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“These are the keys to paradise” were the welcoming words when Château de la Creuzette was handed over to residing 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. Once again singled out in the media for its 2017 season, France’s oldest national daily newspaper La Figaro nominated La Creuzette as one of the finest French country establishments.

La Creuzette offers a wide range of themed holidays annually: 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. Another option is to design a bespoke experience for friends or family to enjoy an all-inclusive customised programme. You can also visit La Creuzette as a short-stay guest on a luxury bed-and-breakfast basis.

The park at La Creuzette with its age-old cedar, chestnut and oak trees is truly spectacular and has become a glamorous events venue. Fairytale weddings take place here. Special birthday celebrations and even a beguiling masked ball have been hosted in the verdant setting. We continue to make magic happen at La Creuzette.


Meet the team at La Creuzette

Hardy Olivier and Louis Jansen van Vuuren

Your hosts, Hardy Olivier and Louis Jansen van Vuuren, have been the inspiration behind the scenes at Château La Creuzette for the past 15 years. Their aim is to create ever more wonderful experiences in this spectacular setting, where the key words are style, sophistication and savoir faire. Here, the guests are not only always right, but they are also elegantly indulged. Both Hardy and Louis are keen cooks with two bestselling cookbooks behind their names. Hardy is also an expert on the ancient art of tapestry weaving and an entertaining and knowledgeable excursion leader. Louis makes magic in the painting studio and is a writer and animated storyteller. Your hosts will have you spellbound and in stitches around the opulent dinner table.

DeVerra Auret

DeVerra Auret is La Creuzette’s dynamic new manager. She is a fashion design graduate with superb organisational skills and attention to detail. DeVerra takes care of administration and all company social media and is the attentive guest-liaison during our busy season and for guests planning their holidays, events or the wedding of their dreams. Nothing is ever too much trouble for this creative all-rounder.

Martine Emery

Martine Emery has been, from the very beginning, the proud housekeeper at La Creuzette. Her skill and meticulousness make her an indispensable part of our team. Housekeeping runs like clockwork under her expert guidance. Martine knows where everything is and can also fix virtually anything.

Christophe Herbaut

Christophe Herbaut started his apprenticeship at the age of 16 at Lycée CAP in Bourganeuf and specialised in the hospitality trade. He has also worked at the Hotel de France in Aubusson. At La Creuzette, Christophe is chauffeur, gardener and server at dinnertime. All the guests like his sunny demeanour.

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