About Chez Simon
Chez Simon comprises five apartments, each being a vacation home owned by a Francophile who lives elsewhere in the world. The owners have formed an association to manage and maintain their vacation homes and also to offer for rent occasional free time. We invite you to our haven, here in the heart of Bordeaux wine lands.
This website serves to introduce you to Chez Simon, the village of Blaye and the wonderful surrounding Bordeaux wine lands. It will also guide you in how to enjoy France affordably.
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Our passion for Bordeaux goes way beyond the famous wines and chateaux of the Medoc and Pomerol. Bordeaux is the epicenter of French country life. Fruits from the surrounding ocean, estuaries, vineyards, orchards, herds and forests are fresh and direct from farmer/fisherman markets at the many charming villages throughout Aquitaine.
Favorite hunting pastimes here are for antique objects at the numerous flea markets, for fine affordable wines from lesser known chateaux and for porcini mushrooms free from the local forests.
Historic sites abound, from Roman times through the Hundred Years War to 17th century citadels and ancient towns like amazing St Emilion.
This website is dedicated to those who wish to savor Bordeaux – economically, independently and leisurely.
Chez Simon is situated in the oldest street, in the heart of Blaye, on the bank of the Gironde estuary, alongside the only ferry between what is known world-wide as Bordeaux ‘Left Bank and Right bank’.
In the heart of a working village, it is a cocoon of privacy with modern interiors, gourmet equipped for self-catering and includes winter fire-side or summer alfresco dining options with a private courtyard.
Whether you enjoy exploring on foot, by bicycle or car, from Chez Simon you are just a ferry ride away from the classic First Growth Chateaux and a mere stroll away from lesser known, fine, affordable wines as well as the twice-a-week Blaye market.
Come stay for a week or more, explore, treasure hunt and savor authentic Bordeaux. No guide required.
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