Inspiring Experiences: France and MexicoNovember 14, 2018 • By THIRDHOME
THIRDHOME Exchange members have recently returned from Charette-Varennes, France and Akumal, Mexico. Keep reading to learn about their THIRDHOME experience.
Chateau de Varennes | Charette-Varennes, France
This historic chateau in Southern Burgundy is a wine-lovers dream retreat. Surrounded by famous vineyards such as Beaune, Dijon and Chalon, this expansive chateau is a well-known wedding venue, as well as a property for private holidays. This property can sleep up to 16 guests at a time and features spacious dining room to accommodate large groups. The grounds include a pool and beautifully manicured garden. Explore the countryside, vineyards, tastes and smells of Burgundy with this one-of-a-kind French chateau.
THIRDHOME member Alyse says, “My husband and I traveled to Burgundy to stay with 3 other couples. This is a trip we take annually to different places around the world. We were most delighted with the Chateau…It is a large, beautiful place to stay and convenient to the many wineries that are scattered around the area. They had a wine expert who we hired to take us to several of them, and it was our top day. The rooms are spacious and beautifully done. The bathrooms were modernized which was important for us, as the original house was built in the 1400’s, I believe. We had one day of skeet shooting on the property, and the chef prepared 2 meals for us in the house…It was a delightful historic place on a beautiful piece of property and I recommend it highly with 5 stars!” click here to read more of Alyse’s review.
Casa Dos Palmas | Akumal, Mexico
Get lost in an oceanside oasis with Casa Dos Palmas. This 5-bedroom property is decorated using traditional Mexican motifs throughout and uses large ocean-facing windows to flood each room with natural light. Enjoy nearby access to the beaches and activities of Akumal. Relax by the beach bars or embark on a scuba diving adventure off the coast. When you’re home, enjoy the pool and onsite staff who can shop and prepare gourmet dinners for guests. There’s also plenty of surrounding Mayan culture to discover during your stay.
THIRDHOME member Phyllis says, “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Dos Palmas! It’s a wonderful home, lovingly maintained by caretakers and cooks Esther and Rigo, who are an absolute delight!We enjoyed the local restaurants, especially La Buena Vida and Lol Ha, and spent our days exploring cenotes, snorkeling with turtles, and traveling to a Mayan village to experience their Day of the Dead celebrations.” click here to read more of Phyllis’ review.
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