Gîte / Cottage


Les deux pins



Stylish gite, child-friendly spacious and walled garden, surrounded by nature, culture and history. ******NORTH FRANCE******

Beautiful area surrounded by Culture and History. It is not for nothing that this region has been cherished for centuries, Great cathedrals where kings have been crowned, Reims, Laon, Soissons. Our gite is situated in this special region.

WONDERFUL HOLIDAY WITH THE CHILDREN IN BEAUTIFUL QUIET AREA* Detached house with a living area of 130m2. Walled garden of 800m2 at 4 hours from Utrecht. Perfect location to enjoy each other in peace and to discover the fantastic surroundings of the Aisne.

*****Relax and enjoy in stylish, child-friendly spacious gîte, surrounded by rural surroundings with lots of culture, nature and history.*****


The region of fields and large forests around the river Aisne. Because of its location and history, this area is called the cradle, the 'core' of old France. The Northeastern part of 'Ile-de-France. In the beautiful, romantic landscape are the castles and the old provincial towns and cities with remains of Roman buildings, cathedrals and a maze of old streets, alleys and squares. Counts and dukes took up residence here in the Middle Ages. Poets were inspired by nature...

Driving from the famous "Chemin des Dames" you follow the country road steeply down between the rolling hills. The road seems to disappear into the woods, but then you arrive at a small "hameau". This hamlet is located in the middle between Paris, Reims and Laon and the cultural-historic triangle of Soissons, Laon and Reims. An area famous for its fantastic Gothic Cathedrals, which are on the World Heritage List.

Hameau de Beaulne. From the country road you see a house that fits completely into the environment. Entering through the black gate you park along the roses and lavender on the private walled area of about 800 m2 where the two huge trees greet you.

Plenty of privacy. Get away from the hectic and hasty life with the family; the house has no landline (mobile reception) and no TV, so you can relax and move your senses.

The House:
The staircase with landing to the front door gives access to the nostalgic kitchen.

Next to the kitchen a pleasant living room with many original details. Behind the kitchen is the bathroom with sink, shower, toilet and washing machine and at the very back of the kitchen is the door with the stairs to the upper floor.

On the first floor you will find a very spacious attic with a French balcony and a double sleeping accommodation (placement of an extra single bed is possible).

The attic gives access to two bedrooms. The bedroom at the front has a large double bed and an optional baby bed. The bedroom on the garden side has 2 single beds.

The cellar is located under the entire house and next to the house is a large barn. Here is also a dryer, clothes rack, and barbeque.

In the garden there is a spacious sandbox, fixed swing and on request a large
climbing and clambering rack can be placed where children can enjoy a lot of climbing and playing fun.

The entire garden is south-facing and the spacious terrace is wonderfully sheltered.

At the back of the garden is a raised terrace with a view over the rolling landscape. This terrace is temporarily closed due to reconstruction of the barn of the new neighbors.

Further on in the sunny garden you can also make a campfire, there is wood in the woodshed.

You can always contact us to discuss the possibilities.

The host, Michiel & Debora

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We are Michiel and Debora and live in North Holland. We have been the owner of this cottage for 18 years and have always had a wonderful time together with our 5 daughters. Tourism in the Picardie is well developed and there are always lots of fun cultural, sporting and natural activities in the area. We invite you to discover this beautiful area in northern France from our wonderful holiday home.

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Sun 04-Sep-2022
Fri 14-Oct-2022
Minimum stay 7 nights
Week € 825.00
Midweek -
Night € 118.00
Weekend -
Fri 14-Oct-2022
Fri 23-Dec-2022
Minimum stay 7 nights
Week € 925.00
Midweek -
Night € 132.00
Weekend -
Fri 23-Dec-2022
Sun 08-Jan-2023
Minimum stay 7 nights
Week € 995.00
Midweek -
Night € 142.00
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Sun 08-Jan-2023
Thu 29-Feb-2024
Minimum stay 7 nights
Week € 995.00
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Night € 142.00
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Bath linen
€ 20.00
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Bed linen
€ 22.50
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€ 175.00
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Final cleaning
€ 75.00
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Delicious holiday in Northern France!
A cottage from 1920 in the "hamlet" of Beaulne, set amidst the rolling landscape with many forests and tranquility. Along a small road is our home, a lovely place to rest.

