"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 Coulommiers was wonderful 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 it 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."
- Steve and Maureen Bornstein
One of the four bedrooms
Our charming two-story country Thibault Villa has 4 large bedrooms, a large dining room, entrance hall, living room and kitchen with all modern conveniences, including a washer/dryer, a microwave oven and high-speed Internet. It is set on a large lawn with adjoining orchard just on the outskirts of a 1000 year-old village, Saints, located on the valley of the Aubetin. There are 2 spaces to park your cars within the lockable gate. It's also very safe and quiet.
The house has recently undergone an extensive redecoration and some renovation and now features all new wallpaper and paint in most of the rooms. A telephone-intercom facilitates communication; there are beautiful tapestries, some new furniture. The bed linen and towels are provided as are all of the pots and pans you will need. And, depending on when you are there, you might be able to enjoy picking fresh apples in our fruit orchard, as well as taking walks and discovering our charming hamlets with their restored mills and houses.
The wonderful village of Saints has a bakery, a cafe –bar-cafe-newspaper stand-grocery, also a dentist, a nurse and 2 doctors - all within convenient walking distance of about five minutes. Also the small city of Coulommiers, 5 miles away, has everything you could possibly want, including larger grocery stores, a fun fresh outdoor market twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays and one of the most beautiful parks in France. This market is terrific. You can buy all kinds of fresh foods, inexpensive clothes and much more. You must try some of the famous Brie cheeses, for which our region is so famous. The Coulommiers cheese is considered to be the first of the Brie cheeses and best of the 400+ French cheeses. And while you're in Coulommiers you'll be able to find a good number of great wines to go along with it.
Almost 50% of France's greatest monuments are located within day-trip distance of the Thibault Villa Vacation Property and Rental Home. Nearby Paris with the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Musee d'Orsay, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur and so many of the world's great sites. 30 minutes away is Disneyland Resport Paris (Euro Disney) - one of the most popular atractions in all of Europe. Adjacent is Val d'Europe - a grand mall/shopping center with a two story grocery store and brand name stores with designer clothes at discount prices. Southwest of Saints is the famous royal chateau of Fontainebleau - home to kings and queens and Napoleon. The medieval city of Provins (a World Heritage Town) was home to the Counts of Champagne and a very important point on the medieval trade routes. There are World War I and World War II historical regions such as Chateau Thierry, the Marne River and Belleau Wood. Approximately 1-1/2hours away are the vineyards of Champagne, including the city of Rheims and Epernay where you will enjoy visiting the cellars of Tattinger, Krug, Moet and Chandon and the other great champagne companies. Or just sample your way across Champagne making your own discoveries of all of the little charming champagne producers who are not big enough to export abroad. You'll have stories to last a life time and feel a connection to bring you back over and over to this part of France.
There is so much to see and do when based in Saints. Though Thibault Villa is built like a rock, it is romantic, charming, spacious, warm and welcoming. You'll have a hard time leaving and find yourself coming back year after year. Welcome to Thibault Villa!