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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful gîte.The accommodations are very attractive and comfortable in every way. Our hosts are very interesting and lovely people, knowledgeable about the area, and who added to our enjoyment of the experience. Behind the house is their expansive private park which we were free to explore. This is a very special place and we hope to return.
Castle Mirande is well located north of Macon about 15-20 minutes by car. The rooms are large and well appointed with all the amenities. They have a pool house stocked with local wines which are excellent in case you get thirsty lounging around the pool, and they have some bicycles there to use to ride along the local vineyard roads. The roads are pretty flat going to Vire which is maybe 2-3 miles away with a great cave to sample the wines. This is a great place to stay to sample the wines of the maconnais region, and there is a booklet put out by the Macon tourism information center that details 9 wine routes to easily explore the regional wines. There is a great museum featuring artifacts from Neanderthals in Pouilly solutre with a very climbable rock outcropping called la Roche de Pouilly solutre giving a magnificent view all the way to mount Blanc on a clear day. There are also some great sites to see including a castle called la berze le chatel and the Abby at cluny.
The guys who run the castle Mirande are super nice and super helpful. There is a restaurant across the street which was ok but we thought the restaurants in Vire were better which is only a 5 minute drive away. Overall, we had a great holiday! Thanks castle Mirande!