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The Secret Garden

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Your host

Christine
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    4 pitches

Welcome to La Villeneuve!

In the heart of nature, at the top of one of the hills of southern Burgundy, surrounded by forests, hills and fields, about 45 minutes from the A6 (Autoroute du Soleil) in Chalon-Sur-Saône, you find your location. Your space is open to you all year round and is ideal in all seasons!
Located in the orchard of an old vineyard (8000 m²) with a manor, outbuildings, a garden and a park you will find 4 parking spaces separated from each other by fruit trees. Each of the seats offers plenty of space. The entire property is surrounded by a wall. Motorcyclists, families with children, pets and horses are also welcome here! Each place offers a lot of its own space. A pasture and stables are available for horses (to be shared with our donkey).

Various benches, picnic tables and other places to rest, especially in the park, invite you to linger. In autumn these spaces are wonderful for observing the new colors of nature. Enjoy the beautiful view and meet our many free-roaming animals. Whether it's domestic animals such as dogs, cats, chickens, peacocks and a donkey, or small wild animals such as birds or our only neighbours, the Charolais cattle, you will examine each one with curiosity. With us you can expect a lot of nature, peace and relaxation as well as direct contact with the country and its people.

Electric hook-ups are available for motorhomes. Drinking water supply is also guaranteed. In the area of an adjoining building there are toilets, shower, lounge and emergency accommodation in case of very bad weather. A discharge point for dirty water is about 10 minutes away and easily accessible. It is possible to rent a room in the main building.

On request, we will be happy to provide you with breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and cakes or packed lunches.

There are many hiking trails, biking trails, markets and festivals in this area whether it's summer, fall or winter!
Activities such as swimming, fishing, kayaking, boat trips, covered cart rides, go-karting, etc. are also possible. Not far away are amusement parks, a zoo, a thermal bath, castles, archaeological excavation sites (eg Bibracte), places of pilgrimage (Paray-Le-Monial, Cluny), a Buddhist temple, museums, cultural institutions, restaurants, shops...
Excursions to Lyon (approx. 1h30;), Château de Guédelon (approx. 2h30), Lake Geneva (approx. 2h30), Vézelay (approx. 2h) or the Burgundy vineyard (approx. 1 hour) are also possible. Even Paris is accessible in 4 hours. On request, we will be happy to provide you with a personal guide for some of the sites.

Please do not smoke in the buildings, do not host excessive parties, and treat our animals, us, our property, nature and the surrounding area with kindness. Respect your housemates, especially during rest periods!

Whether you want to spend your entire vacation with us or are just passing through, we hope to see you again soon!

Ways to spend the night

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    Tent

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    Caravan

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    Van

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    Motorhome

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This campspace offers

Shared amenities

Food and drink

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Sanitation

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Electricity

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For RVs

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Heating

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Pet-friendly

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In case of rain

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Seating area

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Ways to spend the day

Christine's tips
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    Find the hidden graveyard and the "moved" village of La Boulaye.

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    If you go to the woods, watch out for "La Revive" ;-)

In the area
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What you can find in the area

Landscape characteristics

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Sustainability practices

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    Waste separation

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    Self-grown food

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    Food products from locals in the region

Your host, Christine

4.92 (25 reviews)

Host is verified by Campspace

Hello,

my name is Christine. I live with my partner Gérard in Uxeau, France, since 2011. Before that I lived in Germany, but my family comes partly from Poland and Czech Republic.

I am in early retirement and just recently became a grandmother again. My children are very fast with that ;-)

I love to travel. But my family all live in different parts of the world, so usually traveling means visiting them. I thought if I can not travel to all the places I want to, maybe some people could travel to my part of the world and let me help them to have a good travel experience. I am happy that gamping is giving me the possibility for that.

I speak English, German and French.

I hope to be able to welcome some gampers very soon!

Have a nice day
Christine

Reviews

Paul

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful views of the surrounding valley. an awakening in the countryside, cows and roosters, and sunrise, very pleasant, and a beautiful place.

How was the contact with the host?
Very good, a warm and friendly welcome.

August 2022 · translated_from.fr

Georg

Tell us about your experience
We had a very nice time with Christine and Gerard. There was enough shade under the big trees. Surrounded by nature and its animals, we have recovered very well. The area is ideal for excursions, for example to the Loire or by bike in the surrounding area. We will come back for sure.

How was the contact with the host?
We had a very warm contact with Christine and Gerard. Christine is quick to respond to messages via Campspace.

