The high pastures of Auvergne are scattered with odd little stone houses: burons. They welcomed and protected both man and beast during the summer months when the herds were taken out to pasture, and the milk turned into cheese on site. Most of them date back to the 18th century, but in the last few decades many have fallen into disuse and are disappearing from the landscape, collapsing back into piles of stones.
THE BURON DE LA CHAMBE was rescued from disaster and has found a new purpose: bearing witness to Nature!
Located at 1300 meters altitude, it is easier to reach than the Roman road that runs along the mountain crest. In spring, horses and goats encircle the buron, sometimes deciding to accompany visitors on a hike.
It accommodates up to 10 people. It is illuminated solely by candlelight. One of the two bedrooms, under the protective, cavern-like vault, has an immense bed covered in a cozy sheepskin; it is an invitation to dream.
It’s the magic of a buron that has managed to keep its character while wrapping itself in luxury, warmth and refinement...
With two separate bedrooms, a two sided wood stove that separates the bedroom and bathroom, a bathtub in an old stone trough, and a true chefs kitchen - this house leaves nothing to be desired!
The introduction to the buron, various walks and hikes, the delivery of your personal effects, linens, (sheets, towels, and dish towels), firewood, and candles.
YOU CAN BOOK ANYTIME FOR A STAY OF 2 NIGHTS AT LEAST BETWEEN MAY AND OCTOBER
The buron is located in the Auvergne Volcanoes National Park across from the Puy Mary mountains - A Grand site de France (Natural Heritage Site), in southern Cantal. The last road crosses the little village Nierevèze, a few miles from the town Saint-Jacques-des-Blâts on route N122. You’ll be able to leave your car here before setting out on foot or by 4x4...
A "base camp" is in order before heading up the mountain!
La Chapellenie, a 13th century house in the historic center of Aurillac, which has been transformed into a B&B, can ease you in to your journey. We can meet you at the airport, and after a first night in our welcoming house full of history, we'll drive you to the buron in a 4X4.
2 flights per day between Paris and Aurillac,
morning and night (except Saturdays and in August)
4 flights per day from Paris-CDG
5 flights per day from Paris-Orly
2 flights per week from Londres
5 flights per week from Amsterdam
Access from the Saint-flour or Massiac exits on highway 75 then route N 122
Exit at Saint-Jacques-des-Blâts and follow signs for Nierevèze on route D559
In Nierevèze, go up the road in front of the house with blue shutters on the left, then go up the road on your left towards Aspras