Each season is a surprise what color the fields around the house and garden.

The history in this region is enormous. The cathedral of Reims as a world, the Cathedral of Laon and Soissons are really worth a visit and from the house within a small radius reach.

Within 15 minutes you can enjoy with children to the 'Lac de Monampteuil. "This is a beautiful park with lots of outdoor play areas and a beach and a modern" canteen "with stunning views over the park.
This is in 2009, specially built for the people of the region. Highly recommended.

For golf lovers there is a 6-minute distance a golf complex with 19 holes.

Because the region is so beautiful, even in 2008, Center Parks 8 minutes away from us down flattered, so if the children yet again to something more "tropical" like ... here you can even go a day or evening.

If you return from one of the many possible trips you can enjoy a campfire at the magnificent night sky. And yes, the galaxy is visible even Casiopeia to the naked eye.
rolling landscape of the Aisne. The Chemin des Dames is a special way in the north of France, in the middle of the triangle Soissons, Laon and Reims.
The road is largely situated on a ridge that extends tens of meters above the surrounding gently rolling country.

Origin of the road
Two daughters of the French king Louis XV, Adelaide and Victoire, used in the eighteenth century the road from Paris to their governess in the chateau de la Bove at Vauclair visit.
To drive by royal carriage was to facilitate the path of a stone layer. Later he went to the Dames de France are named.

The plateau on which the road leads many times has played an important role in history, also evokes the Chemin des Dames in the first place memories of the First World War. The sometimes over 200 meter high ridge provides an excellent natural barrier and this strategic location explains the great interest that rulers always showed the Chemin des Dames.

In 57 BC, the fate of Gaul decided Bibrax around, now Saint-Thomas, located at the eastern end of today Chemin des Dames. In his memoirs how his legions of Caesar describes the peoples of Northern Gaul inflicted a crushing defeat.

In 486 the last Roman "governor", Syagrius, near Soissons, defeated by Clovis, a young Frankish chieftain.

In 1814, fought back around the ridge. Napoleon put young recruits ("Les Maries-Louise") against the Russian and Prussian allied armies.
It would be his last victory before he was finally defeated at Waterloo.

First World War
From September 1914 the German troops occupy the ridge. Until 1917, the front here fairly stable. The German army units benefit from this period to the Chemin des Dames in an impregnable fortress to change.
They dug in the vaults of a limestone quarry that they themselves Drachenhöhle called, to the clouds of smoke escaped from the hall openings and who were seen from afar. This name was later taken over by the French: Cavern du Dragon.

The French General Nivelle wanted an end to this war of attrition and on 16 April 1917, he launched a large-scale offensive.
Despite the participation of the first French tanks (type Schneider) and intensive artillery bombardment went on the offensive from a major disaster.
Nivelle was stubbornly and at the expense of many lives he knew in May 1917 and the Plateau de Californie Craonne only as a possession.

This sensational defeat undermined the morale of the French troops and led to a mutiny that was sung in the chanson de Craonne.

Nivelle was put aside and General Petain took over command. After the morale of the troops have recovered, he began a limited but well prepared battle which resulted in the ridge in November 1917 in French hands.
An overwhelming German offensive side shortly after the Allied armies drove south on the Marne.
A new French offensive in July 1918 resulted in breaking the enemy lines. On October 10, 1918 German troops finally left the ridge. On the 13th Laon was liberated.

All along the Chemin des Dames is full of memories of the First World War. From west to east are the most important of these:

