Chez la Vierzou

Welcome chez la Vierzou

In the 21st century, you can still come and relax in unique Auvergne – a volcanic region, off the beaten path, located in south-central France – in a small village of 30 inhabitants, at an elevation of 900 meters.
Built in the 19th century, this house has been renovated with natural materials (lime, sheep wool, wood… ), and it is far away from pollution and stresses of the city. We don’t even have a television!

Photo de la facade de la maison de la Vierzou (Appenti, montadou, ciel bleu...)


In the largest room (17 square meters) there is a full size bed (2 persons) and a twin bed (1 person). The other room has a 2 persons bed, and there is also space for a supplementary bed for a child.
La grande chambre, royale !
La chambre plus petite.
Baie vitrée !
La salle de bain.
The bathroom is private. To mantain a tranquil atmosphere, we only receive a family or group of friends per day.



Breakfast, included in the price of the room, is served at any time between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. We make our own organic bread with several grains, and our « pain d’epices » (sweet bread with honey and spices). We can also suggest, according to the season, home made orange juice and yoghurt. Our preserves are made by our own little hands, and some of them with products from our garden.


Here you can say that we are a little be in the Spanish Auvergne: She is Castillian and he comes from a long line of « Auvergnats ». The two ways of cooking mix well together: beans, pork, cheese, « tortilla », fish…
Whenever possible, we use quality local products in the kitchen.

Our intention is to suggest a simple and complete menu, starting with an apetizer and finishing with a home made digestive drink, for 12 euros for adults and 8 euros for children up to 160 cm. of height.

To see

The principal curiosities in Charraix, apart from ourselves, are the sphered crosses (Croix a boules), a mix of the christian cross and celtic symbols. The frescos in the small church (XII century) are considered among the most antique in the Auvergne region. In this granite laden area, prehistoric men have left traces of their habitat.

To do

Outdoor Activities

  • Acuatic sports.- Kayaking, canoeing, rafting (15 km. away)
  • Rock climbing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking, trails fro bicycles and quads.
  • Horseback riding
  • The Bison Reserve of Europe (36 km. away)
  • Cultural Heritage:
  • Romanic period churches
  • Remains of the medieval village of « Montchauvet »
  • The Tower of the British (36 km. away)
  • The spectacular granite tower of « La Clauze » (XIII century)
  • And a lot more…


  • Fantastic Museum of « La Bete du Gevaudan » – Man, wolf, dog… that caused the deaths of more than 100 victims in this region around 1765.
  • National Museum of « La Resistance » (1939-1945) in « Le Mont Mouchet » (23 km. away).
  • And a lot more…

Holiday Calendar

  • July 28, 29, and 30 (2006).- « La Belle Journee », a celebration of Renaissance inspiration to honor Lafayette (in Langeac).
  • April 5 (2007) Procession of the White Penitents on Maundy Thursday (in Saugues).
  • And a lot more…


Belén or Mike  0033-4-71-77-80-56  (from France : 04-71-77-80-56)
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Croix à boules d'origine arabe