A Home. A Winery. A Feeling.


Just steps to the surrounding vineyards and the center of Meursault, Charmelieu (meaning 'charming place') is the ideal home while exploring Burgundy. This 200-year old former vineyard workers' house retains original features such as exposed wood beams, interior stone walls & niches, oak and ceramic tile floors, and stone fireplaces. Completely gutted and renovated in 2005 and refurnished & updated in 2012/13, Charmelieu retains it's old world charm with the convenience of modern amenities. Owners Michael and Christie Shaps offer recommendations for restaurants and attractions, plus private wine tasting of Maison Shaps wines upon request.

Maison Shaps

Founded originally in 2004 as Maison Shaps & Roucher-Sarrazin, the winery was taken over by Michael Shaps in 2012. Continuing with the same philosophy, Maison Shaps is a small “garage-iste” winery producing less than 12,000 bottles per year from some of Burgundy’s finest appellations and vineyard sites. Michael oversees the leased vineyard sites and produces wines using traditional Burgundian techniques, with the objective of making authentic wines that exemplify the rich heritage of the Burgundian villages. 

The winemaking takes place in the cuverie (tank room), a former garage that is situated over the main cave that is capable of aging 60 barrels. The secondary cave is located under the main residence where the reds go through the second year of aging. The cuverie is designed to work in a traditional gravity flow method.

Rental Price $250 - $295 Per Night 

2 bed · 2.5 bath · 1500 sq Ft · Sleeps 8

Weekly rentals run Saturday to Saturday. 5 night minimum April-October; 3 night minimum November-March. Additional cleaning fee of $75 and $15/person for linens. Refundable $300 security/damage deposit. All taxes are included. For more detailed info, reviews, and booking visit our VRBO listing here.


More than just a small town.


The house is just a five minute walk to the center of Meursault, where two bakeries, a butcher, grocery, pharmacy, post office, bank, tourist center and several excellent restaurants are located. The town of Meursault and the surrounding vineyards can be explored by foot, while a bigger city, Beaune, is a ten minute drive away. There are numerous historic sites within an easy drive.


Image by K Raw

Image by K Raw


Eat like a local

Meursault and surrounding towns are home to some of the regions best dining. Our favorites are Le Chevreuil, Hotel Les Arts in Meursault and Ma Cuisine in Beaune. You can eat like a (French) king for a dime or a diamond, depending on what your looking for. For  a printable list of our local recommendations, click here

Image by J Marsh

Image by J Marsh

Settling In

A Home away from home

Experience the classic culture of Burgundy while exploring the quaint local shops -- there are plenty of grocery stores, two fresh bakeries, a butcher, a cheese shop and the wonderful, daily, open-air market every day in a different village (catch it in Meursault on Friday in the center of town). For a printable list of local amenities, click here



Experience the beauty of france

From a preserved Cistercian abbey to an Age of Exploration era hospital turned museum to Romanesque basilicas -- there's awe-inspiring beauty all around us. For a printable list of sight-seeing destinations, click here

A Culture of Wine

Sip some of the greatest 

Burgundy is well known as one of the best wine-making regions in all the world. Meursault is home to a number of Premier Cru vineyards and more than its fair share of excellent wineries. Check out this google map of Meursault-regional wineries (Map).



A traditional winemaking region, Meursault is home to a vast array of Burgundy's wineries. Situated on a pre-historic settlement, the old Roman Fort ruins are still visible on the hill above the village known by locals only as "La Montagne." Meursault is also home to the international wine event Le Paulee de Meursault

Le Charmelieu is located in the center of Meursault in a 200 year old property that includes a “Gite” (rental home) that is attached to a cuverie (tank room), where Michael makes his Maison Shaps Burgundy wines.