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Domaine de la Grausse Domaine de la Grausse; trout stream Domaine de la Grausse; spring-fed lake Domaine de la Grausse; hammocks Domaine de la Grausse; horses and foals Domaine de la Grausse; BBQ Riverside BBQ Table Domaine de la Grausse through the trees

Domaine de la Grausse

The perfect yoga holiday retreat

In 1772, the Vicomte de la Grausse abandoned his ancient Chateau Fort, circa 12th Century, built on a rocky bluff to defend the narrow pass into his valley.

Re-using stones and wooden beams from the old chateau fort, he built a small rural chateau, complete with a fortified tower and a magnificent wooden spiral staircase, on the valley floor just below the rock face.

Today, Domaine de la Grausse is a 17 acre estate, and the chateau has been fully restored and modernised. It lies in a small tranquil valley surrounded by wooded hills, wild-flower meadows, green pastures and bordered by a bubbling tree-shaded brook.

In front of the chateau is a small lake. It is fed from one of several springs on the estate and overflows into the brook, which accounts for its clarity. And, thanks to a 'choir' of little green frogs, there are no mosquitoes!

Take a dip in the lake. You will be swimming with irradiant blue damselflies and dragonflies hovering all around, and sand martins swooping down to drink on the wing.

Chill-out and relax in one of our hammocks around the lake and be lulled by the sound of natural spring water splashing over a waterfall.

Enjoy a BBQ beside the lake and dine on a large rustic table shaded beneath a weeping willow tree.

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