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The house

Between the cottage and the mainbuilding is enough space (shed) to provide you with a lot of privacy in and around the house.
It is possible to sit in the front, besides (large terrace on the southern side) and behind (terrace and large garden) the house. On the right side of the house you’ll find an “abri” (shelter); an extra room outside ,where you even can sit when it’s raining.
The cottage is appr. 55 m² and besides the living-room with a corner kitchen, there is a bedroom (with a double bed) and a bathroom with shower and toilet.
Eventually there is also a childrens chair and -bed available.
The cottage is provided with satellite-TV (19 channels) and wireless internet (WiFi).


  • Independent
  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Safe for small children
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Fireplace


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Sainte-Colombe-En-Auxois is a small quiet village situated in the hills of the Côte d’Or. It’s only a three hours drive from Paris.
It’s situated on a hill side at an altitude of 400 meters.
There is no house to be seen that is less than a hundred years old. In fact, most houses were built centuries ago. This is also the case with our house. It is as though time has stood still for a long time here.
Sainte-Colombe-En-Auxois offers many opportunities to go for a stroll, a ride on a bike or go for a drive.
Around the village you’ll find many square kilometres of unspoild scenery with beautiful panoramic views over the hills and valleys.
Sainte-Colombe-En-Auxois doesn’t have any shops, but there is a mobile shop that passes through the village several times a week. In the next town (4,5 kms) you will find a small shop for bread and your daily groceries. A little bit further down (Vitteaux, Venarey-les-Laumes and Semur-En-Auxois) you will find bigger supermarkets and other shops as well.

GPS: 47.4248 / 4.4575

  • Rural
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village

Restaurants, food & wine

Close to the lovely village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, you can find a vineyard: Vignoble de Flavigny.
The wine-region between Dijon and Beaune is worthwhile a day-trip for sure.
There are some good restaurants in the villages around Sainte Colombe, not so far away.


Besides the many hiking possibilities( a detailed map is available in the cottage) it is also very nice to set off by (sport)bike (which can be rented in Venerey Les Laumes).

Although the area is hilly, on the whole, biking is very well possible. The cycling paths through the nearby “Canal de Bourgogne” are worth visiting and are quite flat. There are also many opportunities for terrain bikers. There’s a ATB trail that goes through the village.

In addition there are also several places to take a swim; the reservoir in Grosbois, the “Lac de Pont” nearby Semur- en-Auxois, the swimmingpool in Vitteaux or the pool in “Parc de l’Auxois” in Arnay-sous- Vitteaux.

You will find tennis courts in e.g. Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, Venarey-les-Laumes and Montbard .

There is also a riding school nearby were you can rent horses. In the vicinity there are also golfcourses to be found. For example in Precy-sous-Thil(9 holes) and the magnificent golf course (9 and 18 holes) “Chateau de Chailly”near Pouilly-en-Auxois (see web-links).

Enthusiasts who like rock climbing can go to Hauteroche and Saffres.

In the house there is a binder with a lot of information about the area.

Another selection of numerous places in the vicinity worth visiting:

Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, a picturesque, walled village in the neighbourhood. It is known as one of the most beautiful villages in France and it was also the setting for the movie “Chocolate”.For centuries monks have also produced little aniseed balls.
Also in the neighbourhood is Alesia. Here you can visit the excavations of the Gallo-Roman settlement. Soon you can also visit a new, outstanding museum which will be opened in the beginning of 2012. In 52 B.CJulius Caesar defeated the Gaulish army commanded by Vercingetorix. Despite defeat the latter was still regarded a hero. As a result an impressive statue is to be found nearby.
Semur-en-Auxois is a beautiful Mediaeval settlement (city walk) with a pleasant center and some nice shops.
Dijon the capital of the Dukes of Burgundy with its stately mansions, interesting museums, magnificent gardens and parks.
Beaune, the city of burgundy wine and for instance Hotel Dieu, a hospital founded in the Middle Ages, many museums and numerous wine cellars.
Montbard on which the natural historian Buffon has left his mark, but certainly the Abbey of Fontenay as well; one of the most beautiful Cistercian abbeys which is placed on the list of world monuments and historic buildings of UNESCO.
Bussy-Rabutin Castle in the village of the same name.
The sources of the Seine in St.-Germain-Source-Seine.
Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, a beautiful village situated high up with attractive old houses situated round an impressive mediaeval fortress.
The Morvan, a protected area managed as a regional nature reserve.
Near Arnay-sous-Vitteaux you will find Parc de l’Auxois; a zoo, an amusement park and swimming pool under one roof.
Vezelay, a picturesque village especially known as a place of pilgrimage (on the route to Santiago de Compostela) with the abbey church Basilique Ste. Madeleine (World heritage list UNESCO).In the steps of Gauls and Romans in Burgundy

