"Merci Claude et Claudine, We were so blessed to have this 'home away from home'. Thank you for sharing your downstairs bed and bath with us. Saints was most welcoming (especially the bakery). We most enjoyed the chateau de Vaux le Vicomte as an easy day trip and highly recommend the audio-guide to better understand its history and gardens.
Your hospitality made our trip to France absolutely perfect! Your home is beautiful; your willingness to help is unsurpassed. Merci!"
"To Claude and Claudine What a beautiful, perfect house this was for our large family! There was plenty of room and all supplies that we needed. Our 3-year-old grand-son especially enjoyed the raspberries in the garden, as well as playing ball and using the bucket and spades. We loved being near-by our extended family the Rodiets. Your home is lovely and so welcoming we hope to stay here again someday. Merci and God bless you!"
"Mme Thibault, Bravo! We had the most beautiful vacation ever at your lovely home. Our son, who is three, spent nearly all of his time picking raspberries in your garden and watching the bees. We relaxed in the morning in the shady yard with our croissants and coffee and had a wonderful place to relax after returning from our adventures in the evening; Saints is just charming and we look forward to returning soon, always to villa Amelie. Merci beaucoup pour tout!"
"La familia Valado-Blanco (Lugo-Espana) estamos en esta maravillosa casa, en Paris en las fiestas de 2013. Nos hemos encontrado como en nuestra propria casa. Merci Claudine/Claude, merci beaucoup !!"
"Merci from the Millers – We really enjoyed staying in your lovely home. We looked forward to coming back to it often after long days of visiting and touring. We will look back on it with fond memories of a wonderful visit to France."
"We had a great stay and Ella appreciated the pink room a lot. Your garden was beautiful and the whole family enjoyed it! Saints is very pleasant and we enjoyed our walks around the area. I (Sofia) and the other first time visitors to France liked Paris and the other parts of France that we saw. Bob and Bozenas trip to Verdun and the Marne valley was very nice! We enjoyed our time here in Saints and would like to return some time! Merci beaucoup."
"We really enjoyed our holiday in your beautiful home and would happily recommend it to friends. The children really enjoyed the garden. It was great to all be together."
"A wonderful holiday in a beautiful gite. The house is fantastic and the kids loved the garden. A couple of days spent at Disney land, which is not far at all, and rounded it off with a day in Paris! A great time was had by all."
"We did indeed have a good time. We were however relatively lazy. A couple of days in Disney, one day in Paris, and a couple of days around Saints/Coulummiers etc. We enjoyed the local parks and walks the house itself was very comfortable and we would certainly recommend to friends... Best wishes"
"We loved everything you suggested: the Parc des Felins, the bakery down the street, saving all our shopping needs for Val D'Europe, etc. We enjoyed the park at Coulommiers, the Fontainebleau chateau, and just relaxing in your garden after two weeks of urban exploration in Paris and London. Your book about the American World War I pilots in Saints (which was so well researched and very impressive!) gave a beautiful depth to what we were seeing and the history all around Saints. I am so glad you had a copy. I also appreciated reading the book on Saints and its history.
It was also immensely helpful for Claudine to have the map of the region for us and to show us where we were, to share her recommendations, etc. We popped into the tourist office in Coulommiers and got a few more maps and brochures, but her initial ones really got us started and made us feel much more comfortable that we were aware of the choices. Many thanks to you and to Claudine and Claude."
Can I just say again, we had the most wonderful holiday in your beautiful home. Joseph and Isobel are already planning when we may come back again because they want to stay at Saints again!! I have told them they must save their pocket money and we will see about coming back in another 2 years! By then, hopefully, Eva, Mark and baby Ethan will also join us. Today, I have completed and posted the customer satisfaction questionnaire. David and I have made sure that we emphasised how fantastic and ideal for families the house was, for it's comfort and location, and what wonderful hosts you were.
Bye for now,
"The house was great and I have no suggestions except perhaps to tell folks how wonderful the French countryside is... we only went to Paris on two days because there was so much else to see. La Chope restaurant just as you enter Coulomiers was wonderful BTW, and Vaux was so incredibly uncrowded we have pictures in the gardens with no one else in view. Quite a contrast to Versailles. The bakery and bouchierie in St Augustin is a great walk on a beautiful country road, and the lady who owns the boucherie is a French treasure. The price is very reasonable and the home most comfortable and I have recommended it to several of my friends who love to travel."