La parenthèse du Champion

between Burgundy
and Champagne

La parenthèse du Champion

between Burgundy
and Champagne

1h30 from Paris
5 rooms
11 guests
1h30 from Paris
5 rooms
11 guests

A unique escape
for relaxation
and conviviality
with family
or friends!

Located in the heart of the Othe forest,
150 km from Paris,
La Parenthèse du Champion is a place
entirely dedicated to relaxation.

With a living area of 250 m2,
the cottage can accommodate up to 11 guests.

The owners, Nhu Anh and Henri,
have planned everything so you can enjoy
a pleasant stay with family or friends.

Need a break from the stress and bustle?
Calm, relaxation and conviviality are on the menu.

La Parenthèse du Champion offers space
and a wide variety of activities on site.

Enjoy the visit!

Dining room

For those who love large table, don’t worry, dishes and kitchen utensils fill the cupboards!


The kitchen opens onto the dining room and is fully equipped (4-burner induction cooker, extractor hood, oven, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, fridge and freezer). Complete tableware. Kitchen utensils, small appliances, pressure cooker. Cleaning products. Some basic products are available (salt, pepper, oil and spices). Loan of raclette, fondue and pierrade equipment on request.


The lounge is equipped with a piano, a pool table, a hi-fi system and a connected speaker. A number of board games are also available. Everything for relaxation and fun!

Playing area

Upstairs, you will find a table football, a pinball, a game table and a desk in case you want to work!


The spa is located on the ground floor, next to the living room and overlooking the garden. It includes a 3-seater sauna, a 5-seater spa-jacuzzi and a shower. Essential to restore your health!

Fitness Room

The air-conditioned fitness room is equipped with a treadmill, elliptical trainer, indoor bike and punching bag. Everything you need to stay in shape!

Cinema / gaming room

Dedicated to movie and video game lovers, the cinema room offers a large screen TV with numerous channels + VOD service, a DVD/Blu-ray player and a game console. Many DVDs are available, others are on loan (on request).

Outdoor terrace

Enjoy the garden and a large shaded terrace to relax and play Ping Pong or eat around a gas plancha.

Tree house
and summer swimming pool

The tree house is accessible (under the responsibility of the guests).
With its hammock, ideal for a good nap!
The swimming pool is only accessible in summer

Rooms and bathrooms

The cottage offers 4 double bedrooms, 1 triple bedroom and 4 bathrooms. The rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, storage space, bedside tables and USB sockets.

“Sunset” room

Located on the ground floor, it is equipped with a double bed and a single bed.

“Baby’s Sleep” room

Located on the ground floor, the room is equipped with a queen size bed or 2 single beds.

“Desert of Tenere” room

Located on the first floor, this room is equipped with a double bed and a toilet/shower room.

“Blue Ocean” room

Located on the first floor, the room is equipped with a queen size bed or 2 single beds and a toilet/shower room.


“Asian Dream” room

Located on the first floor, this room is equipped with a double bed and a toilet/shower room.

Our services
and equipment


Free access throughout the cottage. RJ45 socket in all main rooms. We don’t have fibre optics yet, but the speed is good (about 30MB).

The mobile network sometimes does not work at the Champion, a landline is available in case of emergency.
Adapters / Chargers

Two electrical adapters are available. The bedside lamps are all equipped with a USB socket.

The cottage does not provided facilities for people with reduced mobility or visual impairments.
Smoke detector, fire extinguisher and first aid kit are available.
Free parking

It is possible to park several vehicles inside the property.

Pets allowed

Pets are welcome, with an extra charge of 50€.

Independent access
The cottage has its own separate access.
Equipped outdoor terrace

Large terrace with table, chairs, sunshade, deckchairs and gas grill.
Ping-pong table. Garden 400 m2. Tree house with hammock (use of tree house is under guest responsibility. We disclaim all responsibility in case of accident).

Baby kit
High chair, cot and changing table are available free of charge on request.
Bikes and outdoor games

Some bicycles and outdoor games are available for loan on request.

Breakfast kit

Breakfast starter kit available on arrival, 5.50€ per person aged 3+ participating in the stay. To be booked at least 72 hours before the start of the stay.

Kit includes: 3 coffee pods/person, tea, butter, sugar, chocolate powder, Nutella, honey, choice of cereals and jams, orange juice + delivery of brioche and bread the first morning after arrival.

5-seater Jacuzzi
3-seater sauna
Fitness room
Billiard table
Table Football
Large screen TV
Video game console
Board games
Washing machine
Tumble dryer
Bed linen
Bathroom linen and bath towels
Air-conditioned rooms
The owners

Nhu Anh & Henri

Of Vietnamese origin, Nhu Anh Desormeaux was born and lived in the Paris area until 2021. After graduating from engineering school in 1994, she worked for 7 years in business consultancy, then 20 years in the aeronautics industry.

Her husband, Henri Desormeaux, grew up in Normandy, then after graduating from business school in Paris, he began his career in IT consulting. He has now been working in this field for 30 years.

Married since 1998, parents of 3 boys, they decided in 2015 to buy this old farmhouse and gradually converted it into their haven of rest, 1h15 from their home in the Paris area.

In 2021, after a difficult year marked by the COVID-19, they decided to leave the Paris area. After all these years of “champion” careers, they now live at the Champion!

Henri continues his career as a teleworker, while Nhu Anh has left her job as an engineer to devote herself to this cottage and their children.


from our guests

“We spent the New Year’s weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) with friends at La parenthèse du champion.
A real break for everyone with great services that delighted everyone: very beautiful building very well renovated with multiple activities: large reception table on a semi-open kitchen which allows to have super convivial moments, another room with a corner sofas, hifi, billiards and super Roland piano, a video room and console games ( Mortal Combat and Sonic … ), a sports room adjoining the spa with sauna (the 95 degrees were reached 👍 ), large jacuzzi of very great quality (various jets, possibility of plays of light and music) and very large shower. Spa room that is very well isolated from the rest.
Upstairs chess, pinball and table football. In short, something for everyone!
The rooms are of very high quality with a very good quality of sleep.
The host is very pleasant and is there if needed with great tips.”


January 2023

“We had an excellent stay in this gite. It is very pleasant, well equipped and fun. Perfect for reunions with friends and children. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and will delight runners and cyclists.
Nhu Anh is very friendly and available”


November 2022

“Nhu Anh is very welcoming and available. The accommodation is very well equipped. The bedding is comfortable and the 3 bedrooms with their own bathrooms are very nice. With the cinema room, the gym, the spa, the pool table, the pinball machine, there is something for all ages to have a good time. We had an excellent stay. I highly recommend it.”


November 2022

“We had a very good stay in this clean, well equipped, functional and quiet house. We were very well received. Our hostess was very friendly and available.”


October 2022

“Very good welcome, owner with the small care. Many facilities for leisure activities… Not bored: pinball, billiards, table football, jacuzzi … A great family weekend.”


October 2022

“Very functional and kid friendly accommodation. We had a great time. Nhu Anh is very responsive and available to answer questions.”



September 2022

“I spent a few days in this house with friends: a very pleasant stay. The house is spacious, well renovated and has many activities (jacuzzi, sauna, gym…). The host is friendly and available. To be repeated.”


September 2022

“Very good stay in Nhu Anh’s cottage. The host was very friendly and available to the various requests. The space is very well laid out and the various games available (pool tables, pinball, console, jacuzzi etc) are a real plus. I would recommend without hesitation!”


August 2022