Extraordinary eco-lodge immersed in the Volcans d’Auvergne regional park, combining wild nature, spa pampering and delicious food.


A SLOW-CHIC EXPERIENCE

A place for well-travelled people. Instants d’Absolu is a stunningly remote 17th Century farmhouse originally built of lava. Smartly restored in an extraordinary eco-lodge where history and designer fittings meet to create a unique cultural experience, there is nothing quite like the Instants d’Absolu Ecolodge & Spa – anywhere else in France.

It’s wrapped in silence and away from it all, yet thoroughly stylish. Slow and Chic.

Open year round.

Double rooms start from 140 € per night. Use the calendar to find the rate and availability on a specific date and to book online.


rating slow
Slow
rating chic
Chic

WE LOVE

  • The food. In tune with the seasons, chef Sebastien dishes up the best of land and lake products with a particular attention to the presentation. 
  • The Spa. Wallow in the sauna that opens onto unforgettable boreal-kind-views, and reward yourself with hot basalt stone massages. 
  • Owners Laurence and Daniel smartly omitted to install televisions and phones in the hotel. Come here for a detox holiday. 

DON'T MISS

  • Le Buron de la Combe de la Saure. To taste a typical Truffade, thinly sliced potatoes slowly cooked in goose fat, and sausages (+33 471 232 268). 
  • Tournemire. One of France’s most beautiful villages. With its castle (Chateau d’Anjony), small stone houses and plenty of colourful flowers
  • The Pinatelle forest and lake du Pêcher. Gear up for a walk of a lifetime, discover the rare fauna and flora. And meet local residents (deer), too. 

THE BEST BIT

The activities on offer. Hunt and cook wild plants, leaf peep, bird watch, hike and bike, ride horses at night and fish for trout. Ledge with dogs and snow-shoe hike in the winter. Or simply ask Daniel to bring you to their Finnish chalet, high in the mountains, for an evening barbecue.


NEED TO KNOW

Rooms: 13 rooms and suites. 
Bar: Yes.
Restaurant: Yes. An inventive cuisine that celebrates Auvergne’s strong table tradition and km zero products. From Salers beef, peas and lentils of the Planèze (nearby volcano), to local cheese from the farm, locally cot wild herbs and plenty of organic veggies from the hotels kitchen garden.
Facilities: Spa and wellness centre, outdoor hot tub, bicycle rental. 

Seasonality

Open year round.

MORE INFO

Rates: Double rooms start from 140 € per night. Use the calendar to benefit from the best rate and availability on a specific date. Book online to get the best offers.
Official rating: 3 star hotel
Breakfast cost: Breakfast is included in the room rate.

Experiences*

Best For

Honeymoons, Luxury stay, Village feel, Yoga retreat

Landscape

Countryside, Lake or River, Remote location

Get Active

Biking, Hiking, Horse Riding

Enjoy

Wine

Learn

About Volcanoes, Horse Riding

*Experiences in or near the property


QUALITY LABELS

Slow-Chic HotelsLabel Qualité Tourisme

Facilities

Restaurant, Free Wi-fi, Bar, BBQ facilities, Breakfast included, Hot Tub, Parking
Internet
Free! Wi-Fi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free! Parking is available onsite and is free of charge.
Pets
Pets are not allowed.

Booking & Cancellation policies
Booking & Cancellation policies may vary according to room type and/or in case of special offers.
Please check the room conditions while making your reservation.

LOCATION

Le Lac du Pêcher, 15300 Chavagnac, France - Show map


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