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Our studio in Givardon, central France
Our second office is in Givardon, right in the middle of France. There is another house next to our office which is available for rent.
Givardon is a small village in the departement of Cher, with the biggest concentration of chateaux in France. The landscape has not changed much since the Middle Ages. Nearest cities are Bourges, the capital of Cher, and Nevers in the region of Bourgogne, both about 40 kilometres away. The distance to Clermont-Ferrand, the volcanic area of France, is about 100 kilometres, the distance to Beaune, Chablis and Macon, the finest wine-growing regions in Bourgogne, is about 150 kilometres. Paris is 300 kilometres to the north. Other interesting sites nearby include the numerous medieval chateaux, country markets, the Celtic city of Bibracte, and the oak forest in Tronçais.
There are 10 beds in the house you can rent. There are five bedrooms, two bathrooms, two toilets, a living room, a kitchen and a large garden with a small sauna. In the kitchen there are three fridges, gas stove, electrical oven, microwave oven and dishwasher. There are half a dozen bicycles you can borrow, a washing machine and wifi. The house is located in a small village in the middle of countryside teeming with Charolais cattle. A car is a must.
You can reach Givardon by flying to Paris. The train trip from Paris takes two hours. By car the trip from Paris takes at least three hours.
This project started in 13th century and now it accommodates up to 10 people.
Big yard and garden. Garden has a traditional finnish sauna.
Our sauna is covered in blooming Wisteria.
A view to west from our village.
Spring brings its blooms in March and April.
First plums are ready right after midsummer feast.
The countryside is saturated with castles and history of medieval warfare.
Chateau of Bannegon; a village that has around 300 population.
You can find Salvia and Rosemary from gardens.
Our kitchen. WIth good friends, 2 fridges and a dishwasher.
Goat cheese, Crottin is a local delicacy.
The local patissier creates excellent pastries.
World renown Rosé and white wines are within 100 km.
You are watching the city of Sancerre on the horizon.
Other wine-areas nearby: Puilly-Sur-Loire, Menetou Salon, Quincy, Reuilly, Riousse. Beaune, Macon (EU) and Chablis are about 150 km away.
There is a weekly market day in local town of Sancoins.
Cathedral of Bourges, 40 km.
The area is great for biking or hiking. The house has 7 bikes.