Fort de la Malmaison - the ruins of a fort that was built in 1878 to the design of Sere de Rivières. Given its strategic location was throughout the war fought doggedly to this fort. Besides the remains of the fort is completely destroyed a German cemetery from World War II with 11,000 soldiers killed.
La Royère - A viewpoint with memories of the offensive la Malmaison in October 1917 and the deployment of colonial troops.
Cerny-en-Laonnois - a small chapel, situated beside two cemeteries, one French and one German, is the principal shrine of the Chemin des Dames.
Cavern du Dragon - A former quarry where the German troops a special underground barracks has been made, including shooting locations, first aid posts and dormitories. A wonderful museum gives an impressive picture of the daily lives of the soldiers in this unusual place.
Des Basques Monument - This monument was erected to commemorate the 36th Infantry Division which consisted mainly of soldiers from southwestern France (Basque Country).
Plateau de Californie - this place was on 16 April 1917 the scene of the great offensive of General Nivelle. A bloody stalemate that led to mutiny among the French troops. Here is a poignant image created by AIM Core and entitled "Ils n'avaient only le choix" ("They had no choice").
Craonne - After the war the affected villages be rebuilt. It was totally destroyed five hundred meters away Craonne rebuilt. At the site of the former village is now an arboretum built between which the bomb craters still visible. The old village is part of the so-called "Zone Rouge '. A zone where no longer can be built in connection with the risk of explosion. The cobblestones of the old main street as a forgotten, overgrown cemetery are the only "tangible" evidence of this devastated village.
Monument National des chars d'assaut - In 1917, at the foot of the Chemin des Dames the first French tanks deployed. At the monument, a few tanks dating from the fifties.

Statue of Napoleon

Abbaie the Vauclair
Vanuit Parijs naar het mooie achterland.
De "chemin des dames" is een beroemde weg die dwars door het heuvellandschap gaat. In vroegere tijden, werden hier de dames uit Parijse welgestelde kringen via een Caleche vervoerd naar de mooie buitenkastelen en landhuizen. Later was deze route van enorm strategisch belang tijdens verschillende oorlogen. Met name in de eerste wereldoorlog is aan beide zijden van deze route onophoudelijk gestreden. Het museum Caverne du Dragon laat een indrukwekkend beeld achter van deze Grand Guerre Mondial. Vele monumenten en kapellen zijn verrezen om de strijders te gedenken. Sinds 2018 (100 jaar na het einde van de oorlog), zijn er bij de "Villages Detruite" kunstwerken geplaatst om zodoende niet te vergeten dat wij nu in vrede mogen en kunnen leven. Ook bij het kerkje in Hameau de Beaulne is een herinnering geplaatst op de locatie waar ruim 100 jaar geleden het dorpje Chivi eens te midden van de glooiende heuvels haar bestaan. had.
De Kathedraal van Reims staat op de Unesco lijst van Wereld erfgoed.
De gotische raampartijen aan de achterzijde zijn gebrandschilderd door de kunsschilder Marc Chagall. Hieronder de kathedraal van Laon


Living room
Ground floor
25 m2


Dining Chairs (2)

Armchair (3)

Bedroom 1
1st floor
12 m2

Bed: Single bed 200 x 180 cm


Duvets (1)

Bedroom 2
1st floor
12 m2

Bed: Single bed 200 x 90 cm

Bed: Single bed 200 x 90 cm

Bed: Single bed 190 x 80 cm

Bedroom 3
1st floor
20 m2

Bed: Double bed 200 x 140 cm

Bed: Foldaway bed 190 x 80 cm


Ground floor
10 m2


Shower (1)

Washbasin (1)


Type: Separate room

Stove: Gas (4 Cooking zones/burners)



Accommodation type

  • Gîte / Cottage

Total floor space

  • 130 m2


  • Child's bed (2)
  • Child's toys
  • Child's chair (2)
  • Stair gates
  • Child's bath

Sports & Recreation

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Mountain biking
  • Playground
  • Walking

Travel Ideas

  • Citytrip
  • Culture & History
  • Child friendly
  • Maximum privacy
  • Peace & quiet


  • Electric heating
  • Boiler

Outdoor Facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Parking place (1)
  • Private driveway
  • Play set(s) (3)
  • Terrace (2)
  • Garden
  • Garden chair(s) (10)
  • Garden table(s0) (2)
  • Shed
  • Garden fully fenced


  • Visible from outside
  • Complete privacy
  • Detached house


  • Dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Wine cellar
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Pets on request

Internet, Wifi, Audio

  • Hifi / Stereo set
  • Radio
  • Wifi

Games & entertainment

  • (Board) games
  • Dartboard
  • (Comic)books

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