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Winter Wonderland at Le Cuvage in the Roannais.

During the recent snowy period in France ‘Le Cuvage’ has looked like a winter wonderland.

Le Cuvage’ is one of the best holiday rental opportunities in the Roannais, Rhône-Alpes, and a French winter break with some safe family ski-ing here is ideal. You can get the best of many worlds, with  top quality French restaurants (including the famous 3 Michelin-starred Troisgros), visits to medieval villages, and trips to France’s fantastic second city, Lyon (only an hour’s car or train journey away.)

There’s much more, of course! Not only is ‘Le Cuvage’ a great place to stay during the summer, but because of its unique situation within the Rhône-Alpes region, it is also perfect all-year-round.

Opportunities for some fun in the snow during the month’s of December, January, February, and March, in particular, abound.

‘Le Cuvage’ is only about 35 minutes from the nearest  ski-ing facilities at ‘Loge de Gardes’ in the local Madeleine Mountains. This is a superb place for some good family ski-ing or snow-boarding.

There is also an even larger ski station at the Chalmazel resort, only 45 minutes away. With ample scope for all levels of ski-ing prowess here, Chalmazel has good facilities, including restaurant and bar, and all types of ski hire available – it is an extensive, modern ski resort.


Ski-ing holidays are fully catered for at ‘Le Cuvage’ with provision for ski equipment storage, and dryers for clothing, footwear, etc. Vehicle rental can easily be organised, including the hire of equipment racks. Transport to and from the local resorts can be arranged, and a ‘pick-up and return’ service to and from regional airports or train stations can also be organised for you if necessary.

This is all part of the extensive facilities and personal service for those individuals or families holidaying at ‘Le Cuvage’ during the winter ski-ing season.

For more information please make any enquiries for our Special Ski Season holiday rental at ‘Le Cuvage’ to:

Le Cuvage’ was originally a very large winemaking ‘barn’ which serviced the household of the Chateau des Cresses.

This 18th century building has recently been renovated and converted into three large and magnificent, high quality homes, including a special barn conversion into ‘Le Cuvage’ Garden Apartment – all architecturally designed by a highly regarded and successful local French Architect who specialises in the renovation of ancient buildings and chateau interiors in the Roannais region.

‘Le Cuvage’ is set within the original woodland grounds of the Chateau des Cresses.

The countryside around ‘Le Cuvage’ is extensive, and the whole environment consists of woodland, hills, and farmland.

This superbly renovated and converted dwelling is situated in the French departement of the Loire in the beautiful Roannais, Rhône-Alpes, near the regions of Auvergne, Bourgogne (Burgundy), and the Beaujolais.

‘Le Cuvage’ Garden Apartment is exceptionally comfortable, stylish, characterful, and features high specification throughout. Perfect size for a family of four ! With all the amenities for a great French holiday – Winter or Summer!

The accommodation includes contemporary facilities – 2 double bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, dining, lounge, shower-room and toilet, laundry/utility. Private gardens with sun deck, barbeque, seating, parasols, and a large upper sun terrace overlooking the foothills of the Beaujolais, with stunning views across open countryside and farmland.

Superbly landscaped gardens surrounding ‘Le Cuvage’  include a heated swimming pool (10m x 5m) with tiled sunbathing areas. Play area for children.

Private driveway, and ample parking for over 6-8 cars

It is a special place – so try it!  You won’t be disappointed!

Rent ‘Le Cuvage’ Garden Apartment anytime during the year!  Prices from £550 (Autumn/Winter) to £650 (Spring/Summer) per week.

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Loge de Gardes Ski-ing

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