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Helen Ayer Patton

Member since: 2015
Call Manager
Speaks english, french, german

RIGHT AT THE CATHEDRAL!! The perfect combination of LUXURY and COMFORT!

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Centre-Ville holiday apartment

Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with THE VIEW (garages possible)

Just 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 roomy 2 bedroom apartment complete with a magnificent fireplace and a good quality electric piano and steel guitar. The apt. is less than a minute’s walk from the gargoyles and smiling angels with every modern convenience nearby: A lively city centre, 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, the newly furbished apartment has high ceilings and vintage touches. A combination of tradition, elegance and casual family style. There are two master bedrooms. One bed can be separated. A bath with shower with a separate toilet. An additional shower and toilet ensuite. The spacious living room sofa can be transformed into a double bed so that six persons can reside together comfortably with room to spare.

Parking required 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.

The large eat-in kitchen is fully equipped. A special culinary experience can be scheduled and prepared for you and up to 12 guests by a master chef who will prepare local dishes. Helen Patton’s goal is to give you the feeling of being surrounded by history and family so you will say adieu but not goodbye knowing you’ll always have a home in Reims.

Day tours with a driver can also be arranged with enough advanced notice. Specialty WW1 and 2 History.

Amenities: Garage in same building, wifi, TV & DVD player. Washer and Dryer, Dishwasher, Hairdryer, house-keeping service during your stay can be arranged for an additional charge.

Price: 200 Euro per night. (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

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Helen Ayer Patton (Property Manager)
Member since: 2015
Call Manager
Speaks english, french, german

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. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Patton Alliance. and such organizations as The Gary Sinise Foundation and I Was There Film Workshops, and Final Salute.

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 and would love to welcome you personally if I can. Why spend the same money for a generic hotel when you can have the run of this gorgeous flat renovated to accommodate honeymooners, business travellers, artists, and families.

What makes this apartment unique

Location and convenience is everything! Patton Champagne will be waiting for you when you arrive!


based on 16 traveller reviews

RIGHT AT THE CATHEDRAL!! The perfect combination of LUXURY and COMFORT!
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

We are so happy that we chose to stay at this property in Reims. First of all, the owner, Ms. Patton, was very accommodating and kind. We had a little difficulty navigating through Reims, so one of the caretakers helped guide us on his motorbike. Upon arrival, we were immediately impressed by the beautifully appointed apartment, which was luxurious ( robes, comfortable bedding, a kitchen I would love to have in my own home) and spotlessly clean. We didn't immediately get the connection, but later we understood why the apartment was full of amazing memoriiabilia of General Patton, which was exciting since we had just arrived from Normandy. Another outstanding feature of the property was thart It was located right next door to the cathedral, so each night we were able to sit in the kitchen and watch the cathedral light show out the window. It was truly amazing to see. This property was absolutely perfect in every way and it truly enhanced our wonderful time in Reims.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are certainly welcome back anytime! I am humbled by your glowing review and can't thank you enough! Safe travels wherever they may take you! Helen
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Unique apartment near Reims Cathedral.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in Helen's apartment so close to the beautiful cathedral, only a few minutes walk away. We felt completely comfortable, and the facilities were excellent. One needs to take considerable time to take in just some of the amazing WW2 military history that is assembled in this lovely home. In making arrangements for the visit Helen was so responsive and though sadly we didn't get to meet her, was a wonderful host. We would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really do hope you will return and that we can meet! I travel all over so it need not be in Reims! Thanks so much for taking the time to respond! Helen
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Extraordinary Home

  • 5 of 5

The location is remarkable, the accommodations are beyond expectation and the hospitality unbelievable. We really felt like residents of Reims while staying there and were lucky enough to be shown many historic and little known treasures of the region. We are already planning our next trip to Reims. Helen is the quintessential hostess.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have to give a lot of credit to my team for having supported you while you were here. It was truly an example of wonderful international exchange. I hope more people take a chance on Reims as you did. It's the best of everything one dreams of while imagining what the perfect respit in France can be BUT without the hectic hustle and bustle of the big city like Paris. And on the other hand it's a perfect landing pad at either end of the big trip to France! Thanks again and just know that your home away from home will always be here for you here in The Champagne ( including the champagne! )
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Lovely appartment next to the cathedral

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Reims. Helen's apartment was large and comfortable; located near the extraordinary cathedral and an easy walk to the town centre.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael, So glad it was the right place for you to feel at home during such an extended stay! Please know you are always welcome!! Safe Travels! Helen
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Perfect place for your Reims visit

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful apartment and experience. Very clean, very central, full of history. Thanks to this apartment, we felt like belonging to the neighbourhood and not just be part of a hotel. This "base camp' was perfect place to visit Reims and its surroundings. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Philip, It was a joy to have you and yours with us and we certainly look forward to our return! Please do pass the word and so glad you like the city as much as I do! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Helen
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Luxury living at it's best

  • 5 of 5

Helen and her staff are wonderful hosts. The apartment is spacious, very clean and well appointed. The quality of the towels and bedding were especially appreciated.

My husband and I celebrated the Easter weekend by cooking dinner for twelve. Helen ensured that there was plenty of dishes and other items necessary for such an affair. Our guests raved about the apartment and we agreed on every point.

The location is perfect for sight seeing with the market, cathedral and shops all within arms reach. A sincere thank you for a wonderful few days!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm deeply touched that you would have chosen our apartment to celebrate your sons graduation during Easter! My staff and I delighted and being able to rise to the occasion with you. You are welcome back anytime. And by the way, thank you so much for leaving the place in such impeccable order! That was my Easter gift.
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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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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$143
housekeeping A$134 + Tax


Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • 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.