From the village there are several hiking routes which take you through the endless oak forests, the chances of running into another group of hikers is minimal.
Fresh milk and eggs are on sale in the village. The butcher, baker and grocer also
make a daily round. If you prefer to do your own shopping, you can buy fresh bread
Just 12 minutes drive from Layer-
There you will also find a tourist information office with details of everything there is to do in the area, including 20 or more local hiking routes.
The area is renowned for it’s many small restaurants offering 3 and 4 course meals at reasonable prices. The general rule here is that you are better off having lunch than dinner.
Most of the local residents don’t eat out in the evenings which means that many restaurants
don’t open in the evenings or offer a limited menu. There are a few exceptions, namely
the Pizzeria, the Chinese restaurant and the Kebab restaurant in Chatillon-
There are many opportunities to go swimming in the vicinity of the house. Firstly
is the free open air swimming pool at Riel-
If you are looking for a fantastic modern pool you should try the “Amphititre” in Montbard. It is about half an hours drive from the house through the beautiful countryside and has 3 large indoor pools and a large open air pool.
The facilities here are excellent and for just 20 cents you can hire a locker for all your things.