Le Manoir de Thoires



Thoires is a small village in Burgundy, near to the borders with Champagne.   It has a tiny charcuterie, and bread is available in the next village.  Two nearby villages, under 2 km away, each have a post office.

One has a café and a simple restaurant.  Chatillon-sur-Seine, 12 kms, is a busy little town with supermarkets, cafés, restaurants, tennis, a Romanesque church, an excellent museum, and a helpful tourist office.

The Manoir, known locally as the ‘Chateau’, is a tranquil 5 acre walled estate, with lawns, groves, woods, an orchard, two rivers with private fishing, and a rowing boat.  There are eighteenth-century fish canals, an ice-house, a dovecote of roughly the same period, and three larger buildings that are available for holiday rentals.

The most significant of these is the Manoir. There is also a Dower House, and in a back courtyard is a simple cottage.Above the old orangery is a flat which the owners use for most of the summer.

The Manoir can sleep up to seven adults, the Dower House up to 6, and the cottage, which is very basic, up to 4 or 5. There’s a cot in each house, and a shared laundry room.



Welcome to the Manor House at Thoires

The Surrounding Area

We have vineyards offering wine tasting both to the north, in Champagne, and to the south, in the great Burgundian estates, as well as in our own and neighbouring villages.

There’s wonderful architecture to be visited, such as the Cistercian abbey at Fontenay or the chateaux of the Dukes of Burgundy.  Vezelay and Dijon are also within excursion distance. 

The Ource, a tributary of the Seine, runs along one edge of the park, and it’s designated   ‘première catégorie’ for fishing. Tennis and riding are available nearby. 

We’re set among forested hills and stretches of open countryside with winding rivers and pretty villages. It’s lovely for walking, cycling or exploring by car - with pauses to take in a view, to picnic, or for a meal in a little restaurant or café.

Good food, at most levels, is available in a department where any small town and many villages have their own little restaurant, and there are Michelin starred establishments in the larger towns.

“The best trip we ever had.

Creating childhood memories to last a lifetime takes a fair amount of careful planning - and a large dose of luck”

The Observer

“It will go down in our memories as a time of utter quiet and peace:  watervoles and kingfishers, owls and bicycle rides.”

Former tenant