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le Repos Coquelicot

welcome

About us.

In 2014 we, Luc and AnneMarie, found this old farm in the heart of Burgundy, 7km from Vézelay. We transformed it into a cozy b&b. Since then, we have had the privilege of calling this place ‘our home’.  

This property belongs to Vézelay’s historical heritage. Once upon a time, Templars used this place as a meeting point. You can even walk to this town’s center along the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, which lies right behind the house.     

The past years we’ve been dedicating ourselves with heart and soul to welcoming guests in our b&b. We offer three comfortable double rooms, and every morning we enjoy our extensive, homemade breakfast together. 

Little by little we’ve come to realize that the countryside-relaxed ‘air’ and the beneficial effect of the house make this place ideal for retreats. So, we’ve decided to extend our service and combine the b&b with a retreat center. 

Here you can see both services we offer:

B&B
'Le Repos Coquelicot'

In our b&b ‘Le Repos Coquelicot’ we offer you a stay where peace is guaranteed.   

Whether you travel alone, as a couple or in a group, we warmly welcome you for a minimum stay of two nights.  

We will gladly help you explore the region so you can fully enjoy this historic place with its world-famous basilica, the small villages, excellent wines and the untouched nature in the Morvan. 

Welcome to our guest house! We will be happy to make time stand still for a while… 

Retreat
'Source de Lumière'

With ‘Source de Lumière’ we want to create a place where people feel at ease and revitalized amid a busy world. A home where you can meet like-minded people, to share visions and ideas in an inspiring way. A place where people feel encouraged to follow their inner path and find nourishment for their soul.  

Here you can attend or organize workshops, meditation and silence retreats, family and friends’ weekends or even hiking retreats.  

Together we will create a tailor-made stay for you.   

rooms

Rooms.

We have three double guest rooms available. The interior design of each room is focused on the colour of one of these crystals: rose quartz, amethyst, and celestite. The double room on the ground floor is suitable for guests who have difficulties climbing stairs. 

The beds can be separated or joined to a double bed at your request. Each room has a private bathroom with toilet and shower with anti-allergic shower gel/shampoo. A hairdryer is also provided. 

We have purposely opted for rooms without TV as we want to guarantee the peace and quiet of our guests. Free Wi-Fi access is available. 

Pets are not allowed. 
All rooms are non-smoking. 
Our guests may use the free parking space at the side of the house. 

When making a reservation, we ask for an advance of 30% by bank transfer. Free cancellation is not possible. Only cash payment on site. 

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Rose Quartz.

Rose quartz is the stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. It brings a sense of calm and serenity. Rose quartz promotes positive thinking.

Rose quartz is the stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. It brings a sense of calm and serenity. Rose quartz promotes positive thinking.

This room is located on the first floor and offers accommodation to a maximum of 2 people. Two beds can be joined to a double bed if desired. The bathroom has a toilet, wash basin and walk-in shower. There is a seating area with a table and comfortable armchairs. 

In this room an extra baby bed is possible. 

Children ages 2 or younger, when accompanied by their parents, may stay in this room for free. 

Prices per night, breakfast included: 

One person: 105 euro. 
From three nights: 99 euro. 

Double occupancy: 125 euro. 
From three nights: 115 euro. 

celestite

Celestite.

Celestite is a particularly beautiful crystal that increases the purity of the heart and brings prosperity and happiness. It imparts enormous inner peace. It calms and helps disperse worries. With this stone in your room, you will be assured of a good night's sleep!

Celestite is a particularly beautiful crystal that increases the purity of the heart and brings prosperity and happiness. It imparts enormous inner peace. It calms and helps disperse worries. With this stone in your room, you will be assured of a good night’s sleep!

This double room is located on the ground floor and has a private bathroom with wash basin, toilet and walk-in shower. There is no need to climb stairs. The beds can be separated or joined to a double bed at your request. 

In this room an extra baby bed is not possible. 

Prices per night, breakfast included: 

One person: 99 euro. 
From three nights: 90 euro. 

Double occupancy: 110 euro. 
From three nights: 99 euro. 

amethyst

Amethyst.

Amethyst is a very powerful and protective crystal. It calms and soothes, and absorbs the surrounding negative energy. Amethyst is effective against insomnia and provides a healthy and restorative night’s sleep!