August 2022 · Translated from german

Orphée

Tell us about your experience
Very nice experience! We greatly enjoyed the tranquility, the warm welcome. Very nice with all the animals that walk around.
Christine is super flexible. Is always ready to give tips about getting out or just to have a nice chat.

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly and heartwarming.

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Susanne

Tell us about your experience
Great property with amazing views, everything we needed was there

How was the contact with the host?
Incredibly helpful and thoughtful hosts, Christine and Gerald are appreciates

August 2022 · Translated from german

Host Christine has responded

Hello, thank you for the nice review and thank you for visiting us. We had a good time and are happy that we had a chance to get to know you. Hopefully your journey continues to be a great one!

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Nelly

Tell us about your experience
A beautiful, fairytale garden with many animals (chickens, roosters, cats and a dog). The view from the garden is beautiful, a unique view over the meadows and hills. It is a welcome welcome from both the owners and the animals. The animals are curious and therefore the arrival felt very warm. They are not shy but certainly also respect privacy.

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly hosts, chat to make sure everything is going well. A welcome reception with a tour of the necessary facilities. Invited in the evening to say goodbye to another family who camped there. The next day I received the necessary advice to continue my journey.

Tips for new guests?
Village is close by for groceries.

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Christine has responded

Hello Nelly,

thank you for the great review. I hope you had a very good trip after you left here and that you enjoyed every second of it. It was great to have you here and I am happy that I had a chance to get to know you!

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Liesbeth

Tell us about your experience
Great host, our campingplace had a beautiful view over French countryside

How was the contact with the host?
great

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Christine has responded

Hello, thank you for your nice review. We enjoyed our time with you a lot. Hopefully your journey continues to be a great one with lots of new adventures!

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Carina

Tell us about your experience
A really special place with lots of animals and really great hosts!
We were warmly welcomed and immediately extended one night because we liked it so much!

How was the contact with the host?
Fast, cordial and uncomplicated!

Tips for new guests?
If you like nature and animals, this is the place for you! 🥰🐓🐓🐓

August 2022 · Translated from german

Host Christine has responded

Hello Carina and Tanja, thank you for the nice review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We also loved the time with you. Thank you for the nice moments we shared. Hopefully one day we will see each other again.

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Rens

Tell us about your experience
Our stay in the Secret Garden was great. The accommodation was perfect and the area was stunning. The garden was very big so we had more than enough space and privacy. The chickens and peacocks walking around also greatly added to the charm of the garden. We would definitely recommend this camp space to others!

How was the contact with the host?
The contact with Christine was very good, she was very helpful and always in for a talk. She had a lot of recommendations for places to go in the area and was also very good with the children who were also staying there.

Tips for new guests?
If you prefer not waking up from the heat around 09:30, make sure to remember to not put your tent directly in the sun. It's not a great experience!

August 2022

Host Christine has responded

Hello Rens, thank you for the nice review. We are happy your liked your stay with us. We also enjoyed our time with you and Doenja. And we are hoping that one day you will come back to our garden.

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Claire

Tell us about your experience
A little paradise. Lots of space, but the host maintains a peaceful atmosphere by limiting the amount of campers. The campsite has everything you need and Christine's hospitality is above and beyond. We highly recommend this place and wish to return for a longer stay in the future. lots of chicken too; great view.

How was the contact with the host?
great.

Tips for new guests?
Stay longer than 2 days. Christine feeds local treasures to the atlas obscura; so plenty to discover

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Christine has responded

Hello Claire and Sander, thank you for the nice review. And thank you for the good time we had with you. Espcially a big thank you for the book. Unfortunately I did not have time to read it yet, but fall is coming ;-) And I will get back to you and tell you how I liked it. Hopefully we will se each other again one day!

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Lieve

Tell us about your experience
Une expérience exceptionnelle... Christine et Gerard sont des gens vraiment gentils. La vue est incroyable!!! Ne doute pas et venir á ce 'jardin secret'

How was the contact with the host?
Tres bien!

Tips for new guests?
Venir

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Christine has responded

Hello Lieve, thank you for the nice review. I am happy you liked your time with us. I also hope that the rest of your vacation was nice. And one more thing: We miss you guys. Tell the kids that there is a hen breeding. The gray one who is making the green eggs. Thank you for the good time. And hopefully we will see each other again!

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Donna

Tell us about your experience
A wonderful place where you can experience ultimate freedom.

How was the contact with the host?
You could not wish for a better hostess!
Thank you for the good care.

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Christine has responded

Hello Donna, thank you for the nice review. And thank you for stopping by, the nice talks and the glasses of wine we shared. It was a great time and I hope that one day we will see you again.

