Auberge de Chassignolles | Restaurant | Natural wine | Chassignoles | France Restaurants, Wine, Travel, Opinions

Auberge de Chassignolles HeartHeartHeart
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Location: 45.398210, 3.491661
Open: Open May - October
Price: Low

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: +33 4 71 76 32 36
Address: Le Bourg
Chassignolles, 43440
Country: France

Auberge de Chassignolles lies at almost 1000 metres above sea level in the mountains south of the city of Clermont-Ferrand in the heart of the Auvergne. You drive up through winding, mountainous, forested roads to reach this tiny hamlet.
The Auberge nestles comfortably in the square of the tiny village opposite a solidly-built and very old (11th century?) church. The welcome here is warm and friendly, the food delicious and the natural wine selection excellent. What more could one ask for?
You will be served a meal that is unfussy but truly memorable. The vegetables are grown in their extensive garden which is only a very short walk from the hotel.
Just walk across the square, say hello to the goats, then to the pigs and beyond you will find row upon row upon row of vegetables that are sensitive to the season.
And while you enjoy your meal you will be able to choose from some wonderful local natural wines (it would be crazy to serve anything else when so much care is taken to serve organic food here).
We usually start with a local Festejar sparkling wine, one of the best sparkling wines from the Auvergne area. We just love this wine. The pale pink beauty melded perfectly with the pale sunshine on this autumn afternoon as we sat on the terrace in front of the hotel. We then moved on to other local wines that suit the food being served on the evening.
The breakfasts here are also most enjoyable with the bread sourced from a village down the road and house-made preserves, eggs, sliced meats and other excellent products to get the day started.
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