La Maison Rose

Francis Geere

11 Rue du Chateau, 25330 Nans-sous-Sainte Anne, Franche Comté, France

Telephone: +33 381 865 541

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La Maison Rose

La Maison Rose, built in 1816, is a traditional stone cottage set in the attractive village of Nans-sous-Sainte Anne which nestles at the entrance of the craggy wooded gorge of the waterfall source of the River Lison. The site rates 2-stars in the Green Michelin Guide.

The village, set in a sparsely populated but widely forested limestone landscape, offers a stress-free springboard to a very varied region with a wide selection of outdoor activities, as well as distinctive regional cuisine and wines, and expeditions to nearby Switzerland, Alsace, Burgundy and the Black Forest. The historic cities of Geneva, Basle, Lausanne, Berne, Dijon and Besançon are within easy reach and offer convenient access to Nans-sous-Sainte Anne by road, air and rail.

Francis Geere, a Rotarian, and well settled in the area, extends a warm anglophone welcome all year-round and takes pains to ensure that visitors, whatever their interests, get the best value from their stay. The apartments each sleep four and are ideal for a couple or a family with 2 young children. They are comfortable and fully equipped (with all linen, en-suite facilities, CH and WiFi), splendid views to the hillside and cliffs above the house, a balcony, and access to a garden.

The village of Nans, situated on an ancient salt-trade route, slumbers below the remains of the mediaeval castle of Sainte Anne and enjoys a remarkably still climate. Visitors come for the outdoor activities (notably walking, caving, climbing, horse-riding and fishing), for the spectacular gorge, caves and waterfalls of the Lison and Verneau, for the 16th century Chateau Mirabeau, and to visit the 19th century water-powered scythe-blade factory, designated a national Historic Monument. The village has a cheese dairy, an outdoor activities centre, and even a modest theatre. Above all, perhaps, it has restaurants offering the local cuisine!

See also the descriptions at Holiday Rentals and Rent a Place in France.


A Maison Rose for all seasons



All-inclusive Tariffs per self-catering apartment start from £205 (€225) per week. Find more detail here.

Discounted rates for longer stays. Ask for a quotation.

Meeting and transport to/from local airports/railway stations can be arranged at modest extra cost.

The nearest international airport is that of Geneva. The nearest railway stations served by the French (high-speed) TGV are at Mouchard and Besancon.

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