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Tabea

Tell us about your experience
There were wonderful, relaxed and beautiful days with Christine and Gerard. The Secret Garden is really an idyll to relax in, the wide view, the animals, the friendly people, everything is just good. We stayed here with our 2 babies and little daughter and we all really enjoyed it.

How was the contact with the host?
Christine is a born hostess. Always there with advice, help, cordiality and good ideas. In a pleasant way, she creates a good balance between caring and leaving space and immediately gives you the feeling of being at home. Thanks so much

Tips for new guests?
We were only here with bikes in our luggage. There are a few nice things in the vicinity. You can certainly spend many days here by car.

July 2022 · Translated from german

Host Christine has responded

Hello Tabea, thank you for the nice review. I am very happy you enjoyed your time with us. We also had a great time with you and your family. Hopefully we will see each other again one day.

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Sofie

Tell us about your experience
We had a wonderful time in a beautiful garden. We enjoyed the view, the animals and the hospitality.

How was the contact with the host?
great! Christine was very helpful.
She even did some groceries for us.

Tips for new guests?
If you like to hike you can go to La Chapelle-au-Mans to see an old castle.

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Christine has responded

Thank you for your great review. We enjoyed our time with you. We hope that your journey continues to be great. Best wishes!

Floorke

Tell us about your experience
Nice, rustic place surrounded by nature and animals.

How was the contact with the host?
Christine and Gerard are very friendly, welcoming people. We immediately felt at home.

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Christine has responded

Hello, thank you for your nice review. We had a great time with you. You were wonderful guests. Thank you for visiting us.

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yenco

Tell us about your experience
Top reception, nice location and very cozy between the animals.

How was the contact with the host?
Christine is a top hostess, very social and also helped me to see nice things in the neighborhood.

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Marianne

Tell us about your experience
Christine and her husband are wonderful people, who immediately make you feel welcome. We had a great time with all the chickens, peacocks, donkey, cats and dogs running around. Thank you!

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Stefan

Tell us about your experience
We were immediately enthusiastic about the animals. They are all really awesome! The name keeps what it promises. You really feel like you are in a secret garden.
The sanitary facilities are clean and others invite you to linger. The area around is wonderful and definitely worth a trip. We definitely want to come back!

How was the contact with the host?
Christine was super nice, open and always had ideas for things to do. A highlight was a visit to a Lost Place to chat with her. We are happy to have been there now! Thanks!

Tips for new guests?
The nearby machine museum was nice.

August 2021 · Translated from german

Sari

Tell us about your experience
August 2021. It was our first holiday in a motorhome. We visited classic campsites, free parking lots... and La Villeneuve for 2 nights. The owners, Gérard and Christine, provided a friendly reception, a personal tour of their domain and tips for trips. Highly recommended! The location is in full nature and not crowded like classic campsites. On the domain, there are peacocks, chickens, roosters... and they didn't make any noise at night. We can confirm that now :-)

How was the contact with the host?
Perfect

Tips for new guests?
2 nights isn't long enough :-)

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Penny

Tell us about your experience
This was one of our most finest holiday experiences. We had a lovely time in the secret garden: a small paradise tucked away behind the walls of a small estate. Christine and Gerard are warm hosts that make you feel at home from the minute you arrive till that awfull moment you have to leave. Christine taking us into the beautiful surrounding little villages,and showing us where to find abondoned graveyards and interesting roman sites, ordering us the nicest french bread (that had to be in ordered 2 days in advance)…checking the chicken eggs at night to see if they have been fertilized…the dogs sitting with us having coffee in the early morning: I could go on and on… .



I warned them: we will be back!

How was the contact with the host?
What can I say? People should take classes with them about how it is done!

Tips for new guests?
Don’t expect brand new 4 star facilities like a state of the art kitchen, bathroom or toilet. But if you’re ok with clean and rustic and love been surrounded by animals and old trees… (and lovely hosts ofourse): lean back and enjoy!

August 2021

Host Christine has responded

Hello,

thank you for the nice review. We are so happy that you an as good time with us as we had with you.

We enjoyed every minute of your stay with us!

Greetings
Christina

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Xandra

Tell us about your experience
We were first warmly welcomed by the two huge dogs, after which we were introduced to Christine, Gerard and the other animals. Beautiful place with a beautiful view over the valley. Excellent sanitary facilities.

How was the contact with the host?
Christine makes you feel right at home, she is a great hostess, is very helpful, can cook deliciously. Provides a lot of information and tips about the area.

Tips for new guests?
Know that there are dogs, cats, peacocks, chickens, roosters and a donkey at the Secret Garden.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Christine has responded

Hello,

I hope you both are fine!

I am happy you liked your stay with us.

