Welcome to Geneste Petite Grange
- a superbly converted barn offering delightful, totally detached selfcatering accommodation in rural France

one of Roanne's trompe-l'oeils

One of several fascinating trompe-l'oeil, Roanne

Activities for your gite holiday in central France

Vichy - 
				Art Deco architecture

Vichy - Art Deco architecture

   Things to do:

  • Eating - we live here, we know all the best places (excellent local food and restaurants, including the Michelin 3-star Troisgros in Roanne)
  • Walking
  • Vichy opera

    Vichy opéra

  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Fishing
  • Painting*
  • Star gazing
  • Sightseeing
  • Wine tasting
  • Shopping
  • Canoeing
  • Hot air ballooning over the volcanoes
  • Gyrogliding from Lapalisse

 

Geneste Petite Grange gite painting

*This year - watercolour classes by talented English artist, Cathleen Snowdon who lives locally. (See her painting opposite, of Geneste Petite Grange.) Please get in touch if you are interested in starting or developing your watercolour skills.

 

Things to see:

La Pisserote 
					waterfall

Cascade de la Pisserote

There are many local places and events
to enjoy


Geneste Petite Grange - our lovely gite (holiday cottage) in the heart of France - southern Allier, in the Auvergne Region - offers a memorable stay.
Visit interesting towns such as Vichy, Montluçon, Moulins, Roanne, Clermont Ferrand.
Explore the beautiful countryside - the Forêt de Tronçais, the River Allier nature reserve, the Montagne Bourbonnaise, the valley of the Sioule, the upper Loire Valley.
Learn about the history of the Bourbons, admire the romanesque architecture, castles, museums.
Pamper yourself with a "cure" in the spa towns of Vichy, Néris-les-Bains or Bourbon l'Archambault.
Try the local gourmet specialities, the wines of Saint-Pourçain and the Côte Roannaise, the Charolais beef, the Jaligny turkey.
Feeling adventurous? - try out one of the tree-top rope trails nearby!
Still within easy driving distance is the dramatic volcanic landscape of the Puy chain of mountains, and the impressive scenery of the Massif Central itself.

You may find the following links of interest:

www.tourisme-montagne-bourbonnaise.com
www.allier-tourisme.com
www.planetepuydedome.com
www.BritishCornerShop.co.uk British Corner Shop - British food shopping online delivered worldwide

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Geneste Petite Grange - a privately owned detached gite for a relaxing
self-catering cottage holiday in the beautiful Montagne Bourbonnaise, Auvergne, central France

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