to La Creuzette

“These are the keys to paradise” were the welcoming words when Château de la Creuzette was handed over by the descendants of the family that originally built this beautiful Napoleon style château. La Creuzette is a small 18th century château in the French countryside, situated in a small town called Boussac. 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. In 2023 La Creuzette was published in the Michelin Guide Vert as one of the best holiday accommodations.

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

DeVerra Auret

DeVerra Auret is La Creuzette’s dynamic CEO. She is a fashion designer by qualification with a corporate fashion background. Some of her strengths are her superb organisational skills and attention to detail. DeVerra takes care of all running-of-the-business, administration and finances, all company social media and is the attentive hostess and guest-liaison for guests planning their holidays, events, or the wedding of their dreams. Nothing is ever too much trouble for this creative all-rounder.

Hardy Olivier and Louis Jansen van Vuuren

Hardy Olivier and Louis Jansen van Vuuren, previous owners, have been the inspiration behind the scenes at Château La Creuzette for 15 years. They created the wonderful experiences in this spectacular setting, where the key words are style, sophistication and savoir faire. Both Hardy and Louis are still involved in certain themed-holiday experiences. Hardy is 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 an animated storyteller.

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.

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