Thank you for the great time we had with you.

Christina

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N

Tell us about your experience
Warm welcome by Christine and Gérard. Terrain full of animals (chickens, peacocks, roosters, dogs, cats and donkeys) atop a hilltop in Burgundy. Christine also took us to a hidden graveyard and village swallowed by the woods. Very special!

How was the contact with the host?
Very good

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Christine has responded

Hello,

I am happy you had a good time with us.

It was a pleasure to have you here, too.

Greetings
Christina

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Josette

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful surroundings, nice camping spot and super nice owners. Tip: Uchon Rochers!

June 2021 · Translated from dutch

Gijs

Tell us about your experience
We had a warm welkom over there. Besides Christine and Gérard there where a lot of animals. Two big dogs, Lennie and Luna, several cats, peacocks, chickens and a donkey who live there. When we where setteled, they invited us to have a drink en talk about our tour and livings. They know very much about the area and tell you about places you can go. The dogs and cats also where very happy with our tent. Christine and Gérard would love to talk about stuf, but we could also do our own thing. They had a allotment where they would give us vegetables and herbs if we were cooking.The view from our tent was very beautiful and have a lot of routes you can walk and see the nice area for your own.

July 2020

Emiel

Tell us about your experience
We had a lovely stay at Christine's on our way back home from a one-month Europe round-trip. A lovely and comfortable Campspace with everything we could ask in between the trees in Christine's garden. Such a lovely, relaxed, and welcoming reception to start with and the pleasure of sharing life stories, drinkes, and bites with Christine, Gérard, and the other guests made the first night here a fantastic experience. Having the choice to do what we wanted, seeing our two buys falling in love with the animals at Christine's place, and going exploring with Christine, Gérard and the dogs made this a true mini-holiday during our travels. Cooking and having a BBQ together on the second night became another true life experience for us and our two sons. To see our kids enjoy the environment, the animals, the rubrics-cubes, and the speaking in a foreign language that much and us exploring so many common interests, from cooking and baking to traveling and motorcycles, was an absolute pleasure. We would love to come back, both for the place and the environment as for the lovely people we met.

August 2019

Angela

Tell us about your experience
The roads to the secret garden wind through the Burgundian landscape. Magnificent. This Campspace lays secluded between the meadows on the rolling hills. The welcome from Christine is warm and through the contact in advance we already knew that she had some delicious food ready. After this typical French aperitif we go to the table; an ultimate Campspace experience. The Secret Garden appears to be a big garden, electricity and water are present. The sunrise and sunset are breathtaking. Are you an animal lover? Then you will be greeted by two enthusiastic dogs. The rooster, chickens and peacocks roam happily around the camper and in the morning you will hear the donkey in the background.Christine and Gerard are extremely friendly people who are only too happy to show you the best places around the area. Christine can talk for hours about the different sights and stories of the area, fantastic if you want to know more about this region.-----Michelle recommends this place:::We enjoyed our stay every minute. We set up our tent in the backyard, with a view over the surrounding hills. The place is breathtaking, with animals everywhere. I collected so many peacock feathers (Christine told me to take them, as she had way too much). They are now standing on our table at home, a nice reminder of our stay in the backyard of the place of Christine and Gerard. Our hosts were incredible friendly. As we forgot it was Sunday, all supermarkets were closed and we didnt had any food with us. Christine offered us to have dinner with her and Gerard, she had some food left which we combined with our leftovers. It was pretty good, but the conversations were even better, as we stayed for almost the whole night sitting outside and talking (and of course drinking wine). We loved the way Christine and Gerard are running their beautiful place and we would recommend it to anyone. They had a rough storm just days before we came, but they managed to fix everything. We will definitely come back! Thank you so much Christine and Gerard and good luck with everything you told us :)

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Rules

Please no smoking in the buildings, no excessive parties and treat our animals, us, our property, nature and the surroundings kindly. Respect your fellow campers, especially at resting times!
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemie and the according sanitary rules, the use of the toilet/shower is restricted to one family at the time. Bookings of more than one family can only be accepted if they are traveling in a group or if some of them arrive with a Camper. In case there is more than one family at the time, guests with a camper should use their own sanitary facilities during the COVID-19 crisis. We are sorry for this inconvinience.

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 14 days before check-in will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excluding Campspace fees). If they cancel between 7 and 14 days before check-in, they will receive a 50% refund. Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Checking in and out

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Check-out between: To be agreed

The Secret Garden

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

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The Secret Garden

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Max. people
10×
Pitches
4

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 3
Children's price up to this age: 15
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 0
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 365

from € 17.00 per night

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