The Auvergne is an immense, green paradise, with magnificent lakes,
forests and extinct volcanoes. In the middle of the “Parc Naturel Livradois
Forez” situated at a height of more than 1000 m. you will find the small guest
house (auberge) “La Fontaine des Thiolles”. Jan, Mieke and Lisa offer you
a warm welcome in their old restaured farmhouse for as long you wish to stay.
For those of you who are lovers of nature and tranquillity, you will delight
in the magnificent forests, the chorus of birds, the babbling streams, the
cracking branches underfoot, while waiting for an exciting glimpse of a fox,
deer or wild boar
The surroundings offer the walker and cross country cyclists great possibilities.
Swimming, horse riding, tennis and snow shoe tracking are possible in the
near surroundings of Saint Germain l’Herm. In addition the Auvergne
offers many other things to see and do. Historic sites like Clermont-Ferrand,
La Chaise Dieu and Le Puy-en-Velay are. Old villages, chateaux, churches,
and many festivals make the Auvergne a very attractive destination for your
The auberge offers 5 double bedrooms, simple and comfortable. There
is a large lounge with a wonderful traditional open fireplace. Each morning
you will be served a copious breakfast and in the evening you can enjoy a
good, eventual vegetarian, home cooked meal. Young children also amuse themselves
very well at and around La Fontaine des Thiolles.
We also offer the possibility to hire the auberge to organise courses like
painting, drawing, sculpture and music for those of you who like the arts.