“These are the keys to paradise” were the welcoming words when Château de la Creuzette was handed over to hosts Louis Jansen van Vuuren and Hardy Olivier in 2001. This idyllic estate prospered over the years into an acclaimed and sought-after luxury holiday destination. A wide range of themed breakaways are on offer every year: rouse your inner artist, awaken the writer in you or become the chef you always wanted to be. Or join one of our experiences specially tailored for lifestyle enthusiasts and Francophiles.
Experience La Creuzette with our
At La Creuzette, we offer a creative collection of exciting seasonal itineraries. These ever-evolving week-long courses are constructed with experts presenting hands-on, interactive classes and lifestyle experiences. Every holiday is carefully planned and built around guests’ expectations. Exquisite attention to detail makes each La Creuzette package a unique and stimulating event, often referred to by guests as life changing.
We introduced short-stay visits to the La Creuzette itinerary by popular demand. Guests may visit La Creuzette as a tranquil getaway for a few days, add on extra days after their La Creuzette experience, or just stop over for an overnight stay en route to the south of France. These options are offered on a bed-and-breakfast basis, but can also be customised.
Cooking, painting and lifestyle experience
Lifestyle and Spring Cornucopia 27 Apr 2019 - 02 May 2019
Spring has sprung and our very first holiday is composed around two of the most extensive country fairs – brocantes, as the locals refer to this national pastime. These antique and bric-a brac wonders take place at the scenic Charroux village and in the park of the dazzling Chateau de Chambord in the Loire valley. The program also includes excursions to the best focal points in the Limousin and neighbouring areas. Join us on this unforgettable La Creuzette signature experience.
La Creuzette’s Spring Palette 13 May 2019 - 18 May 2019
Art and nature are inseparable and it’s from this premise that we offer our guests a unique garland of experiences. You may choose either to paint with Louis Jansen van Vuuren or join the group on visits to the fragrant gardens on our itinerary. In the studio, the varied creative explorations will focus on various interpretations of spring flowers in aquarelle, acrylic and paste techniques.
‘n Kursus in Skryfkuns en Kreatiewe Denke saam met Riana Scheepers 26 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Verras jouself! Almal het ‘n storie om te vertel. Ontgin jou verborge talent as skrywer, verteller, filosoof, kritikus of kok…of net as waarnemer en waardeerder van die skoonheid van La Creuzette. Gedurende die kursus word opwindende en uiteenlopende reeks letterkundige tekste onder die bekwame leiding van Dr. Riana Scheepers ondersoek.
The Most Beautiful Gardens of Central France and the Chaumont Garden Fair 10 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019
Spring has changed to summer. The glorious gardens are in fragrant bloom. The La Creuzette team composed a magnificent overview of French traditional and contemporary botanical and architectural design. Join us on this remarkable expedition.
La Fête Nationale: Bastille Day Celebrations in Boussac 10 Jul 2019 - 15 Jul 2019
La Creuzette is making a Song and a Dance about this year’s Bastille Day Celebrations! We arranged a series of classical recitals performed by celebrated musicians and singers. On the big day, a seductive feast will take place in the shimmering park. We all dress up in period French costume while the Jazz Quintet keeps up the rhythm as the fireworks and champagne corks start to pop.
Paris on Sale. Shop with celebrity Personalities in Paris, Vichy, and in the French Countryside. 27 Jul 2019 - 01 Aug 2019
Twice a year Paris goes on sale: Winter and in the Summer. La Creuzette chooses the July summer sale session to present our guests with the shopping time of their lives. One night in glorious Paris and four at La Creuzette where we will do brocantes and antique fairs in the area, including beautiful Vichy. We will take you to a secret shopping village, quint boutiques and innovative concept stores.
A treasury of Antiques, Art, and Tapestries 25 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
This exciting program resembles a cultural internship and opens with a visit to the legendary Lady and the Unicorn Tapestry cycle at the Cluny museum and a sojourn at the majestic Vaux le Vicomte outside Paris. We visit both Aubusson and Felletin for a comprehensive study of the ancient tapestry craft and we spend a day in the art studio restoring your very own authentic 19th Century carton.