Amethyst is a very powerful and protective crystal. It calms and soothes, and absorbs the surrounding negative energy. Amethyst is effective against insomnia and provides a healthy and restorative night’s sleep!

This double room is located on the first floor and has a private bathroom just opposite the room. The bathroom has a wash basin, toilet and walk-in shower. A bathrobe is provided. The beds can be separated or joined to a double bed at your request. 

In this room an extra baby bed is not possible. 

Prices per night, breakfast included: 

One person: 99 euro. 
From three nights: 90 euro. 

Double occupancy: 110 euro. 
From three nights: 99 euro. 

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'Source de Lumière'.

Besides the b&b activities, we introduce this house as a retreat center, named ‘Source de Lumière’. This place is surrounded by nature, and silence is real. An ideal location for workshops, silent retreats, meditations, hiking weeks, family weekends or gatherings with like-minded people. Together we will create a tailor-made stay for you. 

When we look back on the past years, we can only be grateful for this unique place. The house exudes peace, healing and tranquility. We hope this ‘source of Light’ can encourage people to follow their inner path. 

Organize yourself.

Would you like to host a retreat with us, the accommodation we offer is for a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 10 people. We have 6 beds at your disposal.  If necessary, you can rent extra accommodation in Asquins, a small village 5 minutes’ drive from our place. 

We require a minimum stay of 3 nights. 

The rooms, the dining room and the garden are available for the group. There is also a meditation room at your disposal on the first floor. 

We take care of the extensive breakfast. It’s included in the room price. If people spend the night elsewhere and prefer to join for breakfast, we ask for a contribution of 15 euro per person, per breakfast. 

Please feel free to contact us for more practical information. 

Participating.

If you are interested in our self-organized theme weeks and retreats, we kindly invite you to subscribe to our newsletter ‘Source de Lumière’. That way you will be informed by mail about our planned activities. 

Your personal retreat.

It is also possible to come on a personal retreat. We accompany you during your stay without disturbing you, making sure you find the quietness you are looking for. You’ll be able to have your private room and every morning we enjoy breakfast together with the other guests.   

 A minimum stay of 3 nights is required.  

We gladly quote the wise words of White Bull:

‘To take care of yourSelf, is a contribution to the world
by expressing the most joyfull version of yourSelf!’ 

food & drink

Food & drink.

Food &
drink.

Breakfast.

Every morning an extensive breakfast is served in the dining room on the ground floor. You are cordially invited to sit down at the table with the other guests to enjoy a combination of Belgian delicacies and local specialties. 

If you are on a diet or have any specific wishes concerning breakfast, please inform us when making your reservation. We will take your requests into account as much as possible. 

Table d’hôtes.

In the winter period, from December to March, we offer table d’hôtes for 4 people or more. You can enjoy a starter, main course and coffee or tea afterwards. Simple, but high-quality Belgian cuisine. Drinks are not included. 

Price per person: 30 euros. 

In the evening, we also serve croque-monsieur. Gluten-free bread is available on request. 

Single portion: 15 euros. 
Double portion: 20 euros. 

Reservation necessary, at least one day in advance. 

Picnic.

Would you like to have a picnic on the road, or to take with you on a hike? We take care of it! 

A picnic consists of half a baguette, topped with ham or cheese, fresh vegetables, a small bottle of water and some fruit. 

Price: 7.5 euros. 

Please inquire the evening before.

wellness

Wellness.

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Energetic healing.

This healing is an intuitive combination of REIKI and I.E.T. (Integrated Energy Therapy), provided by AnneMarie. The treatment takes place while you lay down on a massage table or when seated and you stay dressed. You are brought in connection with the Universal Energy which leads you to profound relaxation. This state brings you healing and growth on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. The mind comes at ease, stress reduces, and pain is softened. 

The flow of this Energy can be experienced through the fixed positions of my hands. This can be perceived in different ways, but this doesn’t interfere with the effectiveness of the healing. If this resonates with you, feel welcome for more information. 

Rate: 44 euros. 

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Massage.

In the quiet and harmony of our B&B we offer professional massage, provided by Sandrine. 

Sandrine lives in Saint-Père, near Montillot, and is a foot reflexologist. Besides that, she masters different techniques: Ayurvedic and Thai massage, hotstones and lymphatic drainage. 

