About us

We are Johan and Barbara Grims from Baarn, the Netherlands and we took over
La VilléGiature in February 2022. Alongside the existing gîte (holiday cottage), we added a minicamping site and chambres d’hôtes (guest rooms). We got out of the hectic world of careers and business in order to enjoy a freer existence in peace and quiet and lots of space all round us. We really love to welcome guests to our place, to pamper them and to ensure that they have things the way they want them. La VilléGiature offers all kinds of options to do just that. We have two grown children in the Netherlands, son Koen and daughter Iris. We are enjoying our wonderful life in France.

Local baker

In the nearby village of Narcy, our baker bakes delicious bread. As a guest of our gîte or mini-camping site you can ask us to deliver your bakery order to you, so you don’t have to get out of bed early just to have fresh bread.

Table d’hôtes (host’s table)

Several evenings a week, we prepare and cook a delicious three-course dinner for our guests, naturally accompanied by appetizing local wines such as Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé. And on one of the evenings, we even fire up our pizza oven for you.


We have two new e-bikes (electric bikes) to rent, so that you can get to know the countryside by bike. All the local hills mean it’s a really nice option to have.


We have created a couple of terraces in our big garden so that you are free to enjoy your book or just to take a moment to sit and quietly enjoy the view. For kids we have a swing, a trampoline and a table tennis table. 

Swimming pool

There is a walled swimming pool (7 x 5.5 metres). It’s really nice to cool off in it on a hot day and then to relax on one of the sunbeds.

Name La VilléGiature 

The name was bestowed on the farmstead by its previous owners. The literal translation is: the ‘refuge’ or ‘getaway’. We see it as a haven, a place of refuge, a place where you can come to rest and enjoy the real Burgundian lifestyle. We will certainly give you a warm welcome!

Find peace and quiet just seven hours’
drive from Utrecht

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Johan en Barbara
12 Route de Vielmanay
58400 Narcy
Nievre, Bourgogne


Johan +316 53957993
Barbara +316 21570252