THE BURON DE LA CHAMBE

THE BURON


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.

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COMFORT & REFINEMENT


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!

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THE STAY INCLUDES:

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

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2 NIGHTS:
1 250 €

3RD NIGHT OFFERED


SET PRICE 7 NIGHTS:
2 200 €

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WHERE ARE WE LOCATED?


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.

HOW TO GET HERE


AURILLAC-TRONQUIÈRES AIROPORT

2 flights per day between Paris and Aurillac,
morning and night (except Saturdays and in August)

CLERMONT-FERRAND AIROPORT

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

AURILLAC TRAIN STATION

For information call 36 35

Information and booking:
voyages-sncf.com
ter-sncf.com / Région Auvergne

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SERVICES NEARBY


ACTIVITIES
CHEVAL DÉCOUVERTE
Horseback riding
POLMINHAC Las Courtines
Jean Madamour
04 71 47 41 23, 06 81 08 24 73
chevaldecouverte@wanadoo.fr
www.chevaldecouverte.com
VOLER AVEC LES OISEAUX
Ballooning
SAINT-SIMON Caluche
Paola and Christian Moullec
04 71 62 39 02
HIKING WITH A GUIDE
Bernard Montimart
06 71 77 09 04
PUB
LE RELAIS DE SAINT-JACQUES
Snacks - sale of stamps, postcards, pancakes and bourriols (local specialties)
Every day from 8 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm - closed Thursday afternoon.
N122 - SAINT-JACQUES-DES-BLÂTS
Marinette Combelle 06 78 80 05 55
BUTCHERS
CAMBON
Catering, butcher, delicatessen, salaisons, pounti ... specialty: tripoux
Tuesday to Saturday 7am to 12.30pm and 3 pm to 7:30 pm, Sunday 7 am to 12:30 pm
POLMINHAC 27 route Nationale
04 71 47 40 11, 06 08 34 18 20
GRANIER
Meat and regional products. Specialties, tripe, sausages, pounti - catering service
Tuesday to Sunday 7 am to 12:30 pm and 3 pm to 7pm
POLMINHAC 35 route Nationale
04 71 47 40 06
SIOZARD - LE PANIER GORMAND
Local specialties (pounti, stuffed cabbage, crackling, ...) - grocery store, wine - catering
Tuesday to Saturday 7:30 am to 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm to 7 pm, Sunday 7:30 am to 12:30 pm
VIC-SUR-CÈRE 10 rue Basse
04 71 47 53 59
MAS (local products)
Specialized in meats and traditional canned products of Auvergne
Monday from 8:30 am to 12 pm, Tuesday to Saturday 8:30 am to 12 pm and 3:15 pm to 7:15 pm
VIC-SUR-CÈRE 25 avenue J. Lambert
06 78 80 05 55
CARANOVE (local products)
Butcher, delicatessen, salaisons
Monday from 8:30 am to 12 pm, Tuesday to Saturday 8:30 am to 12 pm and 3:15 pm to 7:15 pm
ARPAJON
BAKERIES
LE FOURNIL
Specialties: rye bread, country bread, crunchy almond tart
Daily 7:30 am to 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 pm to 8 pm - closed on Thursday
THIÉZAC
32 Grand'Rue
Mr. and Mrs. Rongier 04 71 47 02 90
À LA TARTE DE VIC
Bakery and tea room - specialties: pies, cones and carrés, blueberry cake ...
Tuesday to Saturday 6:30 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm, Sunday 6:30 am to 1 pm
VIC-SUR-CÈRE 20 rue Basse
Mr. and Mrs. Rocagel 04 71 47 50 45
rocagel.claudine@bbox.fr
LO PASTROU
Regional products: bourriols, cones, croquants, ...
On the market Tuesday and Friday mornings
VIC-SUR-CÈRE
Vayre Michel
04 71 47 53 64, 06 81 56 00 57
TROUPENAT
Bakery, pastry, chocolate
Tuesday to Saturday 7:30 am to 7 pm, Sunday
AURILLAC Place de l’hôtel de ville
CHEESE SHOP
GAEC DE FERVAL
Direct sales on the farm
Flexible hours
SAINT-JACQUES-DES-BLÂTS
Mrs Manhes - Ferval
04 71 47 06 65, 06 43 77 26 73
jpierre.manhes@orange.fr
FISH MERCHANT
MARKET AT AURILLAC
Wednesday and Saturday from 7 am to 12:30 pm
AURILLAC
MARKETS
MARKET AT AURILLAC
Wednesday and Saturday from 7 am to 12:30 pm
AURILLAC
MARKET AT VIC SUR CÈRE
Wednesday and Friday from 7 am to 12:30 pm
VIC SUR CÈRE


  • "It is a gem! A place so remote and yet so refined ...
    We are happier here than in any 5 Star Hotel!"

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