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Facing cathedral. Luxury with all the comforts of home. Business or Family time!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 140 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with THE VIEW (+ garage)

Just a 40 minute train ride from Paris, easy access from Calais, and merely steps away from where the Maid of Orleans crowned Charles VII, and tended by Helen Patton-- honorary citizen of Reims and granddaughter of the city's liberator Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., you can’t get much closer than this to the Reims Cathedral. Begin your day with "pain au chocolat and a petit café", while gazing up from a main window to watch the morning sun bring the towers of Notre Dame de Reims into full glory. This gem of an apartment faces the funny gargoyles and smiling angels with every modern convenience nearby: A lively city centre without the headaches of negotiating Paris! Within 1-4 blocks you have: The Office of Tourism, banks, bakeries and grocery stores, cinemas, opera, restaurants and museums, fitness centre and river walk, tram, train and taxis, galleries and shopping arcades, and of course, miles of champagne caves below! Located on the first floor (only 10 steps up), built in 1936, this newly re-furbished apartment is perfect for anyone making a pilgrimage to Reims. There are 2 master bedrooms. One en suite with a shower bath and wc. there is another with bath/ shower washer dryer and separate toilet. The living room sofa is also a sturdy double bed comfortably placed with two recliners before a flatscreen TV with multiple channels and CD player and of course WIFI. The eat in kitchen is spaciuos and fully equipped for entertaining casual or luxury. you'll find three kinds of coffee makers (including Nespresso), plus a blender, toaster, and filtered water pitcher.

Parking is available for a 10 Euro surcharge per night which is less than any parking you'll find elsewhere and your our garage is totally secure and right beneath the apt.

Helen Patton’s goal is to give you the feeling of being surrounded by the history, fun, class, and serenity of this gorgeous city known as "The Jerusalem of France!" so that when you depart you will say adieu but never goodbye knowing you’ll always have a home in Reims.

Day tours with a driver can also be arranged to the Vinyards, Verdun, Meuse Argonne, Luxembourg, or Bastogne with enough advanced notice. Specialty WW1 and 2 History. Catering also available on location with Reims premier gourmet chef Eric Geoffrey who also offers private cooking classes! See.

Amenities: Garage in same building, wifi, TV with multiple cable channels. Washer/Dryer, Iron, Hairdryer, house-keeping service during your stay can be arranged for an additional charge. Excellent heating. Cooling devices in every room for warmer months. Very nice neighbours!

Price: 200 Euro per night. (full deposit required) minimum 2 night stay. Cancellation up to 24 hours with a penalty charge of 200 Euro.

Helen Patton (Curator)

speaks English, French, and German

Member since: 2015

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Property Manager
Helen Ayer Patton
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, german
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
31 August, 2017

About Helen Ayer Patton

I have enjoyed my second home at the Reims for three years, and would love to share the experience with you. Actress, Singer, Producer, and Philanthropist, my life is dedicated to history and celebration of cultural exchange. The apt. is called the "La Voie Vivante" and part of my PATTON HOUSE series which includes Normandy and Sweden. Veterans, active duty, and first responders are given special rates. Just ask!

Why Helen Ayer Patton chose Reims

Why this property? Because it is situated right where you need to be to know you are in Reims! I have tried to give the place a personal touch with my own military family heritage and although I am often on the road, I would love to welcome you personally if I can. So, why spend the same money for a generic hotel when you can stay in THE prime property of the city. And why suffer the hassle of Paris when you can live in Reims!

What makes this apartment unique

Location, comfort, and convenience is everything! Convenient to Charles DeGaulle Airpoirt, Paris Center, and Calais. Personal Attention. Part of the proceeds will help WW1 and 2 memorials across Europe including The 101st Airborne Museum in Bastogne Belgium (gratis entry for all my guests!)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Centre-Ville, France

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed , twins become an extra double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • This vintage building is stone and therefore cooler than most, however there is no central air-conditioning. Fans and cooling devices have been placed throughout for your comfort especially during the recent heat-wave in France.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • caving
When I know your needs and wishes I can be prepared to grant them. Chauffeur and Chef can be arranged with advanced notice.


