Find an elegant oasis of calm, where antique meets contemporary, invites it to stay, and they live happily ever after. The atmosphere is relaxed and owners, Véronique and Guillaume, wonderfully welcoming. Explore the grounds, relax in the jacuzzi, read in front of the fire, book a massage, enjoy a local wine on the terrace – you don’t need to leave this fine, neoclassical manoir.
Food is a treat, all homegrown, homemade or locally sourced: feast on platters of cheese and charcuterie paired with regional wines. Breakfast is served in your room, on the terrace or around small tables downstairs – choose from granola, cakes, jams, fresh bread, honey, yogurts and fruit juices.
The stunning Volcano National Parks of Auvergne (now a UNESCO World Heritage Site) are 45 minutes away for hiking, wild swimming in glacial streams and glorious views. Head to Clermont-Ferrand (30 minutes) for rugby games, shopping and culture.