Chez Simon - In the heart of Bordeaux wine region.
Chez Simon - In the heart of Bordeaux wine region.
Simply the best self-catering place to stay in the Bordeaux wine region.
Stay in a tranquil cocoon of modern accommodation and facilities in the heart of a working village.
Choose an economic studio apartment or an air-conditioned one bedroom or loft apartment. The apartments are situated on the first and second floor of the building (or the second and third floor if You're American).
Get off the tourist track, shop at farmer markets, self-cater in your own gourmet kitchen, self-tour famous chateaux, taste and buy fine, affordable wines.
No need for costly accommodation, services, restaurants or chauffeur tours.
The town of Blaye is situated on the bank of the Gironde estuary. This working village is an ideal base from which to explore the wine lands and in which to experience the culture and lifestyle of French Bordeaux.
Situated on the boundary between what is known as the Bordeaux Left and Right banks, Blaye provides easy access to the over 10 000 chateaux in this region. The Medoc on the Left bank is home to four of the five most famous chateaux in the world and a mere 15 minute ferry-ride across the Gironde. On the Right bank Chateau Petrus (which produces the most expensive wine in the world) and the ancient city of St Emilion are just two of the many places not to be missed.
Chez Simon is located just 200 meters from the Citadel of Blaye, a World Heritage Site that was built by the Marquis de Vauban in the 17th century. These fortifications overlook the Gironde estuary and the town of Blaye and were built to defend Bordeaux from the English that were finally expelled from present-day France at the end of the 16th century.
In Blaye one is surrounded by thousands of chateaux – some produce wines that few of us can afford to drink, a few produce wines that are hard to drink but most produce wonderfully affordable and enjoyable Bordeaux wines.
Choose one of the many routes we recommend - drive, cycle or hike to nearby chateaux, farmer markets, flea markets, scenic villages, coastal towns and historic sites. Bring home farm-fresh produce, fine cheeses, mushrooms, sea foods and wines.
Enjoy sun-downers overlooking the Gironde estuary and the Medoc - a short stroll to the ramparts of the Citadel.
Choose one of five restaurants all within easy walking distance of Chez Simon or self-cater in the intimacy of your own apartment.
You could also barbecue in Chez Simon's old-walled courtyard and dine alfresco or, if chilly, light a fire in the piazza and dine fire-side.
Send and email and we will send you comprehensive information about Chez Simon and things to do in and around Blaye.TripAdvisor property ID 4412706...Read more
Chez Simon - In the heart of Bordeaux wine region. Blaye, Aquitaine, France
Additional Location Information
Live on the bank of the Gironde estuary, a ferry ride to the famous Medoc.
The town of Blaye is the perfect location from which to explore the Bordeaux wine lands with 10000 chateaux.
Chez Simon is situated on the oldest street in the town of Blaye, just 200 meters from the spectacular Citadel fortifications of Vauban, a World Heritage Site.
Tour famous chateaux. Taste and buy affordable fine wines. Shop at village food markets. Treasure hunt the Sunday flea markets.
Day trip to amazing St Emilion, the Bay of Arcachon, the mouth of Gironde estuary and much more.
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More About This Location
Nearest airport: Bordeaux Merignac, 25 miles Nearest train station: Bordeaux , 20 miles Car is recommended
Left on 07/31/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 31, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
This was our second visit to Chez Simon, we loved it so much the first time, we didn't want to look elsewhere. The apartments are lovely and every little detail is considered, making your stay so much simpler. We have two under two's, so anything that makes life easier really helps! It is a beautiful and painstaking renovation of a very old building, which has kept the magic of the place. The courtyard is such a peaceful spot, we had our dinner there each evening. A perfect location to explore Blaye, the citadel and the surrounding winelands. Highly recommended.
Left on 05/30/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 30, 2013Stayed May 2013
We spent a very relaxing 5 days in this lovely apartment which had everything we needed. We loved the surrounding area and the food market and Blaye although not the most inspiring town is well situated to explore the area
“Perfect apartment in the Heart of Medoc Wine Country”
Left on 04/28/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Sandylem25Reviewed Apr 28, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
This spacious apartment has everything you need for a relaxing stay in a quaint French country village and is located in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region. The apartment has been freshly renovated and is extremely comfortable. It would suit between 2 and 4 persons and has a full kitchen, together with a washer and dryer. The only thing that could be added would be a microwave. For ease of access to the area, either car or bike hire is recommended and you are within easy cycling distance of the Medoc wine region with many famous chateaux to visit. Everything was organised and ready for us on arrival by efficient managers. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this property.
Left on 04/02/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 2, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
Everything about Chez Simon is top rate. Our one bedroom apt was spacious and very bright. The kitchen was well equipped and large. Even though there was only two of us, we greatly appreciated the large dining table as we like to play Banagrams--and most rental unit tables are too small. Another plus was the huge bathroom, with four large drawers.
But, what really made the place unique were the many little, but essential, touches: Not just a washer and dryer, but also soap and bounce; new sponges and plenty of dish soap and dishwasher tabs, extra dish towels and place mats; cleaning supplies; an excellent vacuum cleaner. We were there two weeks and it quickly became home.
Lastly, it was pristine clean when we arrived.
A few words about Blaye. We loved it. A great walkable little town with very friendly people. A tip: we loved Restaurant a Napoli on the main drag. It is past the Citadel. Worth the walk.
Left on 03/13/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 13, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
We stay in Bordeaux for 4 nights and this is absolutely the best decision to stay with Chez Simon! This apartment is perfect for our honeymoon trip in France and we enjoyed to the fullest extent by following almost every suggestion by the apartment. Extremely easy parking downstairs, saturday food market with greatest fresh ingredients incl. oysters mussels crab shrimp eggs evrrything uou need for a great dinner, winery visit at both right bankand left bank at medoc region...the highlight of our stay~we cooked every nights and the small kitchen has been impressive with everything we need, the cooking utensils the
seasonings(very very good )!! We found this is an amazing apartment, new, clean, super functional and user friendly!! Love it and csnt wait to return
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