La Creuzette's Ode to Autumn


The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry’s cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I’ll put a trinket on.

Autumn by Emily Dickinson

The landscape turns to gold and as autumn leaves start to fall, our 2018 season at La Creuzette draws to a contented close. The bleak blue sky fills with whirling wheels of bonfire smoke as we prepare for winter that is lurking around the four corners of the Creuse region. There are rumours of snowfall predicted for the weeks ahead. Perhaps we will have that white Christmas after all. We eagerly gather the first cèpes (or porcini fungi) for the traditional mushroom and shallot duxelles. We also gather our thoughts to remember and celebrate the busy summer that passed so soon. La Creuzette had a memorable year, filled with a spectacular range of creative highlights.

It is our creed to continuously extend and expand on the existing portfolio of luxury vacations that La Creuzette has on offer each season. We are proud to announce that two luminaries will join us on special occasions as co-presenters and brand ambassadors: Jo-Ann Strauss and Lynn Chaullieu Kolver. Watch this space for further announcements and details. Regarding these exciting additions to our program, have a look at some of the new additions to our website. We are convinced that some of these new gems will turn into all-time favourites.

We are proud to share this graceful visual tribute of La Grande Dame, made for La Creuzette during the spring of 2018, by the talented Jabus Kotze. It offers us a bird’s-eye view of Boussac and the magnificence of the château.

While we are reflecting on the subject of tributes, it is applicable to share some delectable visuals from the La Creuzette Summer Kitchen, where many delights and masterpieces were created by our staff, chefs and interns. If you don’t believe in magic, you will never experience it! Magic was indeed made in the studio and kitchens of La Creuzette. The creative energy and teamwork were palpable and very rewarding to both the presenters and the guests.


To expand the La Creuzette programs 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. Choose from our existing portfolio of activities or come up with a brand new compilation that will make you jump for joy! (Minimum 8 persons sharing)

A couple of possible proposals to set you off thinking:

We are proud to present the brand new La Creuzette 2019 itinerary of personalized luxury Holidays.

Visit our Experiences page for more details.

The La Creuzette team would like to take this opportunity to wish our friends and clients the very best over the holiday season. May you be blessed and all your dreams come true. We are looking forward to welcoming you at La Creuzette in 2019. Please feel free to contact us for more information and assistance in fulfilling your holiday aspirations. Let’s make magic together!

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