Ile-de-France means “Island of France” and its territory corresponds for the most part to the metropolitan area of Paris. The French sometimes call it “Région Parisienne”. You should now that on the Seine river, in Ile-de-France, there are several small islands. And one of them is called “the island of Chantemesle”. A great and exclusive place.
The island of Chantemesle is a small paradise of approximately 25 acres and contains two charming villas built in the local style. It is situated on the river Seine, 48 km (30 miles) to the northwest of Paris, between the villages of Vétheuil and La Roche-Guyon.
The impressionists were attracted by the landscape and the quality of the light. Claude Monet lived in nearby Vétheuil and completed several important paintings there. But the region is also famous for other things: the troglodyte settlements of Haute-Isle, the XIIth century church of Vétheuil or the chateau at La Roche-Guyon, which has been classified as one of the 20 most beautiful villages of France.
The main villa on the island has a living room with a large fireplace, a dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, a cloakroom and a Victorian veranda. On the first floor, there are 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, and on the second floor, a living room, bedroom and bathroom. The total living space is 400 square metres.
The house has just been totally renovated. French dining is possible at the many fine restaurants nearby.
Or go shopping at the local market and try your hand at French cuisine! But of course, chef and housekeeping staff are also available on request.
What do to there
On the island there is a park, an orchard, a tennis court, a swimming pool, a farmyard, 2 greenhouses, a landing stage on each side of the small branch of the Seine and 2 small motorboats.
There are 8 golf courses within 30 minutes’ drive as well as horse riding, hang-gliding and water sports.
You can rent the whole island, for a max. of 12 persons and you can get there by private boat over a small branch of the Seine. Spring offers the best weather and temperatures are also moderate in autumn. The total rate depends on the season, but it is between 4.500 and 8.500 euro. For more information, you can contact the owners directly by filling out our online form.
Only 45 minutes from the Paris Périphérique, it may be reached by car via the D100, or train and bus from Paris. Or by private boat over a small branch of the Seine to the island.