scape to the Buron de la Chambre ideal for nature-lovers offering comfort and refinement at 1300 meters in the Auvergne Volcanoes National Park.
The high pastures of Auvergne are scattered with odd little stone houses, called 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 the burons 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!
Saint-Jacques-des-Blâts. 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.
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