Where We Are

Deep in the Bourgogne countryside

En La Marre is in a quiet rural location on the estate of Château de Dracy, about halfway between Autun and Chalon-sur-Saône.

We’re 4km from the small country town of Couches, where you’ll find a bank, cash points, two supermarkets, a pharmacy and health centre, three restaurants, a newsagent/bar and an excellent bakery/patisserie.

We’re 3km from Dracy-les-Couches, a lively working wine village, with its picturesque chateau and small, friendly general store and bakery for your daily baguette and croissants.

The region’s wine has the appellation Couchois and the local vignerons have a permanent ‘open door’, so do feel free to call in and ask to sample their produce.

The land adjoining En la Marre is farmland, grazed by cattle, with wild flowers, birds and wildlife in abundance.

View to Echebrune

Shop with the locals at Changy market

The 12th century church

How do you like your garlic?

Local vineyard

Nature’s garden

Cafes at Pons

One of our neighbours

Beaune 45 mins, Dijon i hour 15 mins, Chalon-sur-Saône 30 mins, Autun 20 mins

Château de Dracy

Originally a 13th century fortress for the Dukes of Burgundy, Château de Dracy was rebuilt in the early 18th century.

Today, the property is the private residence of the de Charette family, one of the region’s premier winegrowers.

To quote the Sunday Times Wine Club: ” For the last 110 years, the great Maison Albert Bichot has been working with this tiny estate to produce a first-class Burgundy.”

How to get here

En La Marre, Grangy, Couches, France

En La Marre, Grangy, Couches, France

By plane

The nearest airports are:

Paris CDG 3 hours 30 mins

Lyon St Exupery 2 hours 30 mins

Geneva Meryin 2 hours 30 mins


By Road

We’re about a 6-hour drive from Calais (650km). Nearest motorway: A6 exit 25.


By Train

Travel with Eurostar to Paris, then take a TGV train to Le Creusot. From there, it’s a 30-minute drive (20 km).


GPS coordinates

N 046°54.268′ E 004° 32.568′