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Water sports
  • Cross-country skiing

Further remarks

"La Petite Colombe" is a lovely place to enjoy the quietness and nature around it.
It is a perfect base for hikes and visits to a lot of interesting sites in the neighbourhood.


Additional price info and offers

High season(July/August) € 425,-
Mid season (May/June/September) € 375,-
Off-season (February/March/April/October/November) € 325,-
All prices include gas, electricity, wood, water, towels, bed clothes and tourist tax.

Final cleaning and laundry (compulsary): € 30.

Arrivals after 4.00 p.m departures before 11.00 a.m

Initial payment of 20 % when reservation is made and full payment 6 weeks before date of arrival.

Pets are allowed in consultation.

In case the house is not available anymore in the desired period, don’t hesitate to contact us. We do have some good alternatives in the same environment.

Price includes

  • Towels, Bed linen

Price exclusive

  • Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 30.00

Availability of 'La Petite Colombe'

Menno Keizer/Anne-Lise Kusters has last updated the calendar on 14 Jan 2019

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Visitors of La Petite Colombe evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:

Visited in May 2016

Het leek voor ons bijna onvindbaar, Sainte Colombe.
En dan ineens een dorpje zo klein, liefelijk en waar de tijd lijkt stil te staan.
Heel fijn dan ook om hier 7 dagen te vertoeven, ons even als “God in Frankrijk” te voelen.
We hebben enorm genoten van alle mooie “ingrediënten” en doet ons verlangen naar meer; de Bourgogne heeft ons hart gestolen !
Dank voor alle gastvrijheid.
Renate & Henriëtte

Visited in April 2016

Afscheid nemen
is verder dromen
over deze mooie plek !
Tot ziens,
Franz & Veerle

Visited in October 2015

We werden zéér gastvrij ontvangen. Verse bloemen en een heerlijke wijn stonden ons op te wachten. We voelden ons onmiddellijk thuis. Binnen in het huis, knus en gezellig met een prima kachel. Buiten, verschillende ruime terrassen om heerlijk te vertoeven met een schitterend uitzicht.
Renée, Katrien en Pat (België)

Visited in September 2015

Ons verblijf in de gîte van Menno en Anne-Lise was heel erg prettig (ondanks het mindere weer). Het huisje is van alle gemakken voorzien en bied je volledige privacy. Het uitzicht over de heuvels en het dorpje en de stilte was voor ons echt een genot. De aanwezigheid van een open haard was ook geweldig. Menno en Anne-Lise gaven ons een warm welkom en veel tips over wat er in de omgeving te doen is. Ondanks dat het redelijk in the middle of nowhere ligt, is er toch veel te doen binnen een kort autoritje. Sla vooral Semur en Dijon niet over! We komen graag nog een keer terug als het nog echt zomer is om nog meer te genieten van wat dit huisje te bieden heeft.
Claudia en Jules.

Visited in June 2015

Het waren twee heerlijke vakantieweken in jullie mooie vakantiehuis.
Prachtig uitzicht en vanuit het huis fijne ommetjes maken. Na een dag op pad naar een Bourgondische “bezienswaardigheid”, was het heerlijk thuiskomen in Sainte Colombe.
We hebben ook genoten van wat jullie ons hebben laten zien en hebben verteld over het leven hier.
En als laatste toegift natuurlijk, twee weken prachtig zomerweer.
We komen graag nog eens terug.
Yolanda en Willem


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