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Les gîtes de Sarah et Claude

Our favorites


We would like to share with you our personal favorites and those of our guests.

whether it is an activity, a wine cellar, a restaurant or a local producer, we wish to highlight the people who will welcome our guests with generosity and friedliness.

This list is by no means exhautive, we are here to advise you if you wish.

Claude Collomb


We always enjoy taking our guests to meet Myriam and Claude  to share the  passion and skill passed down  from Claudes father, grandfather and great grandfather

Claude will  take the time to explain how he makes his wines and you will be received as friends in the cellar under his house.

a few meters from the Gite de L’ecole some guests have been known to crawl home and to return often to stock up during their stay !

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Le caveau Bugiste

326 Rue de la Vigne du Bois 01350 Vongnes

We love to go there with our friends and family to share a bottle of Manicle and a local “saucisson”.

The wine tasting is generous as is the all of this family team who are happy to share their passion for wine making.




Plage de Chatillon Chindrieux 73310 France

Fresh, modern and inspired cuisine, large partly covered terrace with a sublime view of Lake Bourget and the marina… the Ô Lac restaurant in Chindrieux.

Magnificent view of Lake Bourget and the Alps in the background!

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Marshes of Lavours

01350 Ceyzérieu

Five minutes from the gites, we like to go there all year round to admire the flora and fauna.

Free, fun activity, children love to walk on the board walk.

Dogs are not allowed in this nature reserve.

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Le Belvédère restaurant

col de, Saint-Germain-la-Chambotte

Sarah and I love dining at the Belvédère with the kids, the family and friends.

The sunsets are breathtaking above the lake du Bourget, the menus are affordable and the value for money is excellent. It is worth the drive up the mountain to enjoy the cuisine and the friendliness and efficient service  of the staff.

Often fully booked, it is however possible to obtain a table, we will do it for you.


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Canoeing down the old Rhône

5 Grande rue 74910 - Seyssel 04 56 82 91 68

We love doing this “family challenge” go fun for everyone, the prolynx organisation with pick up at the end of the day was excellent. Take a picnic and enjoy the beautiful old Rhône and surrounding landscapes.

Upon arrival at Chanaz, we enjoyed, what was described as the best beer ever !

Prolynx offers many over activies…

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Bakerie "Au petit Pâton"

3 Place Honoré d'Urfé, 01510 Virieu-le-Grand

The bread, the cakes, “the croissants and pains au chocolat” what can I say, it’a all delicious.

Nothing better than buying cake and eating it at the Cascade de Claire fontaine waterfall up the hill.

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98 chemin de le source - Vaux-Morets 01260 Vieu

Discover all sorts of honey, flowers, spring, pine tree (my favorite)…

Very close to the “Source du Groin” an emerald pool, the spring of the river Groin.

The bee hives are in a beautiful natural preserved valley.


Chocolate factory

133 Chemin du Furans, 01300 Chazey-Bons +33 4 79 81 73 58

Charlie would be charmed by Lionel Carpin’s chocolate workshop.

We love it, not expensive ans delicious.

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Boucherie Leger

5 Route d'Hauteville, 01510 Virieu-le-Grand

You love meat? The Boucherie Leger is one of our favourite addresses.

Saucisses, ham, home cooked, patés, price winning beef… Emmanuelle and Arnauld will welcome you and help you choose (which can be difficult).



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Bergerie de Munet

170, chemin de Trés-la-grange Munet Virieu-le-Petit 01260 Virieu-le-Petit

All sort of home made delicious cheeses goat and cow.

Children will love meeting the animals.


Le domaine de la ferme de Jeanne

Le Domaine de La Ferme de Jeanne 13, chemin des Grands Hautains 01350 - Flaxieu

We love the domaine de la ferme de Jeanne because Regis & Nadege are developing organic wine. They love sharing their knowledge of wine making. It is possible to visit the vineyard and enjoy the wine with a meal.



La Plage "Barterand lake"

Route de Barterand 01350 Pollieu. 0033 4 79 42 08 55 0033 6 59 34 63 97

We like to go with the family to have lunch under the trees opposite the lake.

The place has an old fashioned simple atmosphere.

The food is generous and not expensive. For 1 € you can use the private beach which has platforms and a diving board that  children will love to jump off.


We had a big crush for this application that will open the doors of hikes, trail, mountain bike and road bike!

We recommend that you download it during your stay;-)

La ferme Guichard

Rte du Col de la Rochette, 01110 Plateau d'Hauteville

Traditional Bugiste mountain atmosphere, generous and delicious dishes ! La Ferme Guichard is a In all seasons you will find culinary joy here; in the summer on the shaded terrace surrounded by nature, in winter by the fireside.

Lots of family walks start from the farm, we would suggest that you walk before eating 😉


Madame Karen

Rue du Stade, 01510 Artemare 06 42 15 58 26

We like to go there at noon for lunch the dish of the day. Starter, main course, cheese and dessert on the terrace, well-cooked and hearty dishes. Simple, good and effective, we love it 😉


33 Chem. du Château, 01510 Saint-Martin-de-Bavel +33 689 74 21 64

The Bugey Distillery produces artisanal gin. It is located in Saint Martin de Bavel in a building dating from the beginning of the 20th century, in the historic Bugey region, between Lyon and Geneva. Marie and Phil welcome you to this unique building for introduce you to their range of gin and share their passion for distillation via their “Gin School” and “Gin Masterclass”. Their products, developed in an artisanal way in small batches, favor local plants and fruits, their sustainable approach is respecting the environment. All the information can be found on the site. Don’t hesitate to call them to book a tasting!”