Lava from volcanoes sculpted the magnificent landscapes of the Midi de l Auvergne. An improbable fairytale hotel sits in this still wild setting. The heart of this Auvergne lodge- divided up into a dozen rooms- or rather small-restored cottages- is the little 12th century castle which sits above the village perched on a basalt spur- nestled between two rivers. Once you cross the threshold of the austere basalt walls- the dreamlike ambience created in each cottage beckons you to a wonderland. La Grange and its canopy made from birch trunks- straight out of an imaginary forest- or La Cabane with its bathroom carved from lava. With a disarming simplicity- this place with the fragrance of childhood evokes a natural emotion made just for two.The property is closed for business during the year over the following dates November 11 2009-April 2 2010.CLUB 5C- Hotel welcomes Relais and Chateaux Club 5C members with a VIP Welcome and a Discovery Privilege. Please include the Club 5C membership number in the reservation and please show your Club 5C membership card on arrival.