood, every kind of cheese…
As you can imagine, there’s no lack of restaurants. From small country auberges, to 3 Michelin-star grand eating establishments. Your taste buds will be in paradise.
We always like to personally welcome guests to En La Marre. So on the day of your arrival, you’ll be invited to join us at 6pm for a drink or two so we can give you an update on local events, markets and anything else you’d like to know. It’s also an opportunity to meet any other guests staying at En La Marre Farmhouse Holiday Apartments.
Although we certainly encourage you to practise your language skills while en vacances en Bourgogne, we’re happy to lend a helping hand and help any way we can. So if you need a restaurant reservation, wine-tasting recommendation or a visit arranged, just ask.
Thursday night special
On Thursday nights we host a barbecue and everyone staying at En La Marre is invited. The event has proved popular with guests and is a great way to get into the holiday spirit.
Each couple contributes a food dish and some wine (including your dear hosts). It’s then open floor for anyone with a talent such as singing, playing an instrument, story-telling, poetry or anything else to provide some light-hearted fun and entertainment.