Tailor-made Holiday at La Creuzette 09 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
With the South African Rand on a rollercoaster ride, we composed a sensible bed-breakfast-and-dinner fare – a reasonably priced package without toning down the luxury touches that have become the La Creuzette standard. We offer an opportunity for you to invite a group of friends or family to compose your own bespoke dream holiday. A personalized sejour designed to suit your every need and desire.
La Creuzette’s Chef’s Table 23 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
This exciting new addition to the La Creuzette portfolio will be an adventure of culinary delights. Hobnob with, and learn from a select few world-renowned chefs around our table. We will visit a glamorous Michelin accredited Chef in his restaurant and spend time in his kitchen. As soon as our itinerary has been confirmed we shall post the thrilling details.
Arts, Crafts, and Autumn Abundance in the French Countryside 07 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
Create your own set of Limoges dinner plates (or a tea set) with artist Louis Jansen van Vuuren. Hand-paint your design on ready-made fine porcelain. For the autumnal chills, we shall create a 100% Silk scarf in the studio, ready to wear and show off your stylish fashion accessory. For those who would rather cook, special autumn menus are planned. Further details for this program will be posted soon.
Tickle your tastebuds with our
Food and dining offerings
Pull up a chair, unfold your napkin, take a bite and close your eyes: at La Creuzette we take the art of dining seriously. When you sit down at an imaginatively prepared table, you are in for a festive treat. The crockery, crystal and flatware are never used twice during your stay.
Host your event at
The magnificent park at La Creuzette is the perfect location for a festive celebration, be it a graceful wedding, a stylish cocktail party, an exquisite formal dinner or even a music concert! We have hosted a television promotion at La Creuzette and are delighted to accommodate any special events or launches.
Explore the French countryside around
Boussac is a small village in the Creuse area in central France's Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It is often referred to as La France profonde – the authentic “deep” France where time seems to stand still and inhabitants routinely stop to say a friendly bonjour to passers-by. The village, with its stone houses on the banks of the Petit Creuse river, has been a tight-knit community since Roman times. Join us for unforgettable experience here in the French countryside with its booming markets and nearby historic cities and towns such as Aubusson, Limoges and Bourges.
Take home your memories
Of La Creuzette
From time to time, we place some exceptional items in our virtual shop window: be it a set of embroidered antique French serviettes, a small pastel drawing, antique Limoges porcelain or bespoke ceramics and table cloths by Louis Jansen van Vuuren. You might even find a restored Aubusson tapestry cartoon.
“Life is so startling, it leaves time for little else.” A quote certainly applicable to La Creuzette. Every sense catered for 24/7! Thank you, thank you, thank you.Penny Dobbie 25 June 2011
Being at La Creuzette is pure luxury and a necessity for the soul. Hope to keep returning for the company and the learning!Sheila Kaplan 19 September 2012
Amazing house, food, company. Can’t wait to return!Perelandra Wait 13 October 2013
In my lewe het ek nie so ervaring gedroom of verwag nie. Dankie vir prentjies wat my vir ewig sal inspireer en aan die gang sal hou.Therese Benade 12 September 2014
Dankie vir al die skoonheid, gasvryheid en bederf. Dit was heerlik.Lynette Steele 30 May 2015
Words just aren't enough. Every aspect of our week here exceeded expectation. We sincerely hope to be back before long. Thank you, thank you.Sandra & Ray Crewe-Brown May 2016
Quel plaisir de passer ces quelques jours dans cette merveilleuse maison avec un accueil des sympathique. Merci cela restera un trés beau souvenir.Pascale Sourie 13 June 2016
Merci de nous avoir permis de connaitre votre si joli demeure est d’aussi garder un souvenir inoubliable du mariage de Charlotte et Benoit. Merci pour la gentillesse des personnes qui nous ont acceuillis.Laurette & Pierre Michaudel 13 June 2016
Merci pour cet excellent séjour dans votre très belle demeure où tout est raffinement. Au plaisir d’un prochain séjour en Creuse que nous découvrons.Véronègue & Francois Delalandre 13 June 2016
Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise in Boussac with us. We saw unforgettable gardens and enjoyed delicious food served in exquisite settings.Laurie & Rita Chiappini 27 June 2016