2017 Spring Break
Just £250 per week for a stay during May or June of 2017!
The Auvergne is fabulous in spring and early summer - we've already been in the pool and needed the sun block!
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The Auvergne has some smashing biking roads, heck, even our motorways are twisty! Bikers are welcome at La Verrerie. We have hard-standing areas you can park bikes alongside the house, away from the road, solid concrete surface. Happy to suggest … Continue reading
As of the end of April 2014, we finally have the new roof on Gite 1. Gite 2’s roof was done a couple of years ago. So that should, touch wood, mean both are good for another 150 years of … Continue reading
Roads into Sauxillanges from the direction of Issiore are undergoing some works, widening some sections and smoothing out a few of the tighter bends. This work isn’t causing significant delays (touch wood) but does involve Single Alternate Lane traffic at … Continue reading
Spring was late starting in the Auvergne this year like it was all over Europe. Much more snow on the mountains much later than usual. But, as usual, once the sun comes out, you can appreciate the view of the … Continue reading
We’ve spent much of our time at La Verrerie in 2012 re-painting the shutters. We’ve gone for a darker blue. We’ve not done the doors and window frames to match yet so just think of it as a “contrasting” colour … Continue reading
You may or may not be aware that from June of this year it will be mandatory to carry in your car a breath tester. I bet these will cost a lot from UK sources esp if you leave it … Continue reading
Visit this site to find out what the cheapest fuel is in your area – or you can put in details of a forthcoming journey and it’ll work out the most economical places to fill up as you travel.
Here as in the UK it has been a fantastic year for fruit and nuts. For the first time ever we’ve found chestnuts from the tree by the garden gate which are fully formed and fat, there’s a couple of … Continue reading
July 14th sees us meeting up at the Salle de Fetes in Sauxillanges, about fifty folk, half of them kids who are collecting their paper lanterns. And we start walking around the town behind an enthusiastic band of a snare … Continue reading
This article at This French Life, a newsletter we recommend to any regular visitor to or dweller in France, suggests that this summer petrol will cost noticably more in France than UK, hard as that may be to imagine, and … Continue reading