Welcome

Welcome, this is the website of ‘Les Gerolles’ in the Auvergne.
The village has a cemetery, a small Mairie accompanied by a Salle des Fêtes, a castle with a lake and some farms spread over the countryside. Because Les Gerolles is situated between the river (Loire) and a canal, there appears to be a microclimate. Therefore we do have more sunhours than in other parts of the region. Quite often there are dark clouds hanging above the other shore while we enjoy the sunshine. (the Morvan isn’t green by nature)

Life is peaceful, and bright. Cows are happy, nature is clean, summers are pleasantly warm and there are beautiful sunsets and night skies. This is tranquility.

The house is for rent from April to September, for 2 to 13 persons. I live in a separate house, that used to be the piggery. The house is a farm (a fermette) that dates from 1867. Its facilities suit this robust house. The furniture is atmospheric and effective. New mattresses are a guarantee for a good night of sleep.

Situated at the side road of a country road, there is complete silence. Just a few times a day a tractor will pass, or the smiling post man will hand a letter.

The province of Allier (the former Bourbonnais) has a rich history. There are many places to visit: there are castles (over 500 in the Allier already!), the famous wine region of the Bourgogne, beautiful Middle Age cities, France’s biggest Roman archeological excavation site. You can cycle, walk, swim or fish in the Loire, or in a nearby lake, visit festivals or events, snoop around for old treasures on one of the many flea markets, make a day trip to Paris, or choose to do nothing for a while. Make yourself comfortable in the hammock, and read a book or watch the butterflies who’ll come and sit on your hand. Experience the pleasure of doing nothing!

Active or not, in les Gerolles you will relax. You are kindly invited to come and discover!

A bientot

Is the information on this website not sufficient, and do you have further questions? Please contact me. See Contact. Here you’ll also find a reservation calendar. You’ll know instantly whether your desired period is still available.

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