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Facing cathedral. Luxury with all the comforts of home. Business or Family time!
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

perfect location

  • 5 of 5

loved the apartment.everything was clean and well stocked.The location was perfect.The light show at the cathedral was amazing.Close by was a great bakery and grocery store.Enjoyed all of the Gen.Patton memorabilia as a dear friend of ours fought under him.Would gladly recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Really enjoyed having you. Only sorry that I was unable to meet you personally. Just know you always have a home away from home here in Reims and I look very much forward to your next visit.
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Nice apartment in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. The apartment is very well located in the shadow of the Cathedral, a short walk to most of the tourist sites, yet was for the most part surprisingly quiet. The bed was very comfortable, the kitchen very well equipped and the wifi worked perfectly. The apartment is decorated in a very singular way, reflecting in part Helen’s ongoing interest in the life of her grandfather, the famous General Patton. It was great that we did get to briefly meet her (and the adorable Zelda) and taste her house champagne.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

A terrific apartment in the heart of Champagne

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so so much Helen for a truly memorable stay in Reims. The location of the apartment was perfect to explore the city and appreciate the amazing light show at the cathedral! The apartment layout was perfect for the four of us with tons of space to relax. As a bonus, the apartment is filled with historical memorabilia and we got to give our boys some appreciation for world history. We would definitely stay again and would highly recommend the apartment to anyone staying in Reims.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious, center of town!

  • 5 of 5

Helen was very helpful with information regarding what to do, see, suggestions as to whete to shop etc. We certainly enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul you are a wonderful guest. Please come back anytime! You will always be welcomed. Helen
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Aptos, California

The Perfect Flat in Reims!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this flat with four girlfriends and we had a fabulous time. I can't say enough good things about Helen, the owner, who made us feel welcome, and shared a peek into her family history in the area. All of her recommendations were spot on, from dinner at S. Anna to the tour at Tattinger. You really can walk to the cathedral and view the fantastic light show (a must do).

The flat is very well stocked, and walking distance to restaurants, groceries, shops and a few champagne houses for tours and tasting. The beds are very comfortable. My friend who slept in the living room said it was by far the most comfortable sofa bed she'd ever been on, she slept like a log (high praise).

The decor is lovely with lots of charm and historical notes for those that are paying attention. It was a very cosy and comfortable place for the five of us to unwind after a day of site seeing and champagne tasting.

I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone looking to visit the area, whether history buff or champagne lover!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really high praise when someone takes time to write such a long and well thought out review that covers so many bases! I was really touched that you mentioned the comfort of the sofa bed which I know concerns a lot of people as it would me if I needed to access one. So an extra thank you for that! Please know you are always welcome to my home and I'm only sorry that thanks to your recommeding the apartment, my calendar is likely to thicken up! Safe travels wherever you go but they all lead you to come back here!
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Excellent apartment close to City Centre

  • 5 of 5

The location of this apartment could not be better for exploring the city. Access to the apartment was very easy with no issues for parking. When combined with the comfort, homely feel of the apartment and it's proximity to the champagne stores in the Cathedral Square, this rental makes for an experience not to be missed and one we have no problem in recommending. We shall certainly be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I means so much that you took the time to write a review! Thank you and know you are always welcome! Looking forward to your next stay!!!
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Nearest Airport
145 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Au Buro (also a Bistro)
Nearest Ferry
275 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Golf de Reims Champagnes
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Reims Center & Champagne-Ardennes
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Cafe du Palais (very famous!)
Car: not necessary

You are meters away from all conveniences and a 5 min walk to the tram which reaches all areas and train stations. Reims Opera and arthouse cinema, Musee Beaux Arts, Gallery Lafayette, Zara etc.. . Nail and Hair salons, fitness and pool also nearby. And Euro Disney is easy to get to for a day trip!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Centre-Ville, France

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Standard price
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$117.41
Damage Deposit A$249.8

Parking privilege: 10€ per day.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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