“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.
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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 stop over for a 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
‘n Kreatiewe Franse vakansie saam met Dr. Riana Scheepers 08 May 2023 - 13 May 2023
Dit is onwaarskynlik dat jy nie deur die skoonheid wat jou omring begeesterd gaan wees nie. Verras jouself ! Ontsluit die woordkunstenaar in jou. Elkeen het ‘n storie om te vertel. Ontgin jou kreatiewe talent as skrywer, filosoof, verteller, kunstenaar, of kok. Of bloot as waarnemer en waardeerder van La Creuzette en die mooi omgewing.
Spring Still-Life Art Course, Wellness, and Cooking at La Creuzette 21 May 2023 - 26 May 2023
It is spring time in the French countryside. We witness the tender awakening of the kitchen garden and the blossoming spring flowers. This might be the time to consider a period of wellness and relaxation at the beautiful Château de La Creuzette. Join Louis Jansen van Vuuren in the La Creuzette studio, where the varied creative explorations will focus on diverse interpretations of spring flowers in aquarelle, acrylic and pastel techniques.
Beautiful Summer Gardens of Central France. With Penny Dobbie and the La Creuzette team 04 Jun 2023 - 10 Jun 2023
Spring has just changed into Summer and the glorious gardens are in bloom. Experience a magnificent overview of French garden styles with the La Creuzette team, from the spectacular Château de Chenonceau in the Loire to the calming Arboretum de la Sédelle.
Elaborate Summer Gardens of Central France 17 Jun 2023 - 23 Jun 2023
Spring has changed to summer and the glorious gardens are in fragrant bloom. The La Creuzette team has orchestrated the opportunity to experience a unique glimpse of a magnificent overview of French traditional and contemporary botanical and architectural design, from the spectacular formal gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte just outside Paris to the world-renowned garden festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire. Join us on this remarkable expedition.
Bastille Celebrations with Isabella Niehaus 10 Jul 2023 - 15 Jul 2023
It is the week of Bastille celebrations and the glorious summer activities are in full swing. We visit magical places of interest in the verdant countryside, and we enjoy cooking sessions with Isabella Niehaus and Louis Jansen van Vuuren with the focus on recipes from their latest cookbook. Bastille Day will be celebrated with a seductive dinner feast in the shimmering park, and we enjoy classical recitals performed by celebrated musicians.
An Autumn Culinary and Wine Feast 17 Sep 2023 - 22 Sep 2023
Autumn is here and the landscape starts showing beautiful Autumn colours. At La Creuzette we take cooking seriously. The program starts with a visit to the famous Rungis market where the world’s leading chefs, restaurants, and hotels shops for fresh French produce. The program also features wine tastings in Sancerre and in Saint Pourçain-sur-Sioule, and delectable dinners with excellent instruction on wine pairing and of course, cheese tasting.
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.
La Creuzette's Ode to Autumn
A miracle in March
Special Bulletin: Maison et Objet Paris
A Bulletin in June
Spring at La Creuzette
The glow of Hanukah and Christmas lights
Autumn at La Creuzette
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
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
The home, the food, the gardens, the champagne and the best hosts. Incroyable!Brenda Wainwright 17 June 2015
Dankie vir al die skoonheid, gasvryheid en bederf. Dit was heerlik.Lynette Steele 30 May 2015
Wat ’n bederf-week volgepak met kos, wyn en plesier! Baie dankie!Mof & Reinette Terreblanche 29 June 2014
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 liefde en omgee en magic en joy en “loads of laughter”.Isabella Niehaus 12 September 2014
’n Ongelooflike ervaring wat ek altyd sal koester! Baie dankie vir hierdie wonderlike belewenis en al julle moeite en aandag aan detail!Cecile Baard 27 July 2014
’n Aanhaling van Carl Sandberg: “Life is like poetry – and poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance.”
Dit het julle met my reg gekry! Baie opregte dankie – ek dans!Annatjie Van Coppenhagen 5 May 2013
Amazing house, food, company. Can’t wait to return!Perelandra Wait 13 October 2013
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
“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