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A Guest House in the village of le Crozet in the Loire department

Welcome to our house

There are places that one admires: there are others that appeal to one, and where one would be happy to live.

It seems to me that places influence men's wit, their moods, their passions, taste and feelings.

- Jean de la Bruyère-

  • Sixteenth century house A confidential address

    This beautiful sixteenth century house offers a cosy two-bedroom suite on the second floor, right at the top of a handsome stone spiral staircase. The house takes you back in time, offering a peaceful break and a chance to let your mind wander and recharge your batteries. To ensure you enjoy the peace and quiet of this lovely setting, you will be our only guests during your stay.

  • The quiet gardenIn the heart of a medieval village

    If you come and stay with us during the summer months, and if weather permits, you can have breakfast sitting in garden chairs in our small Priest’s garden, where the birds are treated like kings. As ardent supporters of nature, plants and wildlife, we have received the French Bird Protection League’s “bird refuge” label for our small grassy plot.

Some history Discover its medieval past

The Maison Dauphin welcomes you to come and take some time-out at a confidential address in the heart of the medieval village of Le Crozet.

A few words about our house in which you will have a pleasant stay we hope.
Full of character and dating back to the early sixteenth century, it is located right in the heart of the village.
It is named after a prelate of Pope Leo XIII, Mgr. Dauphin, born here on 10 November 1806 and who died in Clamart in 1879. He is buried in the church which he had built on the ruins of the fortified castle. Formerly, before the fifteenth century, it was a butchers’ market. This illustrates how prosperous the village was at that period. It is a fine example of the architecture that flourished during the reign of Louis XII, with its granite and yellow limestone façade that lights up like a flame as the sun sets in summer.

"Good eating" Our philosophy

You can either enjoy a friendly evening meal in our company, served in the dining room, or else have a meal en tête-à-tête.

Meals are made with seasonal organic and local products and according to the cook’s fancies!!

Naturally, the jams, yoghurts and cakes are home-made.

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The House

The Village

The Garden

Table d'hôtes

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Visitors’ Book

  • ""chambre coquette" chambre coquette, belles prestations, belles intentions (thé,boisson...)Repas avec des mets de qualité, cuisinés avec passion.Petit déjeuner copieux, un hôte très impliqué dans la promotion de sa région (visites et de bonnes adresses) ".
    Evelyne et Alain
  • ""une belle halte" de passage, juste pour un arrêt sur le chemin des vacances, ce fut une fort belle surprise : une très belle maison dans un mignon petit village très calme ; tout est fait pour notre confort y compris l'accueil du maitre de maison ".
  • " "sous le charme" nous n'avons passé qu'une nuit mais nous serions bien resté plus longtemps, l'accueil, la décoration, le charme de la maison, le petit salon qui permet de se détendre, et rien n'est oublié (petites bouteilles d'eau, gâteaux, bonbons, thé, café...) beaucoup de petites attentions dans ce cadre romantique ".

The house

- Discover our suite and choose your room -

the entire second-floor is for your exclusive use :

  • Lavender bedroom

  • Private bathroom

  • Details ...

Lavender bedroomRestful gentle colours

Everything has been carefully chosen – natural materials, whitewashed walls, hempen cloth, etc. The bed linen and towels are made of noble or organic materials. You will appreciate the parquet flooring, the 160 cm double bed and the light-filled bathroom opening onto nature. And when you lie in bed at night, the roof window will give you a close-up view of the stars and many sweet dreams – at least we hope so!

  • Vanilla bedroom

  • Bathroom

  • Details

  • Story

Vanilla bedroom

You will love the hushed atmosphere of this subtle-shaded bedroom. Fitted with a thick wall-to-wall woollen carpet and two 90 cm single beds, it has its own brightly-coloured shower room with an extra-large shower and a lavatory.

  • Guests’ lounge

  • Lounge details

  • Lounge details

Guest’s loungeJust for you

In this softly lit lounge, take the time to make yourself a cup of tea or coffee or even herbal tea – all organic of course – and savour it at your leisure. Leaf through the magazines on interior design or vintage cars, our two passions, or bury yourself in a book, all of which are at your disposal during your stay.


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+ 33 (0)4 77 64 13 57


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