Aux Jardins des Thevenets

Chemin des Thevenets , Espinasse-Vozelle near Vichy, 03110 France (Show map)


Our unique bed and breakfast (Chambre d'hôte et pas un Gîte) Aux Jardins des Thévenets is a love story on many levels. Lynn, South African by birth, met Olivier, a French graphic artist in Paris where she worked on Franco-South African relations in the artistic field. The couple moved to Auvergne in order to pursue their dreams of restoring a bed and breakfast. This was the Aux Jardins des Thévenets, a five bedroom 17th century home from home surrounded by 9 hectares of woods and fields all organically managed. It’s a magical sort of place, one made for escaping the city stress, and if you’re into great food that’s a further plus point for a stay here. Fantastic wines, starters and main courses mixing local fresh produce with an exotic south african touch The renovation we mentioned was painstaking but truly worth it and included installing en-suite bathrooms in each of the bedrooms. Mixing french and south african artists in the old manor house. Shabby Chic ! One of the outbuildings that housed horse-drawn carriages in the 19th century was transformed into a beautiful pool area where exhibitions are held every summer All these and other touches have produced an end result that can be described as a great mix of genteel atmosphere and luxury, inside and outside the house, whether the immediate surroundings or further afield. The spa town of Vichy is only ten minutes away. You’ll withdraw from this world fall in love with the peace and quiet

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Innkeepers: Lynn and Olivier Chaulieu

Rooms & Rates


Bedroom in different tones of cream and white. Large bed 200 cm - antique french linen sheets View of the garden Bathroom en suite - bathtub with view of the forest Ideal Honeymoon suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: EUR 110 - EUR 110

Voyage Africain

Lynn is from South Africa and the Voyage Africain bedroom shows a bit of this heritage. Mosquito net above the 200 cm bed, Nguni cowhide on the floor Well known South Africain Artist on the walls

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 110 - EUR 110


In tones of linen and green, the Nature bedroom is a bit on the side and offers a great view of the garden and courtyard. The bathroom with its bath looking onto the back fields where you can spy a deer grazing, is a real treasure

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: EUR 98 - EUR 98

Sous les Toits

Sous les Toits has beautiful beams contributing to a very Zen atmosphere. It is above all the bedrooms and has an en suite bathroom with a Italian style shower. Private intérieur staircase

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: EUR 98 - EUR 98


With its red carmine walls, the 'Rouge' bedroom invites you to read and while your time away in this cosy haven. En suite bathroom with Italian shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: EUR 98 - EUR 98

The Dovehouse

The Dovehouse is an independent Self-Catering Cottage 50 metre from our main house It has a kitchen-lounge-dining room, bathroom with shower and bedroom for 2 love birds Minimum 2 nights Special rate per week

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: EUR 110 - EUR 110

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Location Type

Countryside, Rural, Secluded, Wine country

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Sports venue, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bike rental, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Pool, Sports equipment rental, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Hairdryer, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 16h00 - 19h30
  • Check Out:: 11h00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50 % of the full amount
  • Cancellations: Our home is a Bed and Breakfast (Chambre d'hôte) and NOT a Gîte. You are in our house and I serve you breakfast (included in the room rate) every morning and evening meals 4 times a week or on request. Notre maison est une Chambre d'hôte de Charme et Pas un Gîte. Vous êtes dans notre maison avec nous et le petit déjeuner est compris dans le prix du chambres. Je fais aussi table d'hôte 4 fois par semaine ou sur demande. We work on trust.Your deposit will be refunded if you cancel more than 2 weeks before arrival
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Lynn and Olivier Chaulieu

Languages spoken

Dutch, English, French

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Our love for entertaining made us move from a Paris apartment to this beautiful old manor house. We have been receiving over 800 guest for the last 12 years here in our Bed and Breakfast - amazing exchanges.

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  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian Gluten Free

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