A part from some reproductions, there are many small and some bigger authentic artworks displayed throughout the house. The names of the artists with their contact details are listed in a binder in the house. Some have workshops close to Nyons. Others are located in New York or Rotterdam. Here are links to their websites:
For local information:
Nature activities and hikes with Galgal Escapade
Hugues Fertin, official mountain guide, is passionnate about sharing his subtle approach of our environment: Scrunch some thyme leaves between your fingers, breathe in nature deeply, scan horizons, delight in the sweet taste of a fruit of a dogrose and the peppery notes of the leave of a burnet rose, listen attentively to the hooting of an owl... Let yourself be guided by your 5 senses !
Proposed activities: Family walks, wild plants picking, aquatic hiking, full moon walking, snowshoe excursions, workshops using essential oils...
You can make your reservations by phone or on the website. Hugues speaks english.
The changeover day in July and August for the Jas is Saturday with a minimum stay of 1 week. For rest of the year, the minimum stay is 3 nights only. Arrival time starts at 17H and departure is at or before 10H. The day of your arrival you can drop off your luggage during the day if you wish.
Please let me know if you wish to modify these terms and I will let you know if it is possible to accommodate your request.
On the subject of children: We have a travel cot, a baby bath and a wooden playpen at your disposal for your baby. As for toddlers (1-4): The house has several staircases and all kitchen equipment and glassware is stocked on open shelves. I would love to meet your children when they are a bit older and you can enjoy a relaxed vacation at the Jas, not having to keep a constant eye on them.
A note for people with allergies: Animals have never lived in the house (since the complete renovation). However, you may have Silver Shadow, our cat, visiting your terrace.
Smoking is allowed on the terrace only.
At the request of Silver Shadow, we ask not to bring your pets.
You have use of the garage but the street being narrow, only small sized cars can maneuver into it. Other parking is available in town and you can drop off luggage and shopping anytime. The garage can also be used for motorbikes and family bicycles.
The washing machine and drying lines are located in the big cellar beyond the garage. There is also a large old fashioned sink for washing boots 'n things here. For occasional emergency drying, you can use the dryer in our house.
Manon van der Laan
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7, place de la Gare
57201 Sarreguemines Cedex