Based on the insights acquired through foot reflexology, combined with an elaborate choice of biological, ethereal oils, you’re offered a massage that re-aligns you with your body. 

The purpose is to have the energies flow again, so the body can release tension, both physical and emotional, to rediscover a harmony between body and spirit. This leads to a natural feeling of pleasure and comfort. 

The massage happens in a dedicated room in our B&B. Bath robe and towels are provided. 

Rate: 70 euros. 

Because of the busy schedule of Sandrine, we recommend making your appointment while booking. 

discover

Discover the surroundings.

Discover the
surroundings

Vézelay

We are about 7km from Vézelay. This UNESCO World Heritage town should not be missed on your programme!

The name ‘Vézelay’ refers to:

The basilica dedicated to Mary Magdalene,
a pearl of Roman-Gothic architecture,
a delicious white wine,
one of the most beautiful French villages, soon even a ‘grande site of France’,
a meeting point for pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela,
a view on the nature parc Morvan, and
it refers to an exceptionally unspoiled nature, with beautiful views that will move you…

Velozelay

The team of Velozelay, located in Vézelay, offers you a series of bike rides (electric bikes) to discover this beautiful region.

We’re happy to help you with more detailed information.

Rock climbing

Le Saussois, well-known for the French rock climbers! This site, with more than 400 climbing routes, is located at Merry-sur-Yonne, just a quarter of an hour drive from our place.

Department Yonne​

Vaudonjon is a tiny municipality of Montillot situated in the Yonne department of the Burgundy region. This wooded area is alternated with open wheat fields.

You’re here at the beginning of nature parc Morvan. You can explore the vast nature reserve on foot, on motorbike or by mountain bike.

The region is also known for its fruit and vegetable cultivation, and of course: wine-growing!

Vézelay is situated 7 km from our B&B. This village is part of the UNESCO world heritage, famous for its basilica.

Auxerre, the nearest city, is approximately 45 km away. After a 30 km drive you reach Chablis, and Avallon is located about 15 km from the village of Montillot.

From our place you can easily plan daytrips. After a 1 hour drive you reach destinations such as Guédelon, the abbey of Fontenay, Beaune, Dijon…

Castle of Bazoches

The castle of Bazoches lies a 20-minute drive away from our B&B. It’s a beautiful, furnished castle  where marshall De Vauban resided.

Saint-Père

 In the 9th century, a monastery was built in this old village. It is believed to be the origin of the future basilica in Vézelay. Here you can still find the traditional village bakery and butcher shop, artisan shops and a beautiful church from the 13th to 15th century, classified as a historical building since the 19th century. This village is also the departure point for many walking routes to Vézelay.

The caves of Arcy-sur-Cure

A guided visit at these caves brings you to prehistorical paintings that are worth the effort!

Only  a 15 minute drive from our B&B.  

Auxerre​

This city is the capital of the Yonne department. The old town is situated on the bank of the river Yonne. The numerous cafés and restaurants on the waterfront are a popular tourist destination. We can provide a map for a city walk through the historical center in English.  

Avallon

It’s nice to visit Avallon with its typical local market on Saturday morning. At the indoor market you will find organic farmers with their local products.

During the city walk you discover the Medieval walls around the city.

Guédelon​

For more than 20 years an authentic Medieval fortress is being built here. You can visit this huge building site from March until November.

Trégny is a 1 hour drive from Montillot.

Abbey of Fontenay​

UNESCO world heritage, this abbey from the 12th century is still private property, but can be visited all year.

Distance: 1 hour drive from our B&B.

Hospice of Beaune​

After a 1h30 drive you’re invited to visit this unique museum of medical science. It’s a classified building in Gothic style with marvelous varnished Burgundy roof tiles. You may also admire the painting ‘The last judgment’ here from the Belgian painter Rogier Vanderweyden.  

Castle Ancy Le Franc​​

After a 1h drive you find yourself at this jewel of Italian Renaissance with an exceptionally beautiful garden.

Dijon

Do you prefer a day trip, with a mixture of shopping and architecture?

Dijon is situated at a 1h30 drive from our place and combines an historical city center with trendy shopping streets.

contact

Contact & reservation.

B&B Le Repos Coquelicot
15, Rue des Maraîchers
89660 Montillot-Vaudonjon le bas
France

Tel: 0033 (0)386 40 72 81
email: info@LeReposCoquelicot.com

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