Relax in the beautiful, peaceful Allier countryside amidst many cultural places of interest. 7 km from Montmarault (exit 11 from A71), you will find Brénazet, just outside the village of Vernusse.
Brénazet is surrounded by two and a half hectares of fields and gardens, with a small campsite in the orchard. In this old farm we have three large and modern apartments for 4 to 6 persons. More information about the gîtes (apartments).
Camping at Brénazet
The campsite has modern toilets, showers and wash basins and a natural swimming pool. We have tents for rent on the campsite. Behind the farm, very quiet and immersed in nature you can stay in safari tents, comfortable and spacious with private bathroom in beautiful surroundings.
Activities at Brénazet
Enjoy hanging around the pool with the kids or join us for several activities during the week : canoeing, Yoga, a pancake evening with the French “ jeu de boules” game and “table d’hôtes”, dinner with the other guests. Kids love the pool, the little playground, the bikes and skelter and the space they can explore.
In this video you may have a glimpse of a day at Brénazet during summerhollidays:
In the nearby area you can go on walking or biking excursions. There are bikes, canoes and kayaks available. Local rivers provide ideal canoeing. You can go swimming with the kids in rivers and lakes. Route maps for these activities are available for you. We can also provide you with maps of surrounding villages.
Explore the area of Brénazet
The oldest oak forest in Europe, La Forêt de Tronchais, only a short car trip away, offers both plenty of shade and natural swimming waters. The Gorges de Sioule and the Allier River are ideal for the beginning canoeist or kayaker. Anglers can choose from different fishing ponds, while St. Pourcain features a golf course. The historic cities of Vichy, Clermont-Ferrand and Montluçon are well worth a visit for their characteristic town centres, museums and churches.
In summer, many villages organize markets, brocantes, craft fairs (fête à la ferme), medieval festivals and other festivities. Montmarault offers a number of grocery stores and a supermarket. If you would like to eat out, we can suggest some restaurants.
Brénazet is a 6 hour drive from Calais. These directions (choose hoverport Calais and than Vernusse in the Allier 03) will guide you from Calais to Vernusse.
Brénazet is 2 km outside the village Vernusse and 9 km from the highway A71 (exit 11). The Cities Vichy, Moulins and Montluçon are at about 45 km from Vernusse. From the A71 (exit 11) or the N79 you reach a roundabout in Montmarault (with tourist information). Take the directon center you pass Carrefour on your left and at the next roundabout take left. At the next junction take the D68 to the left in the direction Vernusse Blomard.
In Vernusse you will reach a crossing which has a Brénazet sign posted, guiding you to the left. This road curves to the right bringing you past a number of farms (follow the signs). At the end of this road, you will reach Brénazet where we will welcome you to our farmhouse.
Google Earth or GPS
Brénazet can also be found on Google Earth, or you can enter our exact location into